Timex's latest entry in the Ironman line of GPS watches, the Ironman One GPS+, comes with a lot of features found in other smartwatches designed for athletes to track their activity, with one major addition — the watch comes with standalone 3G connectivity that allows you to track and upload your runs, assign contacts to monitor your run and broadcast your location — all without having to connect to a smartphone.
The watch also has a built-in email-based messaging app that allows your contacts to get in touch with you by sending messages to a special email address. The Ironman One GPS+ connects to AT&T's cell network, and comes with one year of free 3G connectivity. The technology itself that allows the watch to connect to cellular networks without the need to pair with a smartphone comes from Qualcomm.
Other features of the watch include a 1.5-inch Mirasol display that is similar to the one showcased on Qualcomm Toq, 4 GB storage for music, which can be transmitted to a Bluetooth headset, 8 hour battery life with GPS enabled (three days without) and water resistance for up to 150 feet.
Timex hasn't mentioned when the Ironman One GPS+ will be available, but if you're interested, you can pre-order the watch right now for $399. Timex isn't the only watchmaker looking to offer ruggedised watches with smart features, as Casio has announced that its latest offering in the G-Shock series will feature SoundHound integration.
Are you excited by what Timex's smartwatch has to offer?