The Timex 50 Lap Sleek Training Watch for running is ideal for those who just need running shoes and a no frills watch for running as companions for their training sessions. The Sleek collection from the Timex stable is a result of nearly two decades of technological advancements and aesthetic refinement. The advanced features and bold design makes the Timex 50 Lap Sleek Training Watch stand out amongst its counterpart training watches.
Timex 50 Lap Sleek Training Watch – Design
The Timex 50 Lap Sleek Training Watch comes in a bold purple color and a variety of other bold colors. The design of the watch is a perfect combination of style and aerodynamics. The display of the Timex 50 Lap Sleek Watch is quite unique with the bold oversized digit display. The bevel of the watch is surrounded by four buttons which are used to set up the watch and to access the menus.
The four main buttons are used for namely, Set/Recall, INDIGLO, Mode and Stop/Reset. The bevel has another button for Start/Split that is used for easy lap and split option.
Timex 50 Lap Sleek Training Watch – Usability
The Timex 50 Lap Sleek Training Watch is a no frills training companion. It does not come loaded with features and customizations. The Timex 50 Lap Sleek Training Watch is easy to set up and use. You can easily change the settings of the watch by using the four buttons to access the menus. Navigating the menu options is also extremely simple with two buttons acting as scroll buttons.
The Timex 50 Lap Sleek Training Watch is ideal for the casual runner. The resin strap of the Timex 50 Lap Sleek Training Watch makes it extremely comfortable to wear. The resin strap is flexible and the watch itself is quite lightweight.
The resin strap is that it is glued onto the sides of the watch. The strap is then also attached to hooks around the four corners. With prolonged usage the rubber starts to detach from the hooks on the watch. This is the only noticeable downside of the watch.
The Timex 50 Lap Sleek Training Watch is also water resistant which allows you to train underwater up to 100 meters for nearly 30 minutes.
Over sized digits are used for the display which helps in easy viewing. The display also has all-day white reflector which makes viewing easy even in direct sunlight.
Timex 50 Lap Sleek Training Watch – Features
The Timex 50 Lap Sleek Training Watch has many features that the best running watches should have.
Every training watch worth its money must have a powerful backlight to help easy viewing in dark conditions. The Timex 50 Lap Sleek Training Watch comes with a dedicated button for the backlight. The INDIGLO button on the Timex 50 Lap Sleek Training Watch can be pressed down to view the display or can be set to keep the light on for a few seconds for easy viewing and setting changes.
The backlight provided in the Timex 50 Lap Sleek Training Watch is quite powerful and bright. It stays on for about 8 seconds but the time the backlight stays on cannot be adjusted.
The interval timer feature is extremely useful for casual runners who like to alternate their training between running and walking. The interval timer allows you to train based on effort put in over time rather than distance. The interval timers can be set to beep at the end of a set time to alert you to switch your activity. For example, the timers can be set to beep for your 5 minutes run and then beep again for your 3 minutes walk and then repeat.
The chronograph or stopwatch feature is a must have in every training watch. The chronograph allows you to time your training sessions in terms of minutes or hours. The chronograph of the Timex 50 Lap Sleek Training Watch is accurate to 1/100th of a second. The Timex 50 Lap Sleek Training Watch also has a dedicated Start/Stop button for the stopwatch which allows you to effortlessly time your runs without having to fiddle around the menus.
The chronograph feature also allows you to pause in between your training and resume timing once you start training again.
Lap memory is an important feature for runners who have a lot of repetition during their training. The Timex 50 Lap Sleek Training Watch stores up to 50 lap sessions for reviewing later. The laps can be stored as 5 sessions of 10 laps each or 10 sessions of 5 laps each. The summary of each session will show details like best lap, average lap and time taken of individual laps and also shows the lap with the best performance. The summary will also show the overall lap time and the current lap time.
The lap summary also shows the lap and split times. This is essential for runners who want to accurately time their runs. The difference between the lap and split time will give you the time that has elapsed since your last lap and the split time will give you the time that has elapsed since you started running.
The Timex 50 Lap Sleek Training Watch can be used as a normal watch when you are not training. The watch displays the date and time in its characteristic over sized digit display. The watch also has 3 alarms which can be set to buzz every day, buzz on weekends or buzz at a particular time on a particular day of the month. The watch is also water resistant to 100m which allows you to wear the watch across many sports like canoeing, water rafting, snowboarding, etc. The water resistant feature also allows training in heavy rain.
The battery of the Timex 50 Lap Sleek Training Watch promises to last for about 2.5 years with 2.5 hours of use every week.
Timex 50 Lap Sleek Training Watch – Summary
The Timex50 Lap Sleek Training Watch for running fulfills the need for a basic training watch that has the essential basic features while being water resistant. The Timex 50 Lap Sleek Training Watch is competitively priced between $30 and $50 making it an ideal, comfortable and low cost training companion for casual runners. This is considered the top running watch by many runners.
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