TomTom Multi-Sport GPS Watch with Heart Rate Monitor, Grey
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|Item Weight||1.763698096 ounces|
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|Style||With Heart Rate Monitor|
|Warranty Description||1 year|
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|Special Features||fitness_tracker | gps|
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Whether you're running, cycling or swimming, TomTom has a range of GPS watches and accessories to help you achieve your goals. With TomTom Multi-Sport, see your detailed running, cycling, and swimming metrics at-a-glance to stay motivated and reach your running goals.
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TomTom Multisport GPS Watch
See More. Achieve More.
See your detailed running, cycling, and swimming metrics at-a-glance.
- Track time, distance and pace on an extra-large, high resolution display.
- Achieve your goals with the help of the TomTom Graphical Training Partner.
- Navigate easily through menus with the intuitive One-Button Control.
Performance at a Glance
See your key running stats at-a-glance. View distance, run time and pace on a high-resolution and high-contrast display.
Navigate easily through menus with the intuitive One-Button Control. Get started quickly and keep moving with easy access to watch functions and your key stats.
Simply press up-down-left-right to move through menus.
Graphical Training Partner
Train more effectively with full-screen graphics.
Graphical Training Partner
- Train more effectively with full-screen graphics.
- View your training performance at-a-glance with three unique graphical training modes.
- Race yourself, challenge yourself or pace yourself to get the most out of your run.
Race yourself: Compare your current run with past performances. See in “real-time” where you are compared to your best or last run so you can continue to improve, run after run.
Challenge yourself: See that you are on track to achieve your goals. Set a distance, time or calorie goal and check your progress in a simple full screen graphic.
Set your goal and receive alerts when you’re halfway there, almost there and when you have achieved your goal.
Pace yourself: Instantly see if you are in the right training zone. Set a target for pace or heart rate* and see in a simple full screen graphic how you are tracking throughout your run.
*Heart Rate Monitor, optional accessory
Designed for Athletes
Run with a lightweight watch designed for runners. The slim design comfortably fits all wrist sizes.
Stay focused on your run with vibration alerts. Hear beeps and feel vibrations to get milestone, lap and interval alerts, even when listening to your music.
Run with a durable, scratch-resistant display. Super-tough scratch and impact-resistant display stays easy to read, run after run.
Train Anytime, Anywhere
Track your run indoors and on a treadmill. The TomTom Runner’s built-in sensors count your strides so you can monitor your pace and distance. No extra foot pod required.
Waterproof up to 165 feet (50 meters) / 5ATM
Run in all kinds of weather. The TomTom Runner is waterproof up to 165 feet (50 meters) / 5ATM and as weather-ready as you are.
Get out on your run faster. QuickGPSFix helps your watch find your precise location quickly so you can start your run.
With the latest in GPS and GLONASS satellite receiver technology, you are sure to get a fast start to your run.
Up-to 10 Hour Battery Life [GPS Mode]
Run more, recharge less, with up-to 10-hour battery life [GPS Mode].
Track Your Run, Cycle and Swim
Track your swim metrics indoors and out. See your key swimming metrics, including efficiency, strokes, stroke type, lengths, distance and speed.
Monitor your elevation while you ride. The built-in barometric altimeter* accurately tracks your elevation, accent, descent and grade.
*Selected models only
Monitor your cadence* as you ride. Measure your peddle strokes in real-time to help you perform at your best.
Mounts easily to your bike to track your speed and distance, indoors and out.
Place your watch in the best position for cycling. Use the specially-designed bike mount to help you easily see your stats at-a-glance.
Sync, analyze and share your stats on popular running sites or apps. Easily upload information about your runs to track progress against your goals.
With compatibility across a broad range of online running community platforms, you can choose where you store your statistics.
Charge and sync your watch. The Desk Dock connects to your PC or Mac easily, quickly and reliably. Connect to sensors using the latest wireless technology. The TomTom Runner uses Bluetooth Smart Technology to connect to the TomTom Heart Rate Monitor* and other compatible Bluetooth Smart accessories.
*Heart Rate Monitor Optional accessory
Bluetooth Smart Connectivity
Connect to sensors using the latest wireless technology. The TomTom Multi-Sport uses Bluetooth Smart Technology to connect to the TomTom Heart Rate Monitor*, Cadence Sensor* and other compatible Bluetooth Smart accessories.
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I have probably updated this review almost 10 times now... why? Thanks to improvements in the software since the watch was first launched. If you're one who sees glass half full, you might feel used by TomTom to be a beta tester. But truthfully, there were many new features added and existing ones refined over the last year or so!
