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Battery replacement for tomtom spark cardio music

sweetman70sweetman70 Posts: 35 [Outstanding Explorer]
Hello all,
I thinking to buy a new battery for my tomtom spark cardio music.
I found this here (http://tiny.cc/riq34y) and it seems ok.
But how can I be sure to buy the right battery?
Is there someone that knows the tomtom spark cardio music battery model and specifications?
And: is the battery for tomtom spark cardio music identical to tomtom spark/spark 3?
Thanks in advance for any help.
Tony

Comments

  • tfarabaughtfarabaugh Posts: 16,390
    Superusers
    You will not be able to get technical specs for the components and take the watch apart at your own risk. For the trouble you are going to go through to buy a battery and the likelihood of success you are better off investing in a new watch.
  • electroguyelectroguy Posts: 14 [Master Explorer]
    Likelihood of success? it took me 10 minutes to open the case, remove/replace my old battery and it works fine. The battery cost $13 bucks.. only things you need to know are 1) open it slowly, you dont want to break/tear the buzzer cord or ribbon for the heart monitor. 2) the battery plug lifts out 3) the old battery is glued in with cheap glue that will give away when you work on it. Take your time slowly separating the battery from the back case.. once you get it free, its a no brainer.

    Of course, Tom Tom says the battery isnt replaceable.. I beg to differ..
  • sweetman70sweetman70 Posts: 35 [Outstanding Explorer]
    electroguy wrote: »
    Likelihood of success? it took me 10 minutes to open the case, remove/replace my old battery and it works fine. The battery cost $13 bucks.. only things you need to know are 1) open it slowly, you dont want to break/tear the buzzer cord or ribbon for the heart monitor. 2) the battery plug lifts out 3) the old battery is glued in with cheap glue that will give away when you work on it. Take your time slowly separating the battery from the back case.. once you get it free, its a no brainer.

    Of course, Tom Tom says the battery isnt replaceable.. I beg to differ..

    Thanks Electroguy,
    These info are really usefull.
    Ciao
    Tony
  • sweetman70sweetman70 Posts: 35 [Outstanding Explorer]
    electroguy wrote: »
    Likelihood of success? it took me 10 minutes to open the case, remove/replace my old battery and it works fine. The battery cost $13 bucks.. only things you need to know are 1) open it slowly, you dont want to break/tear the buzzer cord or ribbon for the heart monitor. 2) the battery plug lifts out 3) the old battery is glued in with cheap glue that will give away when you work on it. Take your time slowly separating the battery from the back case.. once you get it free, its a no brainer.

    Of course, Tom Tom says the battery isnt replaceable.. I beg to differ..

    Hi Electroguy, where did you bought your battery?
    TIA
    tony
  • sweetman70sweetman70 Posts: 35 [Outstanding Explorer]
    Just to let others know: I bought a new battery from aliexpress.com:
    https://it.aliexpress.com/item/32945589555.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.361c4c4dXNZ3LO

    I ordered it on 25th august. And I received it today (19th september).
    Tony
  • sweetman70sweetman70 Posts: 35 [Outstanding Explorer]
    Just to confirm that replacement is a 5 minutes operation.
    Battery duration is really as a new watch.
    tony
  • MattTHMattTH Posts: 1 [Apprentice Seeker]
    Sweetman 70, I need to do this too. I have exactly the same watch as you. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015OIGS0I/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Can you advise the process and tools used? Or if you have a link to any video that would be great.
  • tfarabaughtfarabaugh Posts: 16,390
    Superusers
    Grandeand wrote: »
    nice ...
    I also have a problem with my runner's battery 2.
    I think that between runner 2 and spark the battery is different.
    does anyone know?
    Spark

    Different models would likely use different batteries (even within a model there may be variety based on how they sourced them). You first need to open up your watch and determine the exact battery in it and replace it with that battery.
  • GrandeandGrandeand Posts: 16 [Master Traveler]
    I disassembled my runner clock 2.
    A 5-key tox and opens in an instant.
    oring is intact.
    it seems to me that the interior is more like spark than runner.
    under the battery there is a tab that will surely power the cardio sensor, how to disconnect the battery?
    how to disconnect the black battery power connector from the circuit?
    I think this is the battery it takes
    https://it.aliexpress.com/item/32945589555.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.361c4c4dXNZ3LO

    this my swatch
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  • FereFere Posts: 1 [New Seeker]
    Hi Grandend, I have the same Problem you had, did you manage to disconnect the black battery power connector from the circuit? How? I tried to remove it carefully but nothing..can I remove the whole connector-thing and after put the black frame back in his place with glue? :/
  • BluetoothLouBluetoothLou Posts: 1 [New Traveler]
    I solved it. Grandeand and Fere. I had to snap out the tiny black connector that has the Red and Black wire and goes into the main watch body. I tried to pull it off but the two wires came off- ripped when I pulled. I went in using a small flat screw head and popped out the little black connector. I then pried off the old battery as it's only held in by glue.

    Once everything was out I took my replacement battery (which was actually a bit smaller than the original) and glued it in place. I took the little back connector and pushed it in from the top into the place where the old one was. It snapped right in.

    I seems as though it's easy to get them in but not to get them out.

    After this I squeezed the remaining red and black wiring into the watch where I found space. Put all the six screws back in and 8c7q0vggic99.jpg
    Then charged it and it works great.

    Now it holds a charge for almost 3 days versus 12 hours like before. Hope this helps.
  • Cojay725Cojay725 Posts: 7 [Apprentice Traveler]
    So i changed my battery today. Took me around 10mins to complete the job. Took some photos as well. I love this watch!

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    Battery i got from aliexpress:

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    You’ll just need to pry out the old batter terminal. When replacing the new battery just put it in position and push it with a flat screw driver (supplied).

    Hope this helps!
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