Multi-Sport http://www.stuff.tv/tomtom/multi-sport/news en-GB Nike+ FuelBand http://www.stuff.tv/multi-sport/nike-fuelband/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nike is an old hand at the fitness tracking game, but has its latest band been overtaken by fresher legs? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nike+ FuelBand review" alt="Nike+ FuelBand review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/NikeFuelBand-main.jpg?1395158363" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/tony-horgan" title="View user profile.">Tony Horgan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apparently inspired by Daft Punk&#39;s robot heads and &quot;Harder, better, faster, stronger&quot; mantra, the Nike+ FuelBand is the most overtly futuristic fitness band ever.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £130.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Future wrist tech </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The trailblazer in wrist-worn step trackers is engineered to perfection, offering strength, comfort, looks and functionality. Plus its LED display will make you feel as if you&rsquo;re in an &rsquo;80s-imagined future. Yup, it tells the time, too &ndash; who&rsquo;d have thought that could be so handy? A row of coloured lights show your goal while the screen displays calories burned, steps taken and NikeFuel points attained. All this can also be tracked live on your Nike+ mobile app in tasty graph form.<br />&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nike+ FuelBand app" alt="Nike+ FuelBand app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/FuelBandApp-1.jpg?1395158363" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nike+ FuelBand Tech Specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Bluetooth 4.0, iOS app, water resistant, 4-day battery, 27g</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Been around the block </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While it has been around the longest and the tech isn&rsquo;t new to Nike, it still feels the easiest to fool. And while NikeFuel offers motivation via community competition we found real-world data such as steps and calories more rewarding. Being more active earns you more NikeFuel, for which you&rsquo;ll receive achievements and awards to keep you motivated.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s easy to pull Nike+ Running app data into your profile, though it&rsquo;s not as all-encompassing as the third-party app offerings of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/multi-sport/jawbone/review" target="_blank">Jawbone Up</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/multi-sport/fitbit-flex/review" target="_blank">Fitbit Flex</a>. Bluetooth and live tracking work well but are iOS-only and unless you really want a watch the extra cash just pays for the brand.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nike+ FuelBand app" alt="Nike+ FuelBand app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/FuelBandApp-2.jpg?1395158363" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Nike+ FuelBand web interface" alt="Nike+ FuelBand web interface" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/FuelBandWebScreen.jpg?1395158363" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Engineered to perfection and a real looker, if it weren&rsquo;t for the price it&rsquo;d be perfect</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/multi-sport/nike-fuelband/review#comments Health and fitness Multi-Sport Sport Wearable tech Mon, 18 Mar 2013 14:05:31 +0000 Tony Horgan 1433891 at http://www.stuff.tv Fitbit Flex http://www.stuff.tv/multi-sport/fitbit-flex/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Turning exercise into a game that works around your daily routines, the Flex aims to get you fit without setting foot in a gym </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Fitbit Flex review" alt="Fitbit Flex review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/FitBitMain.jpg?1415940631" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/tony-horgan" title="View user profile.">Tony Horgan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>If your greatest &quot;achievement&quot; this week was unlocked on your Xbox, the Fitbit Flex could be just the thing to drag you off the sofa and into the land of the healthy. This rubbery band taps into those gaming instincts but makes you work a bit harder for its virtual high fives.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £80.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What&#039;s inside? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&rsquo;ve never seen so much tech crammed into such a small form. The Flex is a 
pill-sized sensor that slips into a comfy, rubberised wrist strap. It packs in &ndash; take a deep breath &ndash; Bluetooth 4.0 to feed your phone live tracking info, NFC to start the mobile app at a touch, an accelerometer, 
