Investigating the Timex Ironman Road Trainer – Part 2
The Timex Ironman Road Trainer Remembers So You Do Not Have To
There are few things more difficult than keeping track of how many laps you are on or how long you have spent on a workout. That is why your gym likely has clocks on every wall, to let everyone know how long they’ve been working out. The Timex Road Trainer has an excellent memory system that can track either the time you spend exercising or the number of laps you take on the track. This allows you to not only measure the performance of your heart rate over time, but monitor the workout itself. The Ironman will calculate and record your performance over fifty laps or intervals and how you have performed cumulatively for one hundred hours. However you want to chart your workout, the Ironman has a system that can help you out.
Table Of Contents
Section 1. Start of the Review
Section 2. Features Table
Section 3. Go Hard or Go Home
Section 4. Rest and Recover and Get Back Out There
Section 5. The Timex Ironman Road Trainer Remembers
Section 6. Everything Else To Give You A Boost
Section 7. The Good and the Bad
Section 8. What Are Others Saying?
Section 9. Best Place To Buy
With the Timex Ironman you also have the option to purchase a Data Recorder which lets you upload your data to your computer, graph it, and analyze it further using the Timex Trainer software that comes with the Ironman monitor. The Data Recorder basically serves as an additional external memory as well by recording heart rate, speed, and distance for multiple workouts. To use it while you workout just slip it in your pocket or clip it on your waist.
This video provides a good overview of all of the features of Ironman.
The Ironman Road Trainer also features an alarm setting, night-light functions, a three year battery that you can change yourself, a signature transmission so that it does not cross wires with other pulse monitoring devices, and water resistance up to one hundred meters.
- Nice looking watch – You can wear the Ironman as a fashion accessory in addition to using it as a training watch.
- IndiGlo – This is a great backlight that is good for training at night. You can even set it up so that when you push any button the light will come on.
- Comfortable chest strap – The strap stays in place and is adjustable for all body types.
- Easy to scroll through different data screens – It’s very easy to show the data that you want to see on the screen.
- Priced low – At under $70 the Timex Ironman Road Trainer is a great buy.
- No interactive website available – All of the other manufacturers like Polar and Garmin have their own websites where you can upload your data and interact with other members. I’m not sure why Timex hasn’t done the same yet.
- No GPS – With GPS the cost of this watch would go up significantly, but it would still be nice to have this option. However many people don’t feel like they need GPS and advanced mapping features.