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TomTom South Africa launches GPS watch

September 13, 2013 • Gadgets and Gaming

TomTom South Africa yesterday launched a new range of GPS watches to deliver at-a-glance performance information for runners, cyclists and swimmers.

TomTom's new Multi-Sport GPS sport watches (image: TomTom)

TomTom’s new Multi-Sport GPS sport watches (image: TomTom)

The new, ultra-slim TomTom Runner and TomTom Multi-Sport GPS sport watches feature an extra-large display, full-screen graphical training tools and the industry’s first one-button control to make it easier for users to access the information needed to stay motivated and achieve their goals.

“We know that most GPS watches on the market are too bulky and complicated to use while training,” said Daan Hendrickx, Country Manager for TomTom South Africa.

“Just as we developed easy-to-use navigation products that changed the way that people move from A to B, we have developed a range of ultra-slim GPS sport watches that are far more comfortable to wear and far easier to use.  Runners and multi-sport athletes can now view their performance information at-a-glance, making it easier to achieve their fitness goals.”

Extra Large, High-Resolution Display

The new TomTom watches feature an extra-large, high-resolution and high-contrast display that makes it easy for runners and multi-sport enthusiasts to quickly see their distance, time and pace while they workout even in bright sunshine.

Graphical Training Partner

The new watches feature TomTom’s Graphical Training Partner. Easy-to-read full-screen graphics help users get the most out of their workouts.  They can view their real-time performance at-a-glance with three graphical training modes:

·         Race: Race against a personal best or most recent run. Quickly track performance with real-time graphics, to continue to improve run-after-run.

·         Goal: Set a distance, time or calorie goal and see progress toward that goal with simple, full-screen graphics and alerts.

·         Zone: Set a target for pace or heart-rate (with optional heart-rate monitor) and track progress in a simple full-screen graph throughout a workout.

One-Button Control

The new TomTom range includes an intuitive One-Button Control that enables users to easily navigate up-down-left-right through menus to access key stats and watch features. Unlike the majority of existing GPS watches on the market that feature multiple small and hard-to-operate buttons, the one-button control is easy to operate while moving and can be easily controlled in all weather conditions and while wearing gloves.

In addition to their ability to deliver at-a-glance performance information, the TomTom Runner and TomTom Multi-Sport include advanced features that are designed to address the needs of runners and multi-sport enthusiasts.

Staff writer

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