TomTom has refined many existing features (e.g. Cycle) and introduced new ones (e.g. Interval, Stopwatch). I am rewriting this review as many of the issues has been addressed.
I'm training for Triathlon and have used the Garmin 910XT (borrowed), and Garmin Swim (owned). Few minutes after I placed my order for 910xt, I learned about this TomTom watch. I canceled the order and eagerly waited for the Tomtom. Garmin 910xt is currently the king of Tri watch, but at twice the price - 399! (It was offering at 299 in May'13. Watch only). While it's unfair to expect this watch to be as capable, it has LOTS OF POTENTIAL though if the TomTom programmers can fix some stuff.
Watch itself - THE HARDWARE IS THE BEST THING. It is Slim and light. This is critical for a sports watch. 910xt is smaller than 310xt but its still bulky and heavy for my taste. You feel it when you're swimming and running, not just the weight but the water and wind resistance. TomTomMS feels very comfortable and effortless when I swing my arms in water or running. I've used it on wetsuit and on bare wrist, and both are fine. Unlike the Garmin 910xt's quick release, which many has complained it may drop into the sea, the TomTom watch is encased in the strap in a smart way that won't dislodge.
Setup: I have the Wahoo Bluetoothsmart Heart Rate Monitor (HRM) as well as the Speed/Cadence (C/S) monitor. Please note that this watch cannot pair with ANT+ devices. Connecting to the HRM and C/S was a breeze. Took less than a minute. Once set up, activating it for run and bike was also very fast (first time 15 sec, subsequent was 3-5sec). After the activity is recorded by the watch, you need to download to PC (via USB connector) and upload to website.
Bike Latch (UPDATED)- Watch comes with a bike latch that allows you to snap the watch onto the bike's handlebar. Once installed, the watch can hook on the handlebar quickly.
8/28/2013 update: My bike latch BROKE after 1mth (I took it on/off about 5 times. DISAPPOINTED!) See picture. The idea is good but there are some potential stress points that weakens with repeated use.
11/9/2014 update: I received NEWLY DESIGNED bike mount, this new design can accommodate both regular and carbon (thicker) handlebar.
Watch Display/interface - Simple interface and each sports (Swim, Bike, Run, Treadmill) allow you to choose what metric to see on top left and right fields (small but visible). The small screen is a trade off I'm willing to take to have a small slim watch. Garmin 910XT is too bug and bulky. At night, you tap the screen to activate backlight.
TomTom's Website - to which the data is uploaded to is bad. You can't edit and delete activities. In a specific review website, TomTom touted Training views that provide detailed analysis, but these features was never brought to fruition.
Workaround: Perhaps thinking they shouldn't waste time to on their own website, TomTom allow you to generate files of tcx, gpx, fit, that allows you to upload directly to MapYourRun/Ride/Fitness, RunKeeper, Training Peak and Strava. One thing missing though is THESE WEBSITES DO NOT HAVE STRONG SWIM analytics unlike Garmin.
If I were to rate:
Watch hardware 9/10 - the watch itself is superbly designed, and SLEEK. Kudos to the team! The designer/engineer even build the GPS chip inside the control pad, which reduces bulk on the actual watch. It's light, slim and doesn't drop out from the strap (unlike 910XT)
Watch firmware 7/10 - this watch can really compete with 910XT if it does the following:
a. fixes the accidental stop issue mentioned above (This is FIXED by firmware 1.5.1)
b. add multi-sport mode (currently it only tracks swim, bike, ride as separate activities
c. add interval training mode (This is ADDED in firmware 1.4.1)
d. add OPEN WATER SWIM (I CAN actually track my ocean swim with this watch but under RUN mode!)
PC software (for Mac) 7/10
This is the software you download into your PC (I use it on Mac) and downloads data to your PC or upload to internet. This software was glitchy but stability is improved. Previously, this software doesn't allow you to re-export files but now you can. It also allows you to export to different formats and websites. However, it appears the websites are not interpreting the data accurately and TomTom is finetuning this.
