Trying to stay athletic or achieve exercise goals isn’t always fun or easy. As a matter of fact without a guide or goals one can easily fall off the exercise wagon and give up.
Although there are many pedometers on the market that can help with monitoring the amount of steps that are taken, (we’ve been told to try for 10,000 steps daily), not all are easy to operate. Also, for the all around athlete or just someone who wants to store information on how they did while running, cycling, or swimming, there hasn’t been much out there to suit your needs.
Well TomTom has created the TomTom Runner and Multi-Sport watches. They feature an-oh so important large display, but the design is still slim fitting enough and wears comfortably on either a male or female wrist. For those who might be training on treadmill they track your steps accurately which at times can be a bit problematic.
The regular Runner syncs easily with your desktop in order to store your stats and allows you to join online forums such as MapMyFitness, which is great for staying motivated because there is a community of runners in your corner. It’s also built pretty tough to survive bumps, bruises and whacky weather changes.
The Multi-Sport has all the same technology of the Runner but comes with some extras, such as information specific to mountain biking, and swimming.
It is sensitive enough to record your cadence, speed and distance indoors and outside, plus it has a built in alitmeter that tracks your elevation, your ascent, and descent.
Its most unique feature has to be its ability to give you true stats for your swim. It records your strokes, laps, the time and speed, which is then calculated to provide you with information on how efficiently you swam. This Multi-sport might be the perfect thing for the Triathlete.
The starting price is $170, and they are available at TomTom, Amazon.com and BestBuy.com