TomTom understand that sales of their standalone GPS devices are falling because the ability of smartphone apps able to do the same thing, albeit at a cheaper price, if you already have the handset in the first place. It comes as no surprise to us that they wish to branch out in new markets, and so we give you the TomTom Runner and Multi-Sport.
These new GPS watches follows a trend that has been made popular by Jawbone Up and the Nike+ Fuelband, so it was only obvious that TomTom wanted in on the action. These new products are ideal for runners, swimmers, cyclists and other such sports. One of the main TomTom Runner and Multi-Sport features is the large display, which allows you to see a range of graphical training tools.
Similar watches on the market can be a little awkward to use while running or cycling because of a complex menu system, but the new TomTom GPS watches has one-button control, which is a first for the industry. This makes it far easier to gain access to vital information while exercising.
Both are very easy to control and have a very slim design, and there are a several differences between the two devices, which can be found on the TomTom website.
Both GPS watches will be available in the summer, although we do not have TomTom Runner or Multi-Sport prices just yet. However, if you wish to be kept informed, then you can leave your details here.
We have to wonder if the rumored iWatch will compete in this market as well, but from what we know so far from the rumors, it does seem as though these GPS and fitness watches will be a target.