Reviews and Problems with Timex Ironman Global Trainer GPS Watch
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Older, larger watch, short battery life, GPS iffy; my bad for not returning w/i the 30-day return time
11 April 2014
Summary: It would have received two stars if not for my poor judgement in buying what appears to be an older model (e.g., 2010) unknowingly. The watch's integration with current fitness tracking apps is awkward. GPS struggles to find satellites. Guess if the watch is from much earlier days, then it stands to reason the battery is at the end of its useful life. Lesson-learned: caveat emptor.
Summary: I have had this watch for over 6 months now. Way to many features for my liking. Too complicated to set. Huge watch. I don't wear anymore due to size, very irritating with plastic band. Hoped I was getting something similar to the old on that had a GPS transmitter. GPS is built in however don't look for coordinates if your military.
it's bigger than what it looks, batteries don't last long
25 April 2013
Summary: If you have a small ladies' wrist like I do, you will find that this watch is way too big. I still use it but get a lot of smart alec remarks from my husband and friends when wearing it after a workout. Aesthetics aside, my other gripe is that the batteries keep running out unless I keep the watch on the charger. Even after turning the GPS off and leaving it on regular watch mode the batteries run out.
Summary: I returned this watch after ordering it and got a smaller GPS watch for running. I did like all the features of this watch compared to some much models which cost a hundred or two hundred more. But once I got it home and put it on my wrist, I was amazed at how big it was. It was huge. I am 5'10 and 195. Someone else on this site or in another review said the same thing. That's the only reason for returning it.
Good For Running, Swimming only Outdoors, Calorie Burn Must Be Off
Adolfo Candray "Latino Comedian", amazon.com
11 November 2011
Summary: I picked this up thinking that I will be the next great triathlete. Not really, I picked this up because Sports Authority had it mis-priced and I got it for like $200 off (plus I received a $25 Gift Certificate too!). I was in the market for something that would help me track my swimming calories and progress. I am definitely one of those people that get motivated to work out more and harder if I can track my progress.
Summary: I just returned my Timex and went with an easier to use Garmin 210. The unit itself is ok. I liked the way it fit on my wrist (had a Garmin 305 before and never liked the way it fit), but I did find that the pace was off. What normally was a 7 minute pace on my Garmin was showing as a 8 to 8 and half minute pace on the Timex.
Buy if you need a waterproof GPS, but not if you're into tracking your data
J. Dicarlo, amazon.com
22 August 2011
Summary: Timex Ironman Global Trainer With GPS Watch - Speed + Distance Before I say why I didn't like the Timex Ironman Global Trainer, I should say that I thought it was easy to use with intuitive buttons. I was using it like a pro within a few minutes. I have a Suunto and I still don't know which buttons to push. On to the negatives.
Bulky, slow to aquire sats, but works as advertised.
31 July 2011
Summary: The device is big and bulky, but not too bad once you get moving. It takes longer than expected to acquire satellites, but once acquired, tracking is good. Also included in the box is a "wrist-sized" handlebar attachment for cycling. USB attachment for charging and data upload to PC (and Mac?). Battery life has been good enough so far, but I can see it would be a problem on a long trip without access to recharging.
Summary: Got this as a Christmas present and have been using it ever since. Yes, it is huge but it is not a watch. I have not had problems acquiring a signal. Some have mentioned inaccuracy but I think this is a problem with all such devices. Recently on a group run, there were four gps devices. Three were different models of Garmin and I had the Timex. At some points, there were .4 of a mile difference between all of them, but each one had a different reading.