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The Timex Ironman Global Trainer—also known as the Bodylink System—is a GPS-ready watch released in 2010.

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Pros

built-in GPS receiver for tracking your run accurately

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waterproof to 50M

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compatible with any ANT+ heart rate monitor

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well suited for swimming, biking and running

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durable build quality

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interfaces with Timex's proprietary software and online website for tracking your progress

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upgradable firmware to remedy some issues the watch has in the future

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7 large buttons - well laid out and easy to use while running

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large easy to read display with 4 customizable sections

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Mac and PC compatible

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Indiglo backlighting for use in the dark

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Cons

no footpod support - poor for those who run often on treadmills

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expensive next to the competition

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large physical size - looks bigger in person than it does in images, can be cumbersome to size sensitive individuals / those with smaller wrists

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measures distance is short - up to 2.5% in some cases

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The Timex Ironman Global Trainer—also known as the Bodylink System—is a GPS-ready watch released in 2010. It features an integrated SiRFStar III GPS module that can measure any location with altitude ascent and descent distances and rates. It can also calculate pace/speed/distance in real time; record elapsed time, calories burned, and performance data; and includes a hands-free option that automatically starts/stops data capture functions. Additional features include a customizable display that shows up to four data windows; a chronograph with interval/countdown timers; and a Lithium-ion battery that can be recharged via USB or AC.

Additional Information

The Global Trainer is compatible with any Timex or third-party meter that uses ANT+ wireless technology.

Release Dates
  • May 2010 | US
  • Sept 2010 | Worldwide
Features
  • Digital GPS Watch
  • Integrated GPS Module
  • Customizable Display
  • Water Resistance
  • Performance Reports
  • Automatic Calculations
  • Detailed Data Recording
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • ANT+ Wireless Compatibility
Compatibility
  • Windows XP or Newer
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or Newer
  • Timex Heart Rate / Bike Sensors using ANT+
  • Third-Party Bike Sensors using ANT+
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