Timex IronMan 50 Lap Heart Rate Monitor

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[Sep 19, 2011]
hwhishon5
Weekend Warrior

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RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Easy to use, quick to link up and run Heart rates

Weakness:

Complete and I mean complete garbage. My watch completely soaked itself while swimming a triathalon which was the first and only time I submersed the watch. The watch itself if bumped chipped and scratched like it was made out putty. After wearing the watch daily for just a few weeks, it started to look so bad, I took it off and only used it when training. My main training is cycling.

Don't even consider this product as it will not hold up. I also have 3 friends who bought this since the first of the year. All have had problems or complete failure with either the watch or the the HRM. Stick with Polar

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I had to go back to my sette watch/hrm I have had for 3 going on 4 years now that I paid 7.95 for and still works flawlessly and looks better than this one after just a few months.

[May 02, 2011]
CADLAC
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Looks Good

Weakness:

I just want an HRM that works. Put it on, touch the start button and it works. Not this one! Still looking for a simple HRM "that just works" when you want it too.

Didn't like the Timex. Good watch Bad HRM

Similar Products Used:

Polar

[Dec 27, 2010]
GARY CALVER
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
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1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

EASY TO READ AND OPERATE

Weakness:

LOSES SIGNAL EVEN WITH A FULL SWEAT ON.

The timex people in Canada and Little Rock have been very good. They just sent me my third watch and they immeadiately reversed the $7.00 charge again.
When the watch works it is great but for calories burned it is not accurate
This is a poorly made product. The last serrvice person said they would ugradeto a better watch if there is another problem.

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I have a GARMIN forrunner but the h/r numbers are too small to read. I AM LOOKING FOR THE RIGHT PRODUCT

[Nov 13, 2009]
Anonymous
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Good value for the features it has.

Weakness:

It is a bit ugly watch...

I want to share my experience on getting the watch to again receive signal from the HRM transmitter. It stopped and I replaced the battery, but that alone did not work. What I did was try and "reset" the watch (i.e. remove the watch battery, wait some seconds and reinstall it again). As I started to open the watch with my Swiss Army knife, the watch restarted it self as I think I freed the battery momentarily. I did not get to open the watch back panel. After that and after pouring running water to the HRM, it started to receive the signal again.

Similar Products Used:

100 lap Ironman Timex wrist watch

[Jun 02, 2009]
Gene
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

Very easy to use and check split times. Works very well as a basic watch/stop watch etc.

Weakness:

Worked well for the first year. Now everytime I use it to check my average heart rate and max heart rate, the max heart rate is always 240 beats per minutes, which is obviously incorrect and screws up my average heart rate reading. I looked this issue up on the net and it seems that this is quite commmon with Timex heart rate monitors, and other users of the devices have not managed to get it fixed.

Not happy about my Timex crapping out on the heart rate readings. Thinking of buying Polar as most people rate these about Timex.

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My first heart rate monitor.

[Jun 22, 2008]
OldNick
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Works well as a watch. Has lots of features

Weakness:

The wait for it! ....sensor. Hopeless. Takes up to 5 minutes and many fiddlings and button presses to start up. Readings of 30BPM (come in Miguel )Has dropped out on my wife's during a ride.

Mine is actually an Ironman Triathlon.

I give it 3 FCs fro value because it's not a bad watch. Two FCs overall, because of the HRM function instability.

I wish I read MTBR before I bought. I have never regretted doing that in the past.

Ok watch to wear as a watch. Sensor problems as many others have posted.

Almost _too_ many features. Basic operation and setup can be hidden under all the "fruit"...and I am a bit of a techno freak.

I am going to keep trying them for a while, to see if overall they give us enough data percentage to be useful/trustable. but I am not happy.

It may well be "Polar, here I come." based on the reviews here.

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None

[Jun 08, 2008]
chewyadri
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

As a busy working mom, it measures time outs as well as how long something is in the oven to how long you worked out. Its a cool looking functional watch that offers a chronograh as well as timer and review functions. The heart rate monitor is an extra feature plus a nice incentive to remember to exercise.

Weakness:

I don't think the calorie burn count is accurate at all. But inaccurate or not, it gives me a number to measure and compare the intensity of the different styles of running such as short distance, long distance or interval as well as compare strength training and high intensity to low intensity workouts.

I use it more as an everyday watch and the conveniece of just strapping on for a workout makes it work for me. As a lady I have no problem with the chest strap making contact since the strap is under another strap. Sorry boys.

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Tis wa a first since I bought a watch with a heart rate monitor versus a heart rate monitor with a watch.

[May 03, 2007]
Dallas
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Decent Watch, nice cosmetics

Weakness:

HRM rarely works. The only time is has worked for a full ride was when it was raining, otherwise it only works for maybe 15min tops

dont waste your money.

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none

[Jan 30, 2004]
Otto
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Easy to set up and read the directions.
Easy to retrieve the information. I have not had the software 'crashing' experiences some have stated.
Strap on the monitor on my chest (sometimes without water as stated in the directions) and quickly picks up my beat.

Weakness:

None to this point!

The is an awesome product for training. It makes me push myself to the max (feel those legs burn). At the end, when I look at my average heart rate, I can tell if I worked it or if I was a slacker.

It is extemely easy to use. So far it has always picked up
my heart rate right away.

Bottom line is would I buy it again? Of course! I wish I would have gotten it earlier!

Similar Products Used:

Basically Casio and Timex Ironman watches to time my laps.

[May 23, 2006]
Lynda Racey
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Easy to set up, perfect for smaller writsts, lots of features for the price

I got this HRM to replace my Sports Instruments HRM which I broke crashing into a tree...I was looking for a HRM with a few extra features (more than one target zone, calories, etc) but not too big and bulky. The Timex Ironman 30-lap is the answer! It was really easy to set up and worked perfectly out of the box. And the price was right too. Next step is to get the data sensor for cadence/speed.

Similar Products Used:

Sports Instruments ECG and Pro 9 line

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