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Polar M600 Android Wear 2.0 update coming soon with swimming, battery improvements

The Polar M600's Android Wear 2.0 update will bring new swimming metrics, improved battery life, support for more languages, and more.

Published onFebruary 9, 2017

In case you missed the big news, Android Wear 2.0 is finally official and will debut on LG’s new Watch Sport and Watch Style. Of course, Google plans on rolling out the big 2.0 update to legacy watches too, and you can check out the full list of devices slated to receive the update right here.

One of my personal favorites, the Polar M600, is in line to receive Android Wear 2.0, and Polar has just announced the update is rolling out ‘soon’. While we don’t have an exact date and time for the rollout, Polar has given us a look at what improvements will arrive with the update.

Polar M600 review

For starters, the M600 is getting new indoor swimming metrics like distance, pace, strokes per minute and strokes per pool length. The new metrics will even determine whether a swimmer is swimming freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke or butterfly. In addition, Polar says the battery life on the M600 will be improved to 36 hours. In our full review, we said the M600 could last around two days on a single charge (for the most part), which is actually really good for an Android Wear device. Hopefully this update brings even more battery improvements to the watch.

The new metrics will determine whether a swimmer is swimming freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke or butterfly

The Polar M600 will also gain a newly designed watch face as well as support for more languages including Vietnamese, Turkish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish and Danish.

There are also plenty of other non-Polar M600-exclusive features coming to the watch as well, including the Google Assistant, support for standalone watch applications, notification tweaks, a new Google Fit app, and much, much more.

The M600 is certainly on the pricier side of Android Wear devices out there. But if you’re a serious athlete looking for a solid smartwatch/fitness tracker, this may be the device for you.