Have you ever thought about how cool it would be to have a watch, GPS and a heart rate monitor all packed in one ultra-useful gadget? Well, now you can get all that easily, with updated TomTom Runner GPS sport watch fresh on the market. According to President of TomTom Inc. Jocelyn Vigreux, “The TomTom Runner Cardio GPS sport watch allows runners to improve their performance with accurate, real-time metrics that help them understand how their bodies are responding to exercise.”

GPS watches aren’t a novelty on the market, but TomTom’s latest release introduces some cool features which aim to make it a whole lot easier for sports enthusiasts to monitor their vital statistics and athletic performance. In addition to the regular watch option, including 24-hour format display and alarm option, the Runner Cardio GPS sport watch features an integrated heart rate monitor that enables the wearer to train in the optimal heart zone in keeping with their training goal.

You can choose to train in one out of the set of five intensity zones: ‘Sprint’ designed mainly for interval training; ‘Speed’ for high-pace training to boost speed and fitness; ‘Endure’ which aims to improve heart and lung capacity; ‘Fat Burn’ which is ideal for weight loss; and ‘Easy’ which is highly suitable for warming up and cooling down. The watch will send prompt alerts in case the runner needs to slow down or step up speed in order to reach their target training zone. The gadget also features the TomTom Graphical Training Partner which serves as a motivational graphical virtual trainer and helps you achieve your most desired goals with minimum effort and time.

TomTom GPS watch

The TomTom Runner provides instant real-time heart rate, distance, pace and other essential running info during the workout thus eliminating the need for cumbersome separate chest straps. The TomTom watch measures heart rate with utmost accuracy by means of a Mio® optical sensor which monitors changes in blood flow. The Runner Cardio GPS watch uses QuickGPSFix to track the wearer’s distance and pace based on the latest updates in GPS and GLONASS satellite technology and it guarantees quick identification of the runner’s precise location. Your vital training information – including distance, pace, average pace, stride length, calories burned and lap times – are all measured in real-time and appear on an extra-large high-resolution display praised as extremely durable, scratch- and impact-resistant as well as waterproof up to 50 meters which promises accurate and reliable performance regardless of weather conditions.

TomTom Runner

The TomTom Runner is quite easy to operate, with simple menus running an intuitive one-button control and it works equally well both outdoors and indoors as the watch contains a sensor that counts strides on a gym treadmill. Once you’re done with your training, you can upload and analyze the information concerning your performance by syncing GPS and other data with TomTom MySports website and a host of other online services such as MapMyFitness, RunKeeper, TrainingPeaks and Strava. In addition to all these neat features, the Runner Cardio’s Bluetooth Smart support allows you to sync your TomTom GPS watch with additional devices, including a heart rate strap in case you wish to train in specific running zones.

The TomTom Runner Cardio’s battery promises some ten hours of run time in GPS mode and much longer when used as a normal watch. Design-wise, the watch is ultra-slim, lightweight, comfortable and suitable for all wrist sizes and it comes in red and white or red and black.

So, if you want to keep tabs on your athletic performance, the TomTom Runner is just the right watch for you – with all its neat advanced features designed especially for runners and multi-sport enthusiasts, it will provide accurate updates on your running performance outdoors and in the gym alike.

Get it from Amazon here

TomTom Runner GPS watch

Connecting the TomTom Runner to the computer

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