Timex T5J031 Unisex Digital Fitness Heart Rate Monitor Watch
List Price: $99.95

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Product Description

50M Water Resistant / Displays calories burned / Shows average heart rate / Alarm mode with 5-Minute Backup / Chronograph / Indiglo Water resistant to 50m - for jogging in the rain or swimming Selectable fitness target zones Zone trainer - Alarm notification when you are not in zone Automatically sets your five training zones + one manual zone Displays average heart rate; Time in zone; Calories burned Recovery timer View maximum heart rate Uses digital transmission 17 Lap memory with average heart rate per lap Month/day/date with 12/24-hour time select Up to 3-year battery life with included battery (varies depending on use of features) Unisex

Combining stylish looks with power sport timing and heart rate monitoring features, this mid-sized Timex Digital Fitness watch (model T5J031) can be worn by both men and women. It features a chest strap heart rate monitor, easily accessible function buttons, durable resin case, and comfortable resin strap with a stylish tapered profile. 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
  • 27-lap memory with average heart rate per laps
  • 100-hour countdown timer
  • Alarm with 5-minute backup
  • Month/day/date display with 12/24-hour time
  • 3.5-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.

  • 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; 27-lap memory; 100-hour countdown timer
  • Watch is water resistant to 50 meters (165 feet); up to 2-year battery life

Customer Reviews:

  • Mixed feelings
    I chose this HRM based on reviews and price range. The watch functioned beautifully and I liked the big, easy-to-read display. The HRM transmitter, which you wear around your chest, was comfortable and not incumbering. However, the HRM feature worked intermittently. I was only able to get it to work once for an entire workout. At other times it would start off fine but would loose the signal about 5 minutes into the exercise and I could not get it to restart. I tried a new battery, different wetting methods for the transmitter, etc. and nothing seem to correct the problem. I am returning this HRM and looking for a replacement....more info
  • Disappointed, repeat failure
    This is the second Timex Heart Rate monitor watch that I purchased in a 3-month period. The screen of the first watch froze. This watch stopped communicating with the transmitter. I have friends with Timex monitors that work fine, but I have had bad luck, and plan to switch to a different brand.

    On the plus side, the watch was easy to set up and the directions are clearly written....more info
  • Your New Training Partner
    Do you exercise because you need to and not because you love to? Are there about a million things you'd rather be doing than exercising? Are you basically a couch potato who has taken up an exercise program because you know you needed to?

    If you are the type described above, then you want to make sure that you get the most out of each and every exercise session. You know, so you get the best return for the amount of time and effort that you're investing. And, if you're one of those who has been out of shape for quite some time, you could certainly give yourself a little bit of safety margin by monitoring your heart rate while you work out. Because, you see, if you're not accustomed to exercise, you are not a good judge of the intensity that your body is working. Too much can hurt you. So, what do you need to get around those problems that your humble reviewer, Ctian, mentioned above? The simplest way is to keep track of your heart rate. And this product will do just that.

    Citan, your humble author (Yes, I've always dreamed of being a best-selling author), is basically in good shape. However, Eighteen months of playing video games and forgoing exercise has caused him to gain 12 pounds. And to make matters worse, guess where most of those extra poundages went! In any case, wanting to get the most efficiency out of every workout (because Citan is unabashedly lazy), this "author" came to the conclusion that the best way to do that is to cut back on carbohydrates and to start a walking program. Cutting back carbs basically mean cutting back on pasta, rice, breads, and sweets. The walking/jogging bit would normally be straightforward, except it's summer and the temperature outside is right around 100 degrees! So, the key is to get the most out of every walking/jogging session. And the way to do that is to monitor your heart rate.

    By now you have read the many other excellent reviews of this product. You already know it is very good and that it works. The key to getting accurate, reliable heart rate readings is to make sure that the chest strap and the sensors are worn properly. Citan does not recommend that you use spit/saliva to moisten the sensors. Yuck! Plain tap water works fine. However, for the sake of convenience, Citan invested in a bottle of Ultrasound Gel to use in place of water. The cost is about $5 for a 9 ounce bottle. Ok, basically, a bottle should last for years. Moisten the sensors, attach the strap, and you are good to go.

