Timex Ironman Global Trainer GPS Sports & Fitness Watch
3 September 2010
Conclusion: Garmin has dominated the GPS sports & fitness watch market, but now has a formidable competitor in Timex's first entry, the Timex Ironman Global Trainer. As its "Ironman" name implies, the Global Trainer is designed for multi-sport athletes and triathletes. It is waterproof, and has an array of modes and zones to satisfy the most particular multi-sport athlete. The Global Trainer is a bulky watch, at 2.25 inches wide and 0.63 inches thick.
Pros: Completely customizable, multi-pane display, with 50+ performance parameters., Waterproof, durable, long battery life., Comfortable heart rate strap., Accurate distance and speed data via the unit's GPS.
Cons: "Premium" features of online Training Peaks cost $19.95/mo. or $119 per year (3, 6 mo. plans also)., Training Peaks device agent software not available for Mac yet., Global Trainer Watch is on the bulky side, at 2.25 x 0.63 inches.