With an upcoming software update from TomTom, users will be able to figure out what their “fitness age” is.
The Dutch company has decided to implement the new function across a variety of its products, taking a cue from Garmin and Fitbit in the process. TomTom will take your VO2Max test and compare it with others of the same gender and age to estimate how “aged” you truly are. This will be done so that the metric can be calculated.
Devices that can already measure your VO2Max will be upgraded for free in the near future.Both the TomTom Spark 3 Cardio and the TomTom Adventurer watches are included here. The accompanying mobile application will then make an effort to inspire you by rewarding you with Fitness Points as you make strides toward achieving your fitness goals. In order to reach this goal, the company will add more training programs that can be used by people of all ages.
Garmin has a similar approach. In addition to that, it determines your “Fitness Age” based on your VO2Max levels. Fitbit does the same thing, but with a unique spin on it. The San Francisco manufacturer will provide you with an estimation of your cardio fitness levels as well as an indication of where you lie within a percentage scale based on your age and gender.
It is no longer sufficient to merely have your reliable fitness tracker provide you with counts of your steps and distance. Users are looking for information that may be put into action in order to effect positive changes in their everyday lives. Because “fitness age” is a notion that can be understood with relative ease, it is likely that more businesses will begin to use it in the near future.
According to TomTom, the software update will become available for watches that are compatible with it throughout the month of September.