Spark 3 - The added "AutoPause" facility - How do I switch it OFF?

Edubabble Registered Users Posts: 11
Legendary Explorer
edited January 24 in TomTom Sports
Might have posted this question in the wrong place initially, but hopefully this is the right place!

After it updated today it shows "Autopause" areas on my running route. I never wanted AutoPause, it was one thing that attracted me to the Spark 3 in the first place. I want to review my activity as it was without bits missing.

How do I disable the AutoPause, as I cannot find it in the Spark 3 watch settings or on the web based summary screen.

Not happy at the moment.


  • tfarabaugh
    tfarabaugh Posts: 16,994
    There is no auto pause on the watch, they added pause detection on the server side in MySports. The original data is still there, they just now give you active time as well as total time. Unfortunately the metrics are based on the active, not total time. I understand they're adding a way to switch this off, either on a per activity or an overall basis (no timeline has been given however). Again, there is nothing on your watch, the watch itself is not detecting pauses and the time on the watch is your actual time, it is only done on the server after you sync.

    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.
  • Edubabble
    Edubabble Registered Users Posts: 11
    Legendary Explorer
    Thanks for the info. Will watch (pun intended) and wait to see if the facility is included at some point. I do hope so, as I say I want to only see how the whole session went all in.
  • andkal
    andkal Registered Users Posts: 3
    Apprentice Traveler
    I too would like to be able to disable it as it affects the true metrics in OCR as there can be many "pauses" for obstacles even though the race is still going on