If you shell out the money required for this you better be a lot more serious about fitness than your average gym rat. How serious about fitness are you?
That is the question one needs to answer before shelling out in excess of 20,000 rupees on a GPS enabled wearable device that technically costs as much as a smartphone on which you can download an app that can track your fitness regime and give you the numbers you need. Whether the urge to be fitter comes from simply wanting to look good in tight clothes or genuinely wanting to be a better athlete, shelling out such money is not something you should take lightly. The USP of the TomTom Multi Sport Cardio Digital Watch is its claimed accuracy. All GPS are not created equal, and TomTom – which is renowned for its navigation systems will give you accurate data regardless of what cardio exercise you practice. Coupled with a built-in heart rate monitor, TomTom claims the watch will allow you to train in an ‘optimal heart rate zone’ in order to get the most out of your workout. Set the time and distance for your workout and the watch will allow you to see how close you are to bar you have set for yourself. But…technically that is all available to you on an app like Strava and Endomondo too and your options for waterproofing your phone range from sticking it under your swimming cap – has actually been done – to purchasing a waterproof case that can be carried along.
That is not to say that the TomTom watch is a needless product. It is, in fact, a dedicated tool for the very meticulous fitness enthusiast who wants to quantify workouts and get the most out of them. Among the kind of people who use GPS enabled watches such as this to track their workouts are the coaching staff of the United States football team. So you would be wasting a lot of money if you do not use this watch to it’s full potential and dramatically improve your fitness levels. A product like the Tom Tom watch is a serious investment rather than just another impulse buy after idly surfing the web. Buy it to go higher, faster, strong but whatever you do, don’t buy this watch or any other like it simply because you think it looks cool.