Happy Monday, Everyone!
I hope you all had a great weekend full of adventure and great weather. We got lucky here in the Carolinas and it’s only going to get better. I’m so excited to share a new fitness gadget I had the chance to play around with all weekend. I know most of my readers are all about health and fitness, so I think you’ll love this post. Anything that can improve my performance is worth a shot. The awesome people over at TomTom sent me a new multi sport spark cardio + music GPS watch to test out and share my thoughts with you guys. It’s like having a Polar watch, Fitbit, and Garmin combined in one.
This watch will have your running to a new beat!
I’ve been running on and off (in between injuries) for about three years. As soon as I reach mile two, I start fighting a huge pain in my shoulder. Runners usually fight pain in their shins, knees, or ankles. I couldn’t understand why I was fighting a tight pain in my neck and shoulders. I thought it was my form, maybe I’m doing it wrong. I decided to talk with a running specialist and he studied the way I ran on a treadmill. He fixed a couple posture issues, but said my form looked pretty good. He asked me where I put my cell phone while running and I told him that I keep it in my hand. Problem solved! I was clenching my phone while running, which causes tension and tight pain in my neck and shoulders. I have a giant iPhone 6plus with a huge otter box case, so that does kind of make sense.
I need my phone when I run becuase I can’t run without music. I don’t like to hear myself breath or I make myself think I’m tired and I don’t like to hear my own footsteps. I’m a total weirdo! I also like that my phone will track my milage, so Ive been keeping it in my bra. I deal with the giant phone bouncing around just becuase I can’t find a arm holder big enough for my phone.
The TomTom watch I tested out this weekend kind of solved all my problems. It has built in GPS that connects to an app to keep track of your route, heart rate, milages, time, and so on. The GPS is also incredibly accurate and connects so fast. It comes with bluetooth headphones so I can listen to my playlist straight from my computer. You just have to sync them to the watch.
The first run without my phone was great. There was no shoulder pain at all. My friend took her phone with her and she snapped this photo for me after our run. My milage tends to slow down when I’m in my head fighting shoulder pain.
So what all does the watch come with?
24/7 ACTIVITY TRACKING
BUILT-IN HEART RATE MONITOR
OVER 500 SONGS OF MUSIC STORAGE
The watch isn’t just for running. I used it on my hike with my friend and it kept track of the elevation and calories. The watch is also very comfortable. It stay on my wrist and doesn’t slide all over the place. It comes in all sorts of colors, but I like the simple black color because it blends in with all my daily outfits. It motivates me to take mores steps and to get more active. I love using it for dog walking.
Want to know the coolest part? It tracks your sleep to see if you’re getting enough. Sleep is all apart of a healthy lifestyle. It’s also waterproof, which means you can use it to track your stats while swimming. This will be great for lap swimming in the summer. Now, I need to get their action camera to go along with the watch to feel complete.
The watch is very durable and tough. I highly recommend looking into this watch if you’re looking for a great fitness gadget to add to the family. I have an entire drawer full of my running gadgets. This one is definitely going to the top!
Read more about the TOMTOM MULTI SPORT SPARK CARDIO + MUSIC WATCH HERE!
Three Questions For You?
- What is your favorite fitness gadget?
- What fitness activity would you use this watch for?
- What did you do to stay active this weekend?