Time for a TomTom???

tomtomby Nancy Flanagan

Many serious runners use some sort of GPS sport watch to train and race with. There are now many brands out there to choose from – Garmin, Timex, Soleus, Suunto, Nike, just to name a few, and all have their distinct features and benefits.  It is really a matter of individual preference and what suits the runner when it comes to making your selection.   I have used a Garmin (various versions of the Forerunner) for the past half dozen years and have been happy with most of the features, however the two things I wanted to improve on were the heartrate monitor and the battery life.  I really dislike wearing a heartrate monitor strap and also having to charge my GPS watch constantly.  So in my quest for the perfect running timepiece I just purchased a TomTom Runner Cardio GPS last month and began the process of learning a new watch and figuring out how it can help me monitor and reach my running goals.  If you are in the market for a new sports watch, the TomTom Runner Cardio GPS may be right up your alley……here are my thoughts after 3 weeks of use.

There are many aspects of the TomTom Runner Cardio GPS that I have not mastered or even tried yet, but my initial feeling is that this is a very useful and flexible tool for everyday training and racing.   This model retails for $269.99 and comes in 3 color combinations – white with red, black with red, and all black.  

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