djlegge — TomTom Discussions

djlegge
Apprentice Traveler

About

Username
djlegge
Joined
Visits
7
Last Active
Roles
Registered Users
Points
1
Badges
0
Posts
14

Comments

  • For me the new update seems to have fixed bluetooth sync (on android) issues. I (so far) no longer have to force-quit the background process and re-start the app to get it to sync. It would be good customer service to at least say 'Bluetooth bugfixes' and state what some of the improvements are rather than leave us…
  • Nice work @boubourunner ! I often suspected the problems were not just with the watch firmware because frequently I can encourage a successful sync by force-quitting the Android app and restarting it. I have read your story and downloaded the app - I hope to find time to have a play with it myself. The TT app is pretty…
  • @tfarabaugh Sorry - I think we have our wires crossed. I know they announced that they are leaving the market (months ago !) but my point is that they are still selling devices, so they have not 'left the market' yet. The latest firmware update (1.7.62) was released specifically for "Issues with the heart rate sensor on…
  • I think they have stock now as they have just sent me one for delivery tomorrow. It took them three weeks to get round to it so maybe they ran out and just took delivery of new stock. @tfarabaugh maybe you know something I don't but while it may not be the case for much longer, I'd say TT are still in the wearables market…
  • @lampard Unless TT are about to release 1.7.64 to everybody anyway, could you put my watch on to this version please. Mine does usually sync with 1.7.62, eventually, after lots of rebooting the phone, changing syncing modes on the watch and just random fiddling with but I'm fed up doing that and it doesn't seem to be…
  • The middle two contacts are data, the outer two are power. Both data contacts need to be good for the watch to connect to the PC. The photo is a little fuzzy but the third contact looks more like it is contaminated with dirt or corrosion, than worn out. I say this because I would expect the pin of the connector to wear the…
  • Are you sure the problem is with the watch, not the dock it connects to ? I had similar problems and noticed that the two middle spring contacts on the dock had somehow pushed down into the plastic a bit. I managed to gently prize / bend them back out so they are well proud of the plastic and it works properly now. The…
  • TomTom would know which account the watch serial number is associated with for syncing so could email the owner if anybody could really be bothered. Since you say the watch is smashed though it would seem a little pointless. Maybe the strap might be useful as a spare if it's not broken...
  • It's a long shot but have you got auto pause enabled ? If you are stopping or changing direction maybe it's getting confused. I went for a 10k (non-stop) run yesterday and 1.7.62 performed identically to previous versions.
  • 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…
  • It is a shame because other than that and the bluetooth problems (mostly okay for me) I think these are great devices and good value. I can't believe this would not be really easy to fix in the software because if you set freestyle / cycling mode the speed reading is accurate and stable. Pace = 1 / speed so the hardware is…
  • I was getting HR's of 200+ (up to 240) at the start of my runs and sometimes during a long run. I figured it was probably seeing my running cadence after reading up on some forums (and a visit to the doctors !). For me, the best fix was to loosen the strap a little and wear a sweat band on my wrist so the watch slides up…
  • I agree that whatever algorithm they use for 'current pace' when running needs, well, tweaking...it's far too heavily filtered. I run to the top of a hill and start to come down the other side, accelerating. The current pace still shows a 8:30 /mile or similar for what seems like a very long time before it notices I've…
  • +1 for this. Every GPS enabled device I have ever owned since the 1990's has had an (approximate) elevation display and it's nice to have. This is the only thing which seems like a 'downgrade' compared to my old Garmin Forerunner 305. Other than that I would highly recommend a Spark 3 to anyone. Okay, the reading may vary…