TomTom’s Touch fitness tracker knows you how fat you are

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The TomTom Touch fitness tracker features body composition analysis

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Fitness trackers are great for logging your activity, but it can be hard to work out what impact all that exercising is having on your body. TomTom's new Touch fitness tracker is aimed at addressing this by measuring your percentage of body fat and muscle mass as well as recording your activity and heart rate.

With the launch of its Touch fitness tracker, TomTom hopes to move body composition analysis from scales, like the Withings Body Cardio, to the wrist. The firm says body fat and muscle mass percentages can, over time, offer a good insight into how you activity or dieting is impacting your body.

To get the measurement, a wearer of the TomTom Touch simply presses a button with the index finger of the opposite hand to send a current through the body. Body fat and muscle mass percentages are then calculated based on how long the current takes to go through your body and how much resistance it encounters.

In addition to telling you how fat or muscly you are, the TomTom Touch offers 24/7 activity tracking and will log steps, active time, calories burned, distance walked and sleep time. It also records sports workouts and monitors your heart rate to give a useful indicator of your fitness level.

Information can be displayed, and swiped through, on a touchscreen, or via the TomTom MySports app, which is the same app we used with the TomTom Spark (Cardio + Music) when we reviewed it. The Touch will also display incoming call and text notifications on your wrist, and is said to have a up to seven day battery life.

The TomTom Touch will come in a number of colors including black, red, purple and turquoise, and will be priced at US$130. It's due to hit stores in October.

You can check out a promo video for the TomTom Touch below.

Product Page: TomTom Touch

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