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TomTom Announces A GPS For Scooters And A Fitness Tracker At IFA 2016

TomTom Vio

TomTom Vio

TomTom Vio
TomTom Vio
Announced at IFA 2016, the Vio  is a circular, glove friendly, touchscreen device that acts as a sort of second screen to a smartphone providing notifications, turn by turn navigation on screen and audibly via bluetooth, and alerting the rider of red-light cameras and speeding.
As would be expected of a device that attaches to a motorcycle, the Vio is weatherproof. It is also customizable with silicone covers in six colors to more closely match the look of the scooter it’s paired with.

TomTom Touch

TomTom Touch

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.

Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

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