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Hands-on with the Polar M600 smartwatch

Polar's new smartwatch is powered by Android Wear and designed for athletes.

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The Polar M600 is a new Android Wear smartwatch that works with iPhones and Android phones.

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It has GPS so it can measure your pace, distance, speed and more when running and cycling.

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There's an optical heart-rate sensor on the back with six LEDs, which should make it more accurate than regular ones with one or two LEDs.

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It can also measure interval workouts.

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The watch can display notifications from your phone, run apps and provide personalized Google cards on local weather and traffic.

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Battery life is said to be up to 48 hours on Android and 24 hours on iOS.

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You can view detailed information on activities and workouts in the Polar Flow app.

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The app can show how long you sleep, stand, walk and run.

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The Polar M600 will be available towards the end of September for $330 or £300, which converts to around AU$435.

Read our hands-on here.

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