Our favourite running watch receives an upgrade that finally brings it into the age of activity and sleep tracking. And, thanks to Stellenbosch startup LifeQ and its Life Lens, TomTom now has a fitness wearable with some serious futureproofing.

The Dutch company cast aside the Philips-produced Mio optical sensor for the Life Lens, which carries a green light for heart rate tracking and red and infrared lights for possible blood glucose and blood oxygen levels monitoring. There’s also 3 GB of storage for music, which you can stream via bluetooth directly from the watch. R3 500, tomtom.co.za

This article was originally published in the April 2016 issue of Popular Mechanics magazine.