Spark 3 in Duathlon / Triathlon

jgrjorge Registered Users Posts: 1
New Traveler
edited January 24 in TomTom Sports

do you use TomTom 3 in Duathlon or Triathlon? How do you use it?


  • tfarabaugh
    tfarabaugh Posts: 16,943
    You don't, there is no triathlon mode because they are not marketing or advertising it as a triathlon watch. TomTom specifically chose not to go after triathlons with this watch in the interest of attracting a wider audience who cross trains in multiple sports (the fact that the three sports happen to be in the triathlon is coincidence, not intent, they are the three most common non-team fitness activities). The TomTom lineup was never intended to be a triathlon watch and in the almost 3 years they have been out no triathlon features have been added so it does not appear they are going to change this. It was intended to be a MultiSport to allow users to train for the individual activities. It does not have open water swim, so it really would not work well anyway. You can do three separate activities (use Freestyle with watch in a cap for swimming) and join them together in a third-party app afterwards (but cannot get into MySports) but you will not get the transitions. If you want a watch that does full triathlons with transitions, etc. you will need to purchase one of the higher priced models from another company designed and advertised for that purpose.

    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.
  • Luxie
    Luxie Registered Users Posts: 3
    Apprentice Traveler
    Hi I use mine for duathlons no problem. I just start on a run end at transition swap to bike then repeat after bike ride. One great thing about the watch is how easy it is to change activities. In fact after spending an hour trying to pair it to things again that might be the only good thing about it (only joking (ish) I do like it normally but it just like all tech it can frustrate!)