Timex Sleek 150-Lap Watch with Tap Screen

Timex Ironman Sleek 150-Lap TapScreen Watch
Timex Ironman Sleek 150-Lap TapScreen Watch. Courtesy of Amazon.com

The Timex Sleek 150-Lap Ironman Tap watch has enough capacity and features for the most serious walker or runner who needs a lap timer, interval timer, and race pace trainer. It has a large number display and a night light. It is especially well-suited to those training for a half marathon or marathon run or walk. Its pacing feature and drink-reminders can help keep racers on pace and properly hydrated

Features of the Timex Sleek 150-Lap Watch with Tap Screen

What We Liked Best

  • The tap screen makes it easy to record laps.
  • It is a full-featured Ironman sports watch with all of the interval timing, pacing, lap recording, and stopwatch functions you want in a sports watch.
  • It is well-suited to distance training, marathon and half marathon pacing.
  • This design has stood the test of time. It's still in the Timex line after several years due to its good performance.

Cons

  • Doesn't upload data to your computer

Expert Review - Timex Sleek 150-Lap Watch with Tap Screen

If you are working on your speed and doing laps at at the local track, this watch makes them easier to time with the tap screen.

Or, you may be doing intervals of faster and slower pace, or run/walk intervals and need an interval timer you can set to your chosen duration. The Timex Sleek 150-Lap Ironman Watch has great features for those who want interval and lap timers. It usesĀ  tap screen technology to allow you to just tap the face of the watch to record a lap, rather than searching for the right button.

The Sleek 150 comes in a few different colors and styles. The watchband is integral to the watch, which is a drawback in that it may wear out before the watch does. I found it comfortable to wear as my daily-wear watch and not just as a sports watch. I like the large number display and the Indiglo night light feature.

The watch set-up is fairly easy, but given all of the features, it is worthwhile to carry the instruction book or cheat sheet along for your first few uses. It comes with a laminated pocket guide that is perfect for that purpose.

The tap screen sensitivity is adjustable, so if you find the watch not responding to your tap or responding when you didn't tap it on purpose, you can change the setting.

The target time pacer can help you stay on target when you are training for a consistent speed. You set your desired time per lap, mile, or other indicator. Then when you tap the watch at the end of that lap or mile, it will give you a slow beep signal if you are going too slow, a single beep if you are on target, and a quick beep signal if you are going too fast.

The watch also has customizable alerts for when you should drink or snack on longer workouts. You can turn these signals on and adjust the time between signals. This is an excellent feature for those who forget to drink or who don't trust their thirst signal.

Overall, I found this to be an excellent sports watch that I am comfortable with wearing as my daily-wear watch as well.

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