Your rating(Clear)Rate this item


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
on November 15, 2009
I bought this to replace the current orange triathlon "sleek". That watch had nice functionality but its buttons were too stiff (really) and it drove me absolutely nuts.

This watch may not be quite as pretty as the sleeks but otherwise I'm very pleased with it. For those familiar with the sleek this one differs in the following ways:

1) Buttons actually work (wow!)
2) 30 instead of 50 laps (can still store them)
3) No interval timer. I never used this anyway. Since the count-down timer can be set to repeat every time it fires (or not; this is an option) I never understood the point of the interval timer. It seems Timex didn't anyway, so it's gone. I continue to use the timer function on a daily basis for anything from workouts to reminding me to turn something off in, say, 20 minutes.
4) The three alarms have a slightly different tone. There is still the 5 minutes "snooze" if you don't turn the alarm off. After 5 min it will fire again one more time.
5) Occasion function is on this watch but was not on the others. You can choose from about a dozen occasions (bill, gift, etc.) and assign one to a single day. It will then fire that day at 8:00.
6) When you stop and reset the timer the reset is instantaneous. There is still a "hold to reset" on the chrono, but it never made sense on the timer and was a slight annoyance. In this case they have removed it, awesome. Can reset it instantly.
7) Indiglo is a blue instead of green tone. This works perfectly in dark. There is only a very thin spectrum of early evening in which perhaps you cannot see the watch well enough without indiglo but with it turned on it's not bright enough. I know others have complained about this, but it's never been a problem for me and as you can tell by this, my third review of timex ironman watches, I am pedantic about them.

Other notes, this watch still has the "time 2" for another time zone (I've never used it). You can still change the chrono format so that laps are on the top vs bottom, for example, and there are still two lines (so that you can see total time plus current laptime at the same time). The battery can be replaced (I presume; I did it on an earlier triathlon watch successfully) but the watch strap is not replaceable; if it breaks it will deem the watch worthless. They are pretty strong straps, though, and this one is stronger (plus stays put better) than the black triathlon sleek from around four years ago (Which can still be bought in some places).

This watch is not quite as pretty as the sleek but otherwise has a perfect complement of functionality. I've not taken it underwater yet except for in the shower. My watch never comes off my wrist.
22 commentsWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on June 30, 2009
Watch works very well. Have had it for a few years. Band keeps breaking after 1 to 3 months which was getting expensive - not to mention annoying. However when I complained to Timex they suggested a metal link band as a replacement to the resin band, which solved the problem. It looks great too.
33 commentsWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
49 of 56 people found the following review helpful
on March 9, 2006
I just received the T5E901 Ironman Triathlon watch. It seems like a nice watch for the price. Being an aging baby boomer, I appreciate the large, easy to read numerals. I am a little disappointed with the Indiglo night display. I was expecting it to be easier to see in the dark. That was my main reason for purchasing a new watch as the night light on my 20-year old Casio no longer works. UPDATE: I am very disappointed with the quality of the band. I've had to replace it twice in 5 years. Unfortunately, the generic bands don't fit properly and I am forced to buy the overpriced Timex band.
66 commentsWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on January 7, 2010
My husband has worn this exact kind of Ironman watch for about 10 years. He got his first one a decade ago as a gift from my mother, and since then has had 2 replacements, the most recent being one I got him for Christmas this year. He wears the watch primarily to work in a factory, so it gets banged up quite a bit. If he didn't wear it to work, the watch would last much longer.

This version of the Ironman watch is an improvement over the last one he got a few years ago. There's now a way to toggle the options on the watch on or off, so you don't have to scroll through all options every time you want to set just one. There are 3 alarms while the previous version had 2, and my husband prefers this kind of Indiglo rather than the older kind. The only problem with the watch is the band. It was the weak spot in the 2 previous watches my husband wore, breaking long before the watch itself broke.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on November 13, 2007
I bought this watch because I run at night and neeeded something that would light up with no fumbling around. I had never used a FLIX featured watch before however after a few weeks I have found it indispensible. Begin able to turn on the watch with the flick of your wrist without needing both hands helps me keep stride.
The numbers are large and the controls are intuitive. The indiglo shows through the numbers instead of on top of face so the contrast between the numbers and the surrounding area is high. I have not used the occasion or alarm features so I don't have comments on those. I wish it would store a time and allow recall on multiple times instead of splits but that is a minor inconvienence.
11 commentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on April 25, 2012
I became more serious about training and wanted to track my pace and progress when running. This is the only time I wear a watch and appreciate the very light feel and simple ease of use. One click of the mode and another click on the start/split button and it's time to go. The light works well as well when needed. The cost and simplicity made this an easy choice. Highly recommended.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on January 14, 2012
I've had this watch for 4 years now, and I've loved it every day I've had it. It keeps great time; as a matter of fact, I ran the St. Jude 1/2 Marathon this past December, and it was within 1 second of the chip timing from the race. I would recommend this watch to anyone who is looking for dependable, affordable, reliable, multi-functional, endurable, nearly any kind of "ble" in a good way, watch. http://astore.amazon.com/rilssen-20/detail/B000H6APZM
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on September 19, 2014
Nice watch with one drawback. After 16 months the plastic loop that you thread the free end of the strap though has broken. This happened with my previous Timex Ironman after about the same period. I really don't like having the strap loose as I think it looks sloppy and unprofessional and for this reason I won't be buying another timex. For the want of spending a couple of cents more on the loop they have lost a customer.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on March 11, 2014
Be warned: These Triathlon watches look very sleek, but replacing the band (at least on mine) is much harder than before. If you can't get it on, you no longer have a wearable watch.

First, the store where I've been buying replacement bands doesn't even carry one for this model (apparently because they're too hard to swap out). So instead of having it done, free, while I wait, I had to buy one online from Timex with a week for delivery. And then put it on.

Mine arrived this morning. I usually pop the old one off and the new one on with a knife blade in five minutes. After prying the old one off, I was applying so much pressure on the new one's spring bar that it was becoming literally dangerous. The pin hole is so tiny and the fit so tight that after 15 minutes I finally gave up before I slashed myself.

I'll try again later, but I suspect I may have to take it to a store and pay them to install it—if they can or will. If I have to buy a new watch, it won't be a Timex, ever.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on December 31, 2014
It's so comfortable on my wrist that this is the first ever watch that I'm able to sleep with the watch on me. The band settles around my wrist perfectly. All the functions are seamless. Loving it!
review image
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Questions? Get fast answers from reviewers

Please make sure that you've entered a valid question. You can edit your question or post anyway.
Please enter a question.
See all 12 answered questions


Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.