TomTom, the popular manufacturer of portable GPS devices has taken a step away from their previous collaboration with Nike to produce sport watches like the Nike+ SportWatch GPS. Instead, they have decided to release two their own self-branded models for consumer use, which are the TomTom Runner and the TomTom Multi-Sport models. Since the watches were announced today, we don't know all the details just yet. Here is what we know so far:

TomTom Runner & Multi-Sport GPS Watches

Display: an extra large high-definition & high-contrast screen which is able to read even in direct sunlight

Graphical Training Modes:

  • Race – allows you to race against your personal best or recent run
  • Goal – allows you to set a time, distance, or calorie goal and view realtime progress mid-workout
  • Zone – allows you to set a target pace or heart-rate (requires optional heart-rate monitor) and view realtime progress mid-workout

One Button Design: easy to operate and can be easily controlled while wearing gloves and in all weather conditions

Size: 11.5mm thick, one size fits all

Indoor Tracker: allows for you to accurately track indoor workouts such as monitoring pace and distance while running on a treadmill

QuickGPSFix: utilizing the latest GPS and GLONASS satellite technology to determine your GPS location quickly without forcing you to wait around for a signal.

Durability: weather and waterproof (up to 50 meters/5ATM), scratch and impact resistant glass

Multi-Platform Compatibility: allows you to sync & share stats online with TomTom MySports website, MapMyFitness, RunKeeper, TrainingPeaks, and MyFitnessPal

Dedicated Bike Mount: can attach directly to bicycle handlebars

Battery Life: up to 10 hours of consistent use in GPS mode

See the TomTom's Runner GPS watch in action

See the TomTom's Multi-Sport GPS watch in action

There is currently no pricing details or exact release date announced, but it is expected that the watches will begin shipping sometime this Summer. To get more information visit this link.

Source: TomTom
Via: Engadget