Internet website (MySport.TomTom.com) 4/10
TomTom's site is really rudimentary. You can't edit, and see your swim metrics. Fortunately, as mentioned above, it's good desktop software allows upload to several websites. MapYourRun/Fitness or Strava and rebrand that site for TomTom users. (Pls note that on another website, DCRainmaker, there's a mock up of what TomTom aspire their website to look like. But as of Sep 2013, after this watch is selling for more than 2 months, the actual website is NOTHING like what's shown on DCRainmaker. It only has one tab instead of 3)
- The watch is fairly accurate for 25 yard pools, but for longer 50m pool, it adds more lengths to it. I used both Garmin Swim and TomTom for my swim. TT watch is capable of several metrics - e.g. duration, lengths, strokes per lap, SWOLF, but these metrics while appearing on watch CANNOT be displayed on the website. It's competitor, Garmin 910xt and Garmin Swim, capture these and when uploaded to Garmin website allows you to analyze how your stroke and efficiency vary with time. With TomTom, you can only see speed vs distance. If you try uploading to other sites, these metrics like SWOLF, stroke per lap cannot be interpreted by RunKeeper, MayMyFitness, nor Strava.
- this is the simplest, and fortunately, it didn't disappoint much. I had my HRM connected and it recorded distance through GPS, and speed was calculated via GPS. (On 7/20 ocean swim, I actually tried using RUN mode for my ocean swim. What's interesting is, I could track my swim path with this. The GPS is quite strong indeed, perhaps a saving grace for this watch.). What I love most is, you can add interval trainings, train within heart rate or certain pace, and if you are outside the set range, the watch will beep signaling you're over or under.
- The cycle feature has been refined. It takes about 30 seconds to locate your position and you're ready to go. Previous to Firmware 1.4.1, if you have bluetooth cadence/speed sensor on, the speed will be calculated based on the tire circumference, and when you lose connection (sometimes) with your watch, you lose speed info. This firmware appears to address that by taking advantage of BOTH GPS signal and speed sensor. Which is neat!
- Initially, this feature was horrible, but it has improved... You an calibrate after the run, and make it more aligned to your running style. Don't get too caught up with the pace it shows while you're running. The final distance appears to be accurate.
Below are my previous accounts to show the problems and things solved by TomTom over the past few months. I would give TomTom a lot of credit for resolving these... but again, shouldn't these be fixed before launching the watch?
Managed to download my data from my ocean swim, ride and run. I'm giving this watch a 4 star rating is because I know the watch firmware and the PC connection software can be fixed and improved. I'm sure the TomTom team is trying their best to fix these. Pls continue to do so and this watch can be 5 stars!!!
I've used this watch for a full triathlon workout (ocean swim, bike ride and run) on 7/20, lap swims on 7/22 and BRIC workout on 7/23. I'm dropping this review from 4 to 3 stars due to the shortcomings below. The watch requires you to set the length per lap in meters but in US, most pools are 25yards. You have to convert to 22.86m and need to round up or down since it stores no decimal places. TomTom should allow users to input either in yard or meters! (This issue was subsequently fixed)
Tested Firmware 1.3.1. Cycling at low cadence improved and no longer intermittently drop to zero (Kudos!). Swim seems to improve slightly but still problematic. Good thing is we can now input in yard and not just meters. But beware, the setting is global. So, if you set to meters and enter pool length in meters, your run will appear in meters/km as well. Not ideal but can't be too picky.
- SWIM: After many more swims - short and long course, the swim function has improved but remains problematic for long course (50m). It sometimes gives zero after one length, and sometimes gives me 3 lengths when I only completed one. I don't have this problem with my Garmin Swim. I've almost given up on this watch to track swim! Until the next firmware comes along.
- CYCLE: With the Cadence/Speed sensor: TomTom listened to the problems and IMPROVED IT! Cadence intermittently showing zero at cadence below 60rpm. Even though the sensor may not detect a revolution at certain 1 second interval, there should be some logic to smooth it out a little. This problem has been resolved and the reading is now smooth.
11/01/2013 update (Tested Firmware 1.4.1)
- SWIM: Watch vibrates when each lap is completed. THIS IS GREAT because it tells you your lap is detected! I need not look at the watch while swimming to check that. (Too bad this feature was removed when firmware 1.5.1 was introduced.)
- CYCLE: previous to this, when you have bluetooth cadence/speed sensor on, the speed will be calculated based on the tire circumference, and when you lose connection (sometimes) with your monitor, you lose speed info. This firmware appears to address that by taking advantage of BOTH GPS signal and speed sensor. (Original Problem: When my Cadence/Speed sensor lost connection to the watch, lost SPEED and DISTANCE altogether. With the new firmware, you'll lose Cadence input, but it appears you continue to get speed and distance info like it should provided by GPS sensor.)
