The new range of GPS watches provide
The new, ultra-slim TomTom Runner and TomTom Multi-Sport GPS sport watches feature an extra-large display, full-screen graphical training tools and the industry’s first one-button control to make it easier for users to access the information needed to stay motivated and achieve their goals.
The TomTom Software on the watchers has three modes:
- Race: Race against a personal best or most recent run. Quickly track performance with real-time graphics, to continue to improve run-after-run.
- Goal: Set a distance, time or calorie goal and see progress toward that goal with simple, full-screen graphics and alerts.
- Zone: Set a target for pace or heart-rate (with optional heart-rate monitor) and track progress in a simple full-screen graph throughout a workout.
In addition to this there is a vast amount of features designed to address the needs of runners and multi-sport enthusiasts alike:
- Ultra-Slim Design: At just 11.5mm, the slim design of the watch module, comfortably fits men and women, and all wrist sizes
- Indoor Tracker: Accurately track indoor runs using built-in sensors to count strides, so that users can monitor pace and distance even while running on a treadmill.
- QuickGPSFix: Get started faster by using the latest in GPS and GLONASS satellite technology to quickly find their precise location.
- Multi-Platform compatibility: Sync, analyse and share stats on popular running sites and community platforms, including the TomTom MySports website, MapMyFitness, RunKeeper, TrainingPeaks and MyFitnessPal. Great news for me as a huge fan of MyFitnessPal!
- Super-Tough Display: Scratch- and impact-resistant glass stays easy-to-read, workout after workout.
- Weather- and Waterproof: Waterproof up to 50 meters/5ATM
- Long-lasting battery: Up to 10-hour battery life (GPS Mode)
- Heart Rate monitor: Use the Bluetooth® Smart Heart Rate Monitor (an optional accessory) to track training zone for weight control, performance or speed
The multi-sport watch also boasts a Swimming Motion Sensor to check detailed swim metrics such as laps, strokes, time and speed, and calculate a SWOLF score to show swim efficiency!
I especially like the large display and the one-button operation. This means it'll be easy enough to use if you're wearing gloves in the winter and you also won't have to fiddle around with loads of buttons while you're on the move, making it safer to use for running and cycling. I'd also rather like a pink and black one to match my FitBit!
The watches are to be released summer 2013, so stay tuned for more info!