Reviews and Problems with Timex Ironman Global Trainer GPS Watch
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Less would be more
21 August 2013
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.
Summary: Tried out the watch for the first time this morning. Much more accurate than my iPhone GPS. Watch is BIG, takes some getting use to on a small wrist. Make sure to update firmware before first use, since update will wipe out your data. Watch must be in 'PC SYNC' mode to connect. Instructions on Device Agent did not list this step, simply says 'Connect your device...
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.