TomTom recently announced their newest addition to their fitness wearables line and if you’re alarmed by an object knowing too much about you then look away now. The TomTom Touch is a wrist worn fitness tracker which estimates your body composition, mainly body fat, muscle and “other”. It knows, approximately, what you’re made of.
I had a few moment to look at the new TomTom Touch at their London event and bring you my thoughts. The design is fairly inoffensive, it definitely looks like a fitness tracker with it’s silicone strap and it comes in four colours, default black, purple, blue and pink. The tracker is removable so you can thoroughly clean your strap, hopefully in the future there will be options to buy an alternate strap in maybe another material or with a different clasp but that’s wishful thinking. The clasp itself is a little tricky to secure however presumably the holes give more with time.
The screen seems a little limited but is touch responsive so you can swipe between screens. The main screen shows time and other modes such as heart rate, steps counted, sleep, distance etc are on their own separate screens. The watch doesn’t log your composition automatically, you have to do so by putting your finger on the circular metal panel when you want to log it. It also doesn’t show the composition value on the screen so if you want to find out, you need to log into the app.
It costs £129.99 and is available to pre-order now but is released on the 20th September and will be available in October at John Lewis, Currys, PC World, Argos and Boots. Interestingly in the US it costs $129.99, at the time of writing a £30 difference in price. In Europe it costs €149 so a marginal saving, but as always, things are more expensive on the island.
Those who are looking for more sporting features might want to plump for the TomTom Spark 3 or the Runner 3 or for the adrenaline junkie there’s the TomTom Adventurer. The other new models track all sorts of things from 3d GPS, different activities, they’re water proof, play music and the Adventurer apparently operates from -20 to 70 degrees Celsius.