Updated 16 Mar 2018

TomTom

Spark cardio + music

Snapshot: The TomTom Spark cardio + music is swimproof, with GPS and a heart rate monitor. It works with both iOS and Android phones.

Spark cardio + music
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$399

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Test results

Overall score
52
Fitness functions
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Battery
?/10
Active heart rate accuracy
?/10

Good points

  • Good for fitness functions.
  • Easy to use.
  • Good battery.
  • OK features.
  • Is water resistant.
  • Has GPS.
  • Works with both iOS and Android.
  • Has a very accurate heart rate monitor.
  • Has sleep tracker.

But

  • Has no smart functions.
  • Poor for apps.

How we test

Overall score is based on:

Fitness functions (25%). Includes sensor accuracy, sleep tracking, and assessments of fitness apps.
Heart rate accuracy is included as part of the fitness functions score and assessed against medical equipment.

Smart functions (25%). Includes phone functions, social media and voice recognition.

Ease of use (25%). Includes set-up, usability, and build quality.

Battery (15%). Includes battery life and recharge time.

App (5%). Assesses base app on phone.

Features (5%). Assesses available features.

Price is based on a March 2018 survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$399

More test results (/10)

Apps
3.4
Features
5.7

Specifications

Type
Fitness watch
Weight (g)
46.5
Battery life (tested, hours)
330
Time to full charge from 0% (mins)
111

Features

Water resistant
Swimproof
Bluetooth
NFC
×
GPS
Works with iOS
Works with Android
Screen (touch)
yes (no)
Clock display
Text message notification/Read/Reply
no / no / no
Make and receive calls
×
Control music playlist and playback
Navigation
Control phone camera
×
Heart-rate monitor
Sleep tracker