Timex Ironman Men’s Race Trainer Heart Rate Monitor Watch Review
Everyone wants to lead fit and healthy lifestyles. People engage in regular checkups, change their food habits and adopt different exercise routines to make this possible. For such people the Timex Ironman Men’s Race Trainer Heart Rate Monitor Watch comes across as a very useful device. This digital heart rate monitor allows one to review their exercise routine, enhance their workout and lead a healthy fruitful life.
- Six heart rate target zones allow one to preset as per requirement
- Has 10 workout memory- can be reviewed easily
- Has a 100 hour chronograph
- There is also a 100 hour countdown timer with three modes
- Calorie counter
- Heart rate display – three different types- percentage, average heart rate and recovery hear rate timer
- Water resistant to 100 meters
- USB cable for data connectivity
- Desktop agent and free training log to monitor previous training sessions and suggest performance improvements, etc
Flexible Features for Serious Training
The Timex Ironman Men’s Race Trainer Heart Rate Monitor Watch is like a personal coach. It has six heart rate target zones. As per requirement the user has the flexibility to choose and set his target zone. This would allow them to review their training session as per the target set, and analyze the best options for heart rate and fitness improvement.
The trainer watch comes with 10 workout memory that records and saves the last 10 workouts of the wearer and allows the individual to monitor the same later. One can even view the duration of workouts, the calorie burnt, etc. There is also a 100 hour chronograph along with a 50 lap memory feature as per each workout. This is an excellent feature for those following a strict training session and using the data from their heart monitor to review their session and make improvements.
The device has a general calorie counter for the user to check the calories being burnt by a given exercise routine. The user then can make changes to the training if required. The heart rate monitor is water resistant upto 100 meters so those engaging in routine swimming may find it to be beneficial. There is a desktop agent that keeps logs of the data collected by the watch. The USB connectivity enables quick data transfer. The agent creates backup of the memory and settings of the watch. Through the training program system the user gets access to training logs, customized calendars, performance improvement suggestions and nutrition advice.
The Timex Ironman Men’s Race Trainer Heart Rate Monitor Watch has both good and bad points. The good points are that it is easy to use. The buttons enables comfortable navigation with a screen that is big enough to read clearly. The multiple features enable one to train better. The heart rate readings of the watch are accurate.
The bad points are that the chest strap isn’t replaceable, so you can’t change it for another band type if the strap gets broken. To make matters worse, many users have experienced the chest strap breaking.
The heart rate readings given are sometimes inaccurate and aren’t consistent as one would expect. The chest strap battery also does not last for a long time.
The watch has a rather bulky profile, so the fit is rather awkward when you are wearing it with a long sleeve top. Some users have experienced problems with the watch not being able to receive data from the chest strap despite the battery being new and all the troubleshooting advice being followed.
The Timex Ironman Men’s Race Trainer Heart Rate Monitor Watch is a beneficial device for all those engaged in serious workout and fitness routines. It does have certain durability issues, but the majority of users are satisfied with the product. The device helps in monitoring the heart rate and calorie count while also provides various other features to help in improving the training sessions.