Don’t be fooled by the unassuming look – the Polar M200 is a capable budget running watch, especially when working with Polar’s training program. If you’re someone who’s looking to get more serious about their running, but conscious of budget, this is a good place to start. But the looks do betray the daily activity tracking features, as you’re unlikely to keep it on your wrist once your workout is done.
As someone’s who getting serious about running again, I think a lot can be said for simplicity. When it comes to finding a running watch I want something that delivers as much useful and accurate information for as little faff as possible. To that end, the Polar M200 answers my call: it works independently of my smartphone, it has GPS built in, it doesn’t require charging after every run, and the interface is relatively easy to navigate.
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