Timex earns a number of recommendations for its basic sport watches, including the Timex Ironman 100-Lap. Although it doesn't track speed or distance like a GPS watch, the Timex Ironman 100-Lap is inexpensive and easy to use. It includes a 100-hour chronograph and 100-lap memory. Unlike some of Timex's other sport watches, it only comes in a full-size version, and reviewers acknowledge that it is larger than the Timex Sleek watches. However, reviewers say the price is hard to beat. The display is large and easy to read, and the buttons are intuitively placed and easy to press. However, we did see some complaints that the watchband breaks easily, though the rest of the watch is very durable. Overall, reviewers prefer the Timex Ironman Sleek 150-Lap (*Est. $60), which includes TapScreen technology. This watch also comes in full- and mid-size versions.
User reviews are the best source of information on the Timex Ironman 100-Lap sport watch, especially those at Amazon.com. More than 200 owners have commented on the watch at the time of this writing, and some reviews are very detailed. RoadRunnerSports.com has far fewer reviews, and About.com has a very short write-up.
The Timex Ironman 100-Lap enjoys a 4.5-star rating (out of 5) from more than 200 reviewers at Amazon.com. Numerous owners rave about the watch, saying it provides all the features they need at an affordable price. However, there are a quite a few complaints about the watchband.
Review: Timex Men's T5E231 Ironman 100-Lap FLIX System Watch, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of April 2011
Only 15 users comment on the Timex Ironman 100-Lap at RoadRunnerSports.com. Most owners are pleased with the watch, but there are several durability complaints from users who say the wristband failed.
Review: Men's Timex Ironman 100 Lap Watch, Contributors to RoadRunnerSports.com, As of April 2011
The Timex Ironman 100-Lap tops this list of the top 10 sport watches compiled by Elizabeth Quinn, the About.com guide to sports medicine. However, the review is short on details, and it doesn't appear that the watch has been personally tested. (Note: ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com, but the two don't share an editorial affiliation.)
Review: Top 10 Sports Watches, Elizabeth Quinn, May 10, 2011