Tomtom Sports app’s latest update allows users to sync workout data with Google Fit and Apple Health. For those of you who don’t own Tomtom devices, this is a good opportunity for you to try their user interface.
Say you’re on Garmin or Endomondo platform and you sync all the tracked stats to either Google Fit or Apple Health. You can now install the TomTom sports app and allow the mobile app to import data directly from Google Fit or Apple Health.
The data will then be recorded and logged in TomTom’s app. As to the usefulness of this update, let’s just say it offers users more options to analyse their tracked workouts. Clearly the millions who’ve chosen to sync their workout data from their Garmin, Polar, Suunto, Tomtom, Fitbit, Microsoft Band, Soleus, or Timex hardware to mobile apps such as Strava is a sure sign that hardware company’s native apps are still lacking.
According to Corinne Vigreux, co-founder and managing director of TomTom Consumer, there are also a few neat features such as “…encouraging messages, activity trends, performance stats that are as granular as you can get, and plenty of social sharing functions to brag about your achievements to your friends.”
Unfortunately, you won’t be able to start a workout on the TomTom sports mobile app if you don’t have a TomTom wearable. What this update does is merely allow users to import data from other sources via Google Fit or Apple Health and then have it presented within TomTom’s Sports app. A demo trial or a teaser somewhat.
I tried the TomTom sports app myself and shortly after all the sycning and setting up was done, my first encouraging message popped up in the form of an activity update. The TomTom Sports web interface is clean an easy to navigate; largely based on the company’s decision to keep stats concise.
Definitely worth checking out.
Source: Digital Trends