11/12 update (Tested Firmware 1.5.1)
- STOPWATCH: This is a NEW feature. My original review said it's weird to have a sports watch without stopwatch, and I'm glad TomTom introduced it. I'm happy it finally has STOP WATCH standalone function, and I don't need to enter cycling, running or swim as a workaround. This is useful for exercise such as plank, in between sets.
- Accidental stop/pause: The watch was prone to accidental pause/stop but now, you have to keep it depressed 2 seconds to pause and same for stop. I suggested TomTom to provide a warning message before you stop the tracking. Or to pause the activity you're tracking, you click Left button. To Stop, you click Left button again. Too often I accidentally click twice (some times there's a short lag and think it didn't detect your first click), and it end that activity and stops the tracking.
Regarding your comment on the support site - it's possible you checked just before the page went live. The Runner and Multi-Sport actually share a support section - it can be found here: http://bit.ly/19d2Wja. Looking forward to your updates after using the watch more.
7/25 Update: Hi again K. Chua, thank you for the further feedback. I've shared your comments internally. The team is already working on improving accuracy with Swim and Cycle metrics. Those sections you mention on MySports will be activated, but I don't have specific timing yet. Will keep you posted. For the time being, we recommend uploading your Cycle logs to MapMyRide. Lastly, wanted to share we will be adding feet input for pool length in an upcoming update as well.
08/28 Update: Version 1.3.1 of the watch software is now available for download. Major new features include lap pace, input of pool length in both feet and meters, support for the 4iiii Bluetooth HRM and notifications in case you are running in demo mode.
For the full list of updates please visit: http://bit.ly/19N6Ddb
We will keep releasing more updates and functionality moving forward.
We are happy to announce that last week, we released an update for your watch. You are welcome to connect to MySport and download it.Here are some of the Updated features:
-Pausing and stopping an activity
You can now choose to press and hold the left button for approx. 1 second to pause or stop an activity. This helps prevent accidental pausing or stopping of an activity.
You can turn the press and hold function on and off in the settings.
You can now use the stopwatch function on both the TomTom Runner watch and the TomTom Multi-Sport watch. You can find Stopwatch on the activities screen. Stopwatch supports laps. To use laps move right from the activity screen or touch the area on the screen for the backlight.
Improvements and fixes
-The buzz (vibration) in watch menus works again.
-We have resolved an issue that caused watches set to languages other than English to crash when races were selected.
-Several smaller bug fixes and performance improvements have been implemented.
For more information on the upcoming updates to the watch and MySports,please visit: http://bit.ly/1fHC3qz
Update: 01/31/2014: Software version 1.6.12
I'm happy to announce we've just launched the app for iPhones and iPads running iOS6 and above. Main functions of the app include:
* Upload and view your activities on your MySports account automatically after your training
* Automatically update your watch's QuickGPSFix
You can read more about the app and the accompanying watch software update here: link to bit.ly
Update your watch to Software version 1.6.12 in order to get and use the new functions. Thanks again for your feedback and support!
What I love:
As a watch: For a multi-sport watch it is very thin and light. I have worn this to work for the past week and a half and nobody has said anything about it looking bulky. I also don't even notice it's there most of the time.
Setup: The watch setup as I mentioned before worked great, it was easy to install the software onto my system running Windows 8. The heart rate monitor synced up quickly as well as the GPS link, which in my opinion was faster than other watches.
Accuracy: Unfortunately I can only vouch for the running aspect of the accuracy, and I will explain why later, but as far as running goes I love having my pace right there on the watch as I usually run with my smartphone and it is really annoying to try and twist the smartphone around to see my current pace. With the TomTomMS I have it almost right there ALL the time and I have actually recorded some of my fastest runs ever while using the watch which I attribute to having the information I need on the watch. Unfortunately this is where I feel the benefits end.
Bike: UPDATE 8/7/13 My previous review that you could not use the GPS feature while on the bike was apparently incorrect. As the manufacturer pointed out below YOU CAN use the GPS feature if you DO NOT want to use the cadence sensor. So to be fair I will try that out tonight to give a better review.
SWIM - I really doubt the sensor's accuracy overall. I frequently find that the laps are off by about 5 or more than what they actually are. Another reviewer mentioned that they want the pool distance measure in meters but here in the US they measure by yards and since you need to convert it does not come up to a round number but 22.86 and you have to round up or down as it does not allow you to enter in decimal points. They should allow for it to convert for yards seeing as we are in the USA. What I find completely ridiculous is the lack of an open water swim option for a watch which is clearly being marketed to triathletes. It's almost as if they didn't talk to any triathletes before building the watch. I did track an open water swim in run mode but of course it was recorded as a run on the website which basically does me no good.
