The Timex Heart Rate Monitor Definitive Guide

Timex Heart Rate Monitor

Polar, Garmin or Timex?

At some point during your search for the best heart rate monitor you will most likely ask yourself that question.

So how do you answer it?

This Definitive Guide To Timex HRMs will help you decide quickly and accurately if Timex is right for you. The Timex product line is organised here by price and by popularity so that you can peruse the listings however you please.

In addition, you will be able to find out what happens (Features you gain) if you upgrade one model; Or, conversely, what happens
(Features you lose) if you go one model down. This style of listing
heart rate monitors has proven to be the most efficient way for you
to pinpoint the exact monitor that is best for your needs.

The Timex heart rate monitor range consists of 7 heart rate monitor
models: the Global Trainer GPS, the Race Trainer, Road Trainer,
Zone Trainer, Personal Trainer, Health Touch and Easy Trainer+.

So, with so much choice – what are you to do?

Dive into this guide now by clicking on a link in the ‘Contents.’

Update: Check out my Timex heart rate monitor recommendations here. After
6 months researching and using Timex heart rate monitors
I have a good idea which are best

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Only The Most Important Timex Features

Because your time is valuable…

And because many heart rate monitoring features are just not that crucial…

All the Timex heart rate monitor listings in this guide look if each monitor has the most important 18 Timex features:

For heart rate monitoring:

  1. Ability to manually set your own 5 target zones.
  2. Automatic age based heart rate target zones with audible alarms.
  3. Calorie expenditure counter.
  4. Digitally coded chest strap to watch connection to prevent interference.
  5. Display heart rate in % of max.
  6. Interval timers with ability to assign target zones to each.
  7. Multisport push of the button activity changing (Running, biking etc).
  8. Recovery heart rate timer (Manually set duration).
  9. Time in zone information.
  10. Training summary of average and maximum heart rate.
… And the smarts:
  1. Data transfer to Mac or PC.
  2. GPS for speed, pace and distance.
  3. Memory: Laps and workouts.
  4. TrainingPeaks™ Timex online training log.
… And the sport watch capabilities:
  1. Chronograph/stopwatch.
  2. Indiglo light for use in the dark.
  3. Owner-replaceable batteries (watch and chest strap) or rechargeable.
  4. Water-resistance (100m, 50m etc).

Only The Most Important Comparison Data

Because we are all human…

And because the grass is always greener on the other side…

All the listings you find below for Timex HRMs are based on the presumption that to pick a heart rate monitor you need to know what you get or don’t get if you spend more or less money, respectively.

As such, you will find, for every monitor:

  • Feature spotlight at the most crucial 18 Timex features – as explained above.
  • What comes in the box.
  • What the optional add-ons are.
  • Which of the 18 crucial features you don’t get.
  • What you get extra if you upgrade – and how much more money you spend to get that upgrade.
  • What you get less if you go one model down – and how much money you save.
  • And finally, you will be pointed to the best price online.


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Timex Heart Rate Monitor Definitive Guide

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For $150 + You Can Get:

Ironman Global Trainer GPS

“For the most advanced athletes looking to take their triathlon or Ironman training to the next level.”

Timex Global Trainer GPS

Features Spotlight (Has 18/18 most crucial features):

For heart rate monitoring:

  1. Ability to manually set your own 5 target zones? Yes.
  2. Automatic age based heart rate target zones with audible alarms? Yes.
  3. Calorie expenditure counter? Yes.
  4. Digitally coded chest strap to watch connection to prevent interference? Yes (Digital transmission).
  5. Display heart rate in % of max? Yes.
  6. Interval timers with ability to assign target zones to each? Yes.
  7. Multisport push of the button activity changing (Seamless transition between running, biking etc)? Yes.
  8. Recovery heart rate timer (Manually set duration)? Yes.
  9. Time in zone information? Yes.
  10. Training summary of average and maximum heart rate? Yes.
… And the smarts:
  1. Data transfer to Mac or PC? Yes (via custom USB cable).
  2. GPS for speed, pace and distance? Yes (SiRFstarIII GPS technology with 50 routes and 100 waypoints).
  3. Memory: 1000 Laps and 20 workouts? Yes.
  4. TrainingPeaks™ Timex online training log? Yes.
… And the sport watch capabilities:
  1. Chronograph/stopwatch? Yes.
  2. Indiglo light for use in the dark? Yes.
  3. Rechargeable lithium ion battery? Yes (Lasts 15 hours in full GPS).
  4. Water-resistance? Yes (50m).

