Timex Ironman Triathlon watches is one of the first watches to spring to mind for most people when the subject of sports watches enter their mind. This is understandable, after all, the Timex Ironman Triathlon Watch is the best-selling sports watch on the planet and has been a world-wide icon since it was released in the early 1980s. Timex were clever to align themselves with the iconic Ironman event which involved three virtual marathon events one after an other (swim, cycle, run) held at the island of Hawaii. It was a stroke of marketing genius, which saw the Ironman watch become part of history. The sporting watch has never looked back and today is still one of the preferred watch choices amongst athletes.
The classic features of the early Ironman watches included a chronograph stopwatch with the ability to keep your elapsed time for up to 100 hours with split times and lap recording abilities, all packaged in a durable watch case, robust enough to stand up to the extreme conditions of sporting events. Over the years, Timex has received several technology upgrades so while the original Ironman slogan was “takes a licking but keeps on ticking” with the modern improvements it has seen, the timepiece will keep on ticking even longer than ever before.
Some of the improvements that have been seen in the Ironman Triathlon watch since it’s release include the INDIGLO backlight system, that can illuminate the face of the watch, using less power than other watches. Another more recent innovation has been support for GPS tracking, allowing the watch to link up to the GPS satellite network for accurate measurement of speed and distance. There are Ironman watches with support for heart rate monitor chest straps and even an Ironman with PDA features, the Timex Datalink watch.
While the early Timex Ironman watches were some of the best running watches for men, due to popular demand, Timex have released some great looking sports watches for women and even children’s versions of their watches. The Timex Ironman Triathlon watches for women are more feminine in appearance, typically smaller and feel more comfortable to wear on the wrist. What’s more the modern Ironman watches, in particular the Sleek range, are very stylish and attractive and look good to wear out on the town as well as on the fitness trail. There is something special about the Ironman watch, whether it is the iconic appeal, the clever design or the classic sports watch features that just work the way you need them to.. whatever it is, you will need to judge for yourself.
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