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SyncUp Kids stuck at loading screen

  • 15 February 2022
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I purchased 5 SyncUp Kids watches for Christmas this year. Kids love them, but yesterday I had a second watch get stuck not getting past the loading screen. I'm not sure what led up to it, but the symptoms seem to appear out of nowhere. The watch doesn't respond to anything. The only thing you can do is hold the button for 20secs or so and it will buzz and hard-reset, then get to the loading screen and sequence the three pink dots on the bottom indefinitely.

When the first watch did this I called 611. They seemed very unfamiliar with this product, and appear to have limited ability to troubleshoot anything. Apparently the only way to factory reset these watches is through the settings menu in the interface and in this case it can't get there. They had me go into a store and do a defect exchange (At first they wanted to charge me $5 to file manufacturer warranty and give me a refurbished watch, I refused and insisted on another option. Who charges $5 for a manufacturing defect?) 

Yesterday the second, of five, watches has the same symptoms as before. Stuck at the loading screen, the only thing I can do that gets any response is hard-reset by holding on the button. Having two of these cases now, within 2 months of new, I can't imagine I am unique but I can't find any record of people having issues, so I am here, trying to find solutions, and share my experience.

Question 1- Is there a hidden way to factory reset these watches without accessing the settings menu? If not, why?!

Question 2- Are other people having these same issues? Are my kids doing something to their watches they shouldn't be doing? What might it be? Both times this happened it was overnight, we know because that is when they go offline. I suspect my kids are grabbing them off their chargers to play with them at night, but I can't think of anything they could do to their watch in their beds that would cause them to bug-out.

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Best answer by Zoheb 7 June 2022, 17:30

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Purchased 2 of these watches on Sunday.. neither work. Keep saying they are not activated properly. Called for help, spent half hour with rep, couldn't  help. Went to the store. Spent 2 hours there trying to fix issues.. none fixed. Was suppose to get a call from an Engineer  and a supervisor today (tuesday)... no phone call.. so frustrated. We just switched over to t-mobile  and so far VERY unhappy. No resolution 

We purchased 2 in store and are having a 3rd ship as of yesterday. straight out of the box ours did this too. spent 50+ minutes with a service rep with no solution. Now they  said to wait up to 3 days for them to work. ummmmmm. no thanks. We just switched too and its been a chore. 

If the only thing it’s going is T during load and then shutdown, and if you already tried to reset it (hold the button 10 secs) then the only option you have is a replacement in the real T-Mobile shop.
Hopefully they’re not wasting your time after buy to get additional $20 from you for a “warranty” replacement.

We bought 2 yesterday. Went home with it working fine. Woke up with 2 or 3 software updates without service. No connectivity. Took it to Tmobile. They fiddled with it. Got it to a loading screen and claimed it likely doing an update. Now all it will do is look as if it loading or you can reset it and goes right to loading again after Tmobile logo. A bit ridiculous to be honest. What's the fix?

I found this thread while looking for a solution for the exact same problem. It is unexecptible that the only solution is for the consumer to pay for a know defect. 

My daughter's watch is now bricked because of something wrong with the watch. Like the OP said The watch doesn't respond to anything. The only thing you can do is hold the button for 20secs or so and it will buzz and hard-reset, then get to the loading screen and sequence the three pink dots on the bottom indefinitely.

And the very next reply from customer support is to factory reset through the UI...haha! Clearly TM has no odea what they are doing and is selling a product that is defective. 

Either TM replaces this watch or I will replace TM with a company that will treat their customers better and own their mistakes.

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