What Comes In The Box?

  • Ironman Global Trainer GPS training computer.
  • Flex Tech TM chest strap
  • AC adaptor.
  • USB cable for data upload to Mac or PC.
  • User guide.

Optional Add-ons:

  • ANT+ bike speed and cadence.
  • ANT+ bike power sensor.
  • Timex bike mount.

What You Don’t Get:

You get all of the 18 crucial Timex features. You also get much more. CHECK OUT the link below to see the full list.

If You Upgrade One Model (Not possible)

The Global Trainer GPS is the most advanced heart rate monitor timex has on offer.

If You Go One Model Down (To the Race Trainer PRO)

[Savings: $85]

You will lose the features:

  • Multisport push of the button activity changing (Seamless transition between running, biking etc).
  • GPS for speed, pace and distance.
  • Rechargeable battery (Race Trainer Pro has user replaceable).
  • Less 500 laps and 10 workouts data storage.

Liking The Global Trainer GPS?

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Timex Race Trainer Available ‘Out of Box’ Versions

Race Trainer Pro Kit  |  Race Trainer Kit  |  Race Trainer

The kits simply include the Data Exchanger USB for wireless data transfer between the Race Trainer and your computer.

The PRO version differs because it has a more ergonomic design and sits on the side of your wrist (See photo below).

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Ironman Race Trainer PRO Kit

“With its new ergonomic ‘side of the wrist’ viewing angle the Race Trainer PRO helps you do more than just improve your health through heart rate training.”

Timex Race Trainer Pro

Features Spotlight (Has 16/18 most crucial features):For heart rate monitoring:

  1. Ability to manually set your own 5 target zones? Yes.
  2. Automatic age based heart rate target zones with audible alarms? Yes.
  3. Calorie expenditure counter? Yes.
  4. Digitally coded chest strap to watch connection to prevent interference? Yes.
  5. Display heart rate in % of max? Yes.
  6. Interval timers with ability to assign target zones to each? Yes.
  7. Recovery heart rate timer (Manually set duration)? Yes.
  8. Time in zone information? Yes.
  9. Training summary of average and maximum heart rate? Yes.
… And the smarts:
  1. Data transfer to Mac or PC? Yes (via incl. Data Xchanger).
  2. Memory: 500 Laps and 10 workouts? Yes.
  3. TrainingPeaks™ Timex online training log? Yes.
… And the sport watch capabilities:
  1. Chronograph/stopwatch? Yes.
  2. Indiglo light for use in the dark? Yes.
  3. Owner-replaceable batteries? Yes (Watch and chest strap).
  4. Water-resistance? Yes (100m).


What Comes In The Box?

  • Ironman Race Trainer PRO ‘ergonomic’ training computer –>Timex Race Trainer Pro Ergo Design
  • Flex Tech TM chest strap.
  • Data Xchanger wireless USB.
  • User guide.

Optional Add-ons:

  • Bike handlebar mount kit.

What You Don’t Get:

  1. Multisport push of the button activity changing (Seamless transition between running, biking etc).
  2. GPS for speed, pace and distance.

If You Upgrade One Model (To the Global Trainer GPS)

[Extra expenditure: $85]

You will gain the features:

  • Multisport push of the button activity changing (Seamless transition between running, biking etc).
  • GPS for speed, pace and distance.
  • Rechargeable battery.
  • Extra 500 laps and 10 workouts data storage.

If You Go One Model Down (To the Race Trainer – non Pro)

[Savings: $15]

You will simply get a different looking watch.

If you look at the photo above you can see that the PRO version sits different on your wrist than a normal Race Trainer (Or any other watch for that matter). If you want the easier viewing that the PRO sports then get the PRO. If you don’t care or don’t really think the PRO design is good then save $15 and get the normal Race Trainer below.

