I got a new watch!!! It’s a fun one: the new Timex ONE GPS+ running watch. This isn’t my first GPS watch, but it’s definitely the most unique and sharpest looking. And guess what?? We're giving one away! Contest details below, but here's why you'll want to enter to win a watch of your own:
-Mobility: All you need to use this watch and all of its features is the watch itself. No need to carry your phone or plug the watch into a computer. It does require charging every few runs (or if you leave the watch on while you are inside), but the charger can be plugged into any USB device and even sends you an email when your battery is low.
-Messaging & Music: Ever find yourself awkwardly with your phone in a plastic bag, hoping it doesn’t get saturated with sweat? This watch makes relying on a phone for music and to receive mid-run messages unnecessary. The watch holds 4GB of music (which can be accessed with bluetooth headphones) and has the power to send and receive text messages** without a phone and without wireless.
Instant Broadcast: The watch links directly with STRAVA, Map My Run, and Runkeeper. As soon as you press stop and upload when you finish your run, it appears on your feed. As a coach, this is key. I can instantly see my athletes runs, with elevation and mile splits, without having to wait until the athlete goes home and finds the time to hook their watch up to the computer to upload their data.
Live Tracking: The ONE GPS+’s live tracking feature makes watching a long race so much more interesting for the spectators. No more wondering when your runner will cross the finish line or where they might be on the course when you can watch their progress on a map. And for runners, this feature comes in handy when you need a mid-run pick up. It happens to all of us!
Pacing: This almost goes without saying, but of course this watch tracks speed, distance, pacing in real-time. Keep those easy runs easy, and the hard runs hard!
So, you want one of these? Post your best running picture to Instagram and tag it with #ONEGPS+ AND #AthleteStyleRuns. Our resident photo editor will choose her favorite. More details can be found on this link to Laurel's Instagram feed (which you should be following if you aren't already!).
Here's a look at the photos entered so far:
If you aren't on instagram, email us your picture (firstname.lastname@example.org).
**The watch is powered by a Qualcomm processor embedded with a modem to provide wireless connectivity without needing to carry a phone. It comes with a 1 year data plan provided by AT&T.
-Price: $199.95 (and get a 15% discount by signing up for Timex’s newsletter), including 1 year data plan.
-After the one-year complimentary data plan expires, data plans will cost $40 US/ $40 CND per year and will be billed by AT&T.
-The watch is rated to 50M water-resistant, so it can withstand swimming, but none of the cellular, Bluetooth or GPS services are available when the watch is in the water.
-For the answers to just about any other question you might have about the watch, visit this page.
This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Timex.