Software version Rollback requests | Battery issues | Runner & Spark watch series

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  • Dwijaya
    Dwijaya Registered Users Posts: 27
    Outstanding Explorer
    camj316 wrote:
    Hello,

    Since March my tomtom Spark Cardio Music began to drain battery very fast, the watch got dead until 2.5 hrs of use, and in stand by the battery last 1 day. This issue appeared from the one update, today is update to 1.7.64, I already did the resets procedures posted in this forum bui thint the issue isn't resolved yet, I would hate drop the watch because I bought it two in August 2016 (just two years), and the other one doesn't have this problem although hasn't the latest updates.

    I hope someone help me, I saw that this topic is very common.

    i think you should ask @lampard to guide and lead you to 1.3.255 and welcome to the battery drain society:grin:
  • lampard
    lampard Administrators Posts: 6,071
    Moderator
    @higor80 Have you tried the steps in the public FAQ here to troubleshoot the pairing issues by removing the existing Bluetooth connections from your smartphone: Android/iOS ? Let us know the outcome!

    @camj316 If you now perform the factory reset on the watch, the version 1.3.255 will be offered in Sports Connect to download.
    Dwijaya wrote:
    what if now i'm on 1.3.255 version and still suffered the battery drain? what version should i go?

    If there's a battery drain with the 1.3.255 version, it's best to get in touch with our customer support and they'll be able to assist you further.

    Cheers, lampard
  • Komakino
    Komakino Registered Users Posts: 2
    Apprentice Traveler
    hi @lampard, since a couple of weeks I experience the same battery drain issue with the latest firmware. Can you please provide me the old firmware version?

    Sidenote
    No offence to you - I know there is not much you can do about it... , but this forum thread is about 1 year old. Hundreds of customers experience this problem, and until today TomTom still didn't provide a permanent solution. It's acceptable to provide a firmware rollback for a short time period, but after more than 1 year is ridiculous, customers expect a decent solution and not a workaround.
  • tfarabaugh
    tfarabaugh Posts: 16,977
     Superuser
    Komakino wrote:
    hi @lampard, since a couple of weeks I experience the same battery drain issue with the latest firmware. Can you please provide me the old firmware version?

    Sidenote
    No offence to you - I know there is not much you can do about it... , but this forum thread is about 1 year old. Hundreds of customers experience this problem, and until today TomTom still didn't provide a permanent solution. It's acceptable to provide a firmware rollback for a short time period, but after more than 1 year is ridiculous, customers expect a decent solution and not a workaround.
    @Komakino Unfortunately, shortly after these flawed updates were released TomTom left the wearables market, stopped all development and laid off their Sports Division so I doubt it is every going to be solved. The rollback is the only solution.
  • Phillgriff
    Phillgriff Registered Users Posts: 1
    Apprentice Traveler
    Hi my battery is draining quick on my Tomtom Runner 3. Can only use gps for 2 hrs on a cycle before it runs out. Battery also drains quickly using stop watch. Watch is 13 months old. I have version 1.7.64.
  • barerun
    barerun Registered Users Posts: 18
    Apprentice Traveler
    lampard wrote:
    @barerun If you now perform the factory reset on the watch, the version 1.3.255 will be offered in Sports Connect to download.

    Cheers, lampard
    Hi lampard, solution didnt help, now i have instaled 1.3.255 and battery runs out after 7 hours in running mode with HR. No using and everything switched of, battery drains round 2days. I have watch for 1,5 year, may i claim for a warranty change ?

    cheers, Barerun
  • tfarabaugh
    tfarabaugh Posts: 16,977
     Superuser
    ohh ... that's not what I wanted. I thought there was a DIY way to revert to an earlier version whenever I wanted to. In fact I am at 1.6.26 right now, anxious to try the new version. Can you undo that? Thank you.
    You don't want the new version, it is likely to break connectivity and cause the battery to drain fully in less than an hour, that is why they are rolling everyone back. You gain nothing but headaches from updating it.
  • aspi5762
    aspi5762 Registered Users Posts: 3
    Neophyte Traveler
    Hello there,

    Grateful if I could please be rolled back to the old version. I cannot sync my watch to my phone and get only an hour of battery life after a full charge.

    Thank you!
  • Julio Mano
    Julio Mano Registered Users Posts: 3
    Neophyte Traveler
    Hi, can I also have my Adventurer rolled back to previous version of firmware? Followed every sugestion in the foruns and still nothing. It is a brand new watch with 1,7,64 that gives me the pin but then stays forever trying to pair.
  • lampard
    lampard Administrators Posts: 6,071
    Moderator
    @Komakino @Phillgriff I've now put you on the version 1.3.255, please make a factory reset again and the update will be offered to you in Sports Connect software.

    @aspi5762 Can you please PM me the email address to which you've linked your watch and I'll have a look at it?

    @Julio Mano I would advise you to follow the steps in the public FAQ here to troubleshoot the pairing issues by removing the existing Bluetooth connections from your smartphone: Android/iOS

    @barerun It's best if you can contact our support and they'll be able to assist you further. You can click on 'Contact Us' option at the bottom of this page to Phone/Email them.

    Cheers, lampard
  • Julio Mano
    Julio Mano Registered Users Posts: 3
    Neophyte Traveler
    lampard wrote:
    @Komakino @Phillgriff I've now put you on the version 1.3.255, please make a factory reset again and the update will be offered to you in Sports Connect software.

    @aspi5762 Can you please PM me the email address to which you've linked your watch and I'll have a look at it?