Liking The Race Trainer Pro?

Click Here For Best Price Online

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Ironman Race Trainer Kit

“For a more traditional looking Race Trainer with data upload to PC or Mac capability out of the box.”

Timex Race Trainer Kit

Features Spotlight (Has 16/18 most crucial features):For heart rate monitoring:

  1. Ability to manually set your own 5 target zones? Yes.
  2. Automatic age based heart rate target zones with audible alarms? Yes.
  3. Calorie expenditure counter? Yes.
  4. Digitally coded chest strap to watch connection to prevent interference? Yes.
  5. Display heart rate in % of max? Yes.
  6. Interval timers with ability to assign target zones to each? Yes.
  7. Recovery heart rate timer (Manually set duration)? Yes.
  8. Time in zone information? Yes.
  9. Training summary of average and maximum heart rate? Yes.
… And the smarts:
  1. Data transfer to Mac or PC? Yes (via incl. Data Xchanger).
  2. Memory: 500 Laps and 10 workouts? Yes.
  3. TrainingPeaks™ Timex online training log? Yes.
… And the sport watch capabilities:
  1. Chronograph/stopwatch? Yes.
  2. Indiglo light for use in the dark? Yes.
  3. Owner-replaceable batteries? Yes (Watch and chest strap).
  4. Water-resistance? Yes (100m).

What Comes In The Box?

  • Race Trainer training computer.
  • Flex Tech TM chest strap heart rate sensor.
  • Data Xchanger wireless USB.
  • User guide.

Optional Add-ons:

  • Bike handlebar mount kit.

What You Don’t Get:

  1. Multisport push of the button activity changing (Seamless transition between running, biking etc).
  2. GPS for speed, pace and distance.

If You Upgrade One Model (To the Race Trainer PRO)

[Extra expenditure: $15]

You will simply get a different looking watch.

If you look at the photo above you can see that the PRO version sits different on your wrist than this normal Race Trainer (Or any other watch for that matter). If you want the easier viewing that the PRO sports then get the PRO. If you don’t care or don’t really think the PRO design is good then save $15 and get this one – the normal Race Trainer.

If You Go One Model Down (To the Road Trainer)

[Savings: $85]

You will lose the features:

  • Flex Tech TM chest strap heart rate sensor.
  • Data Exchanger USB for wireless data transfer (Road Trainer can use Data Recorder 2).
  • Less data storage: Less 450 laps and 10 workouts.

Click Here To Jump To The Road Trainer Listing

Liking The Race Trainer Kit?

Click Here For Best Price Online

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Ironman Race Trainer

“For a smaller sized and different coloured Race Trainer.”

Timex Race Trainer Womens

Features Spotlight (Has 16/18 most crucial features):For heart rate monitoring:

  1. Ability to manually set your own 5 target zones? Yes.
  2. Automatic age based heart rate target zones with audible alarms? Yes.
  3. Calorie expenditure counter? Yes.
  4. Digitally coded chest strap to watch connection to prevent interference? Yes.
  5. Display heart rate in % of max? Yes.
  6. Interval timers with ability to assign target zones to each? Yes.
  7. Recovery heart rate timer (Manually set duration)? Yes.
  8. Time in zone information? Yes.
  9. Training summary of average and maximum heart rate? Yes.
… And the smarts:
  1. Data transfer to Mac or PC? Yes (via add-on Data Xchanger).
  2. Memory: 500 Laps and 10 workouts? Yes.
  3. TrainingPeaks™ Timex online training log? Yes.
… And the sport watch capabilities:
  1. Chronograph/stopwatch? Yes.
  2. Indiglo light for use in the dark? Yes.
  3. Owner-replaceable batteries? Yes (Watch and chest strap).
  4. Water-resistance? Yes (100m).

What Comes In The Box?

  • Race Trainer training computer.
  • Flex Tech TM chest strap heart rate sensor.
  • User guide.

Optional Add-ons:

  • Data Xchanger wireless USB.
  • Bike handlebar mount kit.

