Long story: I have an older Garmin GPS that I don't race with or use on long bikes, so I really don't want another GPS but wouldn't totally rule it out if that's all there is. I did my research and decided on the Timex Ironman Road Trainer for Women after my old Polar HRM died in the winter. Ordered the Road Trainer in March. Trained with it for awhile. I was unhappy with the relatively few functions that the watch has, and that the stop button sometimes pressed itself when I changed wrist position or was in aero on the bike. This watch didn't have an interval alarm. Decided to stick with the watch though since I'm not made of money. Then, when I was coming out of the water in a half ironman, I noticed that the display had water in it. The watch didn't take a heart rate reading for the rest of the half ironman, felt like I was racing blind. This happening after three months really made me not want another Timex product.
Needs: Smaller watch or women specific, interval alarm that can be set at 10 or 15 min intervals, won't break in water, and not $300.