TomTom Runner GPS + HRM Watch


TOMTOM® RUNNER GPS WATCH + HEART RATE MONITOR :: Take your fitness level to higher heights, tracking your training data and your heart rate totally hassle-free using the TomTom® Runner GPS Watch plus Heart Rate Monitor. Track, synch and share your stats and heart rate data seamlessly with this easy to use GPS watch + HRM that’s also Bluetooth® Smart to connect to other Bluetooth® Smart accessories (sold separately). You’ll love this watch’s lightweight, ultra comfortable design, as well as having the option to track indoors or out, no foot pod required.

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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent, August 27, 2013
I have owned at least 5 wrist mounted GPSs over the years, mostly Garmins. I was looking for a good GPS watch that I can also wear as an everyday watch. My previous watch was a Garmin Forerunner 10, which is actually a good gps watch but is too rugged looking and was never made to handle heart rate.

TomTom Runner with Heart Rate Monitor

1. Good GPS performance in a thin, good looking everyday watch.

2. 10 Hour battery life in gps mode. Good move.

3. Display
There are 2 windows that show data. A tiny upper left window, a tiny upper right window, and the huge main window. During a running session, you can change what shows in the main window by using the upclick and downclick button. You start out with time of day in the main window, and scroll down to see different data. This is the same data that you choose to display in the tiny upper left and the tiny upper right windows. I don’t use the tiny windows; I just scroll through the stack while I run.

4. Pace data
There is “Pace” which I guess in the current pace based on a sampling duration. Another data choice is ‘Average pace” which uses the total session duration.

5. Coolest features
You can choose to do a treadmill session. The watch’s built in pedometer will record your distance. At the end of the session, if the treadmill says you ran 5 miles and the watch says you ran 5.25 mile, then change the watch to say 5 miles and it will calibrate itself and be more accurate next time.

The watch’s alarm clock will make the watch vibrate so hard that the vibration will wake me

The software will create KML files of your run. This opens up in Google earth. Very cool.

6. How can you view your data
Your run data goes up to the cloud to a web app that shows some graphs. This will (will have to) get better. The TomTom software creates GPX files that you could upload to the Garmin website if you really want to see it there.

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Aug 28, 2013 6:23:06 AM PDT

Hello John, thank you for the review and I’m glad to read you’re enjoying the watch! Let me know in case of any questions in the comments.

Update:
Happy to share that today, we released a new software update, version 1.4.1 for TomTom Runner and Multi-Sport GPS Watches. This update comes with the following changes:

Version 1.4.1

New functionality

Training partner Race
(Run, cycle, treadmill)
Race yourself: Compare your current activity with one of your last ten performances. See in "real-time" where you are compared to that activity so that you can continue to improve, activity after activity.

Interval training
(Run, cycle, swim, treadmill)
You can create your own unique schedule using time or distance, to better your performance or speed. The watch alerts you with beeps and buzzes when you need to switch to the next interval stage. Interval training is short periods of work followed by rest. The main aim is to improve speed and cardiovascular fitness.

Improved cycle mode
We now use the best available data from the Cadence & Speed Sensor and GPS.
If a data source is temporarily lost, for example in a tunnel, we use data from the other sensor if available.

Improvements and fixes
The backlight in the clock mode now responds better.
Several smaller bug fixes and performance improvements have been implemented.

What improvements and features for TomTom Runner & Multi-Sport are you working on?

We are also excited to share more information on the upcoming updates to the watch and MySports. Please visit: http://bit.ly/1fHC3qz

All the best and happy exercising!

 
 


10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
A great watch with nice features, January 26, 2014
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Been running with this watch for awhile now and am very happy with it. I especially like all the fixes and enhancements that they have put into the watch since I started with it. I feel like they are really listening and adjusting the watch based on user feedback.

There are a few things that I wish it did differently, however these are small issues and it handles the basic important functions I need (pace, avg pace, distance, heart rate …. etc.) very well. The main display is easy to read and you can scroll up/down to get other information while you run. The two smaller displays at the top are a bit small (I had to buy a pair of sunglasses with "cheaters" built in – yes, I’m over 40).

It does find the satellites very quickly when you start your run from the same place each time, however does take longer (maybe a minute or more) if you start from someplace else. This seems to be common among gps watches however.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love it!, December 31, 2014
I am not a hardcore marathoner, triathlete, etc. I am a former HS soccer player and college rower in his early 30s who runs to stay in shape and not get fat. I run between 7 and 8 MPH, and my runs are usually 3-5 miles, 2-5 times a week.

I did not buy this from amazon- A certain site that rhymes with coupon has this set for 0 sometimes, wink wink.

There are a number of old reviews on amazon that knock this pretty hard for a previous annoying issue that tomtom has fixed via software updates. So, if you see a negative review that harps on how tapping left could accidentally end your run, take the negativity with grain of salt.

I got this for Christmas 2014. I love it! I used to run with a polar RS100 HR monitor without GPS. The added GPS is fantastic in that it gives me my average pace per mile, among a ton of other useful data. This awakens the competitor in me, and I find that in the 5 runs I have done with it, I have pushed myself much harder than I ever did using the solo HR monitor. It finds the GPS within a minute, even while I am in the house.

The watch comes with a USB cable that it docks into. This is also how you charge the watch’s battery and how you are able to get software updates. Once docked to your computer, it will auto-upload you run data to the tomtom fitness site as well as mapmyrun once you link the accounts!

The watch is well-constructed and feels solid, while only weighing 1.77 oz. My polar RS100 watch that only does HR weighs 1.41 oz, so this watch is only minimally heavier while adding a ton of functionality. The band is nice, and in case you cannot tell, the watch face and button portions are 1-piece, and they can pop out of the watch band. The chest strap for the HR monitor is a soft strap. The HR monitor itself works very well- I dont even have to wet it for it to work. The HR monitor takes the common CR2032 coin battery which is easy to replace when the one it comes with dies down the road.

If you were on the fence about buying a GPS running watch, hop on over to my side. This is a winner!

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