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New TomTom GPS sports watches include route exploration

TomTom releases two new GPS Sports Watch ranges. Building on TomTom’s heritage in navigation and mapping, TomTom Spark 3 and Runner 3 watches now come equipped with Route Exploration. Easily explore new trails and find your way back, no matter where your run takes you. These GPS Sports Watches are launching with brand new, slimmer, sleeker straps in a range of colours to wear every day, while still ready to take on even the toughest workouts.

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Route Exploration allows you to explore new trails without ever needing to take the same route twice. You can upload unexplored routes via the MySports website on to your watch. Additionally, every time you hit the road your GPS trace is displayed on the GPS Sports Watch allowing you to find your way back to the start. By combining the integrated compass and GPS information anyone can run with the confidence of knowing which path to take and how to get back. Routes are easily shared with friends after a run - challenging all to explore more.


“We’re proud to launch the TomTom Spark 3 and Runner 3 now with Route Exploration, building on our years of experience in mapping and navigation,” said Corinne Vigreux, co-founder and managing director, TomTom Consumer. “Route Exploration is more than just a way to get back home safer. It inspires runners to get even more out of their training, increase distance confidently and explore exciting, new routes.”


Route Exploration was added as a key feature based on consumer feedback showing that runners want to explore new routes, but fear they may lose their way. Now, TomTom Spark 3 and Runner 3 GPS Sports Watches enable everyone to easily vary, track and enjoy their training.



The GPS Sport Watches count your steps 24/7, while every run, swim, cycle or gym session can be tracked in dedicated sports modes. See key stats for every activity including time, distance, speed, pace and calories burned so you know instantly if you’re on track. With the MySports companion app you can dive deeper into your stats, set goals and track your progress over time to keep you motivated.


Spark 3 and Runner 3 join the TomTom Sports’ range of sports and fitness products created to inspire people to Get Going by making it easier for people to get fit, get better and get out there.


TomTom Spark 3 Cardio + Music and Runner 3 Cardio + Music will be available in South Africa soon; dates to be announced. The Spark 3 and Runner 3 will retail for R2,699.


Additional features available in TomTom Spark 3 and Runner 3 GPS Sports watches include:

  • Built-in music player
  • Built-in cardio sensor
  • GPS tracking
  • 24/7 activity tracking
  • Multisport mode
  • Route exploration
  • 3 weeks of activity tracking
  • 11 hours of GPS tracking
  • Water resistant (40m/130FT)
  • Customizable straps
  • Interval training
  • Race mode
  • Sleep tracking


Glad to see they are expanding the list of features. For a relatively entry level (in the context of Garmin and Suunto's range) watch, TomTom's offerings offer a lot.

how does this compare to polar M400?