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TomTom Consumer Sales Plummet

TomTom’s Q4.2017 revenues were down 40% on the same quarter from the previous year. Indeed the full year showed 2017 down 27% on 2016 Q4 sales were still Eu91m though. TomTom Down 29%   TomTom – Reports big 2015 sales growth for GPS watches     Source: TomTom

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TomTom Down 29%

TomTom’s latest quarterly results (link to: tomtom.com) do not make for any kind of cheerful reading for the Consumer Division. Q3.17 vs Q3.16 show revenues down by 29% from Eu137m to Eu97 with a comparable YTD decline of 22%. Ominously the report quotes “Strategic review of Consumer Sports in progress“. This information would clearly have…

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TomTom Spark / Runner / Adventurer – Recommendation Removed

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…

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April 2017 : Cycling/Running/Triathlon ‘Watches’: Current Models and expected replacement dates. Garmin, Polar, Suunto, Wahoo, TomTom

V1.1 – 4th April 2017 This is my opinion of current & future devices across the running/cycling market. Updates to this will be issued as and when information emerges. Please let me know of errors or omissions. Thank you . Enjoy. Manufacturer Device Comments Garmin Fenix/Fenix 2 Effectively Discontinued Garmin Fenix 3 Fenix 3 HR +…

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TomTom Sports updates

TomTom have just announced an impending update to their mobile app. I was a bit surprised by the image on the right…sometimes locations where I run and cycle. Maybe I secretly work for TomTom? Quickly glancing at some of the official content, below, the app does seem to offer some sensible and significant UI/UX improvements (the…

Mystery Watch(es)

Well folks, there will definitely be an announcement of at least one new sports watch at CES2017. and probably NOT this one.. well definitely not this one as it’s an old Polar 🙂 It says GPS on it not GP3 🙂 Oh yes. then there’s this Garmin Fenix 5 thing

TomTom Adventurer Review Spark 3 Runner

TomTom Adventurer Review

The TomTom Adventurer is the ‘off-road’ version of The TomTom Runner 3/SPARK 3 and is designed for: beginners-to-fairly-serious runners; trail runners; & hikers who may wander across the odd hill and not wish to get lost. Back home, sure, they will all also delve into gyms, classes and maybe partake in the most modern of pastimes – ‘activity tracking’. Like the…

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Review : TomTom Touch

You can see from the photos that this is a fitness band or activity tracker of some sort. You probably already know that there is quite a lot of choice in that area. Yet here we have another one, this time from TomTom with their first foray into this particular format of device. What is…

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Apple Has Best Optical HR – err…… no it hasn't

A bizarrely scientific, yet incomplete, study by the Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic published through the American Medical Association  purports to show that the Apple Watch has the best accuracy of wrist-based optical HR. Or at least that is how it is being headlined by various tech publications on the internet. This is the first page:…