In tune with fitness

Bored of exercising or bored when you exercise? 

The wearable TomTom Spark 3 provides both cardio and music.

Fitness trackers-come-music players are a rarity, and some attempts to soundtrack your sweat-a-thon have been a technical let-down or compromised one most-wanted feature for another. So, this little number may well be the tech of 2017 to put a spring in your step.

Key features
The TomTom Spark 3 offers:
* GPS chip to track all activities (shareable with Strava & Runkeeper)
* Built-in heart rate monitor 
* Measures steps, active minutes, distance, calories burnt & sleep
* Water resistant up to 40m
* Display size 22x25 mm* Stores up to 500 songs/3GB
* Syncs up activities to TomTom MySports iOS or Android app, or PC or Mac software
* Includes Bluetooth headphones (optional) 
* Multisport mode
* Route exploration

Track ‘n’ tunes
OK, so it’s not a smartwatch (there’s no touchscreen), so you won’t be able to Facebook your friends or make purchases at the flick of a wrist, but it’s hardy, simple, and boasts a three-week battery life (five hours on full charge if you’re using GPS, heart rate and music).

Tracking-wise, it truly excels when it comes to running – a map and compass guiding you along new routes and toward home when you’re done.

Tunes-wise, the headphones promise comfort and audio consistency.

RRP £219.99, www.tomtom.com
A comprehensive box-ticker for those who need musical inspiration to achieve their fitness goals.