TomTom Runner Cardio GPS Watch - Amazon Deal of the Day £89.99
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TomTom Runner Cardio GPS Watch - Amazon Deal of the Day £89.99

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Found 16th Dec 2015
Lowest price ever on Amazon for this model with the built-in HRM. Have used one for the last year or so and it's very reliable and synchronises to most of the running metrics sites e.g. Runkeeper, Strava.
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This looks good
Bought this during Black Friday for £99.99
Does it come with EU maps or just UK.
Elevation

Does it come with EU maps or just UK.



​it's a GPS watch so you just upload the GPS data to TomTom or sync to Runkeeper, Strava, etc to view your run on a map
Cold !... as only £80.99 from sweatshop with 20% off discount code
pavel76

Cold !... as only £80.99 from sweatshop with 20% off discount code



This is £149.99 at Sweatshop.
pavel76

Cold !... as only £80.99 from sweatshop with 20% off discount code


Why not post the link?
As far as I can see, the same model is £95 in sweatshop
Great running/swimming/cycling watch, I've had mine for nearly a year. One great feature is the ability to race against yourself. Connects to strava no problems (and other sites too I imagine).

Awesome price, was nearer £190 last year, I guess they are running stocks down on this model because an updated model is out now.
Tsung

Great running/swimming/cycling watch,.



This is the cardio, not multisport so it's ok for running. You can't set the watch to record other activities (swimming/ cycling) but can manually change the activities from the default watch setting of 'RUN' once uploaded to your preferred site Eg. Strava. Works ok for cycling but probably won't for swimming.
I've had the TomTom Cardio since May 2014 (just after it was released). It's ok. I've had a few issues with it such as intermittently it will take a few minutes to get a GPS fix but overall it's worth £90 (the RRP was over £200 when new) if you want a dedicated running watch with built in heart data (so no chest strap).
Anyone know the difference between this and the MultiSport Cardio?
aturner

Anyone know the difference between this and the MultiSport Cardio?



Yep.
This one just logs runs. You cannot change the activity on the watch itself.*

The multisport allows you to choose either run / cycle or swim as an activity to record on the watch, and then uploads that activity.

*Although all activities are uploaded as runs - You can alter them manually from the default 'run' to cycle on Strava or Runkeeper (which is the software used for TomToms 'Mysports).
Throttlemonkey

Yep. This one just logs runs. You cannot change the activity on the watch … Yep. This one just logs runs. You cannot change the activity on the watch itself.* The multisport allows you to choose either run / cycle or swim as an activity to record on the watch, and then uploads that activity. *Although all activities are uploaded as runs - You can alter them manually from the default 'run' to cycle on Strava or Runkeeper (which is the software used for TomToms 'Mysports).


Thank you for that, guess then this is no use for swimming?
I also have had this for more than 6 months. Easily worth £90. Getting a GPS lock can be erratic but usually is within one minute. Once locked it is more accurate than the smart phone I used to use.
The HRM seems accurate also. I haven't got a chest strap but it agrees with other optical devices. It also works well at high heart rates, unlike my wife's Fitbit Charge HR.
Note it is not a touch screen. There is a four way rocker button below the screen. Because of this it works when wet or if you are wearing gloves, unlike touch screen devices. Software ("TomTom MySports") works well and also lets you upload activities to other sites (i use Runkeeper).
I'm not sure the new version is a significant upgrade.
aturner

Thank you for that, guess then this is no use for swimming?



I've never used it for swimming (just running and cycling) but would assume either no, or it could be awkward as by default it will just try to record your activity using the GPS rather than lengths of the pool.

You can set it to do 'laps' (I have mine set to beep at 1 mile markers as I run/ride), but again this is reliant on GPS.
It does have an indoor mode (for running machines) but I've not used that so don't know if it could be adapted for swimming.

You are best asking on their forum for a definitive response. Your text here

jasee

Why not post the link?As far as I can see, the same model is £95 in … Why not post the link?As far as I can see, the same model is £95 in sweatshop



This is the link to the same model in sweatshop, which is the cardio model that has the optical HR built in for £145, I think you were thinking of the standard runner model

sweatshop.co.uk/tom…303
aturner

Thank you for that, guess then this is no use for swimming?



