TomTom GPS sport watches capitalize on smartwatch hype

Apr 17, 2013
TomTom GPS sport watches capitalize on smartwatch hype

This afternoon the folks at TomTom have revealed two GPS sports watches that they say completely re-define what it means to work with a GPS-tracking wrist-bound computer. Witht the TomTom Runner and the TomTom Multi-Sport GPS sport watchs you'll be working with massive displays, one-button control, and full-screen graphics-based training tools to make your sporty self a futuristic runner in no time!

Both watches work with TomTom's own Graphical Training Partner. This system allos you to see at-a-glance statistics based around your physical activity - these three bits make up the full nelson for the future of wrist-based sports excellence!

• 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.

Both of these watches will be bringing on the heat with a hardware build that's not to be missed! Both watches come in at 11.5mm thin and are both waterproof and weatherproof - waterproof up to 50 meters/5ATM, that is! You'll be using a "super-touch display" as well with both scratch and impact-resistant reinforced glass to keep your precious watch safe and fully readable.

You'll be able to connect with the TomTom MySports website, MapMyFitness, RunKeeper, TrainingPaks, and of course: MyFitnessPal. You'll be connecting with Bluetooth to keep your Smart Heart Rate Monitor's data in-tune with your watches' understanding of your body, the watch works with QuickGPSFix with both GPS and GLONASS satellite technology for a precise location every time, and you've got indoor tracking capabilities as well!

These two watches are extremely similar to one another, but the main bits are there for both - the one-button simple design, the lovely large display, and the release: Summer of 2013! Keep your eye on the TomTom tag portal here on SlashGear to hear more about these watches as they come closer to release time!


BONUS: You'll also see a Dedicated Bike Mount, Cadence Sensor, Built-in Altimeter, and Swimming Motion Sensor coming out for these watches in the future too! Stay tuned!

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