TomTom Spark 3 GPS Fitness Watch, £54.99 at Wiggle
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TomTom Spark 3 GPS Fitness Watch, £54.99 at Wiggle

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Found 30th Apr
Use code LSDC-UK. Small only, also in Black at £64.99.

Multiple Sports Modes

Sync your watch with TomTom’s Sports App and unlock multiple sport modes: track your gym workouts, runs, cycles, swims and more. The App will help create over 50 personalised workouts that adapt to your improving fitness level as you achieve each of your personal, pre-set fitness goals. Comes with 5 pre-defined workouts built into the watch for when you are in a rush: fat burn, endurance, fitness, speed, and power. Also comes for real time, motivational, coaching for all of your workouts.

GPS Tracking

Like all TomTom products, the Spark 3, promises premium GPS that will track your speed, pace, distance and location data during your sports.

24/7 Activity Tracker

Track your activity all day, every day. It’s not just workouts that are tracked: tracks your steps, heart rate, calories burned, and sleep 24/7. Even when you aren’t training set yourself daily step goals and track your progress via the app. Monitor your sleep to see if you are getting enough rest.
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Amazon were flooding the market with warehouse returns of tom tom watches. Returned for terrible battery life, awful functionality etc. Possibly the worse piece of tech I ever bought.
Used my spark 2 gps for a couple months now, I use for bike riding to work everyday and running 2-3 times a week. you can connect to strava and it uploads automatically, battery usually lasts about 4 days and the strap doesn't irritate my wrist like the £20 one I got from amazon. it crashed once but plugging in the charger reset it but other than that its worked as intended so I'm happy with it. good price
kramer20881 h, 16 m ago

Amazon were flooding the market with warehouse returns of tom tom watches. …Amazon were flooding the market with warehouse returns of tom tom watches. Returned for terrible battery life, awful functionality etc. Possibly the worse piece of tech I ever bought.


Have to agree, bought the spark music. First piece of tech I had to use a manual for. The Bluetooth functionality was useless because only worked with specific models of (expensive) Bluetooth headphones defeating the object of the functionality. At least their returns process was decent.
I've had one over a year and not had any real problems (Bluetoothing GPS data to the app is a ballache) , use it with a cheap pair of amazon headphones for my long runs. Not convinced of the HR accuracy on any wrist based HR monitor.

I use my suunto for races usually, but that said the TomTom has never let me down when I have used it and the GPS always records similar distances to the "superior" suunto.

TomTom are leaving the wearable market, which is why the prices have fell over the past months - although they assure users that support will continue.
Edited by: "Paddy_o_furniture" 30th Apr
The strap on my original broke, (common problem it seems) almost more worthwhile upgrading than paying £20 for a new strap! Although personally i'd rather go for a different device this time. Well worth £55 though!
PaulTheYid3 m ago

The strap on my original broke, (common problem it seems) almost more …The strap on my original broke, (common problem it seems) almost more worthwhile upgrading than paying £20 for a new strap! Although personally i'd rather go for a different device this time. Well worth £55 though!


They'll send a replacement strap foc.
Paddy_o_furniture1 m ago

They'll send a replacement strap foc.


unfortunately mine broke after around 13 months (typical)!
PaulTheYid1 m ago

unfortunately mine broke after around 13 months (typical)!


24 month warranty. Not a TomTom rep, but CS from them is top notch.
Edited by: "Paddy_o_furniture" 30th Apr
Get on to the online CS they'll send you one out.
Really?! I need to dig out the receipt, i haven't used it for months as i hadn't bothered replacing. Hopefully not outside the 24 months now!
cheers!
PaulTheYid1 m ago

Really?! I need to dig out the receipt, i haven't used it for months as i …Really?! I need to dig out the receipt, i haven't used it for months as i hadn't bothered replacing. Hopefully not outside the 24 months now!cheers!


Think they used the watches serial number when I contacted them, new straps are a lot more robust.
Edited by: "Paddy_o_furniture" 30th Apr
Paddy_o_furniture6 m ago

Think they used the watches serial number when I contacted them, new …Think they used the watches serial number when I contacted them, new straps are a lot more robust.


