Timex Ironman One GPS+

 
I am a numbers nerd. I love knowing my times, paces, distances, and the like. I am also a tech nerd, and love checking out the latest and greatest technology. The Timex Ironman One GPS+ watch is definitely for a techy numbers girl like me. You had me at touch screen, my friend.

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This watch has so many cool features that it took me awhile of exploring and playing with it to learn everything, but I think I have a pretty good handle on it now. So, let’s start with the basics:

-Phone-free connectivity with AT&T (first year is free)

-Ability to track speed, distance and pace in real-time and instantaneously

-share performance metrics via apps like Run Keeper, Strava, etc.

-Always-on, sunlight readable Qualcomm® Mirasol™ display for easy reading

-Tracking capabilities that include a custom-built safety solution

-Built-in MP3 component that stores and plays music via your bluetooth headphones. It includes 4GB of storage right on your watch!

-Send messages to people in your contacts list, and have new messages displayed right on your device

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Did I mention it is water resistant up to 50 meters and can communicate your location to family and friends via an SOS if you are in trouble?

Without the GPS on the watch can last 72 hours as a stand alone watch, and up to eight hours with all of the cool functions being used.

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As I mentioned before I had to consult the online user guide for a couple of things and get the hang of a touch screen GPS watch, but now I’m really liking it! My only two issues I have noticed so far is that the touch screen isn’t sensitive enough sometimes and I have to hit it a couple times before it reads my touch, and the watch itself is kind of big. I totally get why, I mean who would want an itty bitty touch screen, but just thought it was worth mentioning. Once I start running I hardly notice the size/weight though, and the pros by far outweigh these two minor things.

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If you are like me and you love geeking out over the latest and coolest gadgets, then this product is something you should check out. It is far more advanced than any GPS watch I have ever owned, and the safety features make me feel much better about running alone than with other watches I have. If you have any questions, I would love to try to answer them for you!

QOTD: what is your favorite feature in this watch? What is your favorite thing about GPS watches in general?

This post is sponsored by FitFluential.

National Running Day 2013

Happy National running day! Will you be running? Timex is celebrating National Running Day on Wednesday, June 5 by asking YOU to tweet or post to Instagram with #IMARUNNER.

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Every time you do this, Timex will donate $5, up to $15,000, toward One Fund Boston which helps those individuals most affected by the tragic events of April 15, 2013. HOW GENEROUS and awesome of this company. Seriously. Also, there is something in it for YOU! Timex will also be giving away 60 Timex Ironman watches to runners who use the hashtag. Who knows, it could be you, right?

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Ok, so how am I entered to win a watch? easy. For a chance to win a Timex Ironman watch simply submit your unique running story on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #IMARUNNER on June 5th. You can also enter by submitting a photo or story directly on the Timex Sports Facebook page “#IMARUNNER Tab” (http://bit.ly/12qH3Xb). Winners will be selected at random and official rules are located here: http://bit.ly/147ilKy.

I am a bit injured so I am going to run/walk today, at least it’s something! Good luck and happy running!

QOTD: Will you be running today? Do you want to win a watch?