A high-end multisport device from Tomtom
TOMTOM ADVENTURER £269.99 (£329.98 with headphones) STANDARD FEATURES
GPS connection Never longer than 45 seconds in a built-up area.
Sport functions 11 functions – including Swim, Run, Bike, Gym and even Snowboard modes.
Trails Routes can be uploaded to the unit either from a previous run or from the Tomtom database.
Battery Life Over a week with basic activity tracking; it lasted 3.5 hours with GPS, music and heart-rate monitor all on.
Playlists You can download up to 500 songs to the watch, which can be paired with Bluetooth headphones. No need for your phone.
Heart-rate monitor Watch needs to be tight to the skin for optimum accuracy. It will assess every 10 minutes in normal usage and every second while in sports modes.
ADVANCED FEATURES Compass and breadcrumb trails
A feature that automatically tracks where you are running in relation to your starting point. If you get lost you can use it to retrace your steps.
Heart-rate zones While using the heart-rate monitor, the unit will track the intensity of the workout (based partly on your BMI) and log the percentage of time spent in each of the five zones: easy, fatburning, endurance, speed or sprint.
Voice coach In music mode in-ear feedback is given on your goal for the session – eg, staying in a training zone – to keep you on track.
Recovery Assesses the speed at which your heart rate returns to a normal level and then provides a ‘fitness’ score. Over time this can be used as an indication of improvements in your fitness levels.
Night mode Vital for night runs: turn this mode on and the watch backlight stays on instead of turning off after a few seconds.