The TomTom Touch distinguishes itself from the almost endless array of fitness trackers available today by being the first to include body composition analysis. The TomTom Touch will estimate the user’s body fat percentage and lean body mass.
The tracker also includes different colors, 24/7 stats and the tracking of different sports, though there was no mention of GPS or water resistance, so this may not be the best option for running or swimming enthusiasts, but it’s most likely geared towards the step counter crowd anyway.
While the body fat percentage measurement is interesting, keep in mind that the hierarchy goes: DEXA scan, hydrostatic tanks, calipers, and then bioelectric impedance, so this device could only really be using the bottom of the barrel technology, don’t expect much in terms of accuracy and expect the numbers to change often. That same criticism could be levied against many, many scales and handheld devices that are far less convenient than a watch, though, so don’t let that stop you. Just keep your expectation low.
The Touch will ship in October for €149, around $170.