I bought a Timex Ironman with 150 lap memory a couple of years ago. I have really liked it a lot during this time. It’s almost the perfect watch for me. In the summer, I run lots of intervals, and the 150 lap memory is really great for this. Sometimes I don’t write down my workouts right away, but with 150 slots for storing laps, many days of workouts can be stored on this watch.
One drawback is that the beeps from it are too quiet for my old ears. It’s possible to set it to beep at whatever intervals you want, but it’s kind of pointless if you can’t hear those beeps.
So what happened today then? Well, the *** wristband broke, that’s what happened! It has a thick rubber wristband, which looks strong. Needless to say, I was very surprised it just snapped like that.
So, I figured I just get a new wristband. Well, hold your horses cowboy, it’s just not that easy. The Timex Ironman watches are great, but the design is STUPID! It’s nearly impossible to change the silly wristband. Take the wristband off, and the whole dang thing falls apart. I have no idea how I could replace this thing by myself.
I called Timex today to find out where and how to get a new wristband for this watch. Turns out they are closed until next week. Brilliant.
I guess I’m a typical runner – my running watch is a big deal, and I can’t function without it! If I can’t get my Timex watch back on my arm soon, I think I’m done with Timex watches. That is, unless they have a better wristband design nowadays. This is the second Timex I’ve had, where that wristband broke.
If you have any tips for good running watches with lots of memory for laps, let me know. Those new, cool Garmins do have be semi-interested, but I haven’t looked closely at them to see what they can do. I certainly don’t need a million features, but I do need to be able to store lots of lap times!