- Page 1 TomTom Runner Review
- Page 2 TomTom Runner: Performance, Battery life and Verdict Review
- Impressive QuickGPSFix technology
- Light, comfortable watch design
- Motivational graphical virtual trainer
- Very basic TomTom MySports web tool
- Watch doesn't fit securely inside strap when not worn
- Lacks built-in USB charging
- Review Price: £149.00
- QuickGPSFix technology
- Bluetooth Smart support
- Waterproof design
- Indoor tracker
What is the TomTom Runner?
The TomTom Runner is a GPS sports watch for runners who want to track their performance outdoors and on the treadmill in the gym. All the running data can be uploaded to the TomTom MySports website and a host of running websites.
TomTom Runner – Design
The TomTom Runner is available in grey and pink, and comes in two parts. There’s the watch module, made up of a scratch resistant LCD display, and a ‘One Touch control’ that surrounds the GPS receiver. The ‘One Touch control’ is not really an accurate description. It’s actually a four-button control pad. Alongside the display you’ll find a row of three dots that when pressed activate a backlight that’s bright enough to illuminate the display for a late evening run.
TomTom Runner – Features
There’s also regular watch features, including 24-hour format display and an alarm option if you need a nudge to get up for that early morning run. Like the Nike Sportswatch, there’s vibration alerts if you run with music to prompt you on your progress.
One of the most important features is the QuickGPSFix technology. Many sports watches, including the Nike Sportswatch, are plagued with GPS signal issues. TomTom incorporates technology it uses for its satnavs to improve the time it takes to receive a GPS signal. The decision to separate the GPS receiver from the watch display is clearly a move to improve getting a connection.