Timex launches Ironman One GPS+ phone-free GPS smartwatch

Timex are launching a new Ironman One GPS+ 3G-connected smartwatch that you don’t need to pair up with a phone.As the name suggests, the Ironman One GPS+ uses satellite communication to provide you with your real-time pace and distance on your wrist.

It’s compatible with fitness apps like Strava and MapMyFitness and can provide live tracking so that friends and family can follow your training session or race. There’s also a button that allows you to send an SOS that gives your location if you run into trouble. It can do this without the need to connect the device to a phone. It’ll also notify you when you achieve a personal best.

The Ironman One GPS+ uses Bluetooth communication so you can link it to a Bluetooth heart rate monitor (a bundle that includes a heart rate strap is available). It’ll also allow you to send and receive messages via a built-in messaging app and an email address, even when you don’t have your phone with you.

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