Timex Ironman One GPS+ Brings Classic Name to Smartwatch Game

In the early 80s we saw great leaps in watch technology, and I loved my Casio calculator watch. Every few years a new technology comes (remember the Fossil PalmOS Watch?), but now it seems smartwatches are here to stay. There are many approaches, but for fitness enthusiasts Timex looks to have a great angle with their Ironman One GPS+.

Timex Ironman One GPS+ Brings Classic Name to Smartwatch Game

What I find exciting as a runner is how every company is taking a unique approach to this product category, with some ‘wearables’ functioning as smartphone-extensions, others as sync-able stand-alones with notifications, and others like the Timex operating as truly independent devices.

The Timex Ironman One GPS+ is a GPS watch of the type that many runners are familiar with, but it is also stand-alone communication device that will never leave you stranded. Featuring 8 hours of battery life with full GPS and 3G cellular usage, water resistance and a full year of cellular service included, you will be covered no matter what you encounter on your run!

Timex Ironman One GPS+ Brings Classic Name to Smartwatch Game

Here are some of the features:

• Stand-alone wireless connectivity without a phone
• Email-based messaging capabilities
• Tracking capabilities that communicate the user’s location to friends and family anytime, anywhere
• Custom-built “Find Me Mode” safety solution, which allows users to send an alert with exact location in case of an emergency
• Ability to track speed, distance and pace in real-time and instantaneously share performance metrics through your favorite social media and online fitness platforms
• Water resistance up to 50 meters, an essential feature for water exposure, training in the rain or swimming
• Built-in MP3 component with 4 GB of memory to play music via a Bluetooth headset
• Always-on, sunlight-readable, high-resolution touch display
• One year of data connectivity by AT&T included for U.S. and Canadian subscribers

The Timex Ironman One GPS+ will be available for purchase this fall at timex.com, att.com, and other retailers. Pre-order is now available on timex.com at $399.95.

Here is a great short video showing off how useful the Timex Ironman One GPS+ can be in real life use:

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Michael Anderson
I have loved technology for as long as I can remember - and have been a computer gamer since the PDP-10! Mobile Technology has played a major role in my life - I have used an electronic companion since the HP95LX more than 20 years ago, and have been a 'Laptop First' person since my Compaq LTE Lite 3/20 and Powerbook 170 back in 1991! As an avid gamer and gadget-junkie I was constantly asked for my opinions on new technology, which led to writing small blurbs ... and eventually becoming a reviewer many years ago. My family is my biggest priority in life, and they alternate between loving and tolerating my gaming and gadget hobbies ... but ultimately benefits from the addition of technology to our lives!