Timex Corporation is a long-standing and established maker of quality time pieces, including sport watches. Timex hired top professional athletes to design a watch made for athletes. What resulted was the iconic Timex Ironman watch. The Ironman watch quickly became the best-selling sport watch in the 1990s and Timex continues to be a leader in the sport watch market. The Ironman sport watch is constantly evolving and currently Timex has dozens of highly rated Ironman sport watches on the market.
If you are looking to purchase a Timex, here are our choices for the top five Timex running watches.
Timex Ironman Run Trainer 2.0
The Timex Unisex T5K744 Ironman Run Trainer 2.0 GPS Speed+Distance Black/Orange Watch is a great GPS watch for both beginner and advanced runners. The easy-to-navigate menu and the straightforward access to basic features appeal to beginner runners. More advanced programmable features on the Run Trainer 2.0 appeal to more advanced runners participating in serious training.
The watch contains many programmable features. There is a setting to pause all tracking data automatically if your speed drops below a pre-set pace, such as when you stop at an intersection or take a bathroom break. It is also possible to program interval workouts with up to six different segments. For example, if you decide to run a three segment interval of a mile, half mile, and quarter mile, the Run Trainer 2.0 will alert you at the end of each interval. The Run Trainer 2.0 connects to your computer to view graphs, maps, and charts of your workout and syncs with training plans online.
The watch can also make reminders to alert you to take water or food breaks. Additionally, it can also alert you if you are running too slow or fast. If connected to the heart rate setting, it can provide you with an alert if you are running too hard or not hard enough.
The Timex Run Trainer 2.0 can be purchased at most sports retailers for $225.
Timex Ironman Easy Trainer GPS
For someone looking for only the basic functions of a running watch with GPS capabilities, the Timex T5K754 Ironman Easy Trainer is a great option. The Easy Trainer uses SiRFstarIV GPS technology for quick and reliable signals, allowing for excellent accuracy when calculating run performance. This watch calculates distance, pace, speed and calorie consumption data.
The Easy Trainer also has interval timers to help runners during speed workouts and can save up to 30 segments. There is also a hands free auto lap feature which can calculate splits at pre-set distances without having to fiddle with the watch buttons while running.
Another helpful feature is the indiglo night light which helps runners track their progress and see their results during evening runs.
The best part of this watch is the price of $100, one of the most affordable running watches with strong GPS capabilities.
Timex Ironman 250 Lap
The Timex Men’s 250-Lap watch has a simple and easy-to-use design. It also has a large screen display allowing for easy viewing of vital information. The newest version of their lap series watches, the Ironman 250 Lap has a 250 lap memory. What sets this watch a part from some of the other lap series watches is the tap-screen technology, which can control lap and split-time functions easily while running.
The Ironman 250 Lap also can also keep track of interval workouts with up to eight different segments. For example, if you decide to run a three segment interval of a mile, half mile, and quarter mile, the Run Trainer 2.0 will keep track of your times for each segment. Additionally, the target time pacer provides audio and visual feedback when laps are logged.
Another great feature of this watch is the customizable alarms that can be set daily, on the weekdays, or on the weekends. These alarms can be motivational, reminding users of their next scheduled run. They can also be set to remind users of scheduled hydration or food breaks during long runs.
The 250 Lap watch can be purchased from many retailers for $95.
Timex Ironman Road Trainer Heart Rate
If you’re looking for a good-value watch that can monitor your heart rate, the Timex T5K718 Men’s Ironman Road Trainer is a great option. The Road Trainer uses a chest strap sensor for high accuracy and the wrist monitor is a Timex sports watch.
Reviewers consider the chest strap heart monitor to be comfortable and reliable with constant contact and accurate data transmission. After a run, the Road Trainer will let you know how many minutes you were in your pre-chosen heart rate target zone. During the workout, the Road Trainer will display your heart rate on the watch monitor in either percentage of maximum heart rate or beats per minute. The watch can be programmed to notify you when you are above or below a chosen heart rate zone.
The watch can also time runs and record splits and laps. The countdown timer feature is also a good option for any runners doing interval training.
The Timex Ironman Road Trainer is sold at most sports retailers for $100.
Timex Ironman 30 Lap Rugged
For runners looking for the iconic and traditional Timex sports watch, the Timex Ironman 30 Lap Rugged watch is probably it. True to its name, the 30 Lap Rugged watch is a rugged and durable product that will hold up in a number of adverse conditions.
This watch is perfect for anyone on a budget who is looking for just the basic features to help them on their runs. The 30 lap watch keeps accurate time as well as three time-zone settings. The watch also features a 100 hour chronograph with lap and split times and has a 30 lap memory recall.
Another great feature of this watch is the customizable alarms that can be set daily, on the weekdays, or on the weekends. The 30 Lap watch also has the Timex famous indiglo night light feature which illuminates the screen at night with just a tap on the watch face rim.
The best part of this watch is the price of $55; a great price for a running watch with all the basic essentials.