As the first in Poland to test TomTom Touch, fitness band Dutch manufacturer of dedicated people who are physically active. To date, TomTom has consistently stood for watches, and those not failed. Is this crazy race as well wrote the latest smartband? Our review, as usual dispels doubts.
Buying armband for active is never easy, but fortunately our smartbandów summary of the best on the market, the choice will be child's play for you. And maybe you decide to buy TomTom Touch? TomTom just started playing with smartbandami, and already showed a product that can boldly fight for the top ten best bands on the market. Of course, this does not mean that the device is without flaws.
Equipment, design and ergonomics
At the beginning I would like to thank REF PR agency that supports TomTom – very professional attitude and kindness. At our request smartband TomTom Touch came almost immediately after the appearance on the market, so that the first checks into the review.In the kit you will find a fitness band: Touch, kabelek USB charging and data transmission and a manual, so all you need to begin play in the monitoring of physical activity. Smartband look like other bands of the display, which we know already – so there is no effect of "wow". In terms of design, like they do not disappear, although I am far from claiming that this is the prettiest machine on the market. Just good looks, that's all. Touch distinguished silver ergonomic button with rim mounted at the bottom of the display. Besides being a black silicone strap, but is nothing surprising. Note the buckle – button used to wear is so important that when replacing the belt still plays a role (the manufacturer does not add it to the new strips), so you should take care of it. As for the touch screen, then it features a resolution of 128×32 p. Information shown on the display are black and white and in full sun are unfortunately not very visible, even despite the fact that after waking up the screen illuminates. The module itself is of size 5 x 22 x 11.5 mm can be easily drawn from the strip, weighing only 10 grams, which makes the activity did not feel his wrist. Forget about it almost immediately. Strap keeps well in the hand, is comfortable and does not attract dust. Mushrooms easily pin their in the hole, so no need to wrestle with them. Operation Touch TomTom is fully intuitive, so even a layman quickly learn to use the machine. In my hands I fell smartband in black.
The system, evaporation, application / website
Application of the Dutch manufacturer can install on a desktop computer, a laptop, and even a smartphone, the latter proves to be necessary to synchronize the band with the phone in order to use notifications. Of course, there are limitations (at least Android version 4.3 or iOS at least Version 8.0). What makes owners of older models will have to overcome the taste. Communication with smartphone is via Bluetooth.At the start, the band should be personalized, will be used for this application MySports Connect. Importantly, synchronization is also very intuitive, allowing anyone to wade through it without too much trouble. At least in my case, there were no major problems. MySports platform, allows access to all the parameters of our training. Using it is very simple, yet intuitive. The interface is clear, but according to me, a little worse than what the competition offers. Besides TomTom MySports tested for you recently. Importantly, users still complain about poor support and the problem of data transfer. In my case again, there were no major problems, although I can understand the negative opinions, the more MySports compared to other platforms. Although justification Dutch manufacturer, it is worth noting that all the time trying to improve the functioning of the service, adding updates and meet consumers. In addition, TomTom is also working with MapMyFitness, RunKeeper or Strava, so from the browser user has access to such information, such as: regeneration or weather conditions. If you like to analyze and play with statistics, it is definitely something for you.
Smartbandem controlled by touch, gliding your finger up or down in search of a specific function. It is also mentioned button at the bottom of the screen, which wakes up the device and is used to turn on or off (with a longer pressing).The first primary and most important function of the device is to monitor the wider activity daily, so smartband will follow overcome steps, distance traveled, calories burned, time will show activity and sleep. Normally the level of the band can track the hour. Unfortunately, the lack of objectives and the level of their implementation – are available via the Internet platform. When it comes to sleep monitor, here we are still with the basic data, and even get a little bit less, because the only time we slept. What is interesting is also a body composition monitor, which measures the amount of body fat and muscle mass, but in this case I am not convinced as to the accuracy of indications. As for the sensors, it is available are motion sensor (accelerometer and gyroscope) and an optical sensor pulse. While in the case of distance measurements seem to be reasonably consistent with what shows GPS with other devices, with which I compared smartband on one route (Touch does not have a GPS module), whereas pulse measurement directly from the wrist seems to differ from reality approx. 10 points, nothing new. It should also pay attention to the fact that your heart rate is not served by the second, only slightly longer period of time. In addition, it is worth paying attention to a sport mode that allows you to manually adjust a particular activity in order to provide even poprawniejszych results. I must admit that at first contact was a bit confused and my running training enrolled in an exercise at the gym, but fortunately I could change it on the Internet platform. However, the distance lost. TomTom for the first time gives its users notifications from your phone, and they operate without major objections. Smartband informed of incoming calls and smsach – only. Unfortunately, the lack of messages from social networks, email or the "find my phone" and thus feel a slight hunger. TomTom Touch has a class IPX7 waterproof, which means that protect against lousy weather, or splashes of sweat. However, you can forget about swimming or taking a bath. On a single charge, which takes approx. An hour, the device is able to work approx. 5 days. This time may be slightly longer or shorter depending on the intensity of use. It's not the result that knocks, but for some intense training units a week full enough, I did not complain.
Summary and evaluation
TomTom Touch is a solid smartband, admittedly does not bring anything new to the segment electronics ubieralnej, but nevertheless works well as a basic tool for active people. The disadvantages that the most conspicuous are the lack of GPS, incomplete notifications from your phone, and waterproof, not allowing to swim. Besides, few can accuse him. As for the first time it is pretty good, although the price should be a bit lower. In the future it will only get better. [Temperatura2 product_id = "21882" hide_temperatura = "true"]