29 January 2016

TomTom's new Spark GPS fitness watches play back music, too

Girl at the treadmill wearing a TomTom Spark GPS fitness watch.
Source: TomTom. 

TomTom has launched the Spark GPS fitness watch range. With an integrated 3GB music player, the new watches make it easier for fitness enthusiasts to boost their training by listening to songs directly from their watch.

The TomTom Spark GPS fitness watch streams music to a wide range of Bluetooth headphones, and comes preloaded with a bespoke thirty-minute Running Trax, curated by Ministry of Sound. Playlists can also be easily downloaded to TomTom Spark from iTunes or Windows Media Player.

“We know that music plays an important role when it comes to motivating and improving sports performance, but relying on a smartphone is all too often an uncomfortable experience,” says Chris Kearney, Vice President, Asia Pacific, TomTom. “The unique combination of an integrated music player, built-in heart rate monitor, 24x7 activity tracking, multi-sport modes and GPS in TomTom Spark makes it easier than ever to track progress, improve overall fitness levels and ultimately get more from your workout.”

Steps, active minutes, distance, calories burned and sleep duration are all tracked by the 24x7 activity tracking feature in the TomTom Spark. A built-in heart rate monitor tracks heart rate, without the need for a chest strap. Users can set and track daily and weekly goals, follow progress on their watch or via the TomTom MySports app and TomTom MySports website. Alternatively, users can also upload their stats to multiple platforms including RunKeeper and Nike+. Smartphone notifications will be available via updates by Q216.

The multi-sport mode means that users can track all of their indoor and outdoor sporting activity including running, cycling, swimming*, treadmill and gym workouts, giving them real time information including time, distance, speed and pace. Gym and freestyle modes can track other indoors and outdoors sports activities such as skiing or spinning.


The TomTom Spark Fitness GPS Fitness Watch range will be available at the following recommended retail prices:

TomTom Spark GPS Fitness Watch, S$249

TomTom Spark Music GPS Fitness Watch, S$329

TomTom Spark Cardio GPS Fitness Watch, S$329

TomTom Spark Cardio + Music GPS Fitness Watch, S$399

TomTom Spark Cardio + Music GPS Fitness Watch + Bluetooth Headphones, S$479

* The watches are water Resistant up to 40m/5ATM. Environmental factors may impact use under water; for more information please refer to the manual on tomtom.com