Polar M600, an Android Wearsports-optimized smartwatch will be powered by MediaTek chipset. Polar is equipped with optical heart rate technology and integrated GPS. The Polar M600 is powered by MediaTek’s MT2601 system-on-chip (SoC), which has been developed exclusively for wearables like this. MediaTek claims the MT2601 delivers a fast and smooth user experience. The SoC includes multimedia display technology. MediaTek MT2601 s a compact chipset that comes with a smaller printed circuit board size, fewer components and low power consumption.
“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,” said JC Hsu, MediaTek’s Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the IoT business unit.
“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,” said Polar Chief Strategy Officer Marco Suvilaakso.
MediaTek MT2601 SoC features a dual-Core 1.2GHz processor based on ARM Cortex-A7. The SoC comes with GPS satellite positioning and wireless connectivity, including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy.
Polar M600 features a 1.3-inch TFT display with Gorilla Glass for protection. It is equipped with six LEDs in the optical heart rate monitor. The device is waterproof and has a silicone removable strap, which can be swapped for different colors. Polar M600 is backed by a 500 mAh battery that is promised to last two days on a charge. It comes with features like Smart Coaching and Activity Prompts. Polar M600 is compatible with Android and iOS devices. It comes with 4GB of on-board storage.