I’ve tried and tested many sports watches over the years but I always come back to the Timex Ironman Classic 100.
Does it have GPS tracking? No.
Will it count my steps? No.
Can it run apps? No.
Will it make me dinner? No.
Do I need my sports watch to do any of these things? No.
Do you? Probably not.
All I require of my sports watch is good battery life, a few basic functions, decent design, durability and that it’s waterproof. The Ironman Classic 100 meets all these requirements for about $50. This is why I’ve been using a version of this Timex watch for almost 30 years.
My favourite features:
- It’s durable and can take a beating
- Great battery life
- Time zone settings
- 5 customisable alarms
- 9 interval timers
- On-the-Fly Lap or Split Recall
- Large screen without being to bulky
- Lightweight enough to play tennis in
I don’t need lots of bells and whistles on my wrist and you probably don’t either. The simplicity, focus on essentials and the “low-tech” nature of the Timex Ironman Classic 100 is what I like about it. It gets out of the way and allows me to train without distraction whether playing tennis, in the gym or on the track.
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