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Timex Ironman Heart Rate Monitor

Timex Ironman heart rate monitorTimex has achieved great success with its Ironman range of sports watches and heart rate monitors, thanks to quality products, reasonable prices and the company's own reputation.

The best source of information about them is at the Timex Store at Amazon.com, where you can find special offers and promotions, as well as numerous user reviews and information about new products.

One of the most popular of the series is the Timex Ironman Road Trainer Heart Rate Monitor (picture). This is a low-cost monitor, with features that include target zone alerts, calories burned, recovery time, and high, low and average heart rates.

Outside magazine described this monitor as "killer value" in its Summer 2009 Buyer's Guide, and wrote:

The LCD digits look like they did circa 1981, but the no-nonsense Road Trainer's functions are all 2009. With included heart-rate-monitor strap, it spits out maxes, averages, calories burned, six zones, split times for 50 laps, and so on.

A reviewer at Examiner.com compared the Ironman with a Polar S120 heart rate monitor and said:

The Timex has a backlight feature called the Indiglo. This is a major problem I had with the Polar, which stays dark in the dark (this may not be the case with high-end models). Not being able to see the display is frustrating when doing speedwork pick-ups during pre-dawn training runs as well as just trying to see what time it is during the middle of the night when waking up to visit the bathroom.

...The metrics stay in memory until they are manually cleared. This is a great feature. Since I don't record my data in my running log until I get home, I like having it available. On the Polar, they just vanished shortly after the sending unit lost connection with the monitor.

The only real drawback of the Timex over the Polar is use on the treadmill. On the treadmills I've used at both Bally's and at 24-Hr Fitness clubs, the treadmills have built-in Polar capability. Just wear the chest strap with sending unit and it displays on the treadmill monitor in real time; no watch needed. But, this seems a small drawback.

...Over all, the Timex Ironman Road Trainer Heart Rate Monitor gets a thumbs-up over the Polar.

According to a review at The Trail Running Blog:

This is a very easy-to-use, good looking watch that does pretty much everything I want in a watch. It keeps track of my splits and can track my heart rate accurately to know how hard I am running each time. The only drawback is the lack of GPS, which is one other feature I would want in a watch. But looking at other GPS watches, you are sacrificing look and feel for functionality. I don’t think I would ever wear a GPS watch out if I weren’t running, but I would definitely wear my Timex Ironman Road Trainer watch. It just looks very sleek and can be used on an everyday basis. It is definitely a step up from my old stopwatch and I can definitely see myself using this watch for all my future runs and races for a while now.

* Get more information and the best deals on the Timex Ironman Heart Rate Monitor.

See also my Guide to Buying the Best Heart Rate Monitor. And check out the heart rate monitor bestseller rankings at Amazon.com to see what people are currently buying.

January 2010

 

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