What You Don’t Get:

  1. Multisport push of the button activity changing (Seamless transition between running, biking etc).
  2. GPS for speed, pace and distance.

If You Upgrade One Model (To the Race Trainer PRO)

[Extra expenditure: $15]

You will simply get a different looking watch and a Data Exchanger USB included.

If you look at the photo above you can see that the PRO version sits different on your wrist than this normal Race Trainer (Or any other watch for that matter). If you want the easier viewing that the PRO sports then get the PRO. If you don’t care or don’t really think the PRO design is good then save $15 and get this one – the normal Race Trainer.

Click Here To Jump To The Race Trainer PRO Listing

If You Go One Model Down (To the Road Trainer)

[Savings: $85]

You will lose the features:

  • Flex Tech TM chest strap heart rate sensor.
  • Data Exchanger USB for wireless data transfer (Road Trainer can use Data Recorder 2).
  • Less data storage: Less 450 laps and 10 workouts.

Liking The Race Trainer?

Click Here For Best Price Online (Men Click Here) (Like Photo Above But Black/Grey Click Here)


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For $149 to $50 You Can Get:

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Ironman Road Trainer

“For all types of heart rate training enthusiasts looking to take their casual or serious fitness training to the next level of efficiency.

Timex Road Trainer

Features Spotlight (Has 16/18 most crucial features):For heart rate monitoring:

  1. Ability to manually set your own 5 target zones? Yes.
  2. Automatic age based heart rate target zones with audible alarms? Yes.
  3. Calorie expenditure counter? Yes.
  4. Digitally coded chest strap to watch connection to prevent interference? Yes.
  5. Display heart rate in % of max? Yes.
  6. Interval timers with ability to assign target zones to each
  7. Recovery heart rate timer (Manually set duration)? Yes.
  8. Time in zone information? Yes.
  9. Training summary of average heart rate per lap? Yes.
… And the smarts:
  1. Data transfer to Mac or PC? Yes (via add-on Data Recorder 2 and Data Recorder).
  2. Memory: 50 Laps but 0nly current workout data viewing.
  3. TrainingPeaks™ Timex online training log? Yes.
… And the sport watch capabilities:
  1. Chronograph/stopwatch? Yes.
  2. Indiglo light for use in the dark? Yes.
  3. Owner-replaceable battery? Yes (But only in chest strap sensor – watch has 3.5 year battery life).
  4. Water-resistance? Yes (100m).

What Comes In The Box?

  • Road Trainer training computer.
  • Digital chest strap heart rate sensor.
  • User guide.

Optional Add-ons:

  • Data Recorder and Data Recorder 2 for data transfer to PC or MAC.

What You Don’t Get:

  1. Multisport push of the button activity changing between running and biking and other.
  2. GPS for pace, speed and distance.

If You Upgrade One Model (To the Race Trainer/Kit)

[Extra expenditure: $85]

You will gain the features:

  • Flex Tech TM chest strap heart rate sensor.
  • Data Exchanger USB for wireless data transfer (Included in Kit version Race Trainer).
  • More data storage: Extra 450 laps and 10 workouts.

If You Go One Model Down (To the Zone Trainer)

[Savings: $0]

You will lose the features:

  • Interval timers with ability to assign target zones to each.
  • Lose 23 laps data storage memory.

But you will gain the Zone graphic display showing you what zone you are currently in.

Liking The Ironman Road Trainer?

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Zone Trainer Digital HRM

“For those that want to instantly visually see a display of what heart rate zone they are in (See the top graphic in the photo below that shows a square in the middle and also shows 125-142 bpm).”

