Lost in Kempton with the TomTom Runner 2


First off, the TomTom Runner 2 (aka Spark) doesn’t have navigation so I got us lost not the watch on this Rugby World Cup related detour.

We crossed fields and forests and rivers to try to find the River Thames. As you can see, we failed miserably. And yes, it’s quite a big river.

Had we found the Thames there were planned a few speed tests, as it was we were up to our knees in longish grass on the outer reaches of Kempton Park Racecourse…where we shouldn’t have been. Sorry Mr Kempton, nothing damaged.

The GPS on the watch seemed to perform well (not looked closely yet) and the pace was there or thereabouts as right/wrong as the Garmin. Autolap 1KM Distances were usually in agreement with sometimes the TomTom beeping first.

There were probably some vagaries with the Optical Heart Rate track on the TomTom. I’ll have to look closely at that. Although my Garmin had recently crashed and I had to effectively rebuild and configure it. I put the cadence field where I normally have the HR field and couldn’t help but think my HR was about 180 all the time (my running cadence)…oh dear !!!

There’s a quick one minute review already posted in advance of the detailed one. Here’s a close-up of the multiple sensors on the rear. Look really closely…LOTS of sensors.

TomTom Runner 2 - SPARK - Music Cardio GPS
TomTom Runner 2 – SPARK – Music Cardio GPS

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