TomTom launches smartwatch for runners


TomTom have launched a smartwatch which is dedicated for runners, but at a premium price. The integrated heart monitor will mean runners will no longer have to strap a chest band on each time they want to monitor their heart.

In addition, as you’d expect, the TomTom smartwatch features the company’s signature feature of GPS to pinpoint your exact location and track movement.

“The TomTom Runner Cardio GPS sport watch allows runners to improve their performance with accurate, real-time metrics that help them understand how their bodies are responding to exercise,” said Jocelyn Vigreux, President of TomTom, Inc. “We realise that staying fit is a choice and a commitment, and believe the innovation and sleek design of the TomTom Runner Cardio watch will empower people to want to be more fit and help them reach their full potential.”

The TomTom smartwatch will be available for $299, so may prove a little on the high-end side for a smartwatch with the likes of Android Wear on the horizon.

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