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Timex Marathon

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Overall 6
6.0

The watch works. I use it for running and ...

Christian Diaz, Amazon
4 weeks ago
  • Summary: The watch works. I use it for running and the overall pace it gives is accurate. I have tested against the GPS on my phone and by running on a track. The biggest drawback is that when you change your running pace, the watch will take about a minute to reflect your new pace. I think it just takes your average pace over a minute or so, so if you want run long distances and add in a few intervals, you may not be able to immediately see when you speed up.
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Overall 10
10

Great running watch!

Anna, Amazon
13 November 2014
  • Summary: Great running watch for beginner runners. Finds GPS quickly and it didn't even break after I accidentally washed it with my laundry! I can only recommend it!
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Overall 2
2.0

GPS is picked up almost instantly with the Garmin and the numbers are large and clear enough to be easily read.

Keith J. Karnok, Amazon
9 November 2014
  • Summary: If a person had no experience or comparison with other sport watches (GPS, stopwatch, etc), maybe this watch would be okay. But I doubt it. I have a Garmin that cost about $20 more and it is light years ahead of this watch. The primary problem is it won't pick up a GPS signal. When it does, it may have taken 20 or 30 minutes. You can't wait around to start your walk/run for the GPS signal to finally be picked up.
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Overall 2
2.0

Soooo hard to use. This watch is complicated and ...

Leslie Martinez, Amazon
7 November 2014
  • Summary: Soooo hard to use. This watch is complicated and touchy. I am generally decent with electronics and I can't use it. My husband has a Garmen and it was much more expensive but well worth it.
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Overall 6
6.0

I don't like that you cannot download the mileage and that it ...

Michele Brackett "michele", Amazon
29 October 2014
  • Summary: I prefer the Garmin over Timex. I don't like that you cannot download the mileage and that it does not keep track.
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Overall 10
10

Outstanding GPS Watch

Gary Severance "Gary Severance", Amazon
23 October 2014
  • Summary: The Timex Marathon GPS Watch is a great addition to my running gear. This is the first GPS watch I have owned and it proves that good information changes performance for the better. In the Set mode, the watch has a time/date function that lets the user key in information by time zone. I use the Washington D.C. Daylight Savings zone. In Set, I selected Auto GPS so the watch uses satellite information from the GMT source for accurate time and date display.
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Overall 4
4.0

This GPSwatch seems like a great idea

James T. Barringer "Just the facts, Ma'm", Amazon
3 October 2014
  • Summary: GPS takes a LONG time to hook up. While this is an engineering issue - realistically it's hard to blame anyone for this - the battery lasts a very short amount of time, especially if you use the GPS. I often would find myself about to start a run, turn on the GPS (which could take several minutes - or not even hook up at all) and be promptly greeted by a flashing low battery signal.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good watch, and the GPS initiates quickly for the ...

John Brenner, Amazon
2 September 2014
  • Summary: Good watch, and the GPS initiates quickly for the most part. Maybe 5% of the time it really struggles to catch a signal, but that can typically be attributed to weather issues, or even my own impatience. The 4 instead of 5 relates to its insufficient user manual that comes with it. I can look up additional features, but it really should have been included.
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Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

Andreina Garcia, Amazon
25 August 2014
Overall 10
10

Perfect for training!

kkranzy, Amazon
18 August 2014
  • Summary: I have been looking for a long time for a reasonable GPS watch to use when I am training for marathons. I have used several Garmin's in the past and when comparing this watch to the Garmin's I was pretty satisfied. Just like any GPS watch you will not get accurate data if you run under tree cover on a path or in the woods. However, the watch is accurate for distance, approximate pace and is easy to navigate and setup.
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