Timex Heart Rate Monitor Review
Timex Heart Rate Monitor is user friendly heart rate monitor at an affordable price. You can connect it many gym machines like treadmills, rowing machine, etc.
It is very easy to be synced with all of these machines. Watch is also pretty much accurate and it refreshes your heart rate signal every 2 seconds of time. In this way, you will be updated every moment with your HR. It is a good looking and light weight watch. It also has a smart calorie meter to keep track of your burnt calories.
The watch display is big enough so that people with weak eye sights could use the watch easily. Watch has a chest strap which comes along with it. Watch strap is very much comfortable and it is barely noticeable outside the shirt.
Chest strap can record your heart rate signals even without the electrode gel. It then sends your readings to your wrist monitor. You can then enjoy by viewing all your cardiac data in one place.
If you want to set your target heart rate zone on watch, then you can do it with great convenience. You can even set alarms on your HR zone exceeding. Every time you will be found out of your target heart rate zone, Alarm will beep accordingly.
By using this watch, you can calculate your average time of exercise, total time in target HR zone, etc. For all this, you just have to navigate settings through buttons on the watch. If you find it difficult to use, then just open its user guide manual. You will surely find solutions to all your problems in details.
Features of Timex HRM:
Timex Heart Rate Monitor has a big display with user replaceable battery option. It has “Indiglo night-light” option. So you can easily go through watch even in dim backlights. You can view usual time and date on it. Alarms can be set and they can be snoozed. Watch is completely water resistant up to standard depths of 30m. Automatic activity timer is another cool feature on it.
Smart Calorie meter counts your burnt calories in a single exercise. So you can set our exercise targets according to calories limits. This feature will help those people who want to decrease their weight during workouts.
Cons of using Timex HRM:
Timex Heart Rate Monitor has a specific issue with the hairs of your chest. It might produce trouble in reading signals from your heart when your chest is too hairy. Watch sometimes had to be kept close to heart rate sensor for picking up signals. [/wptab]
Customer Reviews of Timex HRM
(4.5 / 5) Until yesterday I have been going to the Oz fitness center gym and often used the Treadmill sensors to check my pulse while jogging. It is tricky to pick up the sensor, given my age (70) and jogging at 6+MPH. So I decided to get myself a HRM.
The Timex HRM arrived today, and after quickly reading through the instructions I decide to give it a trial run at the center. I’m surprised the Timex is giving me similar readings as those Treadmill gave me yesterday. What’s good about it is I don’t have to grab the sensors anymore. The treadmill automatically picks up the reading from the Timex signal and displays it. While my watch has a display, I don’t have to look at it. It is even better when I’m working out on the rowing and the torso machines. It helps me to clock my maximum heart rate.
So far I don’t have any shortfalls but I bet the watch or sensor battery may run out in a few months since I’ll use it on a daily basis. I also don’t have the approximate battery life and how it will adapt to mu routine. From today, the watch is part of my daily training accessories. I don’t think I can go to the gym, cycle or jog. I just hope it will last longer than the cheaper plastic watch band.
(4.5 / 5) I have used my Timex for quite sometime now. Before I bought it, I desperately needed a heart rate monitor to use in my fitness and general exercise. I bought four of them, but other three were Christmas gifts. Mine has been great, the machine in the club automatically picks up my heart rate reading from its signal. So I don’t have to look at it for readings, but I wear it to record all the session’s statistics. I’m happy and satisfied with the information I get, though I don’t download them to a computer.
The Timex comes with a small exercise booklet which has very valuable information. The information includes how to correlate your heart rate and the duration of activity to your level of fitness. I use this to calculate workout points and compare them throughout the week.
By simply putting on the monitor strap, which may be a slight inconvenience, you stand to get important information which is valuable in athletic activities, for instance 10 km run or a marathon. You could also use the Timex heart rate monitor as a watch when not displaying the heart rate. Its price is definitely worth its quality.
- 4″ high
- 4″ wide
- Advanced athletic training device lets you track intensity of training, continually meet fitness goals, and ultimately lose weight
- Included proprietary Timex Personal Trainer heart rate monitor provides fitness management data in an intuitive, user-friendly watch
- Analog heart rate sensor can communicate with fitness equipment, meaning you can view BPM on treadmill, stationary bike, or similar
- Target heart rate zones, time in zone, percentage of max heart display, calories burned, recovery heart rate timer, and automatic activity timer
- Includes limited one-year manufacturer’s warranty
- ASIN : B000P8VWQS
- Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 1.8 x 0.5 inches; 4.8 ounces
- Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
- Item model number: T5G971
- Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)