Physical ABuse with TomTom Spark GPS Fitness Watch

Today, I was physically being ABused at TomTom Spark event. Thanks to TomTom for choosing that location – Physical ABuse. It is the first time I have to sweat it out (voluntarily) to experience the product – TomTom Spark GPS Fitness Watch.


As you may already know, the TomTom Spark GPS Fitness Watch was launched last year during Sitex 2015. This time, TomTom wanted the media to experience it on their wrist. So, at the event, right out of the box, we setup the TomTom Spark and start our “ordeal” with the ABuser there.

Setting up the TomTom Spark is actually very simple. As I had reviewed other TomTom watch before, it is even easier since the menus are similar. Here is a picture (from TomTom) on our warm-up exercise.


BTW, just to set the record straight – Physical ABuse is a gym (at 30 Prinsep St, Income at Prinsep, #03-01, S(188647)) where they have gym facilities and various lessons for members. And ABusers are their Trainers.

So, it begins. It started with warm ups and we proceed to various stations for cardio exercises. Immediately, I can see from TomTom Spark’s Heart Rate monitor that my heart rate is racing up, which is point of this circuit training.

For those who are familiar with TomTom watches, it now has a GYM mode. With the GYM mode, it will track your heart rate accordingly without activating the GPS. With TomTom Spark integrated Media Player, you can play your favorite music on your headphones via Bluetooth. TomTom Spark comes in different configuration and strap sizes and one of them has the headphones option.


Note: You can also use other Bluetooth headphones to connect to the watch (subject to compatibility).

Here are the different watch configurations.

TomTom Spark GPS Fitness Watch Range, RRP (SGD)

  • TomTom Spark GPS Fitness Watch, $249
  • TomTom Spark Music GPS Fitness Watch, $329
  • TomTom Spark Cardio GPS Fitness Watch, $329
  • TomTom Spark Cardio + Music GPS Fitness Watch, $399
  • TomTom Spark Cardio + Music GPS Fitness Watch + Bluetooth® Headphones, $479
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For guys, you can go for the large version of the TomTom Spark. The straps are wider.



Some features of the TomTom Spark GPS Fitness Watch:

  • Automatic Sleep Tracking
  • Multi-Sport Modes include run, treadmill, indoor and outdoor cycle, swim, gym and freestyle.
    • Gym and freestyle modes are to track other indoors and outdoors sports activities e.g. skiing or spinning.
  • Heart Rate Training Zones
  • GPS Tracking
  • Smartphone Notifications**
  • Perfect Fit & Customisable Straps
  • Preloaded Music
  • Audio Performance Feedback
  • Wireless Syncing
  • Water Resistant up to 40m/5ATM***
  • Indoor Training Mode
  • Race Mode
  • Interval Training
  • Continuous Heart Rate Tracking
*Based on an average length of a song. Total number of songs may vary depending on size of files.
** Available via update by Q2 2016
***Environmental factors may impact use under water, for more information please refer to the manual on
– The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by TomTom is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.
– iTunes is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
– Windows Media and Windows Media Player are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries

I have yet to explore the watch. So, in the meanwhile, check out the Press Release below. Here is a collage of photos from the event (thanks to TomTom).


Press Release


~Fitness enthusiasts can now work out to music and track activities 24/7 through their TomTom Spark GPS fitness watch~

Singapore, 28th January 2016 – TomTom (TOM2) today announced the all-new Spark GPS fitness watch range, with integrated 3GB music player, making it easier for fitness enthusiasts to boost their training by listening to songs directly from their watch. Users no longer have to strap a phone to their arm or worry about wires getting in the way during their workout. TomTom Spark gives them everything they need in one easy-to-use device on their wrist.

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The TomTom Spark GPS fitness watch streams music to a wide range of Bluetooth® headphones, and comes preloaded with a bespoke thirty minute Running Trax, curated by Ministry of Sound. Playlists can also be easily downloaded to TomTom Spark from iTunes or Windows Media® Player.

“We know that music plays an important role when it comes to motivating and improving sports performance, but relying on a smartphone is all too often an uncomfortable experience,” says Chris Kearney, Vice President, Asia Pacific, TomTom. “The unique combination of an integrated music player, built-in heart rate monitor, 24/7 activity tracking, multi-sport modes and GPS in TomTom Spark makes it easier than ever to track progress, improve overall fitness levels and ultimately get more from your workout”.

Steps, active minutes, distance, calories burned and sleep duration are all tracked by the 24/7 activity tracking feature in the TomTom Spark. Users can set and track daily and weekly goals, follow progress on their watch or via the TomTom MySports app and TomTom MySports web site. Alternatively, users can also upload their stats to multiple platforms including RunKeeper, Nike+ and more.
The built-in heart rate monitor accurately tracks heart rate, without the need for a chest strap. The multi-sport mode means that users can track all of their indoor and outdoor sporting activity including running, cycling, swimming, treadmill and gym workouts, giving them real time information including time, distance, speed and pace.

The TomTom Spark Fitness GPS Fitness Watch range will be available at the following prices:

TomTom Spark GPS Fitness Watch Range RRP (SGD)

  • TomTom Spark GPS Fitness Watch $249
  • TomTom Spark Music GPS Fitness Watch $329
  • TomTom Spark Cardio GPS Fitness Watch $329
  • TomTom Spark Cardio + Music GPS Fitness Watch $399
  • TomTom Spark Cardio + Music GPS Fitness Watch + Bluetooth® Headphones $479

Different strap sizes in various colour, and accessories are also available. More information can be found here

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About TomTom

At TomTom (TOM2) our mission is to make technology so easy to use, that everyone can achieve more.

We create easy to use navigation devices, helping millions of people to get where they want to be. Today, we continue to simplify the complex, making technology more accessible for everyone.
We serve four different markets: Consumer, Telematics, Automotive and Licensing.

We make easy to use navigation devices, sport watches and action cameras for consumers. We enable businesses with vehicles to more easily manage and improve fleet efficiency whilst increasing overall business performance with our Telematics solutions. We also offer a world leading real-time map platform that is powering innovative location based services and helping to make automated driving a reality for the automotive industry.

Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Amsterdam, we have over 4,200 employees worldwide and sell our products in over 46 countries.

About Ministry of Sound

Ministry of Sound Group is an iconic global entertainment business comprised of a unique portfolio that includes the renowned London club, one of the world’s largest independent record labels, international events, an extensive digital presence, Ministry of Sound Radio and the successful compilations business.
Hailed as the home of dance music, Ministry of Sound’s flagship brands have been at the forefront of global dance music culture for twenty-four years and are some of the most recognisable names in the music industry.