Pace inaccurate

astro s
astro s Registered Users Posts: 1
New Traveler
edited January 24 in TomTom Sports

the pace that signals me is wrong


  • tfarabaugh
    tfarabaugh Posts: 16,948
    No watch has true "instant pace". It is all computed in arrears and is a balance between responsiveness and smoothness. A longer lag time gives you smoother data but is slow to react. A short lag time gets faster responsiveness but choppier data. TomTom is slow to react to changes in pace because it applies a long smoothing period to produce smooth, non-choppy data. If you are running at a fairly steady pace you will not notice the lag. However, if you are doing intervals or sprints or changing speed a lot the lag can be become more apparent. This has been a complaint since the first version of the watch was released 4+ years ago and really has not changed much, so I would not expect much to change now. If this is a vital feature for you and you are within your return period you may want to look at other devices that offer this option now. Since TT has left the wearables market and is no longer producing new devices, I would not count on it coming, you need to make your decision based on the features that are currently offered, and not what may come in the future as all I would expect go forward is bug fixes.

    I imagine this is not what you were hoping to hear but let me know if this answered your question. If it did, please mark it as a solution so other can look for it if they have the same question.
  • djlegge
    djlegge Registered Users Posts: 14
    Apprentice Traveler
    Yes, the instantaneous pace function doesn't work very well, at least in running mode. Maybe it does if you live somewhere where there are no hills so you can run at a fixed speed...You could fix the problem by moving to such a place.
    Alternatively, I think the 'speed' readings (at least) in 'freestyle' and 'cycling' modes are much more responsive. You could try freestyle mode. You can actually view 'pace' also in freestyle mode, but I haven't tried it to see if it's calculated any better than in 'running' mode.