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4 February 2017, 21:48

really missing autopause and manual laps functions, is there any chance for a software update ?
Marked as answer: barerun on 6 February 2017, 12:32

Just my opinion to the answers :

battery - one month in clock mode means 1/4 only for week and this is not small ! this is one long run ! My experience - thursday 2 hours run (gps + hr) then 3 days break in clock mode took near 1/4 of capacity, sunday 4,5 hours run (gps+hr) and battery was over at the end ... my conclusion is that adventure oriented watches must have priority in energy saving and not to rely on some short energy refresh before each run. By the time of traveling it could by really stressful.

ascent - again adventure oriented device is about more independency at the others apps - is that really so big problem to upgrade system to store acsents in history ?

well - i like minimum design and it surely could works with minimum functions. But i dont understand why i have to see the same data at the bottom of screens and because of this a have to list more screens. TT watch is my new platform when before TT was for me just good for cityrun and music only. Unfortunately "adventure" is still more about PR

night mode - (similiar problem with manual laps) - when you have to cover display - its very unreliable especially when battery is less than 1/3 - and with very low battery it doesnt work at all

autopause - ok but there are manual pauses which could have more influences at results. using of autopause you could leave at decission of the users. My personal experiences with accurancy of autopauses was only best. This is one of these functions i can forget for watches and enjoy running.

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    5 February 2017, 05:29

    barerun wrote:

    really missing autopause and manual laps functions, is there any chance for a software update ?



    Maybe on autopause, although it has been four years since the first watches were introduced and they have never added it. TomTom will not comment on planned or future updates publicly (here or elsewhere) so we will just have to wait and see. Manual laps already exists, press down from the activity start screen and select Training>Laps>Manual. Covering the screen (like you do to turn the light on) will register a manual lap.

    I hope this helped answer your question. If so, please mark it as a solution so others can look for it if they have the same question.
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    5 February 2017, 10:45

    thank you for the answer, i ll try it. Here are the next problems i have with these watches:

    - missing hardware switch off - these watches cant be mentioned generally for carrying alltime as the fitness straps. energy saving is a priority.

    - ascent is not recorded - for ascent have to look before end of the trail (and then remeber) or latter at mobile apps (same case as advices without barometer)

    - datafields - two small numbers down left and right are still the same - so is necessary to list lot of screens to find proper data

    - night mode - switch on off is deep in settings - so is problem to find when dark comes - so have to consider before run if dark will catch me

    - mentioned missing autopause
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    5 February 2017, 15:45

    barerun wrote:

    thank you for the answer, i ll try it. Here are the next problems i have with these watches:

    - missing hardware switch off - these watches cant be mentioned generally for carrying alltime as the fitness straps. energy saving is a priority.

    - ascent is not recorded - for ascent have to look before end of the trail (and then remeber) or latter at mobile apps (same case as advices without barometer)

    - datafields - two small numbers down left and right are still the same - so is necessary to list lot of screens to find proper data

    - night mode - switch on off is deep in settings - so is problem to find when dark comes - so have to consider before run if dark will catch me

    - mentioned missing autopause



    To answer (or comment on) your questions:

    - No need to turn it off, in clock mode the battery will last for well over a month (a week with 24/7 tracking on). It uses no more energy than a general wristwatch when in clock only mode.

    - Ascent is recorded, you can see it on MySports, it is just not in the History on the watch.

    - The design esthetic of the watch was a minimal, simple interface with very little customization and options to enable ease of use. This goes along with it and has always been the case with all TT watches going back 4 years.

    - Night mode eats up the battery in a very short time so it is intentionally harder to turn on. You need to plan for it as it will reduce the battery by more than half and really is not necessary for most cases. Just lightly putting your hand over the screen will light it up for long enough to read it. Night mode is a bit of overkill.

    - Autopause is not missing, it was a design choice, not an oversight. I personally have no use for it, it is buggy at best, taking too long to sense a stop and too long to restart and gives an unrealistic result on the watch. Pretty much every analysis platform will show you moving time versus total time and where your pauses were, so you can use that if you want to factor out stoppages.

    I hope this helped answer your question. If so, please mark it as a solution so others can look for it if they have the same question.
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    6 February 2017, 12:32

    Just my opinion to the answers :

    battery - one month in clock mode means 1/4 only for week and this is not small ! this is one long run ! My experience - thursday 2 hours run (gps + hr) then 3 days break in clock mode took near 1/4 of capacity, sunday 4,5 hours run (gps+hr) and battery was over at the end ... my conclusion is that adventure oriented watches must have priority in energy saving and not to rely on some short energy refresh before each run. By the time of traveling it could by really stressful.

    ascent - again adventure oriented device is about more independency at the others apps - is that really so big problem to upgrade system to store acsents in history ?

    well - i like minimum design and it surely could works with minimum functions. But i dont understand why i have to see the same data at the bottom of screens and because of this a have to list more screens. TT watch is my new platform when before TT was for me just good for cityrun and music only. Unfortunately "adventure" is still more about PR

    night mode - (similiar problem with manual laps) - when you have to cover display - its very unreliable especially when battery is less than 1/3 - and with very low battery it doesnt work at all

    autopause - ok but there are manual pauses which could have more influences at results. using of autopause you could leave at decission of the users. My personal experiences with accurancy of autopauses was only best. This is one of these functions i can forget for watches and enjoy running.

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