a week-long battery, a vibrating motor and a five-light display. Phew.</p> <p>Plus it comes from market-leading step-counter Fitbit, with its ultra-accurate step-tracking algorithm. That&#39;s quite a lot for &pound;80.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Fitbit Flex" alt="Fitbit Flex" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/FitBit-3.jpg?1415940631" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Fitbit app" alt="Fitbit app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/FitBitScreens-1.jpg?1415940631" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fitbit Flex Tech Specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <ul> <li>Bluetooth 4.0<br />&nbsp;</li> <li>iOS/Android app<br />&nbsp;</li> <li>Water-resistant<br />&nbsp;</li> <li>5-day battery<br />&nbsp;</li> <li>14g</li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How it works </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Live tracking your steps on your mobile as you walk will certainly make you feel good, and whether on your phone or a computer you can set goals for distance, steps or calories. Five white LEDs alert you &ndash; at a tap &ndash; to your progress in 20% increments. The brains of the Flex unit are removable, so you don&rsquo;t have to use the strap. You could even pop it in your sock for cycle tracking.</p> <p>It&rsquo;ll track your sleep and silently wake you up, too, although not as intelligently as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/multi-sport/jawbone/review" target="_blank">Jawbone Up</a>. But in view of the price the only real complaint we have is that Android support is so far patchy at best. But it&rsquo;s a cracking iPhone companion.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Fitbit Flex" alt="Fitbit Flex" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/FitBit-2.jpg?1415940631" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Fitbit Flex" alt="Fitbit Flex" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/FitBitFlex-1.jpg?1415940631" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Fitbit app" alt="Fitbit app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/FitBitScreens-2.jpg?1415940631" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A fun way to squeeze more physical exercise into your life</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/multi-sport/fitbit-flex/review#comments Health and fitness Multi-Sport Sport Wearable tech Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:02:29 +0000 Tony Horgan 1433881 at http://www.stuff.tv Jawbone Up http://www.stuff.tv/multi-sport/jawbone/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Relax. Have a nap. The Jawbone Up will tell you when it&#039;s time to wake up and start running... WAKE UP! IT&#039;S TIME TO START RUNNING! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Jawbone Up review" alt="Jawbone Up review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/JawboneUp-Main.jpg?1395193138" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/tony-horgan" title="View user profile.">Tony Horgan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The best athletes know the importance of a good night&#39;s rest, and so does the Jawbone Up. This activity-tracking band helps you rest &ndash; so that it can work you even harder.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £100.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Style and substance </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For those who are as interested in fashion as fitness, the Up is the best looking fitness band out there right now. Its intelligent algorithm does 
a good job of tracking your steps and logging runs, and will even measure 
your sleep.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s not Bluetooth-equipped; instead it uses an audio jack to plug into your phone for a quick sync, battery check or change of alarm time. You can also use your phone to set up &quot;idle vibration alerts&quot;, which give you a little haptic buzz now and then to encourage you to get up and do something.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Jawbone Up app" alt="Jawbone Up app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/JawboneApp-1.jpg?1395193138" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jawbone Up Tech Specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <ul> <li>iOS/Android app<br />&nbsp;</li> <li>water resistant<br />&nbsp;</li> <li>10-day battery<br />&nbsp;</li> <li>22g</li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Power-nap management </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Step and run recording is as accurate as you could hope, but what really sets the Up apart is the depth of its sleep tracking. Not only does it measure your time with the sandman, it also wakes you up intelligently, so you rise more naturally and therefore more refreshed. The Up doesn&rsquo;t just watch from the sidelines &ndash; it also offers helpful advice. 
Not sleeping well? It&rsquo;ll give you tips on diet to help you kip.</p> <p>Then there&rsquo;s the brilliant power-nap mode, which clocks when you nod off, allowing you 45 minutes of shuteye so you awake alert. While connectivity could be better, the lack of Bluetooth does extend battery life to a solid ten days.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Jawbone Up app" alt="Jawbone Up app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/JawboneApp-2.jpg?1395193138" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sharp, smart, wrist kit that&rsquo;ll not only keep you active but also help you sleep better</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/multi-sport/jawbone/review#comments Health and fitness Multi-Sport Sport Wearable tech Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:13:33 +0000 Tony Horgan 1433885 at http://www.stuff.tv TomTom Multi-Sport GPS watch hands-on review http://www.stuff.tv/multi-sport/tomtom-multi-sport-gps-watch-hands-review/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We wrap TomTom&#039;s stripped-back sports watch around our wrist - but does it go the distance? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/tomtom-multi-sport-gps-watch-hands-on-activities.jpg?1371113854" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TomTom Multi-Sport GPS watch - intro </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In the rather plush surroundings of the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam, TomTom has taken the wraps off two new GPS watches –the TomTom Runner and the TomTom Multi-Sport. We got our hands on the top-of-the-line Multi-Sport – but does it go the distance or fall at the first hurdle?