The Timex Ironman Watch was released in 1986 and has become the best selling sports watch in history. From the early 8-lap watches, the watch line has evolved with Timex’s numerous innovations added to it’s basic sports watch. Today there are a wide variety of Ironman watches that cater to athletes of all levels. Timex have recently updated their website and have ordered their Ironman timepieces into discrete categories. Here is a brief summary of the various Timex Ironman Watches collections.
Classic/Core Ironman Watches
These watches are designed like the original with the same amount of features. Each watch has an 100 hour chrono with a 99 lap counter, eight laps of memory, is water resistant to 100 meters and includes the trademark “top-pusher” for easy lap and split recording. An ideal entry level watch.
30 Lap Classic Watches
These Iconic Timex Ironman watches have 30 laps memory recall and the functions that make Ironman such an indispensable tool for endurance athletes of all levels, including 100 hour chronograph with 99 lap counter, 24 hour countdown timer and 30 lap memory recall.
30 Lap Women’s Watches
This collection has been slightly redesigned with female athletes in mind. These watches feature softer more feminine colors and design and are a more comfortable fit on a woman’s wrist. These ladies watches provide all the essential features for comfortable sporting performance throughout the day.
50 Lap Watches
These watches feature a new progressive design and striking look, combined with the classic features of the Ironman watch and new features like a training log that stores date-ordered workouts.
100 Lap Watches
These watches feature one of the biggest displays in the Timex Ironman watch assortment. With enough laps to satisfy runners, a training log that stores date ordered workouts and a large array of interval timers, the 100 Lap Ironman watches offer exceptional value for money for their price. A great runner’s watch.
Timex Sleek Watches
The Timex Sleek range features traditional Ironman features (and some new ones) within an attractive, aerodynamic watch case that oozes comfort and style. The sleek watches all have date ordered session training logs and interval timers, making them great watches for runners.
50 Lap Watches
The 50 lap sleek watches come in designs for both men and women, in a variety of color schemes. The men’s watch features a larger digital watch display, with larger front-pusher. Both feature four side buttons. These modern looking sports watches will look great in any event.
75 Lap Watches
The 75 lap sleek Ironman watches feature the daring and innovative Optimal Viewing Angle (O.V.A.) that positions the watch face on the narrow part of the wrist, making it easier and more natural to view the watch while training or competing.
The modern, high-tech looking Hi-Ti+ watches feature low-profile titanium cases, in a unique titanium case.
150 Lap Watches
For maximum laps and sporting functionality in an attractive, aerodynamic design, the 150 lap Ironman sleek makes a great choice for athletes who wish to maximize sports watch features and maximize image.
iControl iPod Controller Watches
The iControl sleek watch has the ability to wirelessly control a iPod music player, allowing you hands-free control over your favorite inspirational theme tracks while on the move. The watch features a training log for keeping track of sessions, 50 lap memory storage and more.
Health and Fitness Sports Watches
These are Timex’s more advanced watches. The solar power watches watches in this range combine traditional Ironman features with sophisticated sports watch features like heart rate monitors, GPS tracking and pedometer step monitor.
Heart Rate Monitors
These Ironman’s are specialist heart rate monitor watches, combining the benefits of features like target zones, real-time heart rate display and recovery heart rate with traditional Ironman sports features.
Bodylink Sports Watches
The Timex Bodylink watches combine heart rate monitoring features with GPS speed, distance and altitude tracking. The Bodylink watches are the pinnacle of Timex sports watches in terms of advanced features and can even be bike mounted making them viable for triathletes and cyclists as well as runners.