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Timex Ironman Run Trainer 2.0 GPS Speed & Distance Monitors

Timex Ironman Run Trainer 2.0 GPS Speed & Distance

Item #TMX229
MSRP:$179.99
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TIMEX® IRONMAN® RUN TRAINER 2.0 GPS SPEED & DISTANCE :: Train smarter and run stronger in the latest GPS watch from Timex® designed by runners for runners of all levels, the Timex® IRONMAN® Run Trainer 2.0 GPS Speed & Distance. You'll quickly become a training-data junky with all of this GPS watch's amazing tracking capabilities that allow you to measure pace, speed, distance and more all in real-time. You'll love the easy-to-use, highly customizable interface and hi-resolution display, and run unencumbered thanks to the smaller size and lighter weight. Plus, you'll be able to set goals and savor your accomplishments by seamlessly syncing all your stats to your PC or Mac.

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Features & Benefits:

  • Smaller watch with high-resolution, reversible display
  • Real-time distance, pace, speed, heart rate and more
  • Quick and reliable GPS signal with SiRFstarIV technology
  • 15-Workout memory with dated summary
  • Free access to online training log at TraingPeaks.com
  • Desktop device agent allows for easy changes to watch and performance settings
  • 100-Lap chronograph with customizable 2- or 3-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 8-hour life in full GPS mode
  • Compatible with ANT+ sensors for heart rate and foot pod data
  • Watch Water Resistant to 50m: NOTE: GPS and ANT+ features not available underwater
  • INDIGLO night-light with NIGHT-MODE feature and Constant-On options
  • Display Size: 0.94" W x 0.83" H (24mm W x 21mm H)
  • Case Size (width): 1.81" (46 mm)
  • Case Size (thickness): 0.67" (17 mm)
  • Weight: 2.0 ounces (58g)
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Timex Ironman Run Trainer 2.0 GPS Speed & Distance Monitors
 
2.4

(based on 7 reviews)

33%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (3)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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3.0

Might Be Worth The Effort

By Katie

from San Diego, CA

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Battery Charge Lasts
  • Detailed Workout Info
  • Impressive Detailed Info
  • Many Free Training Vids

Cons

  • Difficult To Use
  • Steep Learning Curve

Best Uses

  • Daily
  • Long-Term
  • Men
  • Older People
  • Short-Term
  • Women

Comments about Timex Ironman Run Trainer 2.0 GPS Speed & Distance Monitors:

I train and run half marathons. I am a masters runner and typically run 25-30 miles per week plus plyometrics and core workouts. I am also self-coached and trying to drop my PR by 10 minutes. I use GPS watches to track splits, analyze trends, hit workout goals and so on.

I found my Timex GPS watch unexpectedly user unfriendly. It was necessary to use all of the online tools, watch the training videos, etc. get a decent ROI. Once I found the patience to watch the training videos and configured it via the computer interface, I appreciated its capabilities more. I now can configure it for simple runs through customized interval workouts. And OMG, the battery life! It is impressive. As long as the GPS function is off (important detail), it can go a week on a charge. This watch tracks a lot of data but the learning curve is steep.

GPS watches tend to be bulkier than non-GPS watches and this is true of this Timex model.

Overall, this watch demands patience and time to configure and use, but the effort might be worth it for those who value in-depth workout information. It is probably not the best fit for runners who prefer slim or small devices, or who prefer basic pace/distance/speed data and/or don't care about recording detailed workout data on fancy online databases. I usually run on a distanced-marked trail and honestly, any of Timex's non-GPS sport watches work great and are easy to use. I just happen to be into the details.

I would recommend this with reservations. On one hand, Timex provides a lot of free support to use the product. On the other hand, it should be much easier to use such that the support is optional rather than mandatory.

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2.0

Other options out there

By sedisme

from Cincinnati, OH

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Comfortable

Cons

  • Difficult To Use

Best Uses

  • Short-Term

Comments about Timex Ironman Run Trainer 2.0 GPS Speed & Distance Monitors:

I've had this watch for over a year now. Got it last year to use for Tri's I was doing, which had I known about the 8 hour battery life I wouldn't have bought. For a watch that's supposed to be "Ironman" watch, you'd think they'd have a better battery life. The GPS Sensors takes several minutes to sync, compared to my other watches which take 1/2 the time. Functionally it's ok. I agree with all the comments about the multiple clicks to get what you need. The only endearing feature is the fact it's waterproof, however the gps doesn't work well in the water.

If you're looking for a GPS watch, there are better ones out there.

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2.0

inferior

By bennyvi

from San Diego,CA

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Downgrade From Prev Model
  • No Timer

Best Uses

    Comments about Timex Ironman Run Trainer 2.0 GPS Speed & Distance Monitors:

    I jog 60 miles a week,,the vibrate option is great(specially in cold weather when you cant hear alerts)and the night lite is beautiful--- BUT, if you had previous model you are not going to like this watch,auto start/stop hasnt worked at all,the option to start chrono as timer reaches zero is not avail because there is no timer,the altitude reading doesnt show,,just ascend and descend,1 alarm, no odometer, 1 time zone,I still cant get the web app to work,,keep getting a message saying I need to get latest Firm Upgrade even though I downloaded it,I went back to using Run trainer, the previous model

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    4.0

    Nice Size - Easy to Read

    By rh

    from Cape Girardeau, MO

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Timex Ironman Run Trainer 2.0 GPS Speed & Distance Monitors:

        Run Trainer 2.0 is not much bigger than a regular watch. Had the Timex Global Trainer and it was huge compared to this. Applied the latest firmware update before using and have had no problems. HD screen is easy to read, especially to those of us who are a little older. Uploads easy to Map My Run or built in Training Peaks software. Very economical compared to Garmin.......

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        1.0

        Stay Away

        By Mike

        from Belgium

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Timex Ironman Run Trainer 2.0 GPS Speed & Distance Monitors:

              Watch arrived DOA, dead on arrival. Would not charge and would not power on. This is a similar experience from another review. I would think twice before purchasing this product. For me, it's back to my Garmin.

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              1.0

              Won't Charge

              By Brian

              from Fort Belvoir, VA

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Reviewer

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                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Timex Ironman Run Trainer 2.0 GPS Speed & Distance Monitors:

                    I tried 2 of these watches and the battery would not charge in either of them. Never could get the icon that it was charging and it would not turn on after hours plugged in (yes- the USB port was powered). Timex is obviously having problems with the production of this watch. There are several recent reviews on other sites with the same problem. I would stay away from this until you are sure Timex has fixed the problem. Going back to a Garmin. On the bright side, RRS has been very helpful in dealing with the hassle of getting 2 lemons.

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                    4.0

                    Great product

                    By AJ

                    from San Diego

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Versatile
                    • Very light weight

                    Cons

                    • Countdown Timer A Chore
                    • Too Many Yesno Commands

                    Best Uses

                    • Perfect For Running

                    Comments about Timex Ironman Run Trainer 2.0 GPS Speed & Distance Monitors:

                    In regards to the yes no commands. I love this watch, but moving between features and re setting the countdown timer requires many button presses and answering yes no to using sensors and then asking to save your workout every time. I just wish they would do an update where I can just reset the timer after each workout set without all the hassle. Because of this, the watch sits at home until its run time and the ambit comes with me to the gym.

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