Timex Men's IRONMAN 150-Lap TAP Screen Sleek Watch T5K255
Cutting-edge sports watch with 150-lap memory and Tap Screen technology
A simple tap anywhere on the watch face activates lap timers while you run Lap Management System records every lap/split and target time
Target Time Pacer provides alerts indicating whether you're too fast or slow Hydration and nutrition alarms; 24-hour countdown timer;
Model number: T5K255
TAP Screen Technology
Audible Target Time Pacer
16 Labeled Interval Timers
Dated Training Logs
Chronograph with Target Time Pacer
Customize your TAPScreen Technology
Case Size: 40 mm
Case Thickness: 12 mm
Water Resistant: 100 m
Whether you're pushing yourself towards a qualifying time or a new personal best, the Timex Ironman Sleek 150-lap sports watch allows you to access information without breaking your stride. The cutting-edge performance watch includes everything a sports watch needs, including an oversized display, a huge lap memory feature, a training log, and a Target Time Pacer.
As a result, you'll have an edge when training for your next sprint, distance run, or triathlon. The mid-size watch's primary distinguishing feature is its TapScreen technology, which helps you keep your eyes on the trail while you run or cycle. When TapScreen is active, a simple tap anywhere on the watch face will activate the lap timers, so you don't have to fiddle with a bunch of buttons to get to the proper screen.
In a sport in which every second count, the TapScreen function is a vital tool. The watch also includes a convenient Indiglo night mode, which makes early-morning and late-night training even easier. By holding down the Indigo button for three seconds, the watch face will automatically illuminate each time you press any button. Athletes who want to monitor their workout progress can turn to the watch's Lap Management System, which stores multiple workouts by date.
The system keeps records of every lap/split and target time, along with records for your best lap and average lap speed. It also automatically stores workouts from the chronograph, letting you recall, for example, 150 one-lap workouts, one 150-lap workout, or anything in between. Perhaps the most important feature, however, is the Target Time Pacer. This feature helps you maintain your desired pace in a workout or race, so you can achieve your overall time goal.
With every lap or distance segment, the watch provides audible and visual alerts to indicate whether your pace per lap is too slow, too fast, or on target. Without even a glance at your watch, you'll hear whether you're on track to meet your goal. As a bonus, the Lap Management System also recalls workout information from the Target Time Pacer, showing how much faster or slower you ran each lap and calculating your total workout time.
Other features include a 24-hour countdown timer; three interval programs, each with up to 16 interval timers with user-selectable interval labels; three alarms, with daily, weekday, weekend, and day-of-week setting options; an easy-to-read display with three lines of text; open vents in the strap to minimize skin contact and increase breathability; and hydration and nutrition alarms, which remind you to refuel at regular intervals to top up essential reserves.
The company began in 1854 as Waterbury Clock in Connecticut's Naugatuck Valley, known during the nineteenth century as the "Switzerland of America." Sister company Waterbury Watch manufactured the first inexpensive mechanical pocket watch in 1880. During World War I, Waterbury began making wristwatches, which had only just become popular, and in 1933 it made history by creating the first Mickey Mouse clock under license from Walt Disney, with Mickey's hands pointing the time. During World War II, Waterbury renamed itself U.S. Time Company. In 1950 the company introduced a wristwatch called the Timex.
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One of the most successful and important features available on many Timex watches is the Indiglo backlight system. Indiglo is a brand name of Indiglo Corporation, solely owned by Timex for licensing purposes. Timex electroluminescent lamps, branded Indiglo, were introduced in 1992 in the Ironman watch line. They were an immediate success. The Indiglo lamp uniformly lights the surface of the Timex’s watch dials in a manner that makes the dial read very easily in many different light settings. In some newer watches, the Indiglo backlight only lights up the numbers, rather than the entire LCD display, which is achieved by means of a specialized film that inverts the LCD transmissivity.
Today, Timex Group products are manufactured in the Far East and in Switzerland often based on technology that continues to be developed in the United States and in Germany. With a large and varied line of watches, Timex has the style for everyone. From the locker room to the board room, there is a great Timex style time-piece for you.