TOMTOM Spark Music GPS Watch £65.99 @ TOMTOM
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TOMTOM Spark Music GPS Watch £65.99 @ TOMTOM

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Edited by:"polcup"Found 6th Nov
I was looking for an affordable GPS watch that could play music. With some changing of the URL I was able to find this one on the TomTom site.

Groupon are currently doing a deal on this watch also but this is a better price than the Groupon deal.

Seems like an older model but it checks out.

The one I have linked to is the small strap version in Purple Haze colour.


*** £59.08 delivered after OUTLET15 code *** (Thanks @Pavel76)

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Nice to see a TomTom item on HUKD instead of HomTom or TimTom crap from Gearbest or Bangood
Edited by: "Gollywood" 6th Nov

Never buy a tomtom product. I followed their instructions to the letter on a recommended update and it killed my satnav - they refused to repair so I will do what i promised them I would do and warn people at every opportunity.
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Nice to see a TomTom item on HUKD instead of HomTom or TimTom crap from Gearbest or Bangood
Edited by: "Gollywood" 6th Nov

£59.08 delivered after OUTLET15 code

Does it have a speaker to play music out loud?

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ciechanm1 m ago

Does it have a speaker to play music out loud?

No. Links through Bluetooth so can stream to Bluetooth headphones or speakers.

I have one of these and a
Cracking bit of kit compared to using iwatch and it’s high price.

Does this have a heart rate thingy on it? (Hubby wants one that does that....) and wondering how this compares to a garmin? Thank tou

angiexlester7 m ago

Does this have a heart rate thingy on it? (Hubby wants one that does …Does this have a heart rate thingy on it? (Hubby wants one that does that....) and wondering how this compares to a garmin? Thank tou


It doesn't have the heart rate monitor but it's debatable as to how accurate they are. I moved from a Microsoft Band to this, and haven't missed the heart rate monitoring.

Be careful about updating to the latest firmware, mine was effectively bricked after being serviced last month. They did eventually allow me to download an earlier firmware via the PC, but there were widespread problems where it wouldn't allow you to connect/pair via Bluetooth. May have been fixed but I've not been back on the support forum since.

I've been on the market for quite some time, for long time could not decide between Suunto Spartan or one of top Garmin. Just could not justify the massive cost. After yet another failure with phone and HR band on race day (unable to connect to my the two) decided to buy TT which was kind of always on my list as probably best value for money.
Since then, could not been happier since - it's got (almost*) everything I could possibly need for my running / cycling and occasional swimming for fraction of the price.

I've got GPS/HR/Music version from Amazon Warehouse - only comes off my hand for charging.

(*almost* - no running cadence sensors - not that I really need it but would be nice to have that option)

I bought one of these and enjoyed it for 4 months before buying the amazfit pace for around £80 (look out for it on offer). Mainly I wanted better watch features, like a second hand, and linking more with my smartphone.
The TomTom has slightly better GPS accuracy, and is the better pure running watch. The amazfit is better battery life (36h GPS), some smartwatch type stuff with notifications and is the better day to day watch and fitness tracker.
My son is now using the TomTom at parkrun and loving it.
Bluetooth music is fine on both devices, especially with TWS headphones qcy q29 pro which I snagged for £20 on a deal. I had the TomTom with the heart rate tracker, which was fine. The amazfit also has cadence recording.
It's not perfect, but I recommend the amazfit as it has been down at £70 on offer. There is a newer "budget" model from amazfit for under £50 which seems to do the same things, not sure whether that is the best bargain of all?

angiexlester25 m ago

Does this have a heart rate thingy on it? (Hubby wants one that does …Does this have a heart rate thingy on it? (Hubby wants one that does that....) and wondering how this compares to a garmin? Thank tou


This one doesn't, you need to look for CARDIO versions.

You can connect external/chest HR Monitor bands with the watch

Initially I was running
Bossworld17 m ago

It doesn't have the heart rate monitor but it's debatable as to how …It doesn't have the heart rate monitor but it's debatable as to how accurate they are. I moved from a Microsoft Band to this, and haven't missed the heart rate monitoring.Be careful about updating to the latest firmware, mine was effectively bricked after being serviced last month. They did eventually allow me to download an earlier firmware via the PC, but there were widespread problems where it wouldn't allow you to connect/pair via Bluetooth. May have been fixed but I've not been back on the support forum since.



I have HR Monitor version (CARDIO) and I'm quite happy with it - initially I was running with my phone and HR Monitor band around the chest in order to compare the two - very close readings.
I do try to exercise based on my heart readings but I try to stay well within the zones.