Not really, however the good news is you can get the new TomTom Runner 2/Spark which does have the multisport function and with the code at sweatshop can be got for a similar price to this

http://www.sweatshop.co.uk/tomtom-runner-2-gps-watch-760490?colcode=76049003

Note that the linked spark isn't the cardio model (link for that is below), however if you're using it for swimming the optical HR doesn't work anyway so you could save money by just getting a cheap Bluetooth chest strap should running/cycling HR be important to you

sweatshop.co.uk/tom…518
So does this track time/distance/pace/speed/HR/incline and can the units be in either be metric or imperial? are you able to compare previous runs
How does this compare to the pebble? I know tracking for fitness is better which is great. Does it have features like alarm etc?

Plus if you want to do interval training, apart from setting it on the watch how does it work. I.E. does it vibrate if you need to speed up/slow down?

Thanks!
azzy129

So does this track time/distance/pace/speed/HR/incline and can the units … So does this track time/distance/pace/speed/HR/incline and can the units be in either be metric or imperial? are you able to compare previous runs



Yes.
You will get better analytics if you upload to Strava. (Compared with TomToms 'Mysports' or Runkeeper).
Crazygooner1

How does this compare to the pebble? I know tracking for fitness is … How does this compare to the pebble? I know tracking for fitness is better which is great. Does it have features like alarm etc?Plus if you want to do interval training, apart from setting it on the watch how does it work. I.E. does it vibrate if you need to speed up/slow down?Thanks!



Haven't used a Pebble so can't compare.
Yes, it does have an alarm. It beeps, vibrates and lights the screen.

It does have 'Intervals' as a training element. You can set Warmup, Work, rest, sets and cooldown. I haven't used it though so can't tell you how it works. I assume it will bleep when you reach your set criteria as I use 'Laps' and it does for that at 1 mile intervals. Every mile the watch beeps, vibrates and lights the screen.
When in 'Run Mode' you have options for training - Goals (distance, time, calories), Intervals (as above), Laps (time, distance, manual), Zones (Pace, speed, heart) and Race (recent, Mysport).
I've use the 'Race' one a few times when running. You can choose to race yourself against an old time when running the same route. It works well, but once the novelty wore off I didn't use it again.

There is also 'Treadmill' and 'Stopwatch' training modes. Treadmill gives you the same options as 'Run' (goals, intervals, laps, zones, race) but without GPS.
Stopwatch is just that.
be warned. I have had this for a year. The Bluetooth connectivity is erratic to say the least. rarely syncs with my mobile or tablet. have to sync via cable on PC which is a faff. heart rate monitor on wrist us good mind. but have gone back to Garmin for quicker GPS and good Bluetooth syncing. good price though as mine cost £239.00 at release.
Crazygooner1

How does this compare to the pebble? I know tracking for fitness is … How does this compare to the pebble? I know tracking for fitness is better which is great. Does it have features like alarm etc?Plus if you want to do interval training, apart from setting it on the watch how does it work. I.E. does it vibrate if you need to speed up/slow down?Thanks!




It has built-in-GPS so you don't need to take your phone with you as well. Yes it vibrates to tell you to speed up / slow down. You set the optimum pace in a band either side of a goal pace.
tystion

be warned. I have had this for a year. The Bluetooth connectivity is … be warned. I have had this for a year. The Bluetooth connectivity is erratic to say the least. rarely syncs with my mobile or tablet. have to sync via cable on PC which is a faff. heart rate monitor on wrist us good mind. but have gone back to Garmin for quicker GPS and good Bluetooth syncing. good price though as mine cost £239.00 at release.



Bluetooth sync is definitely erratic. Spent 20 minutes the other week trying to get it to upload but yesterday it worked straight away.
Stelph

This is the link to the same model in sweatshop, which is the cardio … This is the link to the same model in sweatshop, which is the cardio model that has the optical HR built in for £145, I think you were thinking of the standard runner modelhttp://www.sweatshop.co.uk/tomtom-runner-cardio-gps-watch-760253?colcode=76025303



Whatever, it's not £80.99!
Throttlemonkey Thanks sorry my mistake, similar names :).. Great watch even if it is just for running
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