From the Pebble to the Toq, multi-tasking sports watches have recently gained popularity among the techie set. Among athletes, they’ve been used for over a decade. At their most basic functionality, athletic smart watches measure pace and distance, though most also have an optional heart rate monitor and offer enough technological bells and whistles to make Siri swoon. We got our hands on the TomTom Multisport GPS, an intuitive little offering that provides metrics for running, cycling and swimming.
It's never too cold
It’s not like getting up for that pre-work run was easy during the summer or fall. Now it’s pitch black, relentlessly cold and the streets are covered with ice, snow and salt. But a brisk jog before sunrise is a one-way ticket to a fulfilling day, not to mention a long winter of staying fit despite a dining regimen of braised short ribs and mashed potatoes. The right gear will keep you warm, dry and, most importantly, stable when the ground beneath you isn’t.
Five years from now, preschoolers may look at aftermarket GPS systems in the same puzzled way today’s youth looks at Pong. Despite their doomed existence, though, the idea of having Jeremy Clarkson’s dry voice begrudgingly spout off directions in the TomTom Go Live Top Gear GPS was just too much for us to ignore. Outside…
Regulators... wrist up
The brainchild of Nike and TomTom, the Nike+ SportWatch GPS uses data from Nike+ shoe based sensor and the watch’s built-in GPS to accurately track data from your runs. The usual data suspects: heart rate, pace, distance and calories burned can then be uploaded to Nikeplus.com where you can track progress, see your routes and…
GPS Meets the Net and Drivers Win
Recently, we asked Gear Patrol fans on Facebook whether there was any type of product they’d like to see more coverage on at our site. One reader responded asking about what was the absolute best Car GPS device on the market today. So, to answer that question, we present the TomTom GO 740 Live GPS….