Smartwatches have garnered a lot of interest in the year 2014 primarily due to the speculations that Apple is set to change the way we interact with wearable devices by bringing things like notifications from your smartphone as well as fitness tracking. Several players like Samsung, Sony, Pebble, LG, Motorola and the rest have tried to come up with a smartwatch that would bring value to the wearables market, but the ground reality is that other than Android Wear and Pebble which are also more potential than finished articles, smartwatch market very much remains like an experimental drug with nobody really perfecting the formula.
Throwing their contention into the wearables ring is Timex, a well known watch manufacturer from the USA. The first smart watch from Timex is called the ‘IronMan One GPS+’ which is certainly not the smartest name for a smartwatch. In terms of the design of the watch, one thing is for sure, the designer here is not going to be winning any awards. The watch is closer to a G Shock design than to a sleek Rolex or even a Tissot here.
However, the good thing about the watch is that it has its own radio, a bit like the Spice watch that we have recently seen launched in the Indian market. The watch will be launched in the US for a price of $399.95 and will come with few bundled data plans so that you would be able to send text messages and receive notifications directly on your watch without having to rely on your smartphone being in the close proximity of you at all times to relay the signal via Bluetooth. Like the name suggests the watch does have a GPS built in to help you track your runs as well as sensors for measuring stats while you work out. The watch is also water resistant till about 50 meters. From the outside, the interface of the watch looks very much like iOS with rounded icons and a flat-ish design. You can check out more about the device and its features right here: