Timex Ironman Run Trainer 2.0 GPS Watch
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- 15-Workout Memory with Free Online Downloading and Desktop Software
- GPS-Enabled to Measure Pace, Speed, Distance and More in Real-Time
- Fast, Reliable SiRFstar IV GPS Technology with 8-Hour Battery Life
- Highly Customizable, Easy-Read Screen Shows Two or Three Lines of Data at a Glance
- USB Rechargeable and Water-Resistant Rated to 165 feet (50 M)
- 15-Workout Memory with Free Online Downloading and Desktop Software
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|Band Material Type||Rubber||Resin||Leather||Resin|
|Band Width||20.00 millimeters||20 millimeters||16 millimeters||—|
|Case Diameter||46.00 millimeters||46 millimeters||45 millimeters||42.00 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||17.00 millimeters||13 millimeters||13 millimeters||—|
|Dial Window Material Type||Glass||Acrylic||Mineral||—|
|Water Resistance Depth||50||100.00 meters||100 meters||100.00 meters|
Timex Ironman Run Trainer 2.0 with GPS Technology
The Timex Ironman Run Trainer 2.0 is a next-generation, GPS-enabled watch providing real-time pace, distance, and heart rate. The new Run Trainer 2.0 watch features a crisp high-resolution display, an easy-to use menu system, and a smaller more comfortable case that does not sacrifice water resistance. After your workout, review your map and performance data with our free online training log powered by TrainingPeaks.
Beyond offering outstanding value from its GPS products, Timex provides free training software for our Timex Ironman Run Trainer watches.
Quickly and easily customize and update the Run Trainer GPS products with our Device Agent software. This desktop application works on Windows and Mac operating systems and provides access to all of the Run Trainer 2.0's features through a convenient series of tabs and pull-down menus. Simply point-type-and-click and your GPS products are ready to display the data you need to make the most out of your training. Your workout, your device, anywhere, anytime. Plan, track, analyze and share your journey with sports and fitness tracking sites Strava, Endomondo and MapMyFitness.
Free online access to TrainingPeaks, a leading-edge fitness and nutrition software used by top professionals and everyday athletes.
In addition to desktop customization, the Device Agent provides direct access to the free Timex online training log powered by TrainingPeaks. When a Timex device is paired with TrainingPeaks, athletes get everything they need to track, analyze and plan their training: fitness trends shown over time on the TrainingPeaks dashboard; free mobile access to TrainingPeaks calendar on your Smartphone; graphs for each workout with peak pace, speed, heart rate, cadence or power; option to upgrade to TrainingPeaks Premium for elevation correction and data editing; a set of training plans from Timex, and access to the TrainingPeaks store to browse thousands of triathlon, running and cycling plans; daily emails with any planned workouts; charts to view data by laps and splits, and time in zones; and the ability to analyze and and save segments like a particular climb or interval training.
Full Feature Set
- Smaller watch with high-resolution, reversible display
- Real-time distance, pace, speed, heart rate and more
- Quick and reliable signal with SiRFstarIV technology
- 15-Workout memory with dated summary
- Free access to online training log
- Desktop device agent allows for easy changes to watch and performance settings
- 100-Lap chronograph with customizable two- or three-line display
- Hands-free chronograph operation based on distance and time
- Pace, speed, and distance vibrating/audible alerts keep your training on-track
- Hydration and nutrition alerts remind athletes to replenish at regular intervals
- Interval timer with segments based on time or distance
- Customizable alarm with backup
- Rechargeable Li-Ion battery with eight-hour life in full GPS mode
- Compatible with ANT+ sensors for heart rate and foot pod data
- Watch WR to 50m (GPS and ANT+ features not available underwater)
- Indiglo night-light with Night-Mode feature and Constant-On
The Timex Story
Timex Group B.V. is one of the best-known American watch companies. Timex's U.S. headquarters are located in Middlebury Connecticut and it has substantial operations in China, the Philippines and India and full scale sales companies in Canada, the UK, France and Mexico.
The company began in 1854 as Waterbury Clock in Connecticut's Naugatuck Valley, known during the nineteenth century as the "Switzerland of America." Sister company Waterbury Watch manufactured the first inexpensive mechanical pocket watch in 1880. During World War I, Waterbury began making wristwatches, which had only just become popular, and in 1933 it made history by creating the first Mickey Mouse clock under license from Walt Disney, with Mickey's hands pointing the time.
During World War II, Waterbury renamed itself U.S. Time Company. In 1950 the company introduced a wristwatch called the Timex. Over the next three decades, Timex was sold through a series of advertisements which emphasized its durability by putting the watch through "torture tests," such as falling over the Grand Coulee Dam or being strapped to the propeller of an outboard motor, with the slogan "It takes a licking and keeps on ticking." With the help of former Olympic broadcaster, spokesman John Cameron Swayze, sales took off. The company later became Timex Corporation, then Timex Group and, to date, has sold over one billion watches.
The company has remained very competitive and the Timex brand continues its dominance through present day. Its primary market remains the United States and Canada, although the Timex brand is sold worldwide due to its ability to capitalize on its strong brand image and reputation for quality.