    @Julio Mano I would advise you to follow the steps in the public FAQ here to troubleshoot the pairing issues by removing the existing Bluetooth connections from your smartphone: Android/iOS
    @barerun It's best if you can contact our support and they'll be able to assist you further. You can click on 'Contact Us' option at the bottom of this page to Phone/Email them.

    Cheers, lampard

    Thanks but I have tried that with no sucess. I believe there is un incompatibility with TomTom firmware 1,7,64 and Miui 9 or 10 xiaomi redmi note 4x because I was able to pair with an old Motorola xt1032 with bluetooth 4.0. The only solution left is to try the 1.3.255 firmware.
  • Eserrano
    Eserrano Registered Users Posts: 1
    Apprentice Traveler
    @lampard Could you please roll back my Spark3 to 1.3.255, tired of waiting for a fix on the battery issue, thanks, /Erik
  • Deianira1
    Deianira1 Registered Users Posts: 3
    Neophyte Traveler
    @lampard Could you please also roll back my Spark3 to 1.3.255? Thank you
  • lampard
    lampard Administrators Posts: 6,071
    Moderator
    @Eserrano @Deianira1 If you now perform the factory reset on the watch, the version 1.3.255 will be offered in Sports Connect to download.

    Regards, lampard
  • Julio Mano
    Julio Mano Registered Users Posts: 3
    Neophyte Traveler
    lampard wrote:
    @Eserrano @Deianira1 If you now perform the factory reset on the watch, the version 1.3.255 will be offered in Sports Connect to download.

    Regards, lampard
    @lampard please roll back my watch. I have tried EVERY suggestion I was sent and that I read here and still nothing.
    This is very frustrating, and if doesnt work with the old firmware I will return the watch to the store. This is almost useless since I go by days without going to a PC, and the idea of having to manually, by cable, upload my workouts defeats the purpose of having such a watch.
    Thanks
    Julio
  • Merendero
    Merendero Registered Users Posts: 3
    Neophyte Traveler
    Hi, I´m having problems with the battery duration, could anyone of the Tomtom team downgrade my tomtom runner 3 firmware to this version 1.3.255?

    Thanks,

    Manuel
  • Wes89
    Wes89 Registered Users Posts: 1
    Apprentice Traveler
    edit: never mind I sorted the problem

    thanks
    Wes
  • lampard
    lampard Administrators Posts: 6,071
    Moderator
    @Merendero The version 1.3.255 will be offered to you in Sports Connect when you perform a factory reset on your watch.

    Cheers, lampard
  • PepperDust
    PepperDust Registered Users Posts: 4
    Master Traveler
    @lampard I've gotten my watch on version 1.3.255 now, but it only made things worse.
    The watch says "Ready to go" immediately when connected. But keeps on charging, even after 24 hours. Then the moment I unplug it, it dies due to lack of power. In other words, it doesn't get to a full charge and only lasts 1 second.
    The watch was working perfectly when on version 1.7.62. Problems started at version 1.7.64
    I can't imagine the battery died by coincidence.
    Can we try version 1.7.62 for me?
  • Deianira1
    Deianira1 Registered Users Posts: 3
    Neophyte Traveler
    @lampard - Thank you for the rollback! I will post if it works. Sorry to see TomTom has exited the wearables market. I love my Spark3!
  • m-app
    m-app Registered Users Posts: 2
    Apprentice Traveler
    @lampard Could you please rollback my device as well. The battery drain is turning into a nuisance and happy to have found this thread. Perhaps you should update more users pro-actively?
  • tfarabaugh
    tfarabaugh Posts: 16,977
     Superuser
    m-app wrote:
    @lampard Could you please rollback my device as well. The battery drain is turning into a nuisance and happy to have found this thread. Perhaps you should update more users pro-actively?
    Before rolling back the software have you tried letting the battery drain completely and then doing a factory reset? This reportedly fixes the problem for most users.
  • m-app
    m-app Registered Users Posts: 2
    Apprentice Traveler
    tfarabaugh wrote:
    m-app wrote:
    @lampard Could you please rollback my device as well. The battery drain is turning into a nuisance and happy to have found this thread. Perhaps you should update more users pro-actively?
    Before rolling back the software have you tried letting the battery drain completely and then doing a factory reset? This reportedly fixes the problem for most users.

    Hi! Thanks for the reply.

    Well, it was completely drained just now and then I factory reset it. Haven't tested it yet, but could let it sit for a while and see what happens when I go for my next run.

    BTW, is there any drawback from the downgrade? I just want to get my tracking going again, and since I upload to Strava anyway, I don't care about missing functionalities in the TomTom Sport app for example.
  • lampard
    lampard Administrators Posts: 6,071
    Moderator
    @m-app If you now perform the factory reset on the watch, the version 1.3.255 will be offered in Sports Connect to download.

    @PepperDust Please get in touch with our customer supports and they'll be able to help you in this further. Also, we only have the version 1.3.255 available for rollback!

    Cheers, lampard
  • ricsherman
    ricsherman Registered Users Posts: 3
    Neophyte Traveler
    Hi,
    I am having similar problems to others since my Runner 3 was updated to the latest software.
    The screen malfunctions and blinks so I cannot see all the screen contents at any given time (difficult to explain succinctly).
    I have tried a factory reset having been unable to pair my bluetooth to my phone but this has not solved the problem.

    Can you give me the option to rollback the software like everyone is asking? I currently have 1.7.64 on an iPhone 7. Or suggest something else in the forums that I might have missed?
    Thanks
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