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This Stand-Alone Smartwatch From Timex Doesn't Need Your Phone!

This independent toughie is made for the outdoors and sports junkies
by Neps Firmalan | Aug 11, 2014
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Smartwatches are the hi-tech versions of your humble relo. It can do much more than tell you if you're running late or if you still have time to procrastinate. So it's understandable why these techie timepieces are starting to take off. Have you seen the most recent releases? They're absolutely cool!

We do have one small beef with it though: to unlock your smartwatch's full potential, you have to combine it with your smartphone. Cue this barely-related but nostalgia-inducing GIF:

timex ironman one gps+GIF via Toonbarn.com

You see, several advertised features of smartwatches (e.g. voice call notifications, social media alerts) can only be used if you hook the device up with a handset wirelessly. Not that it's a huge deal-breaker (who doesn't come packin' with a phone nowadays, right?), but it's not our idea of perfect convenience either.

But as the tech saying goes, it's just a matter of time (okay, we only made that up, but you get the drift). Enter Timex and their all-new smartwatch, the Ironman One GPS+!


Video via TimexUSA on YouTube

Looking like the sporty jock of the smartwatch crowd, the Ironman One GPS+ has the standard goodies its bros have: a full touchscreen display, internal storage (4GB), apps, and Bluetooth. But it has something other smartwatches lack: 3G connectivity.

As a result, it can receive data wirelessly without the need for another device. This enables it to function as an independent communications tool, letting you send text messages, and use apps and location features without feeding off your phone. Hayup!

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