|This article describes a feature found in Timex GPS watches
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Looking for a Sports GPS system? A Timex GPS watch, when combined with classic Timex sports features is an athlete’s dream come true.
Timex watches that support GPS are found within two distinct product lines:
- The Bodylink series – an advanced sports watch that is packaged with a wrist-watch, digital heart rate monitor chest strap and 3D GPS sensor.
- Timex Speed + Distance watches – a cheaper GPS sports watch – packaged as a wrist-watch plus 2D GPS sensor (no heart rate monitor)
The Bodylink watches are a complete sports package, providing the full range of GPS tracking and heart rate measurement features.
The Speed + Distance watches support basic horizontal speed and distance measurement, but unlike the Bodylink watches do not measure altitude and elevation data or support a heart rate monitor chest strap.
Timex GPS watches support two features that can be useful to athletes seeking more awareness of their speed and distance. These are:
- Target Speed/Pace Zones
- Distance Alerts
Speed/Pace zones allow the user to specify a range of target speeds (upper and lower speed bands) which can be used in training sessions or even a competitive events to guide you to your ideal pace. If you drop below your lower speed band or run beyond your upper speed band, the Timex watch sounds an alert.
The GPS watches also allows you to set speed and pace goals independently which is useful when transitioning between multi-discipline activities like Triathlon events.
A speed/pace zone limit is set up in the following fashion:
- Choose the Zone Type – either speed or pace
- Set the slowest speed or pace (the lower band)
- Set the fastest speed or pace (the upper band)
- Finally choose the alert type – either no alert (NO ALRT), displayed (SILENT) or audio (AUDIBLE)
Distance Alerts let a user configure the watch to trigger an alert them when they have covered a distance interval. For example a distance alert can be set up to alert an athlete at each 1 kilometer point in a competitive endurance event.
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