New Activity mode

MaKo73
MaKo73 Registered Users Posts: 2
Apprentice Traveler
edited January 24 in TomTom Sports
Hi.
Could you add a badminton to Tom Tom Sports?
Please!!!

Kind Regards,
Marcin

Comments

  • tfarabaugh
    tfarabaugh Posts: 16,935
    Superuser
    They are not adding any more sports modes, that is what they added Freestyle and gym modes for. Freestyle is for any GPS enabled non-core activities and Gym for non-GPS enabled activities. If they start adding sports modes then you may want badminton and I may want football and someone else may want paddle sports, this is why then went with the generic Freestyle. The existing sports also tie into the lifetime totals on MySports. If they add more sports modes they would also need to redesign all of MySports to capture them. You should try using Freestyle it gets you distance based on GPS and calories based on HR so it will be the most accurate (cycling and running use METs for calories and ignore HR) for outdoor activities or gym mode if you do not need GPS. Since TT has left the wearables market and is not producing any new devices this will not change.

    I imagine this is not what you were hoping to hear but let me know if this answered your question. If it did, please mark it as a solution so other can look for it if they have the same question.
  • MaKo73
    MaKo73 Registered Users Posts: 2
    Apprentice Traveler
    Thanks for reply.
    I already used Freestyle for Badminton on my watch :).
    But I thought it's possible to add more sports on website in future.
    We could define activity after synchro. It would be more helpful and useful.
    We could arrange our activities more accurately.
    Regards,
    Marcin
  • tfarabaugh
    tfarabaugh Posts: 16,935
    Superuser
    MaKo73 wrote:
    Thanks for reply.
    I already used Freestyle for Badminton on my watch :).
    But I thought it's possible to add more sports on website in future.
    We could define activity after synchro. It would be more helpful and useful.
    We could arrange our activities more accurately.
    Regards,
    Marcin
    No, they are not adding any more. Since they have not introduced new modes in over 3 years and have now left the sports watch market altogether they have no reason to do anything else. It is not going to get them new customers as they are not looking for any more, so there is no return on their investment. Sadly, it is what it is, it is a legacy device that will be minimally supported go forward and eventually phased out altogether.