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Timex Ironman Bodylink System Monitors

Timex Ironman Bodylink System

Item #TMX172
MSRP:$299.99

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TIMEX® IRONMAN BODYLINK® SYSTEM :: The Timex® Ironman Bodylink® System combines Watch, Speed and Distance Monitor and Heart Rate Monitor. Now with a NEW, compact designed GPS pod that's 30% smaller to easily strap to arm or clip to shorts! All 3 components work together to give you all the information you need to monitor your training and improve your performance.

  • Simple to use
  • No GPS calibration necessary
  • Works for all activities
  • Works with highly accurate GPS satellite tracking system
  • Includes adjustable arm strap and belt clip
  • Continuous odometer
  • Automatic time correction
  • Synchronized transmission prevents cross talk from other heart rate monitors
  • 100-hour chronograph with lap/split
  • 100-lap memory with recall of Bodylink
  • Alerts for targeted heart rate zone, pace, speed and distance
  • 100-hour, 3-mode countdown timer
  • 5 alarms settable for daily, weekday, weekend, or weekly with 5-minute backup
  • INDIGLO. night-light display
  • Watch - Water-resistant 50 meters
  • Works with Data Pod, sold separately

Best Running Conditions: Outdoor, suburban/rural, flat terrain.

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Features & Benefits:

  • System includes: Watch, heart rate sensor, GPS sensor
  • Displays: Time, pace, speed, distance, and heart rate
  • Digital transmission: Eliminates crosstalk and interference
  • Program zone alerts: Heart rate, speed, pace, distance
  • Interval timers with heart rate target zones: 5 workouts
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Timex Ironman Bodylink System Monitors
 
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5.0

I had a Garmin GPS unit ...

By Kirk

from Undisclosed

Comments about Timex Ironman Bodylink System Monitors:

I had a Garmin GPS unit initially but it would never hold the signal so I sent it back for this unit and I've never had a problem with picking up or holding a signal since. I run in all extremes of weather in Georgia and several other states on trips without problems. If you have a lot of angular turns in suburbs the mileage may be off a little and the delay I have it set on for averaging my pace is a little annoying but I can live with that. I have to keep track of the hours on the unit as there isn't good warning that the battery is low which results in some pretty erratic numbers. One battery lasts approximately 12 hours.

 
2.0

I liked this watch when I ...

By Holly

from Undisclosed

Comments about Timex Ironman Bodylink System Monitors:

I liked this watch when I first starting using it, did not really find it that complicated per previous notes. However, I have now been having a very hard time keeping my GPS signal. Idon't know if this is because my battery is low (the watch does not indicate this as a prob.) or if something else is wrong. Since this is why I bought this watch I am very frustrated. I just tried a friends Garmon 305 and I would now get that over this for sure.

 
2.0

I had the unit for about ...

By ELW

from Undisclosed

Comments about Timex Ironman Bodylink System Monitors:

I had the unit for about 3 weeks before returning it. The GPS worked about 50% of the time, which was very frustrating. The Heart Rate monitor worked well and so did the watch, but I had purchased it mainly for the GPS, which, as noted above, was not reliable.

 
1.0

After only one month of ...

By Marguerite

from Undisclosed

Comments about Timex Ironman Bodylink System Monitors:

After only one month of use the buttons got stuck in the face and it wouldn't change modes! Although it is extremely user friendly and is a GREAT training must have tool, get a different brand! For this kind of money the frustration was NOT worth it! I haven't even gone thru the exchange/return end of the darn thing. We shall see how much of a goat rope that is (especially since I am in Afghanistan!)

 
3.0

I have used two of these ...

By Benjamin

from Undisclosed

Comments about Timex Ironman Bodylink System Monitors:

I have used two of these bodylink systems. I found that the heart rate monitor did not work at all on either. I returned the first one, and found the replacement hrm did not work either. The gps is decent, but on out and back courses, I have noticed that it will be off by up to half a mile. For example: 3.5 out and 4 back. All in all, it is a decent system for the price, and is much more reliable than the foot pod systems that I have used.

 
4.0

The system is great. It ...

By Joe

from Undisclosed

Comments about Timex Ironman Bodylink System Monitors:

The system is great. It provides great training information but I found that the chrono sometimes will stop when you are running. The buttons are too soft and can be easily pressed.

 
3.0

I don't have anything to ...

By Stephen

from Undisclosed

Comments about Timex Ironman Bodylink System Monitors:

I don't have anything to which I can make a comparison, except an old predecessor to this model. On that basis, I think this is a great product. However, I found the new model to be complicated to use, and the user guide to be poorly written. It took me five or six training sessions to finally get the hang of it and to configure it to do what I wanted. The features and the documentation are definately the product of a sadistic engineer.

 
4.0

The distance monitor can ...

By Todd

from Undisclosed

Comments about Timex Ironman Bodylink System Monitors:

The distance monitor can be off by small amounts if you are not travelling in a relatively straight line. However the heart rate monitoring is excellent, and the watch will display a large combination of different data. I put mine on pace, % of max heart rate, and total time. The watch will sound an alarm any time I am out of my heart rate training zone. Time in my heart rate training zone is most valuable to me, mileage is just nice to know. The Garmin watch may be more accurate for distance, but it is too big for the wrist. This watch is comfortable and the data is motivating. I would recommend purchasing a separate book on heart rate monitoring and exercise.