The website: The website is really skin and bones and really basic. This, to me, is unacceptable. It's almost as if they were not really ready to release this watch into the marketplace. You can not see what your mile splits were. If you accidentally record a session while messing with the watch you can not delete it. Also , since I cannot change the type of event I was recording, or even delete the swim it provides me with an incorrect average pace per mile. Basically the site can only tell you that you went on a Swim, bike, or run and you went from point A to point B in X amount of time. All information that I could have easily recorded on my own in an excel spreadsheet. The site the last time I signed in even says that it is BETA which I find surprising since most of the benefit from the watch should be coming from the data collected, but they felt that it was available for public release without this crucial element.
I do think that in the future the watch can be updated to include some crucial elements but it's not like I was funding a KickStarter project, I bought a product, that in all advertising basically claimed it was ready for market.
If I were to rate the different products on a 5 star scale it would be as follows:
General fitness running watch: 3.5/5
The GPS seems fairly accurate and I did not have any issues syncing the heart rate monitor to it. The reason for only 3.5 is the fact that it does not have interval training support, no open water swim option and there is no option to record a bike session on GPS instead of the cadence sensor. There also is no timer/stopwatch function currently available which is kind of annoying but would have been a nice feature that I assumed would have been available.
Internet website (MySport.TomTom.com) 1/5
Interface is terrible, editing is non-existent, the suggestion that I upload a workout into an already existing platform is ridiculous as they should have built one to function with the watch, there is no shortage of ideas from which to pull from and I am sure there are plenty of triathletes that have been more than happy to do some beta testing for them to get it done right the first time.
Overall: I give the TomTom Multi Sport watch a 2.5/5 star in its current state. In my opinion there are still too many things in development to give it anything higher than two stars. I am also not returning the watch, yet, which is why I am not giving it one star as I think it has potential but at this point I could not recommend it to a friend, but if you already have it, it might be worth holding onto to see what they come up with. Of course if there is interest from other users about what I think in the future I have no problem coming back and updating my review.
1. Bike mode can actually use only GPS to track your ride - the Cadence/Speed sensor is an optional accessory in the Performance Bundle. If you've used the sensor before and told the watch to search for one it will do that whenever you start a Bike workout. If you only want to use GPS, it's best to turn Off Cadence Sensor from the sensor options on the watch and start the Bike workout after that. When you're back on the bike with the sensor you can always turn the option back On so you can get the best accuracy possible. You can reach this option by going Down from the clock screen -> Sensors -> Bike.
2. Swim: we've seen some people comment the watch has been very accurate with swimming and also some people that said it's a few laps off. Here's one tip that helped users get more accurate measurements: when you hit the end of the pool lane, a single forceful push off (be it flip turn or just a simple open turn) is most important. It makes it clear to the watch that you've changed directions and a new lap has started.
3. MySports: I was sorry to read you're disappointed with it at the moment. We definitely plan to show much more advanced statistics in the future. A glimpse of what's coming can be seen in DC Rainmaker's review here: http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2013/07/tomtom-runner-multisport.html While we're working on this, we've made the training logs generated by the watch exportable in multiple different ways - either automatically (RunKeeper, MapMyFitness + more to follow soon) or manually (via different file format exports), so users can use almost any other platform available. You can export logs via the Upload & Export section in MySports.
Hope this helps!
Getting it set up took a little work since I wanted to sync it to mapmyfitness and that was the week MMFand TomTom stopped working together, but there is a way and the syncing between them has been flawless, I called customer service and they walked me though it. You need to connect your watch to the desktop app and then add MMF through share to web options.
My biggest problem was getting the right size strap for my handle bars after the first one broke going on. There is an old (short) and new (longer) strap but Customer service came through again... after some patience and working with them FYI the large size strap for 38mm bars is 9RGO.001.00 - Golf cart mounting accessory. http://www.tomtom.com/en_us/sports/accessories/mounts-docks/trolley-mount/ (see photo of longer strap with two settings)
The GPS and Data have been accurate, even running in tree lined brownstone areas, The Heart Rate and Cadence sensor paired right away. I've had some sync issues with my Android Nexus 5 but nothing that patience can get me through. I said to my wife the other day "you know how sometimes you buy something and think why did you do that? Well I have the total opposite feeling about my Tomtom.