I am unable to turn off auto-pause on my watch. How can I change this?

mkemp715 Registered Users Posts: 2
Apprentice Traveler
edited January 24 in TomTom Sports
I do many obstacle races and the auto-pause feature is infuriating for looking back at race-day results. Some training workouts are very annoying also. I remember during my race that my mile 2 was 23 minutes, but it comes through as 11 minutes on TomTom and Strava because of the auto-pause feature. While completing certain obstacles and sometimes while climbing a steep mountain, you're not covering distance quickly enough for it to consider me moving. I understand that, but I cannot turn off the auto-pause feature.

When I click on the options at the Run screen, the "Pause" feature is always grey and I cannot go forward to click On or Off. All of the user manuals say I should be able to change this on the watch, but I cannot.

If I cannot access the original data somehow, I no longer want to use the TomTom watch.
Any help would be appreciated.


  • tfarabaugh
    tfarabaugh Posts: 16,943
    Log into MySports. select your name at the top right and then Settings. On the preferences tab you can toggle auto pause on and off for each sports type.

    I hope this helps answer your question. If so, please mark it as a solution so others can look for it if they have the same question.
  • mkemp715
    mkemp715 Registered Users Posts: 2
    Apprentice Traveler
    Thank you! Okay, I need to wait until I go for a run and check if that works. As of now it updated my total time, but not the splits. I'm going for a run tomorrow and will confirm.