TomTom might be best known for its range of car-based sat-nav products, but the company is branching out into the real of personal fitness. It has launched a pair of GPS sports watches — the TomTom Runner, designed for runners (obviously) and the TomTom Multi-Sport, designed for those that run, swim and cycle.
The watches feature a large rectangular display resembling an iPod nano. It’s brimming with a large, easy to read typeface and is controlled using a single four-way rocker-style button located on the strap below the main screen.
Both the TomTom Runner and TomTom Multi-Sport feature a wealth of tools designed to help athletes achieve the best performance. TomTom’s GPS technology allows the wearer to track the path and distance of their run, swim or cycle, while software lets the wearer set goals, track their pace and compete against their previous performances.
TomTom has worked hard to make sure both the TomTom Runner and TomTom Multi-Sport are comfortable to wear and easy to operate. The watch is 11.5mm thin at its thickest point and weighs 50g, so both men and women should feel comfortable wearing one.
Both watches allow the wearer to download user data to Mac or PC for further data analysis.
We’re out in Amsterdam getting a hands-on with both watches and will bring you more information on both as we get it.