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4.0 out of 5 stars Timex 250-Lap Tapscreen much better the 150 version, May 28, 2013
This review is from: Timex Men's T5K588 "Ironman Sleek" Fitness Watch (Watch)
Got this version (250-Lap) after I had to return the 150-Lpa version. TapScreen on 150 Lap version makes the watch USELESS if you want to use it for swimming (and or biking), as it counts most of strokes as "lap" (and also on bike when bump is hit). I am also surprised of TIMEX fundamental flaw in design. One would think, that they give it to someone, who would actually use it before it goes to mass production and distribution. I had to return the watch after my first swim. I think, Timex somehow learned from this mistake and came on the market with new and improved version the "250 LAP" version, where you can actually disable this TapScreen feature. There is actually a button for it (top/right)! But I found position of the LAP button not the best on either of the model (in the middle between two other buttons). During swimming one has to really pay attention where is the button. Lap button should be more distinguishable. Also display contrast is not the best. On the positive note. I like big display, also it's own Lap digit on the top. And the ability of storing up to 5 workouts for total of 250 laps. So,I got the 250-lap model. But on my second swim, display disappeared (went blank), soon after I found some moisture got in (first time in over 30 years of using Timex for swimming). It's now at Timex for exchange. At least they have a good customer support. BTW be aware - last page of the manual says: "Warning: to maintain water resistance, do not press any buttons under water"...of course I got out of water every time before pressing the Lap button. As long as the moisture keeps out, this watch is the keeper.
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