World’s leading supplier of location and navigation products and services TomTom has launched four GPS sport watches – TomTom Runner, Multi-Sport, Runner Cardio and Multi-Sport Cardio in India. We’ve also seen few new wearble device by Garmin back at CES 2015.
The TomTom Runner which has been specially designed for Cardio. With a built-in heart rate monitor it help runners to measure heart rate and a one-button control for fitness enthusiasts to access real-time information to help them achieve their goals.
Andrew Cooper, SVP Sales APAC, TomTom, said during launch
Our research shows that 95% of runners consider their GPS watch to be their perfect training partner. However, we see a gap between the number of runners and the penetration of GPS sport watches primarily due to lack of understanding on the benefits of running with a GPS watch. By launching fitness products with industry leading innovations, we expect this segment to grow at a rapid pace globally, and in India.
These watches are equipped with an indoor tracker which can accurately track indoor runs using built-in sensors to count strides, so that users can monitor pace and distance even while running on a treadmill. The watch uses latest GPS and GLONASS satellite technology to quickly find precise locations. It also features a Super tough display which is scratch-and-impact-resistant. All these watches carry a slim form-factor for the ease of usability of runners. The company claims the watch to be water-resistant up to 165 feet / 5ATM. The watch delivers an amazing battery life with up to 8 hours battery life (GPS+HR), up to 10 (GPS only).
TomTom Multi-Sport includes all the features of TomTom Runner, and additionally has attributes for multi-sport athletes to track their distance, time, speed and other key metrics when they cycle or swim.
These watches will be available in India only via online megastore Flipkart. The TomTom Runner GPS Watch is priced at Rs. 12,999, the TomTom Multi-Sport GPS at Rs. 15,499. TomTom Runner Cardio GPS Watch and the TomTom Multi-Sport Cardio Watch are priced at Rs. 20,999 and Rs. 23,499, respectively.