If very accurate results are needed, chest band is probably the best option over any WHR


good reviews can be found the website The5kRunner

the5krunner.com/201…ch/

Argos do this as well on their eBay store for £59.99 if you prefer to buy from there instead? It's where I got mine 2 weeks ago. Great watch but I find pairing the watch on the TomTom Android app a pain to upload your data. Very intermittent.

angiexlester28 m ago

Does this have a heart rate thingy on it? (Hubby wants one that does …Does this have a heart rate thingy on it? (Hubby wants one that does that....) and wondering how this compares to a garmin? Thank tou


Use POLAR HR monitor(you strap it on your chest). Much better and more acurate than those built in watches and smart bracelets.
Edited by: "tuziol84" 6th Nov

Never buy a tomtom product. I followed their instructions to the letter on a recommended update and it killed my satnav - they refused to repair so I will do what i promised them I would do and warn people at every opportunity.

10% cashback at topcashback too

kdb55033 m ago

10% cashback at topcashback too


Good luck with that

I have this watch it's great for the money I use it for swimming indoors , it loses about 1 length or so every 30-40 lengths but still great and running and cycling is fab . I bought my gf the purple one she wears it day to day for steps etc . It connects with strava easily so I recommend

dont buy it,i have RUNNER 2 CARDIO+MUSIC GPS WATCH ,it does not measure correctly, maybe i did not do 500 steps it shows i done 3000 steps ,

Gollywood9 h, 6 m ago

Nice to see a TomTom item on HUKD instead of HomTom or TimTom crap from …Nice to see a TomTom item on HUKD instead of HomTom or TimTom crap from Gearbest or Bangood



And of course no irony in the fact your name is Gollywood

Good bit of kit but be warned, the strap doesn’t last long. Mine is just about snapped after 9 months of use.

MrShed3 h, 10 m ago

Good bit of kit but be warned, the strap doesn’t last long. Mine is just a …Good bit of kit but be warned, the strap doesn’t last long. Mine is just about snapped after 9 months of use.


(touching wood) my strap has lasted about a year so far and shows no sign of giving up; some people have suggested that the strap breakage only happens to people who remove the 'watch' part from the strap every time they charge it. It isn't necessary or desirable to do so.

Also, Tomtom are leaving the 'wearable' market, so say goodbye to support. If buying now, I'd buy a Garmin Forerunner 25.

I see soem comments from runners - my wife runs and would like a gps watch. Ive read reviews that this one struggles in built up areas as it cant keep a gps signal?

For gps watches with local music storage there doesnt really seem to be much choice. My wife doesnt see the point in using a gps watch unless the watch replaces everything her phone does so she doesnt need to carry the phone and that needs music playback.

Regprentice41 m ago

I see soem comments from runners - my wife runs and would like a gps …I see soem comments from runners - my wife runs and would like a gps watch. Ive read reviews that this one struggles in built up areas as it cant keep a gps signal?For gps watches with local music storage there doesnt really seem to be much choice. My wife doesnt see the point in using a gps watch unless the watch replaces everything her phone does so she doesnt need to carry the phone and that needs music playback.


I haven't experience that. It's worth syncing the watch with your phone if one has changed location as GPS coordinates also get synced.

If you check the reviews on the the5krunner.com/ (which I found very detailed and helpful) you will find TomTom's GPS is on par with the top watches if not better.

tuziol8412 h, 57 m ago

Use POLAR HR monitor(you strap it on your chest). Much better and more …Use POLAR HR monitor(you strap it on your chest). Much better and more acurate than those built in watches and smart bracelets.



This - I've got this heart rate strap and this very watch and it just pairs automatically, so simple and easy and like others said more accurate.

Is this last year's version ?

I have one i bought 2nd hand looks just like this
Edited by: "ijwia" 7th Nov

Regprentice1 h, 42 m ago

I see soem comments from runners - my wife runs and would like a gps …I see soem comments from runners - my wife runs and would like a gps watch. Ive read reviews that this one struggles in built up areas as it cant keep a gps signal?For gps watches with local music storage there doesnt really seem to be much choice. My wife doesnt see the point in using a gps watch unless the watch replaces everything her phone does so she doesnt need to carry the phone and that needs music playback.


When I run I use a little sandisk clip for music very light don't even notice it.
Edited by: "dancemonkey" 7th Nov

Regprentice2 h, 23 m ago

I see soem comments from runners - my wife runs and would like a gps …I see soem comments from runners - my wife runs and would like a gps watch. Ive read reviews that this one struggles in built up areas as it cant keep a gps signal?For gps watches with local music storage there doesnt really seem to be much choice. My wife doesnt see the point in using a gps watch unless the watch replaces everything her phone does so she doesnt need to carry the phone and that needs music playback.




I run in the sticks, BUT I've used it for fell running which I suppose might be similar in terms of things (mountains) getting in the way of GPS line of sight and it's been fine. Also been fine in wooded areas.

You do need to sync it with your PC or phone every few days (assuming it gets used a few times a week) to keep 'quickGPS' updated, or it can take a while to find itself at the start of a run.

