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4.0 out of 5 stars Good watch, not so good instructions, November 28, 2011
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This review is from: Timex Men's T49852 Expedition Rugged Digital Vibration Alarm Green/Black Resin Strap Watch (Watch)
I finally broke my 7 year old Ironman and I was attracted to this watch because of the vibration alarm. The watch arrived in good order. I read the instructions through and no mention of the vibration alarm. I figured it out without a lot of trouble but it seems to me Timex should a least explain the watches advertised feature. I also don't like to read the small crinkled up instruction sheets that come with these watches. I eventually found the online version which I can zoom to read etc. Trouble is I couldn't find it on the Timex site directly. I did find it by typing the watches info directly into Google which took me to the location on the Timex site. All of this cost the watch one star.

That said the watch does what I need which is a big display, a vibrating alarm, a simple chronometer and timer capability. Others have mentioned quirks in some of the programming but these don't affect my use.

Edited 12/21/2011
The manual that came with my watch dates to 2005 as found out on the Timex Canada website. Those instructions seem to apply to this watch however they don't cover the new features such as vibrate alert and the ability hide functions. Turns out the new features all seem to be accessed in the Time Set mode. You just keep hitting the Mode button through all the Date/Time set screens. Vibrate is a choice under the Alert screen. Continuing on with the Mode button, each function appears that you can either show or hide.

I like this watch and it continues to do what I need.
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Initial post: Dec 20, 2011 6:26:39 PM PST
I bought this watch the other day. The included manual was not for this watch. Can you link to the manual, please? Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2011 8:31:17 AM PST
Roy says:
Hi, Here is the link http://www.timex.ca/library/misc/eccb32ef-7ca4-4508-95e5-c03d26759431.pdf.
This is the manual that came with my watch and I'm assuming it's also the one that came with yours. I hadn't noticed before but this PDF carries a 2005 date well before this watch was released. Turns out the new features on this watch are all seem to be accessed in the Time Set mode. You just keep hitting the Mode button. The Vibrate is a choice under Alert. Hope this helps

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2011 4:13:47 AM PST
Thanks, Roy!

Posted on May 14, 2014 4:01:53 PM PDT
JR says:
I know it is two and a half years since ROY posted the comment. I bought the watch ONLY because of the vibrate function. I read the instructions 5 times, finally decided I had been had, and was ready to kiss-off the money and the watch. Roy, you saved the day and the watch. A huge THANK YOU. And thanks for Amazon having the comment feature for products.

In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2014 5:37:06 AM PDT
Roy says:
JR, Glad the review helped. The watch is still working fine

Posted on Jul 19, 2014 7:41:30 PM PDT
WakkyWabbit says:
I have two vibrating Timex watches (also going to buy this watch) and two Timex Easy Set watches (one is vibrating). None of them included any instructions on setting the alarms.

Posted on Jul 31, 2014 6:03:54 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 31, 2014 6:04:50 PM PDT
ZRXBILL says:
Thanks to your review I was able to figure out how to set the vibration funcion, which is why I bought it. Thank you for the help.
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