Timex Marathon GPS - The Affordable GPS Pacing Tool
Timex Marathon GPS is ideal for those who want pacing data and mileage while running, walking or cycling.
Timex Marathon GPS watch is the most affordable pacing tool available for runners, walkers and cyclists on the market today. At $99 it really offers a lot of value.
While the Marathon is not a heart rate monitor it does offer runners average and real-time pacing data for their running workouts. The rechargeable lithium ion battery lasts
for 7 to 8 hours between charges.
It was surprising to see that a GPS of this price range actually had a cycling mode, which is awesome because you can get speed in miles per hour and use it for pacing on the
The Marathon by Timex offers GPS pace in minutes per mile or per kilometer along with real-time distance. You can get average pacing data since you began or use real-time
pacing data for intervals.
This Timex GPS watch is water resistant to 30 meters and also offers a hands-free auto split feature allowing you to set splits up based upon distance or time.
The Marathon GPS watch also offers a Indiglo back light that stays on for 10 seconds making it easier to see your data in low light situations.
This unit comes in two different design flavors for men and women which in reality are exactly the same watch but with some blue color accents around the crystal and buttons, so it is
in reality a unisex unit. The one thing that holds true with all GPS watch units is that they have some size constraints due to the amount of power they require and the fact that no one
has figured out how to nano lithium-ion batteries. If the manufacturers reverted to coin cell lithium batteries costs of operation would skyrocket because you'd burn one up daily.
For runners, walkers and cyclists just looking to have good pacing data and mileage in real-time this is a great watch unit. It does not allow you to download the data to training software
so it is really just intended for real-time feedback. Also for those that have strap aversion and can forgo heart rate it is a good option.
If you would like to talk with a real expert about Timex GPS options then just call the pros at Heart Rate Watch Company at 866-586-7129. You'll find out that we do the term "expert" the honor
it deserves and don't just use it as a cheap branding trick - we're the real deal.
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