Polar M400 gets smartwatch skills with notifications update

iOS only for now but Android coming soon
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We're big fans of the Polar M400 here at Wareable - we gave it a 4 star review back in October - and there's all the more reason to go out and buy one now that notifications have been added to the mix.

The bad news is that it's iOS only for now, but the good news is that all smartphone notifications will appear in your iPhone's Notification Center; that's WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, the whole shebang.

Full verdict: Check out our Polar M400 review

You can choose whether notifications make a sound or just appear on screen, and there's a handy 'do not disturb' function as well.

Combining a toned-down version of the training features of the heavy-hitting Polar V800 with everyday activity tracking, the M400 is perfect for runners who want a more lifestyle friendly device.

Polar M400 gets smartwatch skills with notifications update

On the fitness side, the multisport-supporting smartwatch offers GPS tracking for accurate run recording but lacks the built in heart-rate monitor of its bigger brother.

The smartwatch skills are available now through the Flowsync portal - just make sure you're running the latest version of both the desktop software and the app.

See also: The best GPS running watches

We're promised that Android compatibility is on its way - we'll keep you updated.

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Paul Lamkin


Wareable Media Group co-CEO Paul launched Wareable with James Stables in 2014, after working for a variety of the UK's biggest and best consumer tech publications including Pocket-lint, Forbes, Electric Pig, Tech Digest, What Laptop, T3 and has been a judge for the TechRadar Awards. 

Prior to founding Wareable, and subsequently The Ambient, he was the senior editor of MSN Tech and has written for a range of publications.

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