The main question is: What makes the Timex Ironman One GPS+ different from its adversaries?
In the fitness smartwatch category, names like Android Wear, Samsung Gear Live and LG G Watch are the most popular. Although Timex Ironman range has been running for a long time already, what would make people still interested of its newest timepiece? Timex Ironman One GPS+ still sports the Mirasol display technology and delivers fitness-focused function. But what else can it offer?
So, what gives this smartwatch an edge? None other than its standalone capability. Unlike the Android Wear, Samsung Gear Live and LG G Watch, the Timex Ironman One GPS+ can function without a smartphone. This is a result of Timex’s collaboration with AT&T. One of the its highlights is its 3G connectivity, allowing you to receive emails, contact your friends and families and even share fitness statistics on Twitter, Facebook and other platforms. Aside from that it will still offer functions like capability to track speed, distance and pace in real time. To add to its competency, the Timex Ironman One GPS+ is also water resistant up to 164 ft.
Another thing that is extremely fantastic with this fitness smartwatch is its ‘Find Me’ safety feature. In case you find yourself in an emergency situation while doing your regular jog, you can easily send an alert to reveal your specific location. So, with this on your wrist you would never have to worry about being lost and never being found. Kudos to this invention! But there’s still more to look forward about this one. It provides 4GB storage allowance for you to store music for your fitness jam. However, its battery life goes down from 72 hours to 8 hours when you use the GPS and 3G function.
Now for the details you’ve all been waiting for since the very start of this article, the Timex Ironman One GPS+ is available for pre-order. You have color options of black and green. RRP is US$400.