> Has anyone else had trouble recently with their Timex speed and distance
> watches losing the satellites and powering down even when the battery
> indicator is OK?
> I suspect I've just got a duff unit but it occurs to me the with the present
> war situation, it's remotely possible that the satellite signal is being
> mucked about with.
> Any feedback appreciated.
Even before the Timex Iroman 100 SDM, there was the Timex 100 Ironman
HRM. Guess what? Same problem. Anytime you change modes, the blasted
thing's display seems to blank out, and then, it searches for the HRM
chest strap (or, in your case, the GPS unit), and in some instances,
after the chrono's search "times out", the thing does a "master
reset", returning the chrono to "cold start" defaults.
I've returned one watch, to Timex, with this problem, only to get
another with the same exact problem.
It would be far wiser, for Timex (Timex are you reading this?), to let
the user initiate the "search for sensor", then letting the chrono go
into the search automatically. This, most likely, -won't- solve the
blank display/"master reset" problem, though. That needs to be
addressed, in software/firmware, by doing more robust bench and system
testing before releasing the instructions to production.