by 1Olddawgfromworked fine until the wrist strap brokeBottom line... the wrist strap will last about 1 year before breaking and then your stuck with a watch you can't get a replacement strap for. No more timex Ironman watches for me. Spend a little more money and get a garmin!
Date published: 2012-10-30
Rated 1out of5
by s22cfromVery unreliableI bought this HRM because the Polar model I wanted wasn't at the store and this was significantly cheaper. When I first used it on a 5 mile bike ride, it stayed around 30 BPM which is virtually an impossible reading to have unless you are in a meditative trance. After that ride, I used it a few more times and it said my BPM was between 60 and 130, which seemed normal. Now, 3 weeks later it's back to it's old 30 BPM reading. I changed the batteries and made sure the leads were thoroughly wet. It's still giving me these false readings. Since I'm a recovering from a heart attack, it's kind of important that the thing is accurate during my workouts. I'm taking it back to REI and going for the Polar model, which is what I should have done in the first place.
Date published: 2010-03-23
Rated 3out of5
by KevinlikesbikesfromGood while it lastsGreat, for about a year. After 8 months or so, HR monitor started to fail, tried new battery, no luck. I may have figured out why, but watch strap broke after a year and I've wasted a lot of time trying to find a replacement strap - including contacting Timex directly, with no success. The strap is proprietary. This one goes to the trash - or strap it to something else.
Wouldn't buy again because I can't expect the next one won't break.
Date published: 2011-03-25
Rated 4out of5
by room339fromGreat watch - limited use HR MonitorGreat ironman watch. If you have one or have used one you know what to expect. The heartrate monitor works well if you are out running or biking, away from electronic devices. If you run on a treadmill it picks up signals from the treadmill and (at least in my case) shows a constant 170 BPM rating.
Date published: 2010-01-27
Rated 4out of5
by StevieRunsfromHasn't let me down yet, one year laterThis watch is great for what it supposed to be used for, heart rate monitoring. It's very easy to set up and with the different functions it allows you to see your heart rate easily on the screen. The timer comes in handy too. This is a great all around workout watch and a great watch to wear whenever.
The one and only down side I have to note is that customer service for Timex is HORRIBLE! My running partner who is also my dog ate the strap from this watch. Unfortunately the watch design requires that the only replacement strap needs to be ordered through Timex. This has been nothing short of a headache for me. I ordered this strap in October 2011 and after numerous phone calls and hours on hold I'm still waiting for it today (1/5/12). All-in-all Great Watch; Timex customer service stinks.
Date published: 2012-01-04
Rated 4out of5
by ericmtnbkrfromNot perfect, but seems decentThis is my first HRM so I don't have anything to compare it to. Seems to work pretty well, but with two caveats. One, when I take the HRM strap off, the HR display on the watch settles on about 30bpm (I was expecting 0). Two, it never seems to jive with the treadmills at my gym. The treadmills are hand sensors so who knows how accurate those are. But seems solid and a user replacable battery is always nice. Display is large and easy to read, but if you are a smaller guy like me (5'-6" 132lbs) the watch seems a little big on my wrist and I have to sinch the band down to the second to smallest size. I would recomend to friends with the above caveats.
Date published: 2012-02-07
Rated 5out of5
by ChrisedfromExcelent Heart MonitorI have tried several brands of heart monitors. This is by far the best of the bunch. With other monitors I frequently had them stop reporting accurate data during the middle of a workout. This one works consistently.
Date published: 2010-04-16
Rated 5out of5
by TexasBrian14fromGreat HRM and Very Stylish tooI starting doing a different training schedule that requires me to keep my heart rate at a certain percentage so I needed a new HRM. This grabbed my attention because of its design and come to find out that it is very easy to use! It keeps my heart rate visible to me at all times during my work outs which is what I was looking for most of all! I am very happy with this product!
Date published: 2012-04-04
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