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TomTom Spark

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TomTom Spark review: specs and price

TomTom Spark
TomTom Spark
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Why is TomTom Spark better than the average?

  • Weight
    49gvs66.08g

Top specs and features

Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
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Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

2.sweat resistant
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Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

3.Has a display
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The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.

4.resolution

144 x 168px

Best

Suunto 9

300 x 320px

5.waterproofing maximum depth

40m

These devices will not experience water damage, e.g. in the shower. Devices which can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming or diving.

Best

Casio GWA1000FC-2A

200m

6.weight

49g

Best

Polar RCX3 GPS

33g

Sensors

1.has GPS
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GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

2.Has a heart rate monitor
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A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.

3.Has a barometer
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This measures barometric air pressure. It can predict weather changes, for example a sudden drop in air pressure could mean a storm is coming. When calibrated correctly it can be used to determine altitude, which helps GPS devices to lock on quicker and with greater accuracy.

For example

Suunto 9

4.has an accelerometer
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An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

5.has a compass
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A compass is useful in games, map and navigation software.

Activity tracking

1.Tracks distance
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It tracks how far you travel.

2.Measures pace
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Measuring pace shows how much time it takes to travel one kilometer or one mile. For example, in running, a 4 minute kilometer would be a very good pace.

3.Has goal setting
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Allows you to set your own goals, such as reaching 15,000 steps in a single day.

4.Counts how many calories you have burnt
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This is useful if you are on a strict training diet or if you are trying to lose weight. It can also help to boost your motivation.

5.Has multi-sport mode
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Multi-sport mode allows you to easily switch between tracking different sports such as running, cycling and swimming. This is ideal for those who need to change quickly between different activities, eg. triathletes.

6.Tracks elevation
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It can detect changes in elevation, such as when you are climbing stairs.

Connectivity

1.Syncs wirelessly
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The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.

2.Has Bluetooth
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Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

Battery

1.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.battery life with GPS on

10h

There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.

Best

Suunto Ambit3 Peak Sapphire (HR)

50h

3.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.Has vibrating alerts
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Vibrating alerts have a variety of uses, such as interval training.

2.Has silent alarm
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The device can wake you using vibration, so as not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room.

3.Acquires GPS faster
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It can periodically download data on the future position of GPS satellites. This enables it to lock on much faster, so you don’t have to wait around to get a GPS fix.

4.Includes access to online portal
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Your tracking data is uploaded via your smartphone or computer, and is available to view on the manufacturer’s online portal in the form of reports and graphs.

5.Has a stopwatch
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With a stopwatch you can time yourself.

6.Has social features
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Friends using the same app can be integrated with your account, allowing you to compete with them. This increases your motivation and makes it more enjoyable.

Miscellaneous

1.Can upload maps
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You can upload different maps to your device. It is handy for people who like to explore new places.

2.Has a dedicated bike mount
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With a dedicated bike mount you can attach the device to your handlebars, making it easier to see and to change the settings.

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