Timex Race Trainer Heart Rate Monitor Review

Timex Race Trainer Heart Rate Monitor Review

The Timex Race Trainer heart rate monitor is a the upper end of the "trainer" series of heart monitors designed for runners.

At A Glance

  • Timex digital heart rate sensor
  • water resistant to up to 100m
  • 50-lap memory
  • 100-hour chronograph with lap and split in large display

Timex race trainer is designed to function as an advanced piece of health and fitness equipment as well as a comfortable everyday watch. You may either purchase a Race Trainer kit with the data xchanger kit, or a more affordable Race Trainer heart rate monitor without xchanger. A package with xchanger comes with a USB device that allows you to upload your workout data directly to your PC. It also provides easy customization of your watch, and a software powered by TrainingPeaks included to help you with your training and nutrition.

There are currently two types of heart rate monitors with xchanger: the Timex ironman race trainer kit, full size and mid size, for both men and women. Heart rate monitors also give two transmission options: analog and digital. One works with heart rate interactive gym equipment; the digital option which race trainer has, prevents interference with other heart rate monitors and exercise equipment, as well as protecting all of your training data. Race trainer heart rate monitor includes the custom target heart rate zones feature which may help you train better and smarter and burn more calories.

Timex Race Trainer heart rate monitor Ironman triathlon watch
Timex Watch, Men''s Race Trainer Black Resin Strap T5K446F5

Interval timers is another optional feature available to this collection of Timex heart rate monitor which allows individual countdown timers. In addition, Timex race trainer heart rate monitor is able to track the amount of calories burned, giving athletes instant feedback on their performance. Furthermore, race trainer has lap/split capabilities with average HR per lap. Timex Race Trainer heart rate monitor is a smart choice for anyone who is serious about exercising for a healthier life style.

Customer Reviews

Here''s what customers are saying about the Timex Race Trainer Heart Rate Monitor sports watch:

...the monitor works flawlessly and is easy to use and extract information from. It is superior to the Polar and Sigma HRMs I''ve had by a mile....and it is MAC compatible...

...The Xchanger delayed me a bit with Windows 7, but I resolved that within a short time...

...So, after several workouts, a "Memory Full" message is displayed whenever I scroll to the other features. It does not affect any of the operations, but it is annoying to me....

...the watch and the heart rate monitor are very comfortable. I don''t have to cut myself in half to get the monitor to read my pulse! It fits comfortably above my sports bra strap...

...My only complaint is that the instructions are a little difficult to understand. Not a bid deal but for someone who is not used to bothering with the instructions it''s definitely not as intuitive as I would like but. But, if you''re looking for a heart monitor it''s well worth the money...

Get your skin wet

Some problems may be caused by dry skin or exercising in the winter. If it''s hot enough the monitor will begin sending your pulse to the heart monitor watch once you start to sweat. If you don''t sweat a lot, some advocate licking the strap before you start exercising, squirt some water between your skin and the strap or you can use a little heart monitor gel.

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