Gear Bag: GPS Computers

  • By Scott Boulbol
  • Published Jan 22, 2013
  • Updated Dec 30, 2014 at 9:04 AM UTC

Timex Ironman Global Trainer


Standout: Flawless bike and run tracking in a durable body.

Weakness: Bulky watch face and confusing online training program.

Lacking a few of the bells and whistles found on the Garmin and Suunto, we found the Global Trainer still effectively tracks workouts, especially bike and run. The simplest watch in our test, its combination of large, easy-to-push (even while training) buttons, and a common-sense flow to all of its functions made it a breeze to operate. Its basic “watch” mode saves battery for casual use.

Rock it: If function (and value) trumps form-factor.

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