Last Updated on April 17, 2022 by Mark P.
A bit about this item:
This Timex Ironman digital watch features a black dial, tap screen technology, stopwatch and timers. All of these are framed in a green tone resin case, fixed bezel, and scratch resistant mineral crystal. It also offers a green resin strap secured with buckle closure, Quartz movement and water resistance up to 100 meters/330 feet.
In a world of increasingly smarter watches bringing the world to your wrist, sometimes it’s important to go back to the basics. Hard working and highly functional, the Timex Ironman Sleek 150 watch is the perfect, timely companion for anyone looking to level up their fitness game.
The Timex Ironman has been streamlined to the most functional features, namely the ability to tell the time, record and track laps taken, and set alarms. These are the most basic elements to tie into any workout routine, and we’ve been impressed with how the Ironman has stood up to the task.
The rubber strap is bright and comfortable, and the watch casing is durable as well as water resistant up to 100 meters, which means you can swim and scuba dive and rinse off in the shower, without removing your watch. The Ironman’s sturdy buttons crown the edges of the crisp, LCD tap screen display, and the form factor is sleek, not getting in the way during our busiest workout. We found it refreshing to focus on form and functionality over bells and whistles; in previous attempts to track every available metric, we lost some of our own bodily measures of a good workout.
It can be slightly challenging to navigate the settings and buttons initially, though we quickly got the hang of how to set timers and laps pretty quickly, and it’s become second nature at this point. The tap navigation helps with this functionality, and we really appreciate it so much now, wishing more watches had a tap feature over strictly buttons.
If you’re looking for a simple but sophisticated and functional watch to support your training experience, this is a great buy. The only thing it’s missing is the price tag of watches prone to break, or requiring phones and other connected accessories, which we think we can live without. 4 out of 5 stars.