Battery Life-spark 3

SAB66
SAB66 Registered Users Posts: 1
New Traveler
edited January 24 in TomTom Sports
My spark 3 watch battery seems to run down very quickly.

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  • tfarabaugh
    tfarabaugh Posts: 16,949
     Superuser
    How quickly and in what mode? What sensors are you using during what activities? Try a factory reset which will fix it if it is a firmware issue, otherwise it may simply be that the way you are using it runs the battery down quickly. Battery life is rated for around 5 hours for GPS/HR/Music, 9 for GPS/HR, 11 for GPS only, 2 weeks for watch only (that includes pause time as the sensors are still on - so if during a 2 hour activity you had 30 minutes of pause it was 2:30 of battery life, not just the 2 hours it was recording for). Those of course are estimates and best case scenario and are impacted by usage (using backlight, switching screens, etc.) and environmental conditions (overcast skies, tree cover, tall buildings, etc.). If you have night mode or the backlight on that is going to impact it greatly and phone notifications will take a huge hit out of the battery (since it is always connected to the phone). I have found that they are pretty accurate estimates and my usage and testing has pretty well matched them. Bear in mind that the battery gauge is a rough estimate at best and I have gone many hours when it indicates that it was almost empty.

    To do a factory reset, make sure the Connect software is running and dock the device to your computer. The Connect window will open; press the gear at the top right and select factory reset from the next screen. Follow the steps provided and when prompted to register or sign in to MySports, select sign in and use your existing account credentials. It is fairly straightforward and should take less than 5 minutes.

    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.
  • Alez
    Alez Registered Users Posts: 92
    Master Explorer
    Hello, be sure to "turn off" those functions or sensors that you are not using, the "sleep" function for example.