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Timex Ironman T5C401 Unisex 30-Lap Digital Fitness Heart Rate Monitor Watch
List Price: $89.99

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Product Description

Indiglo / 30-Lap Memory / 3-Mode Countdown Timer / Water Resist 50 M / Target/Avg. Hr/Time In Zone/Calories / Black/Dark Grey

Combining stylish looks with power sport timing and heart rate monitoring features, this larger Timex Ironman Triathlon watch (model T5C401) can be worn by both men and women. It features a chest strap heart rate monitor, easily accessible function buttons, and Timex's comfortable doubleshot polyurethane strap. For integrating heart rate monitoring into your training, this watch enables you to track your avareage heart rate and pre-set target heart rate zones with data for time spent within that zone and alarms. It can also display data for calories burned and offers a recovery timer that measures your heart rate after a timed recovery during or after your workout. Sport timing features include:

  • 100-hour chronograph with lap and split, either in large digits
  • 30-lap memory with average heart rate per laps
  • 100-hour, 3-mode countdown timer
  • Alarm with 5-minute backup
  • Month/day/date display with 12/24-hour time
  • 3-year battery life

The Indiglo night-light uniformly lights the surface of the watch dial using patented blue electroluminescent lighting technology. It uses less battery power than most other watch illumination systems, enabling your watch battery to last longer. The Night Mode feature allows you to illuminate the Indiglo night-light for 3 seconds with any button press, regardless of the mode or function. The watch is water resistant to 50 meters (165 feet)--suitable for swimming but not for diving. All Timex heart rate monitor sensors have batteries that can be replaced by consumers without requiring them to be returned to the manufacturer.

Features:
  • Sports timing watch with heart rate monitoring; sized for both men and women
  • Chest strap heart rate monitor works with watch to provide target zones and time in zone
  • Recovery heart rate timer; displays calories burned
  • 100-hour chronograph; 30-lap memory; 100-hour, 3-mode countdown timer
  • Watch is water resistant to 50 meters (165 feet); up to 3-year battery life

Customer Reviews:

  • Disappointting
    The heart rate feature is not user friendly and after using it approximately 6 times, it stopped working. Next Time Polar!...more info
  • Broken belt in 6 months
    This was great till the belt gave away after 6 months of use. Only if the product had a more durable belt. Gave my watch away to my 5 yr old. Out to spend another 100 bucks looking for a replacement watch....more info
  • Just enough to get you started, but lacking.
    Easy to set up, but pain to operate.

    Small buttons

    Does not track heart rate unless it is operating in chrono or timer mode.

    Does not track heart rate across multiple zones/times in each zone. You must choose a zone before you start and track only in that one.

    Heart rate sensor belt is not sized for people w/ 46 chest or larger. I have it opened as much as possible and it is still tight.

    Easy to read and semi-intuitive. I like the review and timer functions.

    For just a little more money, I should have opted for the Polar F7. I settled for this one and now I'm stuck with it....more info
  • By request
    I own 14 of the Timex Ironman Triathlon Digital Heart Rate Monitor Watch 5C401's. I bought my first on the monumentally helpful recommedation of 'band aid.' The wrist band is certainly "open, breathable, and fast drying" - and let me tell you: it's not easy finding something one can accurately describe as both breathable and fast drying. I mean, seriously, try to come up with another. The two-star rating I thought was a bit harsh - especially given that the display has such large digits. It was in fact the large digits that pushed me to give the watch twice as many stars as 'band aid.'

    I bought the other 13 because I like saying (typing, reading...whatever) the name - it's pretty catchy.

    As for the reviews by Garcia and King: unhelpful. They weren't open, breathable, fast-drying, or characterized by large digits....more info
  • Great for Price!
    I use this monitor for running and biking and I am very happy with its performance. The sensor strap fits snuggly and stays in place just under the chest. The directions recommend that you wet the sensor with some water before you put it on; I've done this every time and have had no issue with the transmission from sensor to watch. It clearly and accurately records my stats. The price plus the effectiveness of the monitor make this a winner purchase. My past Ironman watches have taken a lot of abuse and have lasted for a long long time, and so far this one's taking the same amount of abuse.

    NOTE: The brand name and the description for this product may lead you to believe that this heart rate monitor will work for swimming, but the instructions that come with this unit clearly state that the signal will not transmit if submerged in water....more info
  • Marathon Tough
    Initial Review August 25, 2005

    I am a distance runner.This watch has been very dependable and reliable in the 4 months of marathon training I have put it through. The watch itself is very readable and user friendly, training in the heart rate zones with the audible beep warnings lets you know exactly how you are performing. The chrono feature is what I am usually using and the review feature gives you the data that is most useful, how long you were in your target heart rate zone and how many calories you have expended during your run. The only criticism I have for the watch and heart rate monitor is that there is no interval time on the 30 lap watch. The chest strap is light weight and once it is adjusted properly feels barely there. I have cross trained with the product cycling and circuit training in the gym. It is a tough watch. It was a good buy.

    Review Update, August 8, 2007

    The chest monitor seperated after my last run this week. There is a center, left and right piece that come as one unit and the elastic band. Since I first purchased this product it has served me without problem. Four times a week, running, biking, the gym, and even brought it skiing with me in Taos, NM, it has held up. But this past week, it's age and durability have become evident. The watch has had its battery changed 3 times since I've had it and it has outlasted the chest monitor. I sold my Polar HRM when I bought this Ironman. That product was the basic Polar HRM with HR only. After 3 yrs with the polar, the unit held up without the deterioration my Timex displayed. I have recently placed an order for a Polar RS100. ...more info
  • good watch, bad transmitter band
    I liked everything about this watch- easy to read, great price. Then the transmitter strap seperated at the joint between the main transmitter and the electrodes, making the unit worthless. Replacement band costs nearly as much as the entire unit. What good is a replaceable trasmitter battery if the strap breaks after 6 months. I replaced it with a Polar F6. It cost more, but if it lasts one year I'll be money ahead (plus it has a two year warranty). If it doesn't, replacement bands for the Polar are much easier to find, and cheaper....more info
  • band-aid
    I don't have this exact watch, but I have an ironman of the same style (lacks the heart monitor). There are two faults:
    1.) The way the band attaches to the watch body is weak. Mine held for about 6 months before the band detached from the watch body. I have not been able to re-seat the band to the watch body.
    2.) There is no rim to protect the watch face from scratching.

    Shame, because I like the watch:
    * open, breathable, and fast drying quality of the band
    * the large digits (easy to read under water)
    But even 2 stars is much for a watch that had a 6mo lifespan. Perhaps others will have better luck with the band.

    HTH...more info
  • Where is it?
    I would love to tell you about this piece of electronics, but I haven't received it from the "month and half ago" order I placed. I am just wanting to know where it is? Impatiently waiting......more info