Running watch

13 messages
11/04/2006 at 12:18
Looking for some advice please.

I am wanting to get a new running watch for about 25-30 quid.

Must have lap/split time function for races.

What's the best brand for the money and does anyone know of some juicy bargains out there at the moment.

Thanks for your help.

Keggi
cougie    pirate
11/04/2006 at 12:21
Timex Ironman is a great watch.
11/04/2006 at 12:44
Tchibo HRM Shows Time
Alarm
Timer count down
Chrono train stop watch (21 lAPS)
User profile weight height etc
Activity setting; define traing conditions

This is also user friendly Cost me £13.99 No I havent missed a one of the front.
11/04/2006 at 13:01
Larry,
Sounds a bargain where did you get that from?
11/04/2006 at 13:03
Cougie,
They seem to be coming up at the top of any searches on the internet.

Are they easy to use cos they look like they have a lot of functions?
11/04/2006 at 13:40
Another vote for the Timex Ironman. I have the 50 lap Sleek. It *is* easy to use; the top row of the display can show words which guides you thu the menus
11/04/2006 at 13:47
yep to Timex Ironman - never fails

www.tchibo.co.uk - but it's a bit like Lidl and Aldi - products are not always available...........
cougie    pirate
11/04/2006 at 14:14
Timex is the most intuitive watch I've used. Very user friendly.

I did get a bargain HRM from Aldi, but I just could never really work out what it was doing, so it was a waste of money.

The best thing is the timer function - run a race with mile markers and set the timer to beep every 10 mins if you're a ten minute miler. Really great for keeping you on pace.
11/04/2006 at 14:15
I have found the Polar HRM S120 online for 35 quid inc posting.

Any advice on these.

I see it has a 50 lap split timer so that covers that part for me but are the chest straps a pain in the preverbial or do you get used to them?

Torn between HRM or a watch.

cougie    pirate
11/04/2006 at 15:12
I've worn the straps for about 15 years now - I'm so used to it, that they don't bother me in the slightest.
Takes a couple of runs to get to that though.

Only get a HRM if you are prepared to test yourself to get your max HR though.

If you don't bother with that, then there isn't much point in a HRM.
11/04/2006 at 16:59
Another vote for Timex Ironman
12/04/2006 at 16:48
Thanks for everyones help yesterday.

Called in at Decathlon in Sheffield today managed to get myself a Timex Ironman 30 lap for £18.45. BARGAIN

Cheapest i've seen it anywhere.

Can't fault Decathlon for price.

Keggi
13/04/2006 at 13:44
I've got a casio "PHYS", 60lap split memory (but storing a time uses up 1 space, eg a 10k race would use 11 places)
Had it 2 2.5 years and strap has just snapped. Cost about £24 from Argos

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