Summary: I started using Ironman watches eight years ago, when I started long distance running. These have all the functions I need for training. I wouldn't be without one. I've had this particular model for the past two years, and my only complaint it that the "beep" for the interval timer is way too quiet. I called customer service about this and they said that that's the way it is.
Summary: the buttons are big, but if i sleep with the watch i don't accidentally reset anything. i like the look. simple and sleek. i like the resin strap - i know some people complain about the rigidity but i haven't been bothered at all. when my arm gets sweaty or wet the strap stays put, doesn't rub or get loose. i feel like i got alot of watch for the price - 50 laps plus memory. b/c the warranty doesn't cover the strap or the paint on the face i am more careful with it.
Summary: Love this watch. I've had it for two years with no issues. I had read about the band falling apart and haven't had any problems at all. When I push the buttons, I make sure to brace my opposite finger on the watch and not the band. Maybe this has helped me avoid the catastrophic band failure. I use it for both swimming and run/walk workouts. Love that I can set an interval timer for my run/walk workouts. Will buy another one if this one ever fails.
Summary: I purchased this watch a few weeks ago to do interval running. It allows you to set intervals of different durations and it beeps when each interval ends. Everything works well, the only problem I have with this watch is that the alarm sound is not very loud. It is possible to miss when it beeps if you are crossing a busy road or are slightly distracted. The manual is easy to comprehend and the buttons are easy to opperate.
Summary: I bought this because I wanted a watch that easily kept track of my spilts for the Chicago Marathon. It is super easy to store and recall. It doesn't have a ton of extras, but you can get your average pace, spilts, overall time. It has been sturdy and fits my small wrist well. Loved it on the big day and continue to use it regularly.
Summary: I love this watch. I actually own two of these. I work in the medical field, more specifically in MRI, and I feel lost if I don't wear a watch everyday. I have to wear a digital watch working in MRI and I can't imagine that there would be any better a watch than this one for the money!
Summary: My skin is sensitive and so have to wear jewelry that won't break me out - have been wearing some version of this type of sports watch for years now - this is my second on this exact watch - have never had any issues with it - the other one's battery finally died and I had bonked it hard enough to crack small vulnerable area just above the start/stop button and so just bought a new one.
Summary: I bought this watch 5yrs ago as a way to keep up with my newborn twins nightly feedings. (which, between the indiglo light and the multiple timers worked very well!) I wore it 24/7, overnight, and in the shower. The band died at about one year, and I chucked the timepiece in my nightstand. 4yrs later I started running and wanted something to keep track of my intervals.