Ever been in a competitive race and wondered if you’re on target to achieve your goal time? I know I have. Observing course markers and keeping a running time can help, but too often an event is not clearly marked and the distance uncertain.
Then you have to do the math in your head and if you’re anything like me, any form of thinking at race speed will make your head spin! Fortunately the Timex Ironman Bodylink watch series offers a great feature that does the work for you.
Timex Bodylink watches include Finish Mode, a feature that predicts how much time it will take to finish a specified event distance such as 5k or 10k. The prediction is based on the Bodylink’s GPS technology which can also give you other useful information such as your speed and pace.
It is also possible to set up your watch to alert you if you are moving either too quickly or slowly for your desired pace based on your values for the event distance and target time. Finish Mode then displays the following real-time data and presents it for your viewing throughout the event:
- Finish Time: Predicted finish time based on your current speed and distance
- Heart Rate
- Pace (expressed in minutes/km or minutes/mile)
- Avg Pace
- Speed (velocity)
- Avg Speed
- Distance: Distance traveled while the Chrono has been running
But then again, in some races the very LAST thing I want to know is my finish time!!
A topic for another article and one you’re not likely see from me any time soon 😉