As part of a blogger network I belong to I was chosen to take an early look at the Timex Ironman One GPS+. As a gear junkie, I couldn’t have been happier to be part of this. I’m always looking for the next big thing, or that metric I can record on my runs that I don’t get with my current gear.
Overall, I’m pretty psyched about the unit, it has all the features you would expect in a GPS watch but also included a few innovative solutions as well. The display is bright and easy to read in light and dark. While running, I was able to record my real time pace, average pace, splits (calculated automatically) overall time, heart rate (Bluetooth HRM is an up-sell option), etc. There are other run options, but those are my go-to’s.
|Super bright display is easily seen day or night|
|Motivation hits you right when you start up the watch!|
Additionally, if for some reason I DNF, there’s a way for me to contact my peeps and let them know where I am so they can come meet me and bring me sugary products. Could come in handy on those rare occasions when I bonk and feel like I can’t take another step.
But here’s what I really liked about the unit. There’s a 4GB, built in MPS unit where I can load my music and listen with Bluetooth-enabled headphones. I love a solution that helps me cut down on the amount of stuff I need to carry on a run, even if it’s just a small iPod. One less think I need to think about, you know?
There were a few things that I wasn’t thrilled with.
- The touchscreen didn’t always react as fast as I would have liked and not at all while I was wearing gloves.
- In order to use the watch, you need to pay for a data plan. And while only $40/year, you still have to pay for a data plan, know what I mean?
- It was kind of big (about the same size as the Garmin 910). I’m sure I’ll get used to it, but I kept noticing it while running.
Like I said, overall, I’m pretty psyched about the watch, if you’re looking for a GPS-enabled device, I give this a thumbs up!
For more info, check out the Timex OneGPS+ site
|Pausing for a breather while doing my best DC Rainmaker |
wearing two GPS-enabled watches to compare recording
This post is sponsored by FitFluential.