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Timex, a popular watch brand has come up with a smartwatch called Ironman One GPS+ and it is developed in collaboration with Qualcomm and AT&T. The latest wearable device offers consumers a stand-alone wireless connectivity without a phone.
Timex is simplifying the wearable technology experience for all users, as Ironman One GPS+ gives consumers the freedom to remain connected during any activity while leaving their phones and music devices behind.
Providing new solutions for fitness activities, Timex Ironman One GPS+ includes a series of features. The device that comes with an always-on, sunlight-readable, high-resolution touch display also offers a stand-alone wireless connectivity without a phone, Email-based messaging capabilities, tracking capabilities that communicate the user's location to friends and family anytime, anywhere and custom-built "Find Me Mode" safety solution, which allows users to send an alert with exact location in case of an emergency.
Moreover, the time-piece also has the ability to track speed, distance and pace in real-time and instantaneously share performance metrics through your favorite social media and online fitness platforms. It is water resistance up to 50 meters, an essential feature for water exposure, training in the rain or swimming. What is more impressive is that it comes with a built-in MP3 component with 4 GB of memory to play music via a Bluetooth headset. It comes with a one year of data connectivity from AT&T included for the U.S. and Canadian subscribers.
"Wearables, including smartwatches, is an emerging category that holds significant promise for Qualcomm, and we are very pleased to have worked with Timex and AT&T on the development of the Timex Ironman One GPS+ sports watch and delivery platform," said Derek Aberle, President of Qualcomm Incorporated.
The company which has forayed into the smartwatch business has also said that the introduction of the Timex Ironman One GPS+ smartwatch marks a further expansion of the iconic Timex Ironman portfolio, which includes the following products launched in 2014: Timex Ironman Movex20, Timex Ironman Runx20 GPS and Timex Ironman Run x50+.
The Timex Ironman One GPS+ will be available for purchase this fall at timex.com, att.com, AT&T stores, att.com, sports specialty and electronic stores. Pre-order is now available on timex.com at $399.95 (approx. Rs. 24,530).
However, the device will not be released in other markets as of now, but Timex says that it will be globally launch these devices in 2015.