by Chris in BeantownfromGreat Everyday GPS watchI've been running with a 30 lap Ironman but recently took the leap to GPS and am glad I did. I find my trail and tempo runs to be much more effective and in general, knowing I have the feedback of heartrate and pace pushes me more. The watch fits my wrist well and is comfortable to wear as an everyday watch. I've had no issues syncing with my Garmin HR monitor (used in conjunction with my bike computer). GPS was slow the first time to connect but have not had issues with it connecting on any subsequent runs. Screen was easy to read and it was pretty intuitive to navigate the menus and setup my screen preferences. Battery life seems good as well.
Date published: 2013-06-14
Rated 1out of5
by Go hardfromDisappointingI am a technology queen and use a GPS/HR combo during most workouts. I was previous using a G305 which died. I went with the Timex 2.0 because it was a good price. I expected the heart rate strap but it was not included. I guess I missed that but was able to use my old one. It was a pretty easy set up but the info doesn't stick so I have to reset it every few days. The GPS doesn't find the signal quickly, it always takes 2 minutes then asks if I am inside (I'm not, I don't live near tall buildings, etc.)-disappointing. If the watch is stopped during the workout, there is a gap in the readout graph. I have to stop the watch and save immediately or the watch keeps timing. The free training peaks program provides minimal data. I am pretty disappointed with the watch.
Date published: 2013-10-04
Rated 4out of5
by Edward WfromBig improvement over TRT 1.0This is a decided improvement over the TRT 1.0, with a much improved display and more easily navigatable menus. It is wearable as an everyday watch, which is not true of all waterproofed GPS sports devices. However, it has its own quirks which should be fixable by firmware upgrades.
The TRT 1.0 had 5 definable "Interval" workouts, each with Warmup and Cooldown timers. The TRT 2.0 has one Interval workout and has no separate Warmup and Cooldown timers, which is pretty annoying for those that do regular Interval workouts. Also, HR Recovery does not activate after Interval workouts, only after Chrono.
Sensors (GPS, HRM, Footpod) all prompt to be activated when starting a Chrono or Interval session and turn off when the session is ended. However, when ending a session the display stays in workout session display and gives an indication the sensors are still are active when in reality they are not. You have to exit back to 'Time', then restart the activity to reactivate the sensors.
All of these quirks can be fixed in firmware, but it will remain to be seen if they are.
I'm not completely convinced that the GPS receiver is all that great, since there are times when it's significantly confused by light tree cover and unexpectedly takes a long time to lock on to the signal. Granted, in Alaska GPS satellites are closer to the horizon, but my expectations are that the GPS performance is a little more predicatable.
This device includes Drink and Eating reminder timers, unique to Timex and very useful for training runs. It's manageable for use on a bike (using speed instead of pace) but even though the device is Ant+ compatible, it won't pick up Ant+ cycling cadence/speed sensors. It's usable for swimming because it's rated to 50m, but more as a lap counter and timer more than any open water swimming activity (although the 'in the swim cap' trick would work).
There's a lot to like about this device and I like the trajectory the new release is on. It portends great things for future releases.
Date published: 2013-06-01
Rated 4out of5
by JonnyMfromIron Man Run Trainer 2.0Great technology and simple to use. Two different Screen displays and multiple training displays with intuitive menus make this watch a no brainer. However, although the watch fit is great the screen is easily scratched-Dissapointing- come on Timex.... You have been making watches for how long????And you couldn't have figured out how to make the display less Wimpy! All in all great training watch with an incredible amount of features.
Date published: 2013-06-19
Rated 5out of5
by runner101fromExcellent watchThis watch is amazing. The GPS is super quick at acquiring the signal and keeps it throughout my run. I am mainly a trail runner and previously GPS watches from Garmin would be inaccurate or would lose a signal altogether. The Timex Run Trainer 2.0 is lighter, smaller and much easier to read then any other GPS watch I have used. I also run with headphones and absolutely love the vibrating mile splits. For the price nothing beats this watch for runners. 100% recommended
Date published: 2013-06-07
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Timex Ironman Run Trainer 2.0 GPS Watch Customer Reviews