Timex Ironman Global GPS Trainer
Fitness is an ever growing supply of accessories and enhancements and technological advancements. From the first home gym to the now ever present portable fitness system, fitness is growing quickly. I don’t consider the Timex Ironman Global Trainer an accessory per se I do see it as a coach, a training aide and a guide to help you achieve your fitness goals quicker and smarter. So how does the Timex Ironman Global Trainer live up to its reputation? Find out now in this review.
The one thing you must get used to is the size of the watch. I am a big guy with big wrists and it still looks massive on me. You would think that a watch with significant size would have a lot of weight behind it but actually it is quite balanced and makes it a very comfortable watch to wear. Yes you can actually wear this as a watch if you want and if the need to exercise should arise you will be ready for action.
The Timex Ironman Global Trainer is the ultimate all-in-one tool. This device packs in a wide array of options for you to choose from and really makes this device a multi-sport watch. It has a GPS to help you measure your pace, speed and distance. It also has a heart-rate monitor as well, to make sure you are staying within your selected heart rate, whether it is for fat burning or cardio workout.
You have a four quadrant face on the watch to monitor four separate windows of information as you exercise or run. The GPS function worked tremendously for me. As soon as I stepped out and began my workout the satellites were tracking and I was ready to go. When dealing with fitness and exercise and competition every second counts and this is no different. No one wants to be waiting around for a signal they just want it to happen quickly.
Tracking the GPS is a riot on your watch you can see your course you can see where you were running or biking or even hiking if you want. That is a great feature so you aren’t feeling stuck running in the same pattern or if you remembered a cool store along your run you can retrace your steps later.
The Global Trainer really sets itself apart from a lot of other similar type devices is in the design. It really does look like a regular sports watch (on steroids a bit), but the selection buttons are very large and easy-to-press. You have the three buttons on both sides and the Start/Split on the front of the watch face. That really helps you while you are running and need to select an option the buttons are easy to find and easy to press. Remember those four quadrants I spoke about earlier this is where the Global Trainer shines. Like I said you are able to read four different read outs on the display (heart rate, pace, distance, altitude, speed, calories, etc). It also has an Indigo backlight however it is a bit dimmer than some other backlights on the market.Continued on the next page