Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Timex- Speed plus Distance GPS Review

Today I fell in love with my Timex GPS all over again! My unit is over 4 years old and has served it's purpose for the most part. My husband bought it for me right before my first ( and only) marathon ( Chicago 2005!).

Today my GPS came in really handy. I did speed training on a trail that does not have any mile markers or any way for to know how far I had gone. I needed to run 400 meters 8 times.

So my handy dandy GPS was my mile marker today.

One con of this particular model is that it comes in 2 pieces. The watch and the actual GPS sensor. The sensor can be worn on your arm or clipped to your waist band. I have found that it can be very annoying at either location, but the least annoying is on my arm. Another con being that sometimes it just won't turn on or the radio signal is broken. I am not sure if it's because it's older or what.

The pros are easy! All of the data it shows you: Speed, distance, pace and lots more! I have used all of these options on numerous occasions.
All in all this is a great product. I will be honest and say that I am so ready for an upgrade though! I want to upgrade to a GPS unit that only has 1 piece. I hope to be able to review that one soon!!


Mandy said...

Yay GPS! I've got teh Garmin Forerunner and its 1 unit and its wonderful when going for a run :) I love seeing exactly what my pace is :) Its a little bulky though... I think I could use an upgrade too.. haha! :)

FitCrazedMomma said...

The upgrade!
I look at it on a dialy basis hoping to find a great deal!!
It has everything!! Isn't it pretty?!?!? :)