Timex has revealed its newest GPS smartwatch, with the Ironman R300 GPS placing the main focus primarily on health reasonably than simply reminding you of all of your unread messages and emails. Whereas it could not appear like a lot from the skin, with its robust rubber physique, the wearable ought to ship on battery life.
Certainly, Timex is saying that the Ironman R300 ought to final for as much as 25 days on a single cost. That’s sufficient, the corporate level out, to run a number of marathons earlier than you might want to high up the battery.
GPS does, inevitably, take a chunk out of that. You’ll get 20 hours of use with GPS monitoring energetic, Timex suggests, although that does imply you’ll be able to observe runs and different train classes while not having to have your telephone on you. It’ll additionally do steady on-wrist coronary heart charge measurements.
There’s 27/4 exercise monitoring, unsurprisingly, which logs steps, distance, energy burned, and sleep high quality via the night time. Timex additionally throws in guided teaching, although, with classes for working, biking, and triathlons. They’re developed by precise athletes, the corporate claims.
The watch itself is waterproof to 30 meters, with a resin case and a silicone strap. The buckle is stainless-steel, or you’ll be able to swap it out for a common 24mm strap of your personal selecting. Timex says the show ought to nonetheless be readable even in vivid daylight, whereas the interface – although not as fairly as you’d get on, say, an Apple Watch – is pared down for simplicity of use.
Once you’re accomplished, all of it synchronizes with Timex’s smartphone app. That logs completely different exercise classes, in addition to lets you arrange new classes that may be despatched to the watch in order that they’ll run correctly even when you go away your telephone at dwelling or within the automobile.
It’s not completely fitness-focused, nonetheless. With a Bluetooth connection to your telephone, you’ll have the ability to see texts, calls, and social community notifications from the Ironman R300 GPS’ show. It doesn’t appear like you’ll have the ability to reply to them from there, thoughts, so that you’ll nonetheless must get your telephone out for that.
The massive promoting level is prone to be price. The Timex Ironman R300 GPS will come in at $120, which is a fraction of the price you would possibly pay for a extra advanced smartwatch. In case your precedence is battery life and standalone GPS monitoring, that undoubtedly makes it price contemplating. It’ll be supplied in grey, black, and silver.