Reviews and Problems with Timex Ironman Global Trainer GPS Watch
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Never Try Updating This Watch !
Yukon Jack, Amazon
22 April 2014
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.
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.
Failed after 7 weeks, wasn't great when it did work
Amazon Customer, Amazon
14 January 2014
Summary: I purchased this watch 7 weeks ago and have used it 5-6 times/week ever since. The features were perfect for what I wanted it for and I only had two nitpicky complaints. 1) The GPS takes seemingly forever to find enough satellites; and 2) You have to have a computer of some sort to offload data. No phones, no tablets, nothing bluetooth, etc. Today, however, the unit has stopped working.
Summary: On paper this is a strong GPS watch, in particular compared to the more pricy Garmin products. However, the watch has a fatal flaw: the GPS is faulty. I used the watch five or six times before I returned it. The first time it took a couple of minutes to find the satellites, as indicated in the instructions. However the second time (at the same physical location) it should have locked within a minute or so.
Summary: Really disappointed in this watch. Shame on Timex. I gave it a year to adjust to, but still very frustrated. Reasons: - Long time to acquire GPS - Although you can change the watch screen to show different data points such as ascent total when using it, only certain basic info such as pace and distance transfers to the database. - The Training Peaks database really needs improvement on many levels. It costs money to allow you to record anything of significance on it.