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Hands-on with TomTom's new Spark GPS running watch (pictures)

The TomTom Spark features a built-in heart-rate sensor and 3GB of storage for phone-free music listening.

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The TomTom Spark is a line of six running watches, all of which include GPS, all-day activity tracking (steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes), automatic sleep tracking, Bluetooth to connect with smartphones, interval training and a water-resistant rating of 5 ATM.

The entry-level TomTom Spark only includes the features listed above. The TomTom Spark Cardio adds a built-in optical heart rate sensor. The TomTom Spark Music doesn't include a heart rate sensor, but does include 3GB of storage for songs. If you want both heart rate tracking and music storage, there's the TomTom Spark Cardio + Music.

TomTom is also offering two additional models of the TomTom Spark Music and the TomTom Spark Cardio + Music that will come bundled with a pair of TomTom-branded Bluetooth headphones.

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This is the TomTom Spark Cardio + Music. It features an optical heart-rate sensor on the back and has 3GB of space to store up to 500 songs right on your wrist.

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It's looks similar to TomTom's current running watch, the TomTom Runner Cardio.

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The watch can sync wirelessly with Android and iOS devices. You can also pair a Bluetooth heart-rate strap to the entry-level model, which doesn't include the built-in optical sensor.

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TomTom said that an update slated to arrive by the end of 2015 will also add smartphone notifications and continuous heart rate tracking.

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The TomTom Spark Cardio + Music is available now for preorder in the UK for £190. Preorders will start on October 1 in the US for $249. The full range of Spark watches will be available for purchase on October 15.

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