|It's no longer enough to train hard; you also have to train smart if you want an edge. Enter the Timex Ironman Global Trainer speed and distance watch, which gives elite athletes the performance tools they need to succeed. The Global Trainer is equipped with a SiRFstar III GPS chip, which records your performance across several dimensions and displays the data on a customizable screen. With the Global Trainer, you can easily monitor your pace, speed, distance, elapsed time, and calories burned, helping you determine how much you've improved during your training period. The watch also includes a 20-workout memory with dated summaries. As a result, athletes can record up to 1,000 laps of information and then download the data to TrainingPeaks.com, a free online training log site. Or you can challenge yourself the old-fashioned way using the integrated count-up and countdown timers, which help you measure your interval performance. The watch even includes a Performance Pacer to help you meet your finish-time goals.|
The Global Trainer is more than just a pace tracker, however. Thanks to the GPS technology--which requires no calibration--climbers can use the watch to measure their altitude, along with their ascent and descent distances and rates. If navigation is your thing, the Global Trainer records up to 100 location waypoints, and offers the ability to track back old routes and create new ones. And cyclists will love the Global Trainer's ANT+ compatibility, which coordinates with third-party bike power meters and sensors to measure a bike's cadence and speed/distance. Other features include a Multisport Event Mode that records several activities and transitions in a single sequence; a customizable screen display that shows up to four windows of information; a hands-free option that automatically stars and stops data capture functions; and a rechargeable battery.
Features and Specifications:
OS requirements: Windows XP or newer, or Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or newer
Battery charging options: USB or AC outlet
Heart rate sensor compatibility: Timex digital 2.4 heart rate sensors using ANT+
Bike power compatibility: 3rd-party sensors using ANT+
Language support: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, and Italian
Night light: Indiglo, with night mode
Case: Lightweight resin
Water-resistant: Yes, to 50 meters
Warranty: 1 year limited (U.S. only)
Accurate GPS watch12/11/2012
I was a bit worried after reading some negative reports about this Timex product, but it turned out to be a great watch; have done 5 workouts up to now and the Timex is more accurate than my Garmin 310XT Actually the Garmin cuts the distance with 1%. Checked the Timex today at a 400mtr track and it's right on the spot! Also finds satellites very quick, within 1 minute. For the rest its just a matter of getting used to it. Good product! 1st class!