When you shop for a great running watch, you might be startled by the high price tags on some GPS-equipped options. After all, the technology is impressive and that tech usually comes at a cost; it might be tempting to spend less and sacrifice GPS capability altogether, since for some runners, a simple digital wristwatch will do the trick.
Here at Timex, we don’t think you should have to make that compromise. That’s why we’ve developed something new: Timex Smart’s first smartwatch, the Timex Ironman R300 GPS. This sophisticated piece of gear expands our Ironman® collection and delivers the best value in GPS running watches today.
“Thirty-four years ago, Timex pioneered a digital watch with the Ironman name that became the bedrock for today’s wearables. Today we level the playing field with our first smartwatch,” says Shawn Cummings, Senior VP of Advanced Technology at Timex Group. “With the R300, we will deliver the best value GPS smartwatch in the market, unlocking opportunities for all levels of runners and providing them with the features they need the most.”
The R300 offers best-in-class battery life — each charge gives you 25 days in smartwatch mode and up 20 hours in GPS mode. It also provides continuous optical heart rate monitoring, and sophisticated features for runners like elevation change, average pace, current pace and, of course, distance and lap recording for each and every run. The watch itself is packed with practical features like 30 meters of water resistance, an impressively comfortable silicone strap and a bright, crisp display that’s readable at a glance.
On top of all these features, the R300 works with our Timex Smart platform — this allows not only workout and health data analysis but also mobile notifications and Bluetooth music controls. Timex Smart is also how you’ll manage downloaded workouts, allowing you to keep all the information coming and going in one central place — the mobile app.
No matter whether you’re just starting in your fitness journey or already training for your next marathon, if you take your running seriously the R300 is up for the task. And at just $120, you would be hard-pressed to get more for less.