Reviews and Problems with Timex Men's Ironman Traditional 30 Lap Watch T5H581
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Gizmo "I have loved the stars too fondly to b..., amazon.com
15 November 2011
Summary: I bought this watch grudgingly since another Timex I lusted for was no longer availible. This watch has perfect sized digits to read close up or far away, the indigo light gives just the right amount of glow without straining nor upsetting your eyes, the band is very durable I work delivering boxes and have had both the watch and band banged and mistreated with no visible signs of wear and tear even on the face.
Summary: My second one of these. I bought one four years ago, the battery still works but the strap broke so I just bought a new one last year. Great easy to read large face. I take it to the gym with me, I surf with it, hike, swim, and play soccer with it on. very practical beater watch, way better than the huge clunky g shocks with the tiny screens. Night light works great. Can't beat it for the price.
Summary: this is a fantastic watch. i had a previous generation of ironman watch before and was so happy with it. didn't have to replace the battery in 5 years and the only reason i bought a new one was because the band was cracking. i heavily used that watch, and now this one. i am in a profession where i am constantly logging times, so i always have it on if i am awake.
Summary: I used to get Casio sport watches but switched to this one a few years ago because of the Indiglo backlight (much better than Casio). Discovered I liked the watch much better too! Love the watch. But hate the band. The resin band breaks after about a year and replacements cost a third of the price of the watch ($12) IF you can find them.
Summary: I've used a lot of running watches, and just retired my all-time favorite (an unnamed, competitive brand) which is too pricey to replace. This is my first Ironman in quite a few years. Purchased it online without viewing in a store first. Pros: * Intuitive, easy-to-learn functional interface. * Ability to hide unused features so you don't needlessly scroll through them when pressing the Mode button (e.g. I've hidden the Occasion feature).
Summary: I had a hard time deciding whether I should rate this Watch 4 Or 5 Stars. My criteria: A full-featured runner's watch AND a great All-the-Time watch. This watch has all the key features: It's Comfortable; It is Light & Unobtrusive; Lap & Split times display Together & you can make the Lap-time Primary; Chrono Start/Stop buttons are well-placed; & It has a Repeatable countdown timer. The problem?
Summary: This is the best watch for the money. This is my 3rd Ironman 30 Lap. They are virtually indestructible. I only upgrade when the battery gets low after about 4 years. I've tried other watches for a few months between 30 laps, but can't find anything I like as much and keep going back. Thinner than most. Forward and backward setting of times and alarms- you don't have to go 'around the horn' to set your alarm for 10 minutes earlier. Great features, accurate, and tough.
Summary: This watch is great, nice big very clear display, stopwatch, 3 time zones, night mode feature, daily-weekday-weekend alarms, occasions... How can I be reminded of an occasion is I have to actively check the occasion mode to see if theres an occasion. Night mode makes it so no matter which button you press the light turns on, is this for when your reseting your watch during a blackout at night? is it really so hard to press the button that turns the light on?
Summary: i always read all the amazon.com reviews, good and bad, when i'm researching a purchase. the reviews on this watch made it clear the thing would do exactly what i needed it to do and no more, no less. i don't NEED a GPS or a pedometer, i only need a chronometer and standard watch, to time splits and overall, up to 30 splits i think, so it's great for marathon training.