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  • Spark 3, runner 3 and adventurer is the same generation, where the adventurer is slightly better equipped. But fair enough if you're ok with a reset now and then to keep it working. For me the tomtom was an experiment to see if it will work for me. I really like the one device for everything approuch, but the quality is…
  • I noticed that you think a factory reset is quite normal. I'm used to other devices and haven't done a factory reset on electronic devices for ages. Until I bought a TomTom. And btw, the spark is not that old and since there is no such thing as a spark 2, the original spark is just the previous model, and still being sold.
  • That makes things only worse. 11 months ago you had the hope TomTom would be busy with important improvement. You still do?
  • So far no luck with support. They suggest to remove the bluetooth connection and connect it again or do a factory reset. I explained to them I tried it and that will get the connection going again. For a couple of days. Then the problem starts all over again. This is not a permanent solution. Tomtom should look into the…
  • Bluetooth connectivity is definitely broken. Please report it to tomtom support. Maybe, maybe, tomtom will realise they have to look in to it.
  • Do you really think so? I see a lot of people complaining about connectivity and accuracy problems, and TomTom bragging in their releasenotes of their sports app 4.0 about synchronising stepcounts between the tomtom watch and other devices. No word about connectivity or accuracy. If you report connectivity problems to…
  • There are connectivity problems. I reported it to support today. The trick to get it going again is to remove the watch from the phone settings (and not only from the app. Forget this device in the app does noting at all) I have some problems removing de watch from my phone settings as long as it is reported as connected…
  • @tfarabaugh. If you have a desktop/laptop nearby there is no problem uploading a gpx file to your watch. But without one it is impossible. It is not a TomTom specific problem, other brands don't support it either. Most times I want a gpx route on my watch if I'm on holiday and want to hike in the mountains. On holidays I…
  • I haven't read about an option to sync routes between the watch and a telephone. Only the desktop app with usb cable provides that functionality (afaik) Your right about Garmin gotting it's share of fanboys and loading their devices with options, which fail to function properly. But then again, who's perfect?
  • Spark 3 only provides 'follow the line' navigation. No 'turn left in 100m' signals, no maps or anything like a car/motor navigation. I have the same function on my Suunto Ambit 3, and it is doable. Sometimes I take a wrong turn and it takes some time to notice you deviate from the plotted line. For me it's alright, but my…
  • I did a factory reset to get the watch going again (which is annoying, because I have to put all settings correct again) and it synced for a couple of times. This morning after a run, guess what? It stopped syncing again. What is this? This really annoys me. TomTom could have a unique sportwatch with decent sport features,…
  • Last sunday I ran the Rotterdam Urban Trail and on Strava I noticed people reported length between 12.1 and 13.7km. So a 10% deviation could be expected.
  • What's the scale of the map? How long is the square? Are there trees? Was it a cloudy day? GPS accuracy is not within the meter. It could be off for a couple of meters to even ten meter. If one side of your square is 100 meter the GPS could measure that as anything between 90 and 110 meter. Also GPS accuracy could be…
  • Yes. The openness is good. I don't like in-ear things which isolates you from your surrounding. And the magnet is very clever. You clip it on your shirt and the reciever/battery part sticks on and doesn't bungle around.
  • @jmbsmt63 Philips SHQ7900
  • For a couple of cheap ones you can buy 1 slightly more expensive one ;) My experience so far: A really cheap (around 7 euro) aliexpress one was really crap. Very bad bluetooth connection with my watch and although it was advertised as a sport headphone, I managed to sweat it to smithereens in only 1 run. My quite more…
  • Here the same. No error message, the app just disappears. Also on a iPhone 5s with latest IOS version. Quite frequently the app crashes in the manage section, when I tried to reconnect my watch to the app.
  • TomTom doesn't have a good track record in keeping it's deadlines for bringing out updates, so a few days could just be several months or even years. (Phone notifications anyone?) But then again, there is no reason at all to look forward to the 4.0 version. The iPhone version brought noting of any value. But who knows,…
  • @highstream. The same location always has exactly the same gps coordinates. The gps receivers receives timing information from multiple gps satelites and their position and then calculates the coordinates. (Very simple said) The problem is, that the gps satelites are not always on the same position in the sky and the gps…
  • @Leon. I see what you mean. Around the hrm of my runner 2 there is some shiny black plastic and there are some small bubbles under it. Not as worse as with yours, but now I know it I will keep an eye on it.
  • Fair enough. Many times I pass the 10000 steps mark when I'm chopping unions for diner. It's got noting to do with step counting. If there were an other methode to turn on 24/7 heartrate monitor without the stepcounting goal I would use it. But I agree: if a company advertises a feature, it should work properly.
  • It doesn't sound as a factory reset is a permanent solution if the issue occurred 2 months after you bought it and then again 3 months after TomTom 'repaired' it. A factory reset might get it working for now, but the problem is bound to be back in 2 months time. It's up to you if you (or your partner) can live with a…
  • Can someone explain what this fascination is with pedometer accuracy? It's around your wrist, so it will never accurate count your steps. And then again, why would you want to know your steps? To get the reward for 10.000 steps in 1 day? It's a sportswatch, so I presume most people do exercise regularly and getting 10.000…