Today, TomTom unveiled what they’re claiming to be the industry’s first one-button control GPS Sports watches, the TomTom Runner and TomTom Multi-Sport .

It’s been a while since I heard from TomTom, and ever since Google released free turn-by-turn maps app for both Android and iPhone I had written them off.  Looks like I was wrong as these watches look to be the real deal.

The TomTom Runner, as the name suggests is geared towards those engaging in the singular sport of running.  Like its more versatile brother, the TomTom Multi-Sport, it too features an extra-large, high-resolution and high-contrast display; one button control that lets you  navigate up-down-left-right through menus; race against a virtual partner; and connect to Bluetooth associated devices, such as a heart rate monitor.

It would seem that both units are waterproof up to 50 meters, yet the Mult-sport watch, which is designed specifically for swimmers and triathletes, it can track lap and stroke information, as well as calculate a SWOLF score to show swim efficiency.   It also has a built-in altimeter, cadence sensor and ships with a dedicated bike mount.

Both watches measure just 11.5mm thick and boast a 10 hour battery life with GPS engaged.  Unfortunately, TomTom hasn’t announced pricing, but expect TomTom Runner and TomTom Multi-Sport to be available sometime this summer.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."