Polar has announced the launch of its latest M600 Android Wear smartwatch. Polar M600 is powered by MediaTek’s MT2601 system-on-chip (SoC). It is equipped with features like integrated GPS and optical heart rate technology. The Polar M600 is available in black and white colors and is priced at $329 in the US and Â£265 in the UK.
The MT2601 SoC is powered by a dual-Core 1.2GHz processor based on ARM Cortex-A7. The highly integrated SoC features GPS satellite positioning and wireless connectivity, including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy. It features 1.3-inch display with 240 x 240 px resolution and with a Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It has 512MB RAM and 4GB internal storage.
The Ploar M600 has Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Gyroscope, Vibration motor, Microphone sensors. It is IPx8 certified, has 500 mAh battery which claims to offer 2 days/8 hours of batery life with Android phone and 1 day/8 hours of battery life with iPhone. Its dimensions are 45x36x13 and it weighs 63grams.
JC Hsu, MediaTek’s corporate vice president and general manager of the IoT business unit, said,”MediaTek takes pride in designing technology for our customers like Polar to bring innovative products to consumers that can enhance everyday life. We developed MT2601 with full functionality for small form-factor connected devices. Polar integrated it beautifully into a stylish, sports watch designed to give the best experience to active and fitness-minded consumers at all levels.”
Polar’s chief strategy officer Marco Suvilaakso said, “Designed for a connected and modern lifestyle, the Polar M600 helps consumers balance their training, activity and everyday life. Polar is known for bringing smarts into sports and we are excited about the opportunity to combine MediaTek’s expertise in high accuracy location technology, power efficiency and hardware integration, together with the versatility of Android Wear.”