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TomTom Spark Cardio + Music

alaTest has collected and analyzed 111 reviews of TomTom Spark Cardio + Music. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and design are generally positive. The size and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the memory.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the TomTom Spark Cardio + Music is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Caitlin McGarry (pcworld.com)

Review: TomTom sabotages Spark’s fantastic fitness watch features with bad design

 

Activity trackers are getting smaller and more stylish so you can wear them all day every day without your wrist becoming the center of attention. TomTom, maker of popular in-car navigation products, has taken the exact opposite approach with its line...

Accurate heart rate monitoring ; 3GB of local music storage for up to 500 songs ; GPS maps routes without a phone

Bulky hardware fits awkwardly on smaller wrists ; Adding music is a cumbersome process ; Touchpad navigation is difficult while running

TomTom put GPS, heart rate monitoring, and 3GB of on-board music storage in one clunky fitness watch.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Timothy Torres (pcmag.com)

TomTom Spark Cardio + Music

 

The TomTom Spark Cardio + Music fitness tracker offers GPS tracking, an accurate heart rate sensor, and onboard storage for tunes, making it a solid workout companion for music-minded fitness buffs.

Plays music without your phone. Tracks bicycling, running, sleeping, swimming, walking. Accurate heart rate monitor. Large display. Good battery life. Lightweight. Waterproof.

Dull design. Limited app. GPS takes a while to lock on. Adding music is cumbersome.

Conclusions The TomTom Spark Cardio + Music fitness tracker is a good choice for music-minded fitness buffs, and its waterproof design makes it safe for swimmers. But $250 is a lot to spend on a fitness tracker (especially when there are very solid...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Joe DiFiglia (computingondemand.com)

TomTom Spark Cardio + Music Review

 

Face it; we all love gadgets. I love them more than most. I have been running a lot lately, training, competing, etc. While running with my phone is an option for training; running long distances with my phone isn't. Additionally, running through the...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Caitlin McGarry (macworld.com)

Review: TomTom sabotages Spark’s fantastic fitness watch features with bad design

 

Activity trackers are getting smaller and more stylish so you can wear them all day every day without your wrist becoming the center of attention. TomTom, maker of popular in-car navigation products, has taken the exact opposite approach with its line...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Mike Prospero (tomsguide.com)

TomTom Spark Cardio + Music Review

 

In some ways, it's very surprising that it's taken this long for a running watch to have the ability to store and play music. Considering the number of runners who listen to tunes, it's hard to believe that this feature was so long in coming. For that,...

Stream music from watch to headphones ; Small, slim design ; Easy to read outdoors

Annoying charger ; Difficult to load music ; Poorly designed app ; Shorter battery life than competition

You can stream music directly from the TomTom Spark Cardio + Music (and leave your phone at home), but poor software makes this a less-than-ideal running watch.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Simon Crisp (gizmag.com)

Review: TomTom's Spark (Cardio + Music) fitness tracker brings the tunes

 

The TomTom Spark (Cardio + Music) is an activity and fitness tracker which could let you cut the number of gadgets you take on a workout. In addition to a full array of sensors including GPS and heart-rate monitoring, it boasts built-in music storage...

, as well as sport specific devices.

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Nimish Sawant (tech.firstpost.com)

TomTom Spark Cardio + Music review: Leave your smartphone home - Tech2

 

TomTom Spark Cardio + Music adds in music storage to TomTom's multi sport cardio category of GPS watches. Let's see how it fares.

So if you just want some music to listen to when running, then the Spark Music GPS makes more sense, if you can do without the optical heart rate monitor. The Spark Cardio + Music watch makes sense only for those who are serious about running, cycling...

May, 2016

Expert review by: (t3.com)

TomTom Spark Cardio + Music: rock out as you work out

 

TomTom had movement sorted with the Multisport Cardio, now it wants to add music

Slim for a running watch ; Fast pulse detection ; Handy 3GB music player

Basic lifestyle fitness stuff ; Bewildering range of options

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

TomTom Spark Music + Cardio review

 

Multi-sport magician or a confused cardio companion?

Properly powerful sports sensing ; Sounds and situation, without a smartphone ; All day tracking on tap ; Reliable location lock-on with QuickGPS

Divisive design ; Battery can disappear fast with GPS tracking ; Heart-rate tracking is way off ; Bluetooth signal susceptible to breaking up

A tracking ticker with promise that tries to be both sports sensor and all-day assistant – and fails at both

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: (stuff.tv_in)

TomTom Spark Music + Cardio review

 

Multi-sport magician or a confused cardio companion?

Properly powerful sports sensing ; Sounds and situation, without a smartphone ; All day tracking on tap ; Reliable location lock-on with QuickGPS

Divisive design ; Battery can disappear fast with GPS tracking ; Heart-rate tracking is way off ; Bluetooth signal susceptible to breaking up

A tracking ticker with promise that tries to be both sports sensor and all-day assistant – and fails at both

Apr, 2016

Product Specifications

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Blue / Black, Pink / Brown / Purple
Protection features:Water Resistant
Water resistance:5
Waterproof: Yes
Waterproof up to:1574.8

Display

Display Resolution:144 x 168
Display size (HxV) (imperial):0.87 x 0.98

Energy Management

Battery Type:Built-In
Rechargeable battery: Yes

GPS Performance

GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y

Packaging Content

Chest strap:N
Manual: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Active minutes:Y
Automatic daily activity detection:Y
Built-in distance meter: Yes
Calories burned:Y
Distance traveled:Y
Electronic compass: Yes
Heart rate monitor: Yes
Heart rate-based calorie computation: Yes
Languages support:Multi
Personal goals:Y
Quality of sleep:Y
Recommended activity:Cycling, Fitness, Running, Swimming
Training programming:Y
Vibrating alert: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: Yes

Power

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.539
Dimensions (WxDxH):0.866 x 0.453 x 0.984
Weight:1.66 / 1.73