Battery lifeton the RUNNER 3

Arturo2706
Arturo2706 Registered Users Posts: 1
New Traveler
edited January 24 in TomTom Sports
The battery of my watch runner 3 last very few hours, when I use it to run with GPS and music it just last 2 hours, and when I charge it the system shows that I have more than 50% of charge

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  • tfarabaugh
    tfarabaugh Posts: 16,943
    Superuser
    Battery life is rated for around 5 hours for GPS/HR/Music, 9 for GPS/HR, 11 for GPS only, 2 weeks for watch only (that includes pause time as the sensors are still on - so if during a 2 hour activity you had 30 minutes of pause it was 2:30 of battery life, not just the 2 hours it was recording for). Those of course are estimates and best case scenario and are impacted by usage (using backlight, switching screens, etc.) and environmental conditions (overcast skies, tree cover, tall buildings, etc.). If you have night mode or the backlight on that is going to impact it greatly. I have found that they are pretty accurate estimates and my usage and testing has pretty well matched them. Bear in mind that the battery gauge is a rough estimate at best and I have gone many hours when it indicates that it was almost empty.

    That being said, there are battery issues in the latest firmware, I would suggest first trying a factory reset and if that fails asks for a rollback to the prior firmware in the link below:

    https://en.discussions.tomtom.com/spark-and-spark-3-runner-2-and-runner-3-473/unable-to-pair-sync-after-update-to-firmware-v1-7-53-runner-and-spark-watch-series-1030088

    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.