Timex Ironman Run Trainer Monitors

Timex Ironman Run Trainer

Item #TMX210
Reg:$159.99
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TIMEX® IRONMAN® RUN TRAINER :: Set your goals even higher when you track all your training on one easy-to-use watch. The Timex® Ironman® Run Trainer does it all. Create your personal training regimen with the 5 interval timers. Set zones for pace, cadence and heart rate to really narrow down your progress, plus the 15-workout memory helps you keep track of it all. See what you're up to with customizable 3 or 4 line displays. Stay energized and on target with the virtual coach plus hydration and nutrition timers. Take it for a swim, it's water resistant up to 50 meters. And cool down comfortably with a recovery timer.

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Features & Benefits:

  • 15-Workout memory: Track training & racing progress
  • 5 programmable Interval Timers: Set personalized training regimen
  • 3 or 4 line Displays: For easy viewing of data
  • Hydration & Nutrition Timers: Don't bonk!
  • Downloadable and rechargeable with USB Cable
  • Training Peaks Online Log: Virtual coach keeps you on track
  • Water resistant to 50M: Can swim with it!
Product TMX210 Review

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Timex Ironman Run Trainer Monitors
 
3.2

(based on 5 reviews)

40%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (4)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (3)

Best Uses

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    2.0

    Disappointing reliability

    By Jim

    from Northern Virginia

    About Me Competitive Athlete

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Not Durable

    Best Uses

      Comments about Timex Ironman Run Trainer Monitors:

      I wanted to like this watch, and was ready to live with some minor annoyances because of the relatively low price. However, after two new watches went south, each after 3 months, I have given up on it. Here are my thoughts, in alphabetical order, by category.

      Accuracy – Very good to excellent in predominantly open areas. I used the watch in 10-mile and 20k races, and the miles recorded were very close (0.09 miles over) to the certified course distances. Some of this overage may be due to my not being able to run every tangent. Predominently densely wooded areas are a different story: on several occasions, the watch recorded 4.8 miles on a 5-mile measured course. This is a large error (4%). This has happened with both Timex Run trainers that I have owned.

      Bulk – It's a nice size, given the capacity to display 4 lines of data, and is much less clunky looking than my older Garmin 205.

      Battery charging – Excellent. The firm alligator type grip lets me know that I am hooked up correctly. I never experienced charging malfunctions, such as battery drain or non-charging due to the hook-up.

      Customer service – Excellent. I contacted Timex a couple time and the service representatives were helpful, courteous, and readily available. When I sent my first watch back for warranty repair, Timex sent me a new replacement watch in a reasonable time and without any hassle.

      Display – Fair to good. I bought this watch primarily because it can display 4 data elements (elapsed time, miles run, current pace, average pace) on one screen—useful because it eliminates the need to push a button during a run, and, for me, potentially push the wrong button. The watch does portray up to 4 data elements with acceptable, but not great delineation. All 4 elements are displayed vertically, right justified, and, as a result, are somewhat mushed together. Even though I know which element is which, it takes a little longer to focus on the one that I want to see. (Some of this may be a function of my older eyes – I am a senior.) This is not great when running on uneven surfaces. The display would be better if the elements were differentiated somehow, such as alternate right and left justifying them.

      Ease of set-up – I find Timex product instructions to be somewhat opaque, but I did figure it out after a while.

      History – There is a log that shows a number of data elements for overall results of each run (e.g., fastest pace achieved, average pace, etc.). But, what be nice to have—and which is missing—is the ability to see how fast each lap (e.g., each mile) is run to dissect how I did over the course of the run. Garmins have this feature.

      Overall reliability – Poor. This is the Timex Run Trainer's greatest failing in my experience. After 3 months, my first watch started giving unreliable results, such as average pace calculations that were clearly wrong (say, showing me an average pace of 8:10/mile for a 40-minute, 5-mile run (as recorded by the watch). I sent the watch back for repair after 5 minutes mysteriously disappeared during a marathon. That is, the watch had a finishing time 5 minutes quicker than chip time. Again, after 3 months of use, my second watch is giving me problems. It told me that after 20 minutes of running I had covered over 6 miles, for a 3:09/mile average pace—would that this were true (Hello Rio in 2016).

      Satellite access and retention – Very good. It usually takes 20-40 seconds to acquire a satellite and I was never aware that satellites were dropped.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great watch from Timex - Run Trainer

      By Runner

      from USA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily
        • Long-Term
        • Men
        • Older People
        • Short-Term
        • Women

        Comments about Timex Ironman Run Trainer Monitors:

        For all of you who have a Garmin or are thinking about buying one anytime soon, think twice before making that purchase and check out the new Run Trainer by Timex. Timex really did it right by making a watch that wasn't too big yet gives clear, concise, easy to read, accurate data during workouts. Just this morning on my run, I was very impressed by how comfortable it was on my wrist and how easy it was to toggle between screens to view data. Today I preferred to have my heart rate shown nice and big in the middle display and it was perfect! In addition, the GPS connection was super quick to pick up the satellites, and was 100% accurate the whole time. And for the price? Wow...it is so worth the money. I run a lot and this watch is incredible. Give this watch a shot. You won't be disappointed!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Very Pleased - A Performer

        By DG

        from Allen, TX

        About Me Gym Rat

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Feature Rich
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily

          Comments about Timex Ironman Run Trainer Monitors:

          I purchase my Run Trainer Dec. 2011, since purchased I run 3-4 times a week. I am a 5K to Half Marathon runner, the watch performs as designed. I run with the Heart Monitor and Foot Pod accessories, they assist me during my runs and provides me performance profile data comparison capability. A free upgraded Training Peaks web site sensor data analysis software tool is offered with the Timex Run Trainer. Training Peaks software assists with tracking your runs and each run is uploaded to your accounts calendar. The performance profile data can be analyzed for any user specified segment of a run.

          The Device Agent personal computer user interface permits user programming with ease, although manual programing using the watch menus is possible too.

          Never had a failure for either battery life or upload sensor data to Training Peaks.

          DC Rainmaker blog provides an excellent review of the Timex Run Trainer GPS watch.
          (search for 'dc rainmaker timex-run-trainer-gps-in-depth-review')

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          • No
           
          1.0

          Don't waste your money

          By Q

          from Kihei, HI

          About Me Competitive Athlete

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Altimeter not accurate
            • Difficult To Use
            • Had to return to timex
            • Need to charge constantly
            • Not user friendly

            Best Uses

              Comments about Timex Ironman Run Trainer Monitors:

              Posted a review before and the site must have deleted it. Wasn't impressed with product, and that was before it stopped working. Unit can no longer find a GPS signal so I'm returning it to Timex. Too late to return to RRS.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              3.0

              Not worth the price

              By Qhi

              from Maui

              About Me Competitive Athlete

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Difficult To Use

              Best Uses

                Comments about Timex Ironman Run Trainer Monitors:

                Altimeter is inaccurate. I started it at sea level and it showed 47feet. Battery does not last long so you need to remember to charge it before your workouts. Odometer and speedometer are accurate. Face is easy to read. Directions are poor. They direct you to a website that wasn't working. If you can get this at a discount it is a decent product. It is not worth paying full price.

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