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tomtom-multi-sport-gps-watch-hands-on-243.jpg?1371113854" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Multi-Sport comes in two parts - a combined watch face and GPS module, along with a grippy rubber strap, for easy swappability.&nbsp;</p> <p>Sited underneath a four-way control pad is the GPS chip, positioned to point at the sky for an easy GPS fix.&nbsp;</p> <p>The watch unit is stiff and a little plasticky, but was comfy enough on the wrist in our short time with the device – though we can't help but wonder whether the GPS module will rub up against your wrist bone with prolonged use. It's a pretty tough little beast, if TomTom is to be believed – waterproof to 50m, with a high-contrast LCD screen tucked away behind Gorilla Glass.</p> <p>Beneath the screen, you get a sturdy, clicky 4-way control button for navigating menus, while tapping on the right hand side of the screen turns on a (slightly wan-looking) light. In the dim environs of the Beurs van Berlage, it fared well enough, though how it'll cope with direct sunlight will have to wait for a full review.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tomtom-watch-close-up.jpg?1371113854" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TomTom Multi-Sport GPS watch - build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Multi-Sport packs in an accelerometer and Bluetooth connectivity, for pairing up with a range of accessories including a heart rate monitor and cadence sensor. The accelerometer, TomTom promises, is sensitive enough to track your arms as you run on a treadmill and calculate your distance; it can even work out what swimming stroke you're using in the pool.</p> <p>The top-of-the-line model also packs in an altimeter, while there's a (slightly flimsy-looking) rubber bike mount for cyclists.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tomtom-multi-sport-gps-watch.jpg?1371113854" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TomTom Multi-Sport GPS watch - hardware and accessories </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Tap that big button and the Multi-Sport pings up a menu offering running, treadmill, cycling and swimming options. The control setup is simple to use and responsive, with a little haptic feedback buzz as you cycle through the menu options.</p> <p>A Graphical Training Partner provides a handy, at-a-glance measurement of your performance in three different modes: Race mode lets you compare your current exercise with previous efforts on the fly, showing how you're overtaking (or lagging behind) your earlier self; Goal mode lets you set distance, time and calorie goals and shows how close you are to working off that lunchtime Mars Bar; while Zone mode shows how you're performing relative to a goal pace or heart rate. Helpfully, the watch will buzz as you meet your goals, saving you from having to glance down mid-exercise.</p> <p>Once you've burned off those calories, you can upload your data to MapMyFitness, RunKeeper, or any open-source platform – along with TomTom's own MySports service.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tomtom-multi-sport-gps-watch-hands-on-goal-mode.jpg?1371113854" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>So is the Multi-Sport a champion runner or a wheezing old drafthorse? At first glance, it packs in some useful features – that big, bold screen and simple control interface are ideal for sporty types on the move – though why TomTom opted for a monochrome LCD display rather than a Pebble smartwatch-style E-Ink screen is a little puzzling. We also noticed the TomTom reps fumbling with that 4-way control a bit, though it seemed plenty responsive in our short time with the device.</p> <p>The TomTom Multi-Sport is – obviously – somewhat out of its element at its launch, surrounded as it is by waiters carrying trays full of drinks – so a full appraisal of its sporting prowess will have to wait until we can get on in for a proper review.</p> <p>Pricing and release date info have yet to be revealed, but expect the TomTom Multi-Sport – and its less feature-packed TomTom Runner sibling – to arrive in Summer.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>You might also like</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/apps-and-games/news-nugget/new-zelda-game-coming-to-nintendo-3ds-this-year">New Zelda game coming to Nintendo 3DS this year</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/satnav-and-gps/news-nugget/tomtom-runner-and-multi-sport-gps-sports-watches-unveiled">TomTom Runner and Multi-Sport GPS sports watches unveiled</a><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/apps-and-games/5-of-the-best/fifa-14-%E2%80%93-5-features-that%E2%80%99ll-make-you-the-new-messi"></a></p> <p>FIFA 14 – 5 features that'll make you the new Messi</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/new-twitter-banner_676.jpg?1371113854" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TomTom Multi-Sport GPS watch - modes </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TomTom Multi-Sport GPS watch - verdict </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/life-etc/stuff/tomtom-multi-sport-gps-watch-hands-on-review </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/multi-sport/tomtom-multi-sport-gps-watch-hands-review/news#comments Multi-Sport TomTom Wed, 17 Apr 2013 14:24:35 +0000 Jonathan Holmes 424697 at http://www.stuff.tv