Reviews and Problems with Timex Ironman Global Trainer GPS Watch
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Will not last.
Kindle Customer, Amazon
28 January 2015
Summary: I have had this watch for to years now and I loved it. Yes is a little big as some others have said but you are wearing a GPS receiver on your wrist so what do you expect. It has done everything that I have wanted it to do from tracking all of my runs to going through the mud on my bike rides. However, about two months ago it stopped giving me my speed, average pace, and overall calorie burn. I figured I just needed to rest it and download the firmware again.
Summary: As a past Corporate Computer Network Administrator, you should know the process for updating this Watch is do convoluted, I decided to not even attempt it. If it goes wrong, your Watch could be "toast.
Timex (not the Seller) provided excellent customer to resolve my situation
11 April 2014
Summary: Update: Not sure what's up w/ the Seller, but my Timex watch was to come with a heart rate monitor and AC adaptor--it didn't. Timex (not the Seller) provided responsive customer service to address this issue; therefore, I modified my rating. Further, unlike others, Timex did not request or encourage me to change my rating or comments--the choice was all mine based on my personal experience with Timex (not the Seller)--Timex (not the Seller) simply provided outstanding...
Summary: Overall this watch works great, there are some days the GPS has trouble finding a signal which can be frustrating when its a clear sunny day. I usually start the watch 5-10 mins prior to my run but when it takes 15-20 with several resets it can be frustrating. Outside of that occasional issue the heart and cadence monitors work flawlessly and the watch functions well with a good battery life.
Summary: Before this watch, I had the Nike fuel band and nike gps watch. Let me just say that this watch is way better. It has all three functions of biking, swimming, and running. Also, it is waterproof (as long as you don't press the buttons underwater), which is a huge plus. Really easy to use.
Summary: I do like this watch. It is my first GPS watch and not bad at all. I have had it for a couple years now. It has held up well. It is nice having 4 screens at one time. The only thing I am not a big fan of is the size of the watch. It is a little on the big side. Also, I'm not sure if the battery would stay charged through a whole Ironman. I think the battery would definitely hold up on a half Ironman or less.
Summary: 1) it was very large and heavy. 2) Most important we could not get it to lock onto a satellite to work. the clock worked fine, but the other features did not. 3) It was difficult to find the instructions on how to charge it, and other important info on working it. (Thank goodness we thought to look up the info on the internet. All in All we were Very disappointed in in the product. and returned it.