    I would have given the product 5-stars, but for the fact that the night light does not stay on long enough for me to read all of the data that I need to read without having to constantly hold down the Indiglo button. You see, Citan would rather replace the battery more often if he can just keep the illumination long enough. Battery life, to me, is no big deal as long as the battery replacement isn't too costly.

    You'll be happy to know that your friend, Citan, has lost 5 pounds over the last six weeks on his program. And without undue suffering, I might add. Citan eats quite well and does not starve himself. Citan also does not spend ten hours per week working out, either. Aside from cutting back on the carbs, Citan walks regularly four times per week. Each walking session lasts from 45-50 minutes at Zone 2 levels of intensity, as measured by the Timex. Citan is in relatively good shape, so basically, to get to Zone 2, he has to actually run every few minutes. He cannot just walk fast and get his heart rate up to his needed level of intensity.

    In short, this Timex is a handy tool for those who want to monitor their exercise session. Quite frankly, I am surprised that more doctors do not recommend them to out-of-shape people who are about to start an exercise program. ...more info
  • Timex T5J031
    This HRM does just what it is supposed to do. Accurate heart rates, a variety of different displays, comfortable chest strap. I was really impressed for the $40 price. I do wish it showed individual lap times instead of split times, but this is minor....more info
  • good value
    this is a very good watch for the money. it has all the features you need for zone training, looks good and is easy to use. the clories burned feature is a nice addition. I've used it in the water without any problems (the HRM doesn't work under water, just the timer)....more info
  • Battery Hungry
    1. The product does everything that it claims to do.
    2. The watch looks nice enough to wear all the time as your main watch.

    3. The strap that needs to be used to send your heart beats is comfortable.
    4. You can learn the HRM quickly if you fool around with it a little bit. If you are a computer nerd, you will learn it in less that one hour.
    5. The only thing negative is that it uses batteries like crazy. I have to use a new battery every week and that costs $5. There is no shut off botton on the transmitter so it is constantly on and the battery drains....more info
  • It does what it's supposed to
    Purchased this watch about 3 weeks ago. It works great! Heart rate always works and I also use it as a general timepiece and a timer. No problem and it's easy to use for the basic stuff. I really don't need anything more than the heart rate and target zone/history and the timer. I did find the directions a little difficult to understand but it's that kind of thing where if you don't use it a lot you have to keep referring to the book... who has the time. Would have given it 5 stars if the literature were a little more user friendly....more info
  • Heart rate monitor: Timex
    I bought this product at discounted price. Except for the calorie counter,the monitor works fine. I want to know if the discounted price was given becaue of the defect. Anybody has any answer?...more info
  • Exactly what I needed
    I needed a watch that would perform all of the functions of a regular Timex watch, with one additional feature - a Heart Monitor. This watch is it. It's much cheaper than the Polar series, but equally effective.

    It tracks my heart rate continuously, and lets me know how long I stayed "In the Zone." There are five zones, that are customizable based on your Max Heart Rate. This watch also tells you how many calories you've burned, based on your age and weight (all input into the watch itselft). This really helps when I do my cardio sessions.

    Overall - A Best Buy. Trust me on this one, this watch is worth it....more info
  • Good value for the money.
    Easy to use,easy to read, plenty of options for the display. Seems to be quite accurate. Good value for the money....more info
  • Great product
    I had purchased a strapless heart monitor just a week or so before I bought this one. It was almost useless in monitoring my heart rate, however, since it seemed to rarely give readings when asked. So I decided to upgrade to this Timex. I am so glad I did. Since my first monitor was not that helpful, I was immediately happy with this new one. I can enter specific information about my body (weight, age, resting heart rate, maximum heart rate) easily, and because it has that information, it can come up with accurate readings of how many calories I burn. Plus, it seems to stand up well to daily use. I recommend this product to anyone who is serious about exercising and monitoring their heart rate....more info