Reviews and Problems with Timex Ironman Global Trainer GPS Watch with Digital 2.4 Heart Rate Monitor
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Not worth the price
19 February 2012
Summary: I've had this watch for a bit over 4 months now. The stop watch function works well. The GPS works nicely, but the altitude readings aren't accurate unless you pay to subscribe to the Training Peaks site. It takes a minute or two to find the satellite signals. I've found it works faster if I go outside and leave the watch in one location for a few minutes and walk away. The GPS service seems to lock-in more slowly if the heart rate monitor signal being detected.
Summary: Overall the watch and its functions have been great. The one fault is that the GPS does not seem to be completely accurate. I have put in a few long trail runs with it and notice some differences in milage when compared to friends devices. I am not training specific distances, so I do not need to be extremely accurate. I just like to have an idea about how far I have gone to track general milage. For instance, I raced a 7.5 mile trail run and the GPS calculated 7.2.
Summary: Dont believe all the nay Sayers , I got the watch in dec of 2011. All updates from factory must have been done. It grabs gps signal right away. The 4 zone display is great. It is big watch, but what I use it for , running and bike it it's perfect, who cares how it looks as far as big watch. Hart rate monitor is perfect. No issues.
Summary: So far the watch has been great. Easy to use, and I like how easy it is to configure through the Agent Device. The bad. I HATE being held hostage to Training Peaks to see all of my data. That one issue alone will have me going back to Garmin... I think it's a tacky, back door hustle on Timex's part.
Summary: Acquires gps within 5 minutes I so turn it on before I set up for Bike, Run, Stand up paddling or Skateboarding. By the time I am ready it beeps satellites acquired and I press on the start and go about my business.... If you have any trouble with hardware or software, call timex, they are EXCELLENT in customer support.
Pros: Rugged, stylish, Performance, comfortable, Battery life, easy to read, reliable, Value, awesome support
Summary: I have been using my Timex Ironman Triathlon for over a year now and love it. I have used for biking mostly, and noticed in some reviews that there are issues the the GPS...I have not had such issues. Regardless if I am on my road bike, or mountian biking through the woods, it has worked well, and I love the fact that it links to google maps.
Pros: Rugged, Performance, Battery life, easy to read, reliable
Summary: i have used this watch for about a month now and it was great. It kept up with my training times and when i uploaded it to the computer it graphed everything out for me. The battery life was great. The watch function are easy to use.
Summary: The Timex Global Trainer (TGT) has been great for marathon training. It records abundant information on speed, distance, heart rate, altitude, pace, etc. I haven't used it for biking or swimming yet, but it is designed to handle both with ease. The set up and use is very intuitive, and the level of customization of the data fields is impressive. Satellite hook up time and battery life have been greatly improved by latest software update.
Summary: I am training for my first marathon and I did extensive research on different GPS watches. Some reviews and users pointed out the Global Trainer's difficulties with connecting to GPS and satellites and bad mouthed this watch. After much back and forth I was not convinced by other watches within the $200 range and finally decided to give it a shot knowing that if it didnt work out I would return it. So, out the box I ran into connection issues immediately.
Summary: I bought this watch as it has GPS with heart rate monitor and bike mount...sounds like a too good a deal right? Here is the problem, it shows the HR rate but there is no way to see how many calories you are burning???? amazing miss, any basic software will implement this feature first as everything needed to implement is already there...gps should be an additional feature not allows you to reduce existing features....