Is the tom tom spark compatible with Sony bluetooth wireless headphones? — TomTom Community

Is the tom tom spark compatible with Sony bluetooth wireless headphones?

KleesonKleeson Posts: 1 [New Seeker]
I bought some expensive headphones in duty free and now concerned they won't connect to my watch!

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  • tfarabaughtfarabaugh Posts: 16,851
    Superusers
    Most BT LE devices should work, but some work better than others. Price seems to not be a factor as the cheaper ones often seem to work better than the expensive ones. This is because cheap models are more likely to use the base BT protocols and not customize them for advanced features or settings like more expensive models do (and there is no way of knowing if a manufacturer has tweaked the protocols to take them out of compliance). The BT standard is in such a way a 'standard' that it can be widely interpreted with different settings for buffer sizes, time outs, profiles, protocols, antenna configurations, etc. TomTom cannot change their code every time a manufacturers messes with the BT coding. This is a case where paying more will not increase the chances of connectivity, it may decrease it. There are thousands of models out there so there is no way for TT to test them all and since the manufacturers often tweak the BT settings there is no way to know upfront if a pair will work or not. At a minimum they need to be BT LE and support A2DP and AVRCP, the two protocols necessary to play music. Your best bet is to buy them from someplace with a good return policy so if they don't work you can return them and try another brand. Put them in pairing mode and see if the watch detects them.
  • Flashh2Flashh2 Posts: 1 [New Seeker]
    Does anyone have experience with Jaybird X3 BT headphones pared with Runner/ Spark 3? My original TomTom headphones have given out and I’d like to get a new pair but not sure if they’ll work
  • tfarabaughtfarabaugh Posts: 16,851
    Superusers
    Flashh2 wrote: »
    Does anyone have experience with Jaybird X3 BT headphones pared with Runner/ Spark 3? My original TomTom headphones have given out and I’d like to get a new pair but not sure if they’ll work

    Since TT Sports went out of business over 18 months ago, these forums are barely used so you may not have much luck getting a response. You should make sure you buy them from a store with a good return policy just in case. You could also see if a store has a floor model and you can try pairing them with the watch in the store to see if it works.
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