TomTom Multisports GPS Watch £127.14 Amazon (swim, run, cycle)
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TomTom Multisports GPS Watch £127.14 Amazon (swim, run, cycle)

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Found 1st Jun 2014
I've been tracking this on Amazon for months, with a Triathlon at the end of the month this is the toy I really wanted, now down £52.85 from RRP and cheapest by far I have seen it.

Running - Track time, distance and pace outdoors or on a treadmill.
Cycling - Use the specially-designed bike mount to help you easily see your stats at-a-glance.
Swimming - Track your swim metrics in indoor and outdoor pools.

There is a credible Garmin alternative I would have bought, it comes with heart rate monitor (£124.19), but the TomTom has a better OS and screen in my opinion.

amazon.co.uk/Gar…e_2

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Have you considered Garmon forerunner 110. on amazon for 95 and comes with him. garmin software link up to computer gets good reviews. just bought one for marathon training was fed up running about with note 2 stuck on my arm ....

Original Poster

Desdan does it work in water?

Unfortunately not.. Water resistant to a metre I think but that I'd trust it. that's why you've chose this one I guess

I'd wait and see what Apple release next week....

very good watch. simple to use. good reviews. the website is however very limited.

It died at 3 hours when I did the London marathon. But other than that it's been good. Just don't believe the battery life. The new version of this includes hrm. Maybe hence the drop on this one.

I still like the motoactv - enough that I got a secondhand one to replace the broken one I lost a while ago - but no swimming stuff, despite claiming to offer some waterproofness.

Having used 4 different garmins, I gave up and decided to buy a gps that was actually waterproof - suunto ambit2 s. If you want a gps that doesn't steam up, crash after charging, have an awful touch bezel, reliably complete at 8 hours of every second gps position/ 16 hours every 10 sec and over 24 hours then get a suunto. The S is a multi sport that includes indoor swimming. GPS positioning is about 6 secs on average, 2 secs for heart rate monitor.

There us a cheaper model (£180), the ambit 2 R that just covers running.

I've had an S for 9 months, aprox 1500 miles and not one cliche or complaint. In fact the on thing I would say is read the instructions on how to add a training program - it's very useful to have a watch that tells you automatically what you should be running, tells you to change pace when required and monitor your overall pace against a predetermined time for a distance ie 3:30 marathon ghost.

Oh and it includes upto 8 screens that you can add whatever data presentation that you're interested in ie cal, ave pace, actual pace,total time, lap time, actual time, date, ghost time, completion % of training and heart rate to name a few. I'm down to just 3 screens, set up how I like it. Others in my club have seen, used and bought their own and won't go back, especially to Garmin.

Dud I say it lets you retrace your step should you get lost and has a compass and altimeter?

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davilown

Dud I say it lets you retrace your step should you get lost and has a … Dud I say it lets you retrace your step should you get lost and has a compass and altimeter?Here it is..... HereYour text here



Ooh, I really like this one, but it's £410.00 *shakes his moneybox, but it simply tells him to put it down and back off*

Dave

Ooh, I really like this one, but it's £410.00 *shakes his moneybox, … Ooh, I really like this one, but it's £410.00 *shakes his moneybox, but it simply tells him to put it down and back off*

£335 @ Amazon

If you're serious about Tri (or any of the individual disciplines) I'd personally be sticking with one of the three major brands ( Garmin, Polar or Suunto). Many or the other purported fitness devices on the market can be rather gimmicky and end up falling short in real world use.

The Garmin FR 910XT would be top of my list for Tri (I don't swim but used to do a fair bit of running and do a lot of cycling and I've nearly always used Garmin kit). You can pick one up for <£250

This blogsite is my go-to place for fitness device reviews. He's a pretty serious triathlete who specialises in this field. He does very thorough real world reviews of them and gives good, frank, comparative accounts of different device's performance.

dcrainmaker.com
Edited by: "beardyweirdy" 2nd Jun 2014

Dave

Ooh, I really like this one, but it's £410.00 *shakes his moneybox, … Ooh, I really like this one, but it's £410.00 *shakes his moneybox, but it simply tells him to put it down and back off*


It's also known as buying a good device, saving the extra (£55), and buying an item fit for purpose that will last. I mean a tri watch that's only waterproof to 1 meter? As beardyweirdy stated, it's a gimmick.

In addition, that's a Suunto Ambit2 not an S or R

All the tomtom sports watches are waterproof to 5atm (roughly 50m). Also, there is a tomtom mysports online tool you can use, but you can also upload your data to any open online platform (mapmyfitness, runkeeper, etc)

I have the motoactiv which is great because it works with a lot of sports such as squash,weight lifting and skating.

Banned

What a waste of money.

Running - use a phone or a normal cheap watch.

Cycling - see above.

Swimming - Look at the clock on the wall. Start swimming. When you reach other side, look at clock again.

Glad to have saved you all such a large sum of money.

Obviously ignoring the above naive previous post...

Swimming and waterproof issues aside, the Garmin running range is pretty useless on long cycle rides. The battery life (on most) isn't long enough and courses with large numbers of way-points cause it to lose gps and require a reset. It's only good for running in my experience.

trixabel

What a waste of money.Running - use a phone or a normal cheap … What a waste of money.Running - use a phone or a normal cheap watch.Cycling - see above.Swimming - Look at the clock on the wall. Start swimming. When you reach other side, look at clock again.Glad to have saved you all such a large sum of money.



I do a little bit of running and love my Garmin (I think it is a basic 110). I like knowing my pace and distance, I would not want to be running holding a phone in my hand.

kingosticks

Obviously ignoring the above naive previous post... Swimming and … Obviously ignoring the above naive previous post... Swimming and waterproof issues aside, the Garmin running range is pretty useless on long cycle rides. The battery life (on most) isn't long enough and courses with large numbers of way-points cause it to lose gps and require a reset. It's only good for running in my experience.



I don't have much personal experience of the more recent running ranges, but I used to use an FR 305 for both my running and cycling for many years and didn't have any problems like that. Even when it was a good few years old and the battery had faded a bit, it was still perfectly capable of doing century plus rides. I only really switched to the Edge 800 for the bigger screen and navigation features.

Good price. I paid more for the standard TomTom Runner a few months ago.

The TomTom MySports app/website is basic but it's easy to sync to Runkeeper etc as the watch has bluetooth.

Suunto Ambit 2. What a cracking bit of kit!! Accidentally purchased one thanks to this thread....

trixabel

What a waste of money.Running - use a phone or a normal cheap … What a waste of money.Running - use a phone or a normal cheap watch.Cycling - see above.Swimming - Look at the clock on the wall. Start swimming. When you reach other side, look at clock again.Glad to have saved you all such a large sum of money.


you don't tend to get clocks in open water, which is where much indurance swimming takes place...

Am i right that if you didnt actually require gps you could get most what else you need in a 25 quid casio

im doing standard triathlon

logohigh

Am i right that if you didnt actually require gps you could get most what … Am i right that if you didnt actually require gps you could get most what else you need in a 25 quid casioim doing standard triathlon


in a nutshell, no. a watch that can cover swimming as well as cycling and running accurately is a must for athletes. This is my opinion though - when you are racing against times, to have an accurate device is important for me as is provide more emphasis to beat my previous time. At the end of the day, i'm not trying to beat somebody else, but just myself.

but if you know your route you , you just need time dont you ?

unless youre wired for sensors...?
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