Get your fitness on with the TomTom Sports App

TomTom Sports app

TomTom has revealed the launch of the new TomTom Sports app, bringing not just activity data, but insights and motivation, to millions of users.

According to the firm, the new TomTom Sports app, co-created with athletes and fitness app users, gets people going by introducing motivational messages, activity trends and comparisons, performance stats down to the second, rich social sharing functions, presented in an attractive and friendly design.

“We have been creating wearables since 2009, and since then much has changed. The large amounts of data people now have access to, is overwhelming. What people really need in that moment where excuses beat conviction, is motivation and a better understanding of what works for them. With our new TomTom Sports app we turn data into insights to do just that. This launch marks the beginning of what will be a hugely exciting year for our brand in the world of sports.” Says Corinne Vigreux, Co-Founder and Managing Director TomTom Consumer.

The TomTom Sports app, according to the firm, provides a single place to track up to 12 different activity types ranging from running, cycling and swimming to skiing, trail running and hiking. The app can show your latest efforts and achievements – such as changes in body composition and resting heart rate – at a glance. It also enables more advanced athletes to examine performance analytics on a by-the-second level. With smart comparisons, users can now benchmark their latest performance against their personal bests.

The new TomTom Sports app enables data sharing with a range of third-party platforms like Strava, Nike+, Endomondo, MapMyFitness, Runkeeper and many more.

Coming to your smartphone soon
The new TomTom Sports app will be available for download from the Apple Store and Google Play store starting at the end of January in most countries. The app works with iOS4 and Android3 smartphones and supports the TomTom Runner, TomTom Touch, TomTom Adventurer, TomTom Spark and TomTom Multi-Sport wearable ranges.

The TomTom Sports app is compatible with the following devices:
Android: To ensure an excellent mobile experience, make sure to use the TomTom Sports App on phones with Bluetooth Smart (4.1 or higher) and Android version 4.4 or higher. The app needs to be connected to the internet to exchange information with your TomTom device. The following Android phones are supported:

– Samsung S7, S7 Edge, S6, S6 Edge, S5, S5 Mini, S5 Plus, S4, S4 Mini, A3, A5, Note 3, Note 4, J5
– Nexus 5, 5X, 6
– HTC One M8, M9
– LG G3, G4
– Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, Z5, Z5 Compact
– Huawei P8, P8 Lite
– OnePlus One

The firm has stated that it will continue to add new phones to the list of supported Android devices in the future. iOS: The TomTom Sports App only works on iPhone4 4S or higher and iOS8 or higher. The app needs to be connected to the internet to exchange information with your TomTom device.

Edited By: Darryl Linington
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