How to Set Up a Polar M600 Fitness Tracker

Introduction

The Polar M600 watch is sporty and has a wide variety of features. Some of these features include GPS, assistance on the go, heart rate monitoring, and playing music during workouts. This guide will walk you though the basic setup process of your new watch.

picture of M600 watch

1 Charge

The polar watch uses a magnetic charger cord to the watch.

  1. Connect the magnetic end of the charger to the charging port.
  2. Connect the other end of the USB cord to powered USB port or wall adapter (not included).
    arrow pointing to the charger port on underside of the watch

? What type of mobile device do you have?

  1. Android
  2. iOS

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The Polar M600 watch is sporty and has a wide variety of features. Some of these features include GPS, assistance on the go, heart rate monitoring, and playing music during workouts. This guide will walk you though the basic setup process of your new watch.

picture of M600 watch

The polar watch uses a magnetic charger cord to the watch.

  1. Connect the magnetic end of the charger to the charging port.
  2. Connect the other end of the USB cord to powered USB port or wall adapter (not included).
    arrow pointing to the charger port on underside of the watch
  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen.
    Swipe down
  2. Tap the Bluetooth icon to enable it.
    Bluetooth Enabled
    Bluetooth Enabled
    Bluetooth Disabled
    Bluetooth Disabled
  1. Open Play Store.
    play store app icon
     
  2. Type "Android Wear" in the search bar and select Android Wear - Smartwatch.
    Play store search with android wear smartwatch highlighted
     
  3. Tap Install to start downloading the app.
    android wear app with install highlighted
     
  4. Once installed, tap Open to proceed to the setup.
    android wear with open highlighted
  1. When you open the Android Wear app on your phone it will automatically prompt you to start setting up your watch.
  2. Swipe left on your M600 to see the Bluetooth verification code. The same code will appear on your phone.
    phone with pairing code displayed
  3. Make sure the pairing code on your M600 matches with the pairing code on your phone, then tap Pair.
  4. You'll see a quick confirmation message on both the M600 and your phone when the pairing is completed. After that, it takes a while for the M600 to finish syncing with your phone. The smartwatch will open to the time view once the sync is done.
  5. You need to turn on watch notifications so that your phone can send updates to your watch. Follow the onscreen instructions on your phone to do this. If you have used the Android Wear app before with another device, you may have already allowed notifications for the app. You can check this in your phone's settings.
  1. Launch the Play Store on your mobile device.
    Google Play Store.
  2. Tap in the search box at the top of the screen.
    Google Play Store with Search bar highlighted.
  3. Search for "polar flow" and tap on the found app.
    Keyword highlighted in Google Play search.
  4. Tap Install and then Open to use it.
    Install button highlighted in Play Store for found app.
  1. Launch the Polar Flow App.
    Polar flow app icon
  2. Select Get Started.
    polar flow app welcome page
  3. Sign in with an existing Polar account or select Create Account to create a new Polar account to log into.
    Polar flow app sign in page
  4. Once you are logged in, you will be prompted to add a device to the Polar Flow app. Ensure Bluetooth is turned ON on your mobile device, and make sure you are near your Polar device (within 10 feet).
    polar flow app add device
  5. Once your mobile device has found your Polar device, follow the on-screen instructions to complete pairing your Polar device with your mobile device.
  6. You should now be at your main/home screen of the Polar Flow app. Congratulations! Your Polar device will now begin synchronizing with the Polar Flow app automatically when it is in range of your mobile device.
    polar flow app home screen
  1. Open Settings.
    iOS Settings.
  2. Select Bluetooth.
    iOS Bluetooth
  3. Ensure that the Bluetooth toggle is in the On position.
    Bluetooth toggle switch highlighted in iOS settings.
  1. Open the App Store.
    app store icon
     
  2. Type in "Android Wear" in the search bar.
  3. Find Android Wear in the search results and tap on GET.
    android wear search results with android wear app and a green box around get
     
  4. Tap on Install to start download.
    Install button
  1. When you open the Android Wear app on your phone it will automatically prompt you to start setting up your watch.
  2. Swipe left on your M600 to see the Bluetooth verification code. The same code will appear on your phone.
    phone with pairing code displayed
  3. Make sure the pairing code on your M600 matches with the pairing code on your phone, then tap Pair.
  4. You'll see a quick confirmation message on both the M600 and your phone when the pairing is completed. After that, it takes a while for the M600 to finish syncing with your phone. The smartwatch will open to the time view once the sync is done.
  5. You need to turn on watch notifications so that your phone can send updates to your watch. Follow the onscreen instructions on your phone to do this. If you have used the Android Wear app before with another device, you may have already allowed notifications for the app. You can check this in your phone's settings.
  1. Launch the App Store on your mobile device.
    Apple App Store.
  2. Tap Search in the bottom right corner.
    App Store Search Button.
  3. Search for "Polar Flow" and tap on the found app.
    Keyword highlighted in App Store search.
  4. Tap Get and Install, then Open to use it.
    Get button highlighted in App Store for found app.
  1. Launch the Polar Flow App.
    Polar flow app icon
  2. Select Get Started.
    polar flow app welcome page
  3. Sign in with an existing Polar account or select Create Account to create a new Polar account to log into.
    Polar flow app sign in page
  4. Once you are logged in, you will be prompted to add a device to the Polar Flow app. Ensure Bluetooth is turned ON on your mobile device, and make sure you are near your Polar device (within 10 feet).
    polar flow app add device
  5. Once your mobile device has found your Polar device, follow the on-screen instructions to complete pairing your Polar device with your mobile device.
  6. You should now be at your main/home screen of the Polar Flow app. Congratulations! Your Polar device will now begin synchronizing with the Polar Flow app automatically when it is in range of your mobile device.
    polar flow app home screen
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