Comments: Bought this watch at the Gasparilla running expo a year ago. I like it and use it every day for runs and swims. It's a good watch, but not particularly reliable for me. It locked and died after three months. I returned it and they shipped me a new one. The new watch face plate died nine months later, not to be revived. Shipped it back and waiting. Save your runs frequently.
From: Don, Sudbury, MA, USA
Comments: Training Peaks is a free account that is enough and still does more than Garmin Connect. No need to pay the $120 for the premium account. You can also upload runs to runningahead.com if you don't like training peaks. Training Peaks is more complicated than Garmin Connect though. As far as the watch goes, I love it! Does more than the Garmin 210 and almost as much as the 610 and some things the Garmin 610 doesn't for a lot less money! This is the only waterproof GPS watch! I like the 4 line display set to distance, average run pace, total time, and average lap pace. The indigo could be better. Screen is easy to read on the run, even in pouring down rain. Satellite is fast and accurate.
From: Tyler, Outer Banks, NC
Comments: Don't do it, do yourself a favor and click off now. The training peaks software is $120.00 a year if you want to track your runs. Garmin has a much easier, user friendly, free program to track your training. Unless you want to do things the hard way, stay clear of this watch.
Editor's Note: Training Peaks is a free software program. Training Peaks Premium can be purchased for $119 per year
Comments: Rock solid. Simple to use like other Ironmans. Easy to import data into Sport Tracks. My Garmin GPS is now
collecting dust. It doesnt have last lap time or a vibration alert which would be nice.
From: James, Bucktown, Pa
Comments: I've had this watch for 5 weeks now and have zero complaints. I've used it in a number of different states, outside of the US, in the woods, and in the city--it has never taken more than 2 minutes to connect to satellites, and has never lost connection during a run. Absolutely recommend this watch.
From: Tim, Staunton, VA, USA
Comments: I have a Suunto X10, Suunto Core, Garmin 305, Garmin 405, and Garmin 50; this watch, hands down, crushes them all in the endurance athlete field. I have been an avid Garmin and Suunto buyer until I realized just how shoddy their GPS signals and equipment can be; especially in major metro areas. After reading all the negative reviews for the Garmin 610 priced at $350, the Ironman Run Trainer is a dream come true. And to think I was so close to asking Santa Claus for the 610. I live in Baltimore and the Run Trainer's GPS signal could not be greater for living in a major metro area! Go Timex for finally breaking into the sports GPS market! I highly recommend this watch.
From: Tyler, Baltimore, MD, USA