TomTom Spark and Mobile/Tablet

peterfarley
peterfarley Registered Users Posts: 3
Apprentice Traveler
edited January 24 in TomTom Sports
Would all information be easily readable if someone has not got access to a mobile or tablet

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  • tfarabaugh
    tfarabaugh Posts: 16,936
    Superuser
    Would all information be easily readable if someone has not got access to a mobile or tablet
    You are actually better off without one. The computer is a much more reliable way to sync and the website has a much better interface and more data available than the phone app. You will be fine with just a computer, that is how I have done it for years.

    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.
  • peterfarley
    peterfarley Registered Users Posts: 3
    Apprentice Traveler
    Thank you for that. The person concerned has no access to the internet or mobile network, so would simply be reliant on the watch. How much of the information can be accessed and easily read from the watch itself.
  • tfarabaugh
    tfarabaugh Posts: 16,936
    Superuser
    Thank you for that. The person concerned has no access to the internet or mobile network, so would simply be reliant on the watch. How much of the information can be accessed and easily read from the watch itself.
    You have to have access to a computer in order to use the watch. It is required for registration, applying updates, loading music and emptying the memory. There is no way to clear activities from the watch so after a short while the storage will fill up making it unusable. There is also very little data available on the watch, just summary data like time, distance, etc., you cannot view laps or splits or access HR data or anything else. Based on your description, this is not the watch for the person you are referring to.

    I would take care with your buying decision considering TT has left the wearables market and is not producing any new devices (and never even released the Adventurer in the US), I would assume at this point any updates will be limited to bug fixes. I would not expect much more development so what you get in the box will likely be all there is. There are also major connectivity and battery drain issues that have not been resolved in over six months.

    I imagine this is not what you were hoping to hear but let me know if this answered your question. If it did, please mark it as a solution so other can look for it if they have the same question.
  • peterfarley
    peterfarley Registered Users Posts: 3
    Apprentice Traveler
    Excellent advice, which completely resolves the situation. Many thanks!
    Peter Farley