When you think “fitness tracker” you usually think “Fitbit” or “Apple Watch”. But satnav company TomTom also has a leg in the fitness tracker game with its line of Spark fitness trackers. All of the Spark fitness trackers are on the third-generation of devices, however, the four different models— the TomTom Spark 3, the TomTom Spark 3 Music Headphones, the TomTom Spark 3 Cardio, and the TomTom Spark 3 Cardio Music all do different things. The trick is finding the right TomTom Spark 3 that fits your needs. That’s why we’ve put together this handy guide explaining the key differences between the four Spark fitness trackers.
But first, let's mention what ALL TomTom Spark 3 fitness trackers have in common: they all feature Step Counting, Automatic Sleep Tracking, Calorie Burn, and Active Minutes. They all also feature GPS Tracking, Route Exploration, Goal Setting, Sports Mode, and Multisport Modes. Additionally, they all offer Customizable Straps, Wireless Syncing, Water Resistance to 40m, and Splash Proof technology. So, just what are the difference then? Read on.
TomTom Spark 3
Cost: £119 on Amazon
The TomTom Spark 3 is the entry-level Spark 3 model, so it includes all of the features above and no more. Does that make it a bad buy? Not at all. Matter of fact, most people just need a basic fitness tracker—and this one fits the bill perfectly. However, if you pay just a little more, you’ll get some extra features. Which leads us to…
TomTom Spark 3 Music Headphones
Cost: £129 on Amazon
The next level up is the TomTom Spark 3 Music Headphones. As its name suggests, the TomTom Spark 3 Music Headphones offers some music-related features the entry-level Spark 3 lacks. The biggest feature is 3GB of onboard storage for music. This means you don’t have to take your smartphone with you on a run if you want to listen to some tunes. For many, this makes the TomTom Spark 3 Music Headphones a no-brainer, as it’s always annoying to have a smartphone bouncing around in your pocket while you go for a run. The TomTom Spark 3 Music Headphones also comes with Audio Performance Feedback and your own pair of TomTom Sports Bluetooth Headphones.
TomTom Spark 3 Cardio
Cost: £139 on Amazon
The next level up is the TomTom Spark 3 Cardio. What this added over the entry-level Spark 3 is 24/7 Heart Rate Tracking via a Built-in Heart Rate Monitor. So if tracking your active or resting heart rate is important to you, you’re going to want to go with the TomTom Spark 3 Cardio. But note that though this model is more expensive than the TomTom Spark 3 Music Headphones, it doesn’t offer any kind of music capabilities. Which brings us to…
TomTom Spark 3 Cardio Music
Cost: £184 on Amazon
If you want everything the TomTom Spark 3 has plus 3GB Music Storage plus 24/7 Heart Rate Tracking then you’re going to want to pick up the TomTom Spark 3 Cardio Music, because this baby does it all. But there is one drawback: unlike the TomTom Spark 3 Music Headphones, which comes with TomTom Sports Bluetooth Headphones, the TomTom Spark 3 Cardio Music does not come bundled with them. That means you’re going to have to splash out extra cash if you want TomTom’s Bluetooth headphones. Of course, any existing Bluetooth headphones you currently have will work just fine as well.