I would echo the sandisk clip comment if you must have music; absolutely tiny and has built in clip. Any bluetooth music while running (regardless of source) seems hit and miss.

afrik14 h, 5 m ago

(*almost* - no running cadence sensors - not that I really need it but …(*almost* - no running cadence sensors - not that I really need it but would be nice to have that option)


The Spark does having running cadence. It doesn't give you a tonne of data like vertical oscillation, ground contact time etc but you get cadence with it.

Speaking generally I've had positive experiences with my old Runner 2 (the Spark in another name.) They're good, simple, easy to use watches.

That said I now own a Garmin 935 as I needed 24 hour+ battery life, barometric altitude and just generally take my running quite seriously now. My TomTom served me well though. For day to day, simple use you can't knock TomTom though - they really do well at the budget end of the market.

I'll add two things:

1. Optical heart rate (not an option on this watch, but discussed above) is generally accurate on TomTom, Garmin etc but it struggles with sudden changes - such as speed work/intervals or hill reps.
2. If you want an activity tracker and lifestyle watch that'll also do well as a GPS watch, Garmin, Suunto and Fitbit are all better placed. The activity tracking side on TomTom is there but basic; with the others it's a bit slicker. And whilst smartphone notifications are often argued as a solution to a problem that isn't there - day to day, it's the feature I use most (more than to actually tell the time. Sad, but a sign of the times.)
Edited by: "tenohfive" 7th Nov

I don't get why this watch is hot. I mean, unless you are training for a marathon or triathlon, you don't need much more than a stopwatch, which is a lot cheaper.

If you are training for a marathon or triathlon, then you'll most likely be doing cardio work like intervals or threshold running, which would require a heart rate monitor, which this watch does not have.

So either a cheap stopwatch or a watch that has GPS & heartrate. This watch doesn't fit the bill.

I had the cardio+music version of this watch and it's been one of the best fitness watches I ever owned (now being used by someone else). Managed to survive a tough mudder better than I did! GPS is very accurate. The comments about the strap not lasting for long are very fair (been through 2 in as many years).

I'd also urge people to consider how important the heart rate monitor is to them. If you don't care go for this. If you do then the spark cardio or cardio+music are far better fits. The TomTom HRMs are surprisingly accurate.
Edited by: "andrewyatz" 7th Nov

bozkurt188113 h, 54 m ago

dont buy it,i have RUNNER 2 CARDIO+MUSIC GPS WATCH ,it does not measure …dont buy it,i have RUNNER 2 CARDIO+MUSIC GPS WATCH ,it does not measure correctly, maybe i did not do 500 steps it shows i done 3000 steps ,


Agreed don't trust it as a pedometer (counts are way off compared to other devices). But the GPS is flawless

Regprentice4 h, 35 m ago

I see soem comments from runners - my wife runs and would like a gps …I see soem comments from runners - my wife runs and would like a gps watch. Ive read reviews that this one struggles in built up areas as it cant keep a gps signal?For gps watches with local music storage there doesnt really seem to be much choice. My wife doesnt see the point in using a gps watch unless the watch replaces everything her phone does so she doesnt need to carry the phone and that needs music playback.


Then she ain't going to get one in this price bracket.

dewonderful2 h, 6 m ago

I don't get why this watch is hot. I mean, unless you are training for a …I don't get why this watch is hot. I mean, unless you are training for a marathon or triathlon, you don't need much more than a stopwatch, which is a lot cheaper.If you are training for a marathon or triathlon, then you'll most likely be doing cardio work like intervals or threshold running, which would require a heart rate monitor, which this watch does not have.So either a cheap stopwatch or a watch that has GPS & heartrate. This watch doesn't fit the bill.



As per my post above, any watch with OHR is of very limited use for intervals anyway - they don't respond quickly enough to track pace. A chest strap is needed for that (and even then, there are limitations.) A chest strap will work with this watch.
As for a stopwatch, if you're training on a track - yes, a stopwatch is plenty. For the rest of the world who are out on the roads or trails however, having a GPS to measure distance and pace as you're running is very helpful. Yes, you can use your phone - but it's a faff.

You don't have to be marathon training to want to know how fast you're going or how far you've gone. Put it this way: I don't know anyone - from ultra marathon runners to the odd Parkrunner's - that have bought a functional, accurate GPS watch (in some cases sub £50) and gotten rid of it as it's no use to them.

tenohfive1 h, 3 m ago

As per my post above, any watch with OHR is of very limited use for …As per my post above, any watch with OHR is of very limited use for intervals anyway - they don't respond quickly enough to track pace. A chest strap is needed for that (and even then, there are limitations.) A chest strap will work with this watch.As for a stopwatch, if you're training on a track - yes, a stopwatch is plenty. For the rest of the world who are out on the roads or trails however, having a GPS to measure distance and pace as you're running is very helpful. Yes, you can use your phone - but it's a faff.You don't have to be marathon training to want to know how fast you're going or how far you've gone. Put it this way: I don't know anyone - from ultra marathon runners to the odd Parkrunner's - that have bought a functional, accurate GPS watch (in some cases sub £50) and gotten rid of it as it's no use to them.