Timex Zone Trainer

Features Spotlight (Has 15/18 most crucial features):For heart rate monitoring:

  1. Ability to manually set your own 5 target zones? Yes.
  2. Automatic age based heart rate target zones with audible alarms? Yes.
  3. Calorie expenditure counter? Yes.
  4. Digitally coded chest strap to watch connection to prevent interference? Yes.
  5. Display heart rate in % of max and bpm? Yes.
  6. Recovery heart rate timer (Manually set duration)? Yes.
  7. Time in zone information? Yes.
  8. Training summary of average and maximum heart rate? Yes.
… And the smarts:
  1. Data transfer to Mac or PC? Yes (via add-on Data Recorder 2 and Data Recorder).
  2. Memory: 27 Laps and current workout.
  3. TrainingPeaks™ Timex online training log? Yes.
… And the sport watch capabilities:
  1. Chronograph/stopwatch? Yes.
  2. Indiglo light for use in the dark? Yes.
  3. Owner-replaceable battery? Yes.
  4. Water-resistance? Yes (30m).

What Comes In The Box?

  • Zone Trainer Digital training computer.
  • Digital chest strap heart rate sensor.
  • User guide.

Optional Add-ons:

  • Data Recorder 2 and Data Recorder for data transfer.

What You Don’t Get:

  1. Multisport push of the button activity changing (Running, biking etc).
  2. GPS for speed, pace and distance.
  3. Interval timers with ability to assign target zones to each.

If You Upgrade One Model (To the Road Trainer)

[Extra expenditure: $0]

You will gain the features:

  • Interval timers with ability to assign target zones to each.
  • 23 laps data storage memory.
But you will lose the Zone graphic display showing you what zone you are currently in.

If You Go One Model Down (To the Personal Trainer)

[Savings: $20]

You will lose the features:

  • Automatic age based heart rate target zones with audible alarms.
  • Digitally coded chest strap to watch connection to prevent interference.
  • Chronograph/stopwatch.
  • Data transfer to Mac or PC.
  • TrainingPeaks™ Timex online training log.

Liking The Zone Trainer?

Click Here For Best Price Online


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For $49 and Less You Can Get:
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Bestselling Timex Personal Trainer

“This is a simple and affective hear trate training tool that just happens to be the bestselling heart rate monitor out there!”

Timex Personal Trainer T5G971 Heart Rate Monitor

Features Spotlight (Has 10/18 most crucial features):

For heart rate monitoring:

  1. Ability to manually set your own target zone? Yes (Only 1 and has out-of-zone audible alarm).
  2. Calorie expenditure counter? Yes.
  3. Display heart rate in % of max and bpm? Yes.
  4. Recovery heart rate timer (Manually set duration)? Yes.
  5. Time in zone information? Yes.
  6. Training summary of average and maximum heart rate? Yes (Has a modified version of this called ‘workout review’).
… And the smarts:
  1. Memory: Recall data from only your last workout.
… And the sport watch capabilities:
  1. Indiglo light for use in the dark? Yes.
  2. Owner-replaceable batteries? Yes.
  3. Water-resistance? Yes (30m).

What Comes In The Box?

  • Personal Trainer training computer.
  • Analog chest strap heart rate sensor.
  • User guide.

Optional Add-ons:

  • Timex bike handlebar mount.

What You Don’t Get:

  1. Automatic age based heart rate target zones with audible alarms.
  2. Digitally coded chest strap to watch connection to prevent interference.
  3. Multisport push of the button activity changing (Running, biking etc).
  4. GPS for speed, pace and distance.
  5. Interval timers with ability to assign target zones to each.
  6. Chronograph/stopwatch.
  7. Data transfer to Mac or PC.
  8. TrainingPeaks™ Timex online training log.

If You Upgrade One Model (To the Zone Trainer)

[Extra expenditure: $20]

You will gain the features:

  • Automatic age based heart rate target zones with audible alarms.
  • Digitally coded chest strap to watch connection to prevent interference.
  • Chronograph/stopwatch.
  • Data transfer to Mac or PC.
  • TrainingPeaks™ Timex online training log.

If You Go One Model Down (To the Easy Trainer HRM)

[Savings: $10]

You will lose the features:

  • Ability to manually set your 1 of your own target zones.
  • Time in zones information.
  • Calorie expenditure counter.
  • Display heart rate in % max (age based) (Easy Trainer+ can only do in bpm).
  • Recovery heart rate timer (Manually set duration).
  • Owner-replaceable watch battery.

Liking The Timex Personal Trainer?

