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TomTom Runner

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2979 reviews of TomTom Runner. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and design. The size and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive comments about the memory.

usability, price, size, design, reliability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the TomTom Runner is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for TomTom Runner


alaTest has collected and analyzed 297 user reviews of TomTom Runner from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Comments about the performance and size are overall positive. The design and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the reliability.

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81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: TomTom Runner GPS Watch - Dark GreyTomTom Runner GPS Watch - Dark Grey

Jun, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for TomTom Runner


alaTest has collected and analyzed 742 user reviews of TomTom Runner from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Views about the performance and size are generally positive. The design and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size, performance


71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: TomTom Runner GPS Watch (Grey)TomTom Runner GPS Watch (Grey)

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Jim Cyr (

TomTom Runner GPS Watch review


I really liked what TomTom has done with this GPS sportwatch. This would be great for those who are in the 5k to 10 miler range, and runs mostly 10's & 1's with little variance to their program. The slim design makes this a great all-day wearing watch....

Great looking and slim design Simplified user interface and menus Battery life Fast GPS fix

Doesn’t use heart rate zones Manually set the time Can’t have HR alerts and another goal during same activity Limited workouts options No Bluetooth pairing with smartphones

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : BRENT ROSE (

TomTom Runner GPS Watch Review: A Good First Step


We really liked how easy it is to set goals and the intuitive visual feedback you get on how close you are to achieving them. The vibrating alerts are great, too, since we typically run with music. It certainly has more options than most running...

Battery life is very good.

The screen is a bit too reflective The backlight is uneven and fairly dim

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Mike Prospero (

TomTom Runner GPS Watch Review


Comfortable to wear ; Easy to read while you run ; Intuitive controls ; Good battery life

Can't sync workout data via Bluetooth ; Doesn't record split times

Small, light and accurate, the TomTom Runner GPS watch is a good companion for runners training for their next race.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : DC Rainmaker (

TomTom Runner & Multisport GPS Watch In-Depth Review


TomTom announced their first athletic GPS units back in April, but it's as of today that you can finally buy them (well, at least the Runner edition). These two units were produced solely by TomTom (previously they had a partnership with Nike on the...

– Simple & Clean interface ; – Incredibly awesome satellite connectivity speeds ; – Tracks distance and pace well ; – Contains Bluetooth Smart support ; – [Multisport Unit] Indoor pool swim at low-cost

– No ANT+ support, means new purchase of accessories for most ; ( ; ) ; – Website is pretty slim right now ; – [Multisport Unit] No openwater swim support ; – [Multisport Unit] No multisport mode for triathlons/races

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Fred Zahradnik (

TomTom's Runner GPS Sport Watch ($169) Review


TomTom has long been a leader in dedicated car GPS devices and software, and like other GPS-focused firms, has been branching out into wearable GPS and other accessories. The $169 TomTom Runner GPS Watch is the company's second iteration of a GPS sport...

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (

TomTom's new GPS sport watches aim for runners, cyclists, swimmers


The TomTom Runner is, as the name suggests, a GPS watch for runners, complementing the existing Nike+ Sportstwatch Powered By TomTom. The $199 Runner can track time, pace, and distance, and can be customised to set challenges of distance, time,...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Michael Sawh (

TomTom Runner


Satnav specialists TomTom plots its own route to sports watch domination

Impressive QuickGPSFix technology ; Light, comfortable watch design ; Motivational graphical virtual trainer

Very basic TomTom MySports web tool ; Watch doesn't fit securely inside strap when not worn ; Lacks built-in USB charging

The TomTom Runner is a comfortable, easy to use GPS sports watch with good battery life and a great QuickGPSFix mode that makes it one of the best sports watches to buy for intermediate level runners.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Kieran Alger (

TomTom Multi-sport Cardio review


A running watch to set your pulse racing

Built-in heart monitor ; Simple interface ; Accurate data for many sports

Can’t track pulse in the pool ; No Android app

May, 2014

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TomTom Runner review


We road test the TomTom Runner. Find out if it went the distance...

Simple to use ; Rapid to set up

New strap with removable face ; No micro USB charging

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (

TomTom Runner review


Wearable tech is all the rage at the moment, particularly smartwatches. It's hardly a surprise, then, that plenty of manufacturers want a slice of the pie. But what makes TomTom - the company better known for its satnav devices - believe it has what it...

Comfortable, plenty of options, open platform support for services like RunKeeper, good enough battery life, as a watch it's great

Need a computer (no app connection), need to connect every three days, no real control over historical activities, doesn't use screen real-estate to the fullest, needs a docking station to charge and connect, TomTom MySports is poor, limitations to...

For every feature we don't like about the TomTom Runner there is another feature we do. For everything TomTom has presumably learnt from its hand in the Nike+ SportsWatch, however, it also seems to have unlearnt something else. Which is really...

Aug, 2013

Product Specifications


Color of product:Anthracite, Black / Black / Black, Green / Black, Orange / Black, Pink / Black, Red / Blue, Green / Green, Turquoise / Grey / Grey, Red / Grey, White / Orange / Orange, Pink / Pink / Turquoise
Protection features:Water Resistant
Water resistance:5
Waterproof: Yes
Waterproof up to:1574.8 / 1968.5


Display Resolution:144 x 168
Display size (HxV) (imperial):0.86 x 0.98 / 0.866 x 0.984 / 0.87 x 0.98
Display Type:Dot-matrix
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touchscreen:N / Y

Energy Management

Battery Type:Built-In
Rechargeable battery: Yes

GPS Performance

GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y

Packaging Content

Chest strap:N
Manual: Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Active minutes:Y
Activity monitoring:Y
Built-in distance meter: Yes
Calories burned:Y
Electronic compass: Yes
Heart rate data transfer:Bluetooth
Heart rate monitor:No / Yes
Heart rate-based calorie computation: No
Languages support:CZE, German, Dutch, English, Spanish, FIN, French, Italian, POL, Portuguese / CZE, German, Dutch, English, Spanish, French, Italian, POL, Portuguese / German, English, Spanish, French, Italian / German, Spanish, French, Italian / Multi
Personal goals:Y
Quality of sleep:Y
Recommended activity:Cycling, Fitness, Running, Swimming / Cycling, Running, Swimming / Running
Time/distance alert: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:No / Yes


Battery Life:10 / 11 / 8
Battery life (GPS mode):10 / 11
Battery life (max):3
Battery Type:Built-In
Rechargeable battery:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH):1.42 x 0.63 x 2.32
Strap length:9.02 / 9.17
Thickness:0.453 / 0.539 / 1.57
Weight:1.62 / 1.66 / 1.73 / 1.76 / 2.22