I have just logged in, looks like i first used it feb 2016! will have to get the serial number etc. tonight, hopefully they can see from the lack of use when it broke, but i'm not holding by breath! My own fault for not looking online, really don't remember there being an entire 'Broken Strap' section before. Cheers for the heads up!
No bother, let me know how you get on.
Thanks ordered for sons birthday! Heat added
kramer20882 h, 52 m ago

Amazon were flooding the market with warehouse returns of tom tom watches. …Amazon were flooding the market with warehouse returns of tom tom watches. Returned for terrible battery life, awful functionality etc. Possibly the worse piece of tech I ever bought.



I bought a reconditioned Tomtom runner from Amazon and its been faultless....
This watch doesn’t have the heart rate monitor function.
IMO you're better off getting one of the cheaper Garmin Forerunner (25/30/35) watches than this. They are much simpler (in a good way) and more reliable.
I have the spark 3 and it's great this is a great deal
kramer20883 h, 42 m ago

Amazon were flooding the market with warehouse returns of tom tom watches. …Amazon were flooding the market with warehouse returns of tom tom watches. Returned for terrible battery life, awful functionality etc. Possibly the worse piece of tech I ever bought.


I have a Garmin Vivoactive HR, Garmin Forerunner 235 and a TomTom Runner 3, Cardio and Music and have nothing but praise for the TomTom. Battery life is good, it has an easy to use menu system, plenty of functionality for my use (mainly biking & indoor biking with a smart trainer) and is easy to read. The Garmins don't get used.

No idea which TomTom it is you are talking about, but I can only assume it isn't these models!
Edited by: "lmulli" 30th Apr
scrotesmd7 m ago

I have the spark 3 and it's great this is a great deal


Good to know as ordered. Hoping it will fit a 13 year-old wrist. What do you think?
PaulTheYid1 h, 30 m ago

The strap on my original broke, (common problem it seems) almost more …The strap on my original broke, (common problem it seems) almost more worthwhile upgrading than paying £20 for a new strap! Although personally i'd rather go for a different device this time. Well worth £55 though!


As someone has already mentioned, contact TomTom and they should send you a replacement free of charge! Failing that, there are plenty of third party straps available via Ebay that are as quite cheap - I swap mine out regularly to change the look.
agalagii30th Apr

Good to know as ordered. Hoping it will fit a 13 year-old wrist. What do …Good to know as ordered. Hoping it will fit a 13 year-old wrist. What do you think?


Yeah I think it will no problem. It's a great fitness watch, accurate GPS and multi sport. I've had mine about 18 months and really like it.
kramer20884 h, 20 m ago

Amazon were flooding the market with warehouse returns of tom tom watches. …Amazon were flooding the market with warehouse returns of tom tom watches. Returned for terrible battery life, awful functionality etc. Possibly the worse piece of tech I ever bought.


Clearly you've never owned a Garmin bike computer
scrotesmd40 m ago

Yeah I think it will no problem. It's a great fitness watch, accurate GPS …Yeah I think it will no problem. It's a great fitness watch, accurate GPS and multi sport. I've had mine about 18 months and really like it.


Great. Thanks for the info
My Spark 2 has been brilliant - had it around 2 years, the wife’s got the spark 3 as well and loves it.
Staggered by the negative comments - we love both of ours - I’m actually really surprised!
Edited by: "Exconnaught" 9th May
How much are headphones?
Have a spark 3. Connected no bother to a £15 quid pair of Anker Bluetooth headphones.

To.keep the GPS up to date you need to sync the watch every three days. This updates the watch with the expected positions of the GPS satellites for the next 3 days and allows the GPS to get a lock. Doesent take long to sync...60 second's or so.If you leave it more than three days you will struggle to get a lock and I've had a 45 minute run where I've still not had a lock at the end of the run and the watch has recorded nothing.

Had real problems getting my phone to connect to the watch (Sony Xperia compact Z3 which is.on the compatible handsets list)- the app is a mess and many handsets need the app to be rolled back to an earlier version to be compatible with the handsets version of Bluetooth. CS were useless and in the end they told me to upgrade the version of Bluetooth on my handset - which isn't possible. In the end i sync the watch with my laptop...not with my phone which isn't great.