Before I did my first marathon, I knew a full lap of my local park was 3/4km. So not hard to work out how many laps I needed to do to do a 3km jog. No GPS needed.

You sure don't need a GPS watch to train for a parkrun. You just need to do a few laps of the park.

Just use google maps to work out the distance one time ( this is a handy way to do it daftlogic.com/pro…htm) and that's it.

Seriously, most people need to go out and do a few laps of the park and that is enough, they don't need GPS. A stopwatch will tell them how long it took. And quite frankly, a regular watch will tell them the same - a few seconds here or there does not matter for 99% of runners.

The only time you really need GPS, like I said before, is when you start needing to cover very long distances like you would if you were training for a marathon. And if you are going to be that type of training, you'll want to do training that involves elevating your heartrate to a certain percentage of it's max and you need heartrate monitor for that, which this watch does not have.

This is supposed to be a deal website. And a large percentage of runners can enjoy the deal of saving £65 by just using common sense and not buying one of these - get those laps of the park in instead!

And if you are really desperate for GPS, get a freebie running app on your smart phone, buy an armstrap on ebay for a few quid, strap your mobile phone to your arm et voila - you are £65 better off by not buying something you already own

I have had the TomTom 3 and can vouch for it. Quick connection to the GPS, accurate on the heart monitor (tried it along with Wahoo strap on a 5k run) and connects well with Strava/Runkeeper.
Cons: The charge port is not standard USB, so if you run out of charge, wait till you get back to your charger. Looks ugly compared to Garmin!
This is a review of TomTom 3 that I picked for 130 quid, but they have near same functionality, hope this helps.

championadam8 h, 9 m ago

(touching wood) my strap has lasted about a year so far and shows no sign …(touching wood) my strap has lasted about a year so far and shows no sign of giving up; some people have suggested that the strap breakage only happens to people who remove the 'watch' part from the strap every time they charge it. It isn't necessary or desirable to do so.


I never remove my watch from the strap to charge, but my strap has broken in two places after 7 months of continuous wear. My friend's strap also broke after 6 months & he never took the strap off the watch to charge either. I rang TomTom support & was told by a very helpful lady that there was a known problem with the straps. She said that they now had improved straps, and that she would send one to me free of charge. It took about a week to arrive from the Netherlands, and looked the same as the old one, so not sure if it will last any longer. I'm very pleased with my TomTom watch, by the way, I have the cardio version.
Edited by: "shepherdess" 7th Nov

Regprentice7 h, 37 m ago

I see soem comments from runners - my wife runs and would like a gps …I see soem comments from runners - my wife runs and would like a gps watch. Ive read reviews that this one struggles in built up areas as it cant keep a gps signal?For gps watches with local music storage there doesnt really seem to be much choice. My wife doesnt see the point in using a gps watch unless the watch replaces everything her phone does so she doesnt need to carry the phone and that needs music playback.


As someone who runs in London, I can say that I have never had this issue. Once it has a lock, it stays locked. I totally understand where your wife is coming from, this was my thought behind buying one. This watch allows me to head out with just a pair of bluetooth earphones and get all I need in terms of music, pace etc. I would say if this is within your budget, go for it! Like you say the combo is hard to match elsewhere...

In terms of accuracy of GPS, I regularly ran with someone who had a Garmin and although they sometimes differed, not by a huge amount and it was debatable about who's followed the remembered path better. They were both pretty spot on most of the time. About the only time it really got itself mixed up was when I ran under the Thames at woolwich. That really confused it and it ended up seriously under-reporting our in-run pace. On the bright side it meant that when we uploaded things to Strava, it was an amazing time!

I've had my original TomTom runner for a little over two years and in that time I have not had to replace the strap once, I don't wear it daily, however have covered about 2500km on it.

Regularly sync it to your PC/Phone and it will pick up GPS almost instantly, if you don't it can take a minute or so to find a signal.

I purchased it simply so I didn't have to carry my phone when running and it suits the purpose perfectly. It logs my runs and sync's them with Strava via bluetooth to my phone.

It hasn't let me down once.

I'd suggest these basic TomTom watches are a perfect entry level device.

championadam8 h, 54 m ago

(touching wood) my strap has lasted about a year so far and shows no sign …(touching wood) my strap has lasted about a year so far and shows no sign of giving up; some people have suggested that the strap breakage only happens to people who remove the 'watch' part from the strap every time they charge it. It isn't necessary or desirable to do so.



I never remove mine

Can only get small size?
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