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Timex Ironman Easy Trainer+

“For those who only need the most basic heart rate monitoring functionality like real time beats per minute and single workout summary.”

Timex Easy Trainer Plus Heart Rate Monitor

Features Spotlight (Has 6/18 most crucial features):

For heart rate monitoring:

  1. Display real time heart rate in beats per minute? Yes (But not in % max HR).
  2. Training summary of average and maximum heart rate? Yes (Has a modified version of this called ‘workout review’).
… And the smarts:
  1. Memory: Recall data from only your last workout.
… And the sport watch capabilities:
  1. Indiglo light for use in the dark? Yes.
  2. Owner-replaceable battery? Yes (Only the chest strap! The watch battery must be replaced by Timex).
  3. Water-resistance? Yes (30m).

What Comes In The Box?

  • Easy Trainer+ training computer.
  • Analog chest strap heart rate sensor.
  • User guide.

Optional Add-ons:

  • Timex bike handlebar mount.

What You Don’t Get:

  1. Ability to manually set your own 5 target zones.
  2. Automatic age based heart rate target zones with audible alarms.
  3. Calorie expenditure counter.
  4. Digitally coded chest strap to watch connection to prevent interference.
  5. Interval timers with ability to assign target zones to each.
  6. Multisport push of the button activity changing (Running, biking etc).
  7. Recovery heart rate timer (Manually set duration).
  8. Time in zone information.
  9. Chronograph/stopwatch.
  10. Data transfer to Mac or PC.
  11. TrainingPeaks™ Timex online training log.
  12. GPS for speed, pace and distance.

If You Upgrade One Model (Calling an upgrade the Personal Trainer because Health Touch is strapless)

[Extra expenditure: $10]

You will gain the features:

  • Ability to manually set your own target zone (1 zone and has out-of-zone audible alarm).
  • Time in zones information.
  • Calorie expenditure counter.
  • Display heart rate in % max (age based).
  • Recovery heart rate timer (Manually set duration).
  • Owner-replaceable watch battery.

If You Go One Model Down (Not possible)

The Easy Trainer+ is the most baseline HRM Timex has on offer.

Liking The Easy Trainer Plus?

Click Here For Best Price Online

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Health Touch HRM (Strapless)

“For those that can’t be bothered with an annoying chest strap.”

Timex Health Touch HRM

Features Spotlight (Has 6/18 most crucial features):

For heart rate monitoring:

  1. Calorie expenditure counter? Yes.
  2. Display heart rate in % of max and beats per minute? Yes (Only when you activate the heart rate sensor by touching it with your fingers).
  3. Ability to manually set your own target zone? Yes (With audible alarm).
… And the smarts:
  • ECG/EKG accurate heart rate without the chest strap.
… And the sport watch capabilities:
  1. Stopwatch? Yes (And countdown timer).
  2. Indiglo light for use in the dark? Yes.
  3. Water-resistance? Yes (50m).

What Comes In The Box?

  • Health Touch strapless training computer.
  • User guide.

Optional Add-ons:

  • Bicycle handlebar mount.

What You Don’t Get:

  1. Automatic age based heart rate target zones with audible alarms.
  2. Digitally coded chest strap to watch connection to prevent interference (No chest strap required for this one).
  3. Interval timers with ability to assign target zones to each.
  4. Multisport push of the button activity changing (Running, biking etc).
  5. Recovery heart rate timer (Manually set duration).
  6. Time in zone information.
  7. Training summary of average and maximum heart rate.
  8. Data transfer to Mac or PC.
  9. TrainingPeaks™ Timex online training log.
  10. Memory: No heart rate data storage.
  11. GPS for speed, pace and distance.
  12. Owner-replaceable battery.

If You Upgrade One Model (We’ll call the Personal Trainer an upgrade)

[Extra expenditure: $10]

You will gain the features:

  • Time in zone information.
  • Owner-replaceable battery.
  • 1 workout training summary of average and maximum heart rate.
  • Recovery heart rate timer (Manually set duration).

But you will need to wear a chest strap if you get the Personal Trainer.

