Tom Tom Runner 3 GPS Running Watch : So nearly perfect, but good enough for me.

I am delighted with this watch. It is good to see updates to the watch and the website. I have had two minor issues since i purchased the watch. On one occasion i drained the battery completely and it took a couple of charges to sort it out. My advice, charge it regularly, charging is quick, so, maybe charge at breakfast time, it’ll be ready to go by the time you leave the house. The other problem i have had was sleep tracking, but, i think that was a problem with me sleeping badly rather than a problem with the watch, the sleep tracking is based on movement or lack of it, this works well most of the time for me. Gps works well, much better in our area than any other device i have used, it has not lost gps once so far. Latest updates include workouts for selected activities, i look forward to trying this out.

I’ve purchased a running watch that is comfortable to wear, intuitive to use, highly durable, great to look at and fantastic value for moneyi’m running a marathon in april and so i purchased this tom tom watch in january as a device to aid my training. I wanted a device that would accurately monitor/display my distance, time and average pace. I don’t care too much about all the other bits of data that can be created. I just want these three simple pieces of data clearly displayed and logged, and that’s exactly what this watch does. It also does it for almost a quarter of the price of some other leading running watch brands that i researched. This is a watch that definitely won’t be going back in the drawer, never to be used again. The battery life is pretty good as well. I’ve only needed to charge it once a week. The app for the watch on my iphone is also great for additional data.

Bought so i can keep track of my training. Battery life ok, i charge every 4 days but kept in “airplane mode” when not running. Have to update the gps every 2-3 days or it will take about 2 mins to get gps location.

On opening the box and removing the watch the watch safety loop part of the strap broke. There were no instructions with the watch. I had to go online to find oout how to set it up. Luckily we still have an old laptop as this is needed to set up the watch. No where when i researched sports watches was this mentioned. So far i have not been able to use the watch.

Quick gps connection, simple to use and nice to not need your phone for music if you enjoy a few tunes on your runs. Bluetooth connectivity is simple and effective. The only issue so far has been getting itunes music playlists to appear on the tom tom app to then sync to my watch. I am getting there but surely this should be easier than this?.

So, i’ve had this for a week now and believe i’ve finally got the hang of it. I had real difficulties in uploading music onto the watch to start with. Turns out all of my music was ripped to my pc as a windows media audio file, not an mp3, and as such the device wouldn’t find the playlist. This means that everything i have on my pc is incompatible, which means either converting the lot with a 3rd party programme, or re-ripping the lot from cd in mp3 format. A simple improvement that tomtom could make is to make it recognise the. Wma file type, and even the. Wpl playlist file type, because then everything would work fine, but i’m probably the only dinosaur still using windows media player as my primary music programme. The bluetooth headphones are good. Connecting to the watch and also my phone (not at the same time, obviously) easily and giving good sound quality.

This is my first runners watch but it’s great, i’ve not used the music function yet so can’t rate it. The gps tracking is really accurate with only 2 seconds difference from my greatrun 10k time. I’ve also uploaded trails with ease. You have to be a little careful removing the watch face for charging/connecting to the pc but i would definitely recommend it.

This was a replacement for a garmin watch that’s seen better day & i’m impressed by how superior this is to my old model. It locks on to gps quickly, syncs easily with the tomtom smartphone app’ & battery life is impressive.

  • The Tom Tom runner 3 is absolutely brilliant, it ticks all the boxes and it has
  • So nearly perfect, but good enough for me.
  • Excellent hardware, support and GPS

Tom Tom Runner 3 GPS Running Watch with Heart Rate Monitor – Small Strap, Black/Green

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Battery lasts long enough for me (but depends on what activity you are recording – gps usage may drain it off quickly). Charging from nothing takes ca. 1hr – usually i charge it every 3-5 daysall functions easy to understand and i had no need to read manuals. There are some issues with wireless synchronization. Usb sync works very well every time. I had to buy a new strap after 5 months of heavy usage (wearing 24/7) and it is more than 20 pounds. The strap is not too comfortable – you have to wear it quite tight to read heart rate correctly. I have to change the hands i have tt r3 on ( eg i put it on the right hand when sleeping) to give my skin some “rest” time. I bought it as black friday deal for less than 60. For that price, it is a really good deal.

So far so good with this watch. I like the fact it is so slim and when i compared the distances with my sisters garmin watch, which was twice as expensive, it showed exactly the same distances, so the gps part works fine. The watch functions were as expected. The only thing i would like to change is the format of the data that is shown on screen e. Whilst running i would like to see my pace time/km and distance run/km in really big characters as when i race these are the most important stats for me to stay on target. But overall the watch looks great, and the strap is so comfortable you would hardly know you have it on your wrist.

The tom tom runner 3 is absolutely brilliant, it ticks all the boxes and it has all the features i’ve always needed. The design is pretty nice, you can choose the strap you like and you can also change it if you get bored of it. I got the black and green strap, which is pretty cool. It’s very comfortable and very easy to close and secure thanks to the three connection points. You will need to take the watch off the strap when you need to charge it, but it’s extremely easy to do and you don’t need to do it so often. The battery life is pretty good in my opinion, it constantly counts your steps and monitors your heart rate, if you just use it as a watch it can go for over a week without charging. When using gps and music at the same time i usually charge it after three days (one 1h long outdoor activity per day plus indoor gym activities with no gps). The earphones pairing can be tricky at first: i had to try a few times before i could pair my headset (also make sure there are no other bluetooth devices in range other than the headset), but once paired it gets recognised in a couple of seconds. The sound quality is good and you also get audio audio feedback when wearing earphones and i also get no stuttering or audio drops, not even outdoor, but that depends on where the bluetooth receiver is placed in the headset: mine is on the lefthand side, so that helps a lot. The heart rate monitor is extremely precise, just make sure you’re wearing the watche reasonabily tight.

Disappointinghad a fitbit surge before this but i thought i’d try something new and being considerably more expensive than a fitbit it had to be better right ?feels like it is focused on running more jan general exercise also awkward to get your head around the capabilities would probably go back to a fitbit it i had the choice. Has a good battery life though.

I only use this watch for running so dont wear it all the time. Battery only gets me about 3 runs of maybe 45mins before recharge. Didnt like the way i had to use a pc to set it up and had to factory reset as it was in german. Would rather have been able to do it via app. Although watch itself is very good and functions easy to use.

With my bad eyesight, it is the best watch i have had as the number digits are very big and clear and the back light is great. Love it for all my exercises as i walk, jog and cycle. It is also just a great watch for time.

  • The Tom Tom runner 3 is absolutely brilliant, it ticks all the boxes and it has
  • So nearly perfect, but good enough for me.
  • Excellent hardware, support and GPS

Tom Tom Runner 3 GPS Running Watch with Heart Rate Monitor – Small Strap, Black/Green

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