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Review of Timex Full-Size T5K549 Ironman Run Trainer GPS Watch$129

Review of Timex Full-Size T5K549 Ironman Run Trainer GPS Watch

Very Good
Rating
4.20 stars
101
Reviews
$130-$165
Price Range
Reviewed on: April 03, 2013
Author: BoolPool.com
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Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Highly customizable, easy-to-read screen shows three or four lines of data
  • GPS tracks well and takes about 45 seconds to lock the position
  • Easy to setup and use with simple buttons and menu
  • Comfortable well ventilated wrist band
  • Good graphing and analysis from Timex Training Peaks
  • Water Resistant and good battery life
  • Reasonable price
Cons
  • Bulky for everyday wear
  • Battery can run out if sensors are switched on
  • Software is not very user friendly for novices
  • Alarm sound is not loud enough

Review Summary

This is the summary of consumer reviews for Timex Full-Size T5K549 Ironman Run Trainer GPS Watch. The BoolPool rating for this product is Very Good, with 4.20 stars, and the price range is $130-$165.

Timex T5K549 Ironman Run Trainer GPS Watch is a great training tool that offers a customizable display with up to four data lines and 15-workout downloadable memory with dated summary (1,000 max. laps). This feature loaded watch has a high sensitivity GPS that accurately measures pace, speed and distance without excessively draining the battery. With its easy adjustable wrist band and compatibility with ANT+TM foot pod sensors it offers athletes the flexibility to customize their exercise routine. Some reviews have pointed out that when you attach the foot pod and the GPS at the same time, the Timex Ironman trainer automatically overrides the GPS for distance and speed data and does not offer the ability to combine the data from both to give even more accurate results.

This trainer GPS watch is durable and offers an eight-hour battery and 50 meter water resistance. The watch is very easy to setup and use and is also comfortable to wear with a well ventilated wrist band. The Timex Ironman also complements your workout with interval timers in addition to hydration and nutrition reminders. Timex Training Peaks is a good program to record and graph all the activities online.

Some reviewers find this GPS watch to be bulky for everyday wear. Also the battery can drain very fast if the sensors are not switched off.

Overall, Timex T5K549 Ironman Run Trainer GPS Watch makes a great gear to have for all your runs and even the treadmill. If you like to go on long runs, exploring new places it offers a package of usability and functionality with customizable screens that you can scroll through with the push of one button during your run.

User Voice

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Review Group #: 1
(3.50 stars)
21 Reviews
Shows real time distance, pace and heart rate Training Peaks software gives great data
Review Group #: 2
(4.50 stars)
20 Reviews
Large screen and buttons make operating on the run easy Display is easy to read Easy to customize through the PC interface, which works well with this watch
Review Group #: 3
(4.00 stars)
8 Reviews
Battery life is great about 8 hours with the GPS on, much longer if its not GPS tracks well and takes about 45 seconds to lock the position
Review Group #: 4
(4.00 stars)
11 Reviews
GPS may take an extended time to link for the first time
Review Group #: 5
(4.50 stars)
13 Reviews
Water Resistant Some models come with heart rate monitor Price range fits the budget Heart rate monitor doesn't transmit in water
Review Group #: 6
(4.50 stars)
18 Reviews
Good graphing and analysis for free through Timex Training Peaks

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eBay$129.00Price varies by seller.
Amazon$163.13

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