Timex Ironman Heart Rate Monitor - Be Inspired
For most athletes, hitting a plateau in training for various reasons will inevitably come at one point or another. The body or the mind
or both just appears to give up on the constant pushing to the limits demanded of it, which is called training fatigue in sports
Well, many have taken inspiration in gadgets that provide information on the improvement in performance levels. After all, it's almost
impossible to know how fast one is going without some sort of measurement device.
In that case, we highly recommend the Timex Ironman heart rate monitor for its many features and, hence, benefits in training. Or in any type
of fitness activity requiring accurate measurements of heart rate in various zones, distance and speed, to name a few.
Like most models of the Timex heart rate monitors, the Ironman model comes with a target zone feature that can be preset to the desired heart
rate exercise zone. You will be notified when you are performing below or above your desired zone, which is definitely better than having
to look at the monitor once too often. Plus, it's one of the most accurate monitors around.
To complement said target zone feature, you also have the benefit of displays on the average heart rate, time-in zone, recovery heart rate
timer and maximum heart rate zone calculation. All of these features of the Timex Ironman heart rate monitor are very easy to apply in
training, as many fitness and training fanatics in our group have attested to.
No, it is not necessary to train for and compete in the Ironman race just to boast of ownership of this most sought-after Timex heart rate
monitors. Even in simple exercise programs like running, we have found that the target zone feature is the most beneficial of all.
Of course, it's not just the heart rate being monitored with these newfangled devices. If you are a serious runner doing long distances,
you will love the GOS location feature, which combines latitude and longitude information, altitude data, pace calculation and exact speed on
various levels. These features may be superfluous for the around-the-block runner but are invaluable for the competitive runner who must
keep track of performance every step of the way, pun intended.
Lest you start thinking that the Timex Ironman heart rate monitor is only for the runner, think again. With a bike mount, you can easily
place it on a bike and then be provided with calculations on distance, time and speed as well as corresponding heart rate after the training
sessions. You should be able to determine when, where and why certain changes in the training program are necessary.
One word, however, on the GPS feature. Although it is very accurate even under the cover of trees, you may have to position it a certain
way on the bike or the body. We suggest using the bike mount or the belt clip while ensuring that no part of your clothing is covering the
device. Otherwise, the GPS can be slightly off. Plus, you have to give the GPS feature a minute or two to orient itself before
beginning your run.
Overall, the Timex Ironman heart rate monitor performs above par than most of the heart monitors in the market. The fact that it is
light makes for great convenience on the run.