TomTom Runner and Linux

TomTom Runner and Linux

Description

I’ve been looking for a sports watch for my activities that does not necessarily have to be connected to network-based services. After a long search, i decided to use the model “TomTom Runner 3”, because it runs under Linux and allows all relevant functions without a connection to cloud services and registrations.


Prepare system to mount TomTom Runner via USB

The following entries are standard entries to include different tomtom fitness watches - not only Runner 3 :)

1) Edit or create a rule for udev.

vi /etc/udev/rules.d/sportsconnect.rules

2) Include the following lines

# TomTom Fitness Watch
SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="1390", ATTRS{idProduct}=="7474", MODE="0666"
# TomTom Fitness Watch (Runner3)
SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="1390", ATTRS{idProduct}=="7475", MODE="0666" 
# TomTom Fitness Watch (recovery)
SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="1390", ATTRS{idProduct}=="7476", MODE="0666" 
# TomTom Fitness Watch (Runner2, Spark?)
SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="1390", ATTRS{idProduct}=="7477", MODE="0666" 
# TomTom Activity Tracker
SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="1390", ATTRS{idProduct}=="7480", MODE="0666" 
# TomTom Fitness Watch
SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="1390", ATTRS{idProduct}=="7485", MODE="0666" 
# TomTom Fitness Watch (recovery)
SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="1390", ATTRS{idProduct}=="7486", MODE="0666" 
# TomTom Fitness Watch (no ms)
SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="1390", ATTRS{idProduct}=="7487", MODE="0666" 

3) Load new udev rules

udevadm control –reload-rules

Software

I use the software TomTomWatch:
“TomTomWatch is a Java application for downloading content from the TomTom GPS watches. I created it because I do not want to use the TomTom cloud for maintaining my tracks.”

Homepage and Binary: https://blog.studioblueplanet.net/?page_id=566
Source: https://github.com/scubajorgen/TomTomWatch

Have fun !