*UPDATE* Here we go Nowyoucan site. Probably one of the below due for announcement in just under 6 days (next Wednesday lunchtime UTC)
*UPDATE 2* Well this is interesting, there are two different images in the campaigne. One, the main one, doesn’t have an HR bump. Another, very clearly does on Facebook
*Update 3* pictures here thanks to Naiboo.
Google cache pics thanks to Niklas-P.
Video thanks to Bob.
Article thanks to Grembol.
It’s about that time we had some new toys from Polar everyone. A little digging, a little luck, but we finally have some newey newness for you to read about. OK, not much but everything my Google-fu could provide.
Polar have just hired a new Sales and Marketing bod. Just kidding, I know you’re not interested in business news!
Thank goodness for lawyers as they say (no, nobody says that). Paper trails all over the place. In this case, trademark filings can be seen at Polar trademarks.
The below would suggest that the M600 may be Android Wear, waterproof and supports mapping. This is a very different direction for Polar so take it with a pinch of salt. They do have Android experience, so there is no reason they couldn’t create a training app and reduce development effort by leveraging someone else’s platform. This would allow them to concentrate on features. Naturally battery will need to be considered here as mainstream smart watch devices are generally not as long lasting as our sport specific ones, but Polar may have cracked that little puzzle, we’ll have to wait and see.
I found no evidence of the M200 other than trademark, so we’ll all have to keep our eyes peeled for that one.
These are in the M range (whatever that means!), so although there is still zero evidence of the October launch of a Polar V800 successor, we still have plenty of time for something triathlon focussed and higher range. It could make sense to have a “serious” range with the “Vxxx” and a “consumer” with the “Mxxx”. This would allow a great battery life, readable screen etc. on the serious watches while offering the smart stuff and fart apps on a consumer range to appeal to the masses. Exciting times 🙂