 
1.0

I am on my second watch ...

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Timex Ironman Bodylink System Monitors:

I am on my second watch and am ready to it back like the first one. The GPS randomly adds anywhere from 2/10ths to 1.5 miles, making it extremely difficult to train.

 
5.0

I have owned this watch ...

By Geff

from Undisclosed

Comments about Timex Ironman Bodylink System Monitors:

I have owned this watch for 10 months. It is outstanding. I run on roads and trails. I have never lost signal on my trail runs and GPS battery life is great compared to older Timex GPS units. I use the autosplits to keep track of my runs at 1/2 mile (user setable) splits. When done I can go back and review the run. It has the ability to hide modes that you are not using, which is nice. I also like the finish mode which let you plug in a distance and it gives your expected finish time at your current pace. My only suggestion for Timex would be to build in a datarecorder to either the watch itself or the GPS module rather than having a seperate 4th piece of equipment.

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1.    Kirk rated this product 5 stars
Sat, January 24,2009:
I had a Garmin GPS unit initially but it would never hold the signal so I sent it back for this unit and I've never had a problem with picking up or holding a signal since. I run in all extremes of weather in Georgia and several other states on trips without problems. If you have a lot of angular turns in suburbs the mileage may be off a little and the delay I have it set on for averaging my pace is a little annoying but I can live with that. I have to keep track of the hours on the unit as there isn't good warning that the battery is low which results in some pretty erratic numbers. One battery lasts approximately 12 hours.
2.    ELW rated this product 2 stars
Sat, September 13,2008:
I had the unit for about 3 weeks before returning it. The GPS worked about 50% of the time, which was very frustrating. The Heart Rate monitor worked well and so did the watch, but I had purchased it mainly for the GPS, which, as noted above, was not reliable.
3.    Marguerite rated this product 1 star
Wed, August 27,2008:
After only one month of use the buttons got stuck in the face and it wouldn't change modes! Although it is extremely user friendly and is a GREAT training must have tool, get a different brand! For this kind of money the frustration was NOT worth it! I haven't even gone thru the exchange/return end of the darn thing. We shall see how much of a goat rope that is (especially since I am in Afghanistan!)
4.    Holly rated this product 2 stars
Fri, August 08,2008:
I liked this watch when I first starting using it, did not really find it that complicated per previous notes. However, I have now been having a very hard time keeping my GPS signal. Idon't know if this is because my battery is low (the watch does not indicate this as a prob.) or if something else is wrong. Since this is why I bought this watch I am very frustrated. I just tried a friends Garmon 305 and I would now get that over this for sure.
5.    Joe rated this product 4 stars
Tue, January 01,2008:
The system is great. It provides great training information but I found that the chrono sometimes will stop when you are running. The buttons are too soft and can be easily pressed.
6.    Benjamin rated this product 3 stars
Tue, October 16,2007:
I have used two of these bodylink systems. I found that the heart rate monitor did not work at all on either. I returned the first one, and found the replacement hrm did not work either. The gps is decent, but on out and back courses, I have noticed that it will be off by up to half a mile. For example: 3.5 out and 4 back. All in all, it is a decent system for the price, and is much more reliable than the foot pod systems that I have used.
7.    Stephen rated this product 3 stars
Tue, April 10,2007:
I don't have anything to which I can make a comparison, except an old predecessor to this model. On that basis, I think this is a great product. However, I found the new model to be complicated to use, and the user guide to be poorly written. It took me five or six training sessions to finally get the hang of it and to configure it to do what I wanted. The features and the documentation are definately the product of a sadistic engineer.
8.    Todd rated this product 4 stars
Mon, January 01,2007:
The distance monitor can be off by small amounts if you are not travelling in a relatively straight line. However the heart rate monitoring is excellent, and the watch will display a large combination of different data. I put mine on pace, % of max heart rate, and total time. The watch will sound an alarm any time I am out of my heart rate training zone. Time in my heart rate training zone is most valuable to me, mileage is just nice to know. The Garmin watch may be more accurate for distance, but it is too big for the wrist. This watch is comfortable and the data is motivating. I would recommend purchasing a separate book on heart rate monitoring and exercise.
9.    Anonymous rated this product 1 star
Sun, November 12,2006:
I am on my second watch and am ready to it back like the first one. The GPS randomly adds anywhere from 2/10ths to 1.5 miles, making it extremely difficult to train.
10.    Geff rated this product 5 stars
Tue, September 26,2006:
I have owned this watch for 10 months. It is outstanding. I run on roads and trails. I have never lost signal on my trail runs and GPS battery life is great compared to older Timex GPS units. I use the autosplits to keep track of my runs at 1/2 mile (user setable) splits. When done I can go back and review the run. It has the ability to hide modes that you are not using, which is nice. I also like the finish mode which let you plug in a distance and it gives your expected finish time at your current pace. My only suggestion for Timex would be to build in a datarecorder to either the watch itself or the GPS module rather than having a seperate 4th piece of equipment.