Posted on 18-Apr-2013 09:39.
Filed under: News
TomTom is launching a new range of GPS watches to deliver at-a-glance performance information for runners, cyclists and swimmers. The new, slim (11.5mm) TomTom Runner and TomTom Multi-Sport GPS sport watches feature an extra-large display, full-screen graphical training tools and one-button control to make it easier for users to access the information needed to stay motivated and achieve their goals.
"We know that most GPS watches on the market are too bulky and complicated to use while training,” said Corinne Vigreux, managing director, TomTom Consumer. “Just as we developed easy-to-use navigation products that changed the way that people move from A to B, we have developed a range of ultra-slim GPS sport watches that are far more comfortable to wear and far easier to use. Runners and multi-sport athletes can now view their performance information at-a-glance, making it easier to achieve their fitness goals.”
The new extra-large, high-resolution and high-contrast display makes it easier for runners and multi-sport enthusiasts to quickly see their distance, time and pace while they workout even in bright sunshine.
These new watches feature TomTom’s Graphical Training Partner, with easy-to-read full-screen graphics that help users get the most out of their workouts. They can view their real-time performance at-a-glance with three graphical training 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 their ability to deliver at-a-glance performance information, the TomTom Runner and TomTom Multi-Sport include advanced features that are designed to address the needs of runners and multi-sport enthusiasts alike:
An 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, unable to get a GPS fix.
The new watches support both the latest in GPS and GLONASS satellite technology to quickly find their precise location.
Users can sync, analyze and share stats on popular running sites and community platforms, including the TomTom MySports website, MapMyFitness, RunKeeper, TrainingPeaks and MyFitnessPal.
The new watches are also weather and waterproof up to 50 meters (5ATM) and support Bluetooth for connection to mobile sensors.