Today I would like to share my views on the latest TomTom’s fitness tracker. I can hear you saying: ”Not ANOTHER fitness tracker! There are already so many out there!”.
You are right about one thing, there are quite a few fitness trackers available on the market, and I myself have also tested a few.
I believe fitness trackers are great for many people to encourage them to keep fit but also for many to get on the fitness journey right from the beginning.
The main reason why I have decided to test this fitness tracker is that the TomTom TOUCH has one feature that has caught my eye while I attending TomTom’s latest press day back in September. By the way, you can also win one on my blog, enter here!
Before I let you know what that feature is, I will also share some personal changes and these might also explain why I decided the new TOUCH deserves to be reviewed on my blog.
During the last long summer holiday, me and my girls flew to the Czech Republic as we always do to spend some quality time with my family and to practise their Czech language skills.
Unfortunately not many people can take 5/6 weeks off work, and my husband had to stay in London as every summer. That’s when he realised how bad his diet had become and made the decision to change his eating habits to “no sugar” and “no carbohydrates” at least for a certain time.
I have to admit, that I have a very different life approach and believe we should “enjoy everything in moderation” (of course I do not even think about things like drugs, smoking or similar).
I cannot imagine cutting sugar and carbohydrates out of my life completely despite knowing the horrible fact how bad sugar for our bodies is.
I have never had a sweet tooth, but honestly don’t think that enjoying a bit of dark chocolate now and then is not going to have a drastically bad effect on my health, hopefully I am not wrong!
More than 8 weeks on, and I am happy to say I am very proud of my husband for being able to stick to his new diet.
His main concern was when he stepped on our scale and found out his body fat was in the “risky” category for his age and gender. That was a huge surprise to me as if you knew my husband, he is definitely not “fat” and has a very muscular body, but according to the scale it’s not what it looks like.
Thanks to sticking to his new diet his body fat has lowered a lot and now he is in the “ok” category, which he is pleased about.
This all has lead me to think about how many people out there actually worry or consider the composition of their bodies as very important, and that’s the reason why I thought that the TomTom Touch is a fab NEW gadget that deserves a place on the market for sure.
It allows you to track your body fat and muscle mass percentage, as well as tracking everything else you’d track with a basic activity tracker including steps, sleep, and heart rate 24/7. I think this is so important, and love this feature!
We all know that weight is just a number and what really matters is what the number is made up of. TomTom TOUCH gives you an overview of your progress towards your activity goals alongside your progress towards your body goals.
- Track your body composition
- Measure your heart-rate 24/7 to find out your fitness level
- 24/7 activity tracking (steps/calories/sleep, etc)
- Sport modes
- Phone notifications
- “My Sports App” to view your progress and share your achievements
HEART RATE ON YOUR WRIST
The most valuable info you can gain from measuring your body composition is the trend over time. You will better understand what works best for you in terms of diet and exercise plan. To keep you motivated you can set a body goal.
- Customisable straps in 4 colours and 2 sizes
- Touch screen
- Battery up to 5 days with a low battery indicator on screen
- Water resistant (splash proof, shower proof, not for swimming)
- Ultra-slim design
- Software updates
- Automatic sleep tracking goal setting
- Wireless syncing
I am well impressed with TomTom’s latest fitness tracker, and love the way it encourages people to worry more about what their bodies are made of than just weight. This has motivated me to focus on this much more, and hopefully will be able to share my progress with you again soon.
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