Add a sport on my sport watch

Joyciiiiie Registered Users Posts: 1
New Traveler
edited January 24 in TomTom Sports
At this moment I start the following sports on my watch; running, cycling, swimming, treadmill, fitness center, indoor, freestyle and stopwatch. Is it possible for to add "walking"?
Now I use "running" and change it by synchronization, but that is not the easy way I think. Can someone help me?


  • tfarabaugh
    tfarabaugh Posts: 17,004
    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 equestrian sports 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).

    Unfortunately, this is likely not going to happen for several reasons. First, there needs to be enough demand to justify the resources so there needs to be a large enough percentage of users that would use that feature to make it worth the investment of time for TT to program it. Second, there needs to be underlying data available for it. Calories for each activity are calculated based on METs tables so if there are no METs tables for an activity they cannot add it or else they have no way to calculate calories (they do not default it to HR as not everyone has an HR device). The final and most important factor is that TT has left the wearables industry and is no longer producing new devices, so I would not expect much beyond bug fixes go forward as they devices are now legacy products. They will likely support what they have but not add anything new. Essentially the devices are what they are at this point and we are going to have to live with them as the are.

    I hope this helped answer your question. If so, please mark it as a solution so others can look for it if they have the same question.