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I have taken the decision to remove the recommendations I have for TomTom sports products.
The current tranche of Runner-based products (Adventurer, Runner 3, Spark 3) are fundamentally sound and, in many respects, market-leading in their functionalities. coupled with that there have been platform improvements this year.
However the longerterm future of your sports watch investment is not clear.
If you have one of their devices then TomTom have said they will continue to support the platform so stay with TomTom if you are happy.
TomTom: have not responded to recent requests for PR information to me (and others); they have made significant redundancies (link to: the5krunner.com); and previously issued statements about the future of the consumer wearables activities (link to: the5krunner.com).
So I can’t, in all conscience, recommend you buy a TomTom sports watch at this stage..
I will be updating other content in due course including their 2 class-winning recommendations in the Top Running Watches of 2017.
ESSENTIAL READING: Top Running Watches 2017
It’s a shame as their products mostly ‘work’, a rare accolade in itself these days. The on-board MUSIC included in the higher end Runner 3/SPARK 3 was genuinely innovative and market-leading. Although that feature has since been caught up with by Apple’s Watch, AndroidWear watches (link to: the5krunner.com) and may well find its way into the imminent Garmin Forerunner 645 (maybe 245 too)