One of the most successful and important features available on many Timex watches is the Indiglo backlight system. Indiglo is a brand name of Indiglo Corporation, solely owned by Timex for licensing purposes. Timex electroluminescent lamps, branded Indiglo, were introduced in 1992 in the Ironman watch line. They were an immediate success. The Indiglo lamp uniformly lights the surface of the Timex’s watch dials in a manner that makes the dial read very easily in many different light settings. In some newer watches the Indiglo backlight only lights up the numbers, rather than the entire LCD display, which is achieved by means of a specialized film that inverts the LCD transmissivity.
Today, Timex Group products are manufactured in the Far East and in Switzerland often based on technology that continues to be developed in the United States and in Germany. With a large and varied line of watches, Timex has the style for everyone. From the locker room to the board room, there is a great Timex style time-piece for you.
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Overall, I like this watch. Here's a breakdown of different areas.
Screen: It has a much better screen than the Global Trainer and the Fenix. The 910 is pretty good, but this screen is still better.
Size: Probably the 2nd best overall as a daily wear watch of those above. The best would be the Fenix. Really, though, the 910 and Motoactv are mainly specialty watches that you would only want to wear when needed. The Global Trainer is huge compared to this.
GPS signal acquisition: Really good. Probably among the best. I would say this one is the best, than the Motoactv, 910, Fenix, then Global Trainer.
GPS accuracy: For me, the Motoactv seemed to be the most accurate each time I wore it. However, since I've only run with this twice, it is too early to really give a good guess as to its accuracy. Of the two runs, it has been pretty much spot on with the others.
Now, I'll get a little more specific with this watch. It is waterproof to 50 Meters (it says water resistant on the watch, but the website says water proof). This is a great thing. The Motoactv is not waterproof, and hardly water resistant. However, it has stood up to many runs in the rain (Never removed the port cover for headphones). I like that the display can switch between black background and white background. It has the ability to set up interval training sessions. It also has vibration alerts so you know when you reach a target even if you can't hear the watch (or when you are using an alarm). I'll get into the vibration alerts a bit more in a minute. It connects to my Garmin footpod quickly and is easily configurable. I did have problems with my first run trying to upload to training peaks. It would not upload via the device agent. However, I was able to go to the website and upload it through the calendar upload function. The battery life seems to be really good. Not sure exactly how long, but it'll last plenty long as an everyday watch.
Finally, a few things to note that I would like to see.
1) The ability to turn off sound when vibration alerts are on. This is for both workout alerts and also the alarm.
2) Not a big deal for me, but some people may want a virtual race function (I never used it on Garmins, but one person I showed the watch to mentioned this).
3) A trackback ability. I would like to be able to have one waypoint marked and then have an arrow point me there when I need it.
4) One more alarm. I don't mind this, but having more alarms set would be nice.
I think Timex has come a long way in terms of GPS watches, and this would be a really good option in my opinion over some other GPS's. Each has their own positives and negatives, and I would say this is probably my second favorite GPS watch.
The band broke on the watch today. I noticed it was getting a little loose and it continuously got worse. What is bad is that is not actually the band, but the plastic piece that the pin goes through on the inside, which can't be replaced. It is now unwearable and it has only been two months. I am not happy.
Timex sent me a new replacement watch and I could not be happier. Thank you for the quick service. This watch really is great.
The watch worked very well for a few months but then charged very inconsistently from the proprietary charger. Eventually, it stopped charging all together. I reached out to Timex customer service and was told to mail it to their center in Arkansas. After a few weeks, I followed up on the status and no one could find it. A couple days later, it arrived at my door. Rather than being fixed, it arrived with a system failure on the watch itself. I reached out to Timex again and was told the correct way to send something back. After 5 weeks, I followed up on the status and was told that they were waiting on a part. Finally, my watch arrived within the 8 week window they give you.
The watch I received was a different one (my original watch had a small scratch on the face) but it charged up. The software seemed slightly different but it worked very well. However, now the watch is not recognized on my computer so I cannot download workouts and has recently stopped charging again.
The features are great but this means nothing if the watch doesn't work. Do not buy this watch.
I was excited to see that Garmin had a competitor in this category and wanted to like the watch.
The good is that it's a nice normal size and can be worn as a daily watch without people looking at you strange.
The bad and its a very big bad, is that the GPS function is inaccurate.
After a few runs and bike workouts, I downloaded the files to the Top Peak training website only to find out that my start and stop location were about a quarter mile off. I always start and stop at my house. This has happened four times out of the dozen of times I've used this watch. The first time it happened, I thought it was just cloudy or didn't get a good lock but the other times it was sunny and clear and I had a definite lock. I've also downloaded the gps files onto other sport training website for comparison and the results were the same so the original gps file is flawed. Maybe this unit is flawed but I believe that once you release a product to the market then it better work correctly.
As far as I'm concerned if it can't get the GPS part of it right, then it's just an expensive stop watch.
The small memory size has also become very difficult to accept considering that I would have to delete a few workouts before it would save a new workout or to download a new firmware file.
I've tried the interval trainer mode and only having 6 stages for an interval is very limiting in my opinion.
The window on this seems to be a clear acrylic material which I believe will scratch very easily if your not careful. I'll never understand why watch companies don't have a raised bezel to protect the lens for a sports watch that's going to possibly take a beating. Timex engineers please look at the G-shock watch line for a hint of a properly designed sports watch.
Besides the last few complaints I'll have to look for another GPS watch that can actually get the GPS part of it right.