So - pair the watch with a cheap pair of Anker Bluetooth buds, sync it to a laptop and ensure the headphones are charged and synced before you run - then you will have no problems - if that sound too difficult for you look somewhere else. There really isn't much other choice for GPS watches which store local music.
I use a Garmin Fenix 3 and its a great watch. Buy cheap buy twice was my thinking but that does depend on your use.
I’ve read the bad reviews but I have to disagree. I have used the Spark 3 Cardio/music for 3-4 months now. The battery life is unusually long, I’ll do two 6.5k runs with gps/hr/music and three 1 hour gym sessions and still a little left. The gps is accurate and the HR is accurate. The Bluetooth takes a long time to connect to headphones, if it finds them at all. But it did connect to 3 out of 3 headphones I tried and maintains a good connection. I like the app, it provides a good amount of detail to monitor effort and progress. And for whatever faults it may have, at this price, with all it does, it’s definitely a fitness watch to consider.
majorwedgy8430th Apr

Have to agree, bought the spark music. First piece of tech I had to use a …Have to agree, bought the spark music. First piece of tech I had to use a manual for. The Bluetooth functionality was useless because only worked with specific models of (expensive) Bluetooth headphones defeating the object of the functionality. At least their returns process was decent.


I call shenanigans on the Bluetooth issues, I've used all sorts of cheap and expensive headphones, branded or otherwise, with my Spark Music with no issue. Sounds like a problem with the headphones to me.
My son likes his, but having to sync it every other day seems rediculous - especially when we're away as it means taking a laptop with us which just isn't practical.

Is there any way around this and do other brands need sync'ing so often?

Thanks
lmulli18 h, 26 m ago

I have a Garmin Vivoactive HR, Garmin Forerunner 235 and a TomTom Runner …I have a Garmin Vivoactive HR, Garmin Forerunner 235 and a TomTom Runner 3, Cardio and Music and have nothing but praise for the TomTom. Battery life is good, it has an easy to use menu system, plenty of functionality for my use (mainly biking & indoor biking with a smart trainer) and is easy to read. The Garmins don't get used.No idea which TomTom it is you are talking about, but I can only assume it isn't these models!


3 fitness watches!! Looks like you've been spending too much time on HUKD
tonyspoons3 h, 39 m ago

I call shenanigans on the Bluetooth issues, I've used all sorts of cheap …I call shenanigans on the Bluetooth issues, I've used all sorts of cheap and expensive headphones, branded or otherwise, with my Spark Music with no issue. Sounds like a problem with the headphones to me.


Do a search for it. You are clearly lucky as plenty of users reporting the same issue. Tried 3 different pairs to no avail
neilc2 h, 34 m ago

My son likes his, but having to sync it every other day seems rediculous - …My son likes his, but having to sync it every other day seems rediculous - especially when we're away as it means taking a laptop with us which just isn't practical.Is there any way around this and do other brands need sync'ing so often?Thanks


I think what is being referred to is the QuickGPSfix. The website indicates that it relies on syncing regularly to get the file, which it then uses where the GPS signal is weak (we all know how long GPS devices often take to try and pick up a strong lock!) If the site information is accurate, the file keeps the GPS position information "for the next 7 days" - I read that as meaning that if you happened to sync on the day the fresh file is released, you could be good for a week, but presumably if you synced the day before the next fresh file you might have fewer days with the QuickGPSfix working as intended?

But on the basis of the website, syncing "every other day" almost certainly isn't needed! And if you were running in an area where you have strong GPS visability, even without QuickGPSfix the watch *should* pick up the actual GPS anyway (eventually!)
Buy this if you want a watch with rubbish battery life and no updates - TomTom are or have left the wearables market.

AVOID
avoid.

The UX on this is so terrible. I bought one that has the heart monitor as well for about £140 and used it only a few times. Much better of getting a second hand Apple Watch/android watch that actually works.
Can't change the watch face on these. Stuck with the bland stock face only.
tonyspoons1st May

I call shenanigans on the Bluetooth issues, I've used all sorts of cheap …I call shenanigans on the Bluetooth issues, I've used all sorts of cheap and expensive headphones, branded or otherwise, with my Spark Music with no issue. Sounds like a problem with the headphones to me.


Me too, iIve had no trouble with headphones either.
jaanjaan1st May

avoid. The UX on this is so terrible. I bought one that has the heart …avoid. The UX on this is so terrible. I bought one that has the heart monitor as well for about £140 and used it only a few times. Much better of getting a second hand Apple Watch/android watch that actually works.


Thoroughly disagree, I find the UX very simple to use - especially when swimming.
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