Timex Bike Computers and Cycling Watches
Timex bike computers and cycling watches are fairly limited in number. At present the Timex Cycle Trainer 2.0 is the only true Timex bike computer, but it is GPS and functions somewhat like the Garmin Edge 500. Timex Ironman Global Trainer is about the only watch in the Timex lineup that could be reasonably called a cycling watch, as it uses GPS and was built for triathlon.
THE TIMEX BIKE COMPUTERS
Plurality is perhaps not the best way to define Timex bike computers as there is really only one model - the Timex Cycle Trainer 2.0 GPS bike computer. This bike computer is somewhat of a Garmin Edge 500 knock off, although we would rate it a distant second to Garmin's current offering of the Garmin Edge 510.
For those looking for a decent GPS bike computer on a budget then you may consider the Timex Cycle Trainer 2.0 but remember you'll have to buy a Timex Cadence sensor as that does not come included with the bike computer pack like the Garmin's do.
TIMEX CYCLING WATCH
The Timex Ironman Global Trainer is legitimately Timex's only real cycling watch. This watch is fine if it is on a bike handlebar mount but it is absolutely huge if it is on your wrist. The Global Trainer does speed, distance cadence and can even pick up watts from ANT+ power meters.
Timex Global Trainer was originally designed as a triathlon watch but it may fit cycling much better given that you don't have to wear it on your wrist. These watches are so deeply discounted now all over the internet that you do need to remember that you get what you pay for. The Timex Global Trainer is in no way comparable to a Garmin, not even close in our book.
The Timex Cycle Trainer 2.0 and the Timex Global Trainer are as good as it gets for Timex products. If you would like some true expert advice from people who actually use, test and know the products then simply call us here at the Heart Rate Watch Company at 866-586-7129. Bike computers and heart rate monitor products is all we do, so we can help guide you to the product that is right for you.
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