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Timex Ironman Run Trainer GPS Watch – First Look

November 3rd, 2011

Timex Ironman Run Trainer GPS Watch

Timex is adding a new option to their GPS line this fall with the run-focused Ironman Run Trainer GPS Watch. In many ways, the new Ironman Run Trainer GPS is Timex’s answer to the Garmin Forerunner 210 and Nike+ SportWatch GPS powered by TomTom. The Run Trainer will be available in 2 packages:

* Speed+Distance: Ironman Run Trainer GPS watch, $225.00 MSRP.
* S+D with Heart Rate: Ironman Run Trainer GPS watch and ANT+ Flex Tech Digital 2.4 Heart Rate Sensor, $275.00 MSRP.

Expect the new Timex Ironman Run Trainer GPS Watch to be available November 2011.

General specifications

  • GPS Tech: high-sensitivity SiRFstarIV chipset
  • Speed + Distance: current & average pace/speed, current & total distance
  • Memory: 15 workouts & 1,000 laps
  • Timing: chrono, hydration/nutrition timers, auto lap, auto start/stop
  • Intervals: 5 timers, zones for pace, foot cadence, and heart rate
  • Display: 3 or 4 lines, customizable data fields
  • Data Transfer: USB cord to online Timex TrainingPeaks site
  • Battery: 9-hour battery life, rechargeable Li-Ion
  • Hardware: swim-friendly 50m water-resistant, INDIGLO back light, 6 push buttons
  • Accessories: compatible with ANT+ HRM and Foot Pod
  • Watch Size: 1.9” wide, 2.2” tall, 0.75” thick (48 x 56 x 19mm)

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Soleus GPS 1.0 Digital Sport Watch – First Look

September 20th, 2011

Soleus GPS 1.0 Digital Sport Watch

Soleus is jumping into the GPS market with the GPS 1.0 Digital Sport Watch. With an MSRP of $99, the new Soleus GPS watch targets runners seeking a simple-to-use speed/distance watch to monitor training.

Main Features

  • GPS: high-sensitivity receiver
  • Distance: current & total in Miles or Km
  • Pace/Speed: current & average
  • Calories Burned: current & total Kcal burned
  • Chrono: 24-hour, 1/100 second resolution
  • Data Storage: 100-lap memory
  • World Time: 106 cities covering all time zones
  • Rechargeable Battery: USB rechargeable lithium-ion

Looking at the list above, it’s clear Soleus created a value-priced GPS watch with desirable core-run features. Additionally, the watch includes: time-of-day, date, alarms, multiple time zones and a backlight. All these features are packaged in a wristwatch that looks to be about the same size as Soleus’ current Ultra Sole or 262 watch models.

While there is no heart rate monitor option nor computer data-transfer capability, runners who want to track their pace/speed and distance will find it in the new GPS 1.0.

The Soleus GPS 1.0 Digital Sport Watch is expected to be available October 2011.

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