Click Here To Jump To The Personal Trainer Listing

If You Go One Model Down (Not possible)

This is equal and on par with the most entry level Timex HRM – the Easy Trainer+.

Liking The Health Touch HRM?

Click Here For Best Price Online (Women Click Here)


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Timex Accessories

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Flex Tech TM Chest Strap

Timex Flex Tech Chest StrapThe Flex Tech TM Timex chest strap emits a digital 2.4GHz signal so that no interference will occur between it and the heart rate monitor you are using.

Most modern day chest straps now include a digitally coded transmission to combat interfering radio signals (That are flying around everywhere these days).

If you want the most reliable heart rate training data then this is the chest strap heart rate sensor for you.

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Data Exchanger USB

Timex Ironman Data Exchanger

The Data Exchanger USB plugs in to your PC or MAC USB slot and allows for wireless data transfer between your watch and computer.

It works with the Race Trainer models and comes with them if you buy the Race Trainer in a kit.

It is essential if you have a Race Trainer and want to upload your data to the Timex TrainingPeaks TM online personal trainer website.

Click Here For Best Price Online 

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Data Recorder and Data Recorder 2

Timex Data Recorder 2The Data Recorders slip into your pocket or clip on to your clothes while training and can sync with your heart rate chest strap or bike speed and cadence sensor (Data Recorder 2 can sync with Timex GPS Sensor) to record multiple workouts for speed, distance and or heart rate data (And Data Recorder 2 can record altitude elevation, latitude and longitude if you have the GPS device).

Once you finished working out you can upload the data from the recorder via an included USB cable to your Timex Trainer software or PC/Mac. There you can view graphs etc. of your training sessions.

It is water resistant so no need to worry about clipping to your exterior while running in the rain. It will endure!

It is a cool little device in the $50 price range.

Click Here For Best Data Recorder 2 Price Online  |  Click Here For Best Data Recorder Price Online

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Bike Speed and Cadence Sensor (Hover over to see image)

With the bike speed and cadence sensor you can accurately measure your current, average and maximum speeds while cycling as well as your average and real time pedaling rate in revolutions per minute.

It is an essential add-on for serious cycling exercisers who own the Global Trainer GPS.

It attaches to the forks of your bike and uses a magnet attached to your wheel spokes to calculate and store your training values.

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Bike Handlebar Mount (Works with all Timex HRMs)

Timex Bike Handlebar MountWith the Timex bike handlebar mount you can use your HRM as a cycling computer.

You simply wrap your watch band around the mount as if you were putting it on your wrist.

Having your watch screen in plain view while cycling is essential for both safety and heart rate training reasons.

For a measly $10 – why not.

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FAQ

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Q: Which are the most popular Timex heart rate monitors on Amazon.com?

Given that Timex has several different versions of some of their monitors (Different colours, Kits etc.) monitors like the Road Trainer model hold bestseller positions 2, 4, 7, 10, 25 and 26 for its different varieties.

The full list in order of bestselling Timex only monitors (With relative positions in brackets):

  1. Personal trainer (1)
  2. Road trainer (2, 4, 7, 10, 25, 26)
  3. Easy trainer+ (3)
  4. Zone trainer (5, 8, 9, 11, 12)
  5. Race trainer (6, 13, 15, 16, 18, 21, 22, 27)
  6. Health touch (17, 19)
  7. Race trainer PRO (23)
  8. Global trainer with GPS (24)
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First up, check out 47 training tips that Timex sponsored athletes have put together for you. The tips range from things like,”Wake up early and train in the morning. You will burn more calories throughout the day and will find the gyms and trails to yourself.” Thanks Christine Anderson.

… To some more advanced tips like, “If you feel like telling someone off during a race, chances are it’s because your blood sugar is low and it is a sign that you need to take in some calories.” From Kyle Marcotte. Good tip, hey?

If you prefer to watch video then head to the Timex Ironman Video Archive to get top notch Timex product tips, heart rate monitoring training advice and much more… It’s worth a look.

Next up, head on over to ask questions, learn the latest and connect with 33,145 other like minded people at the Timex Facebook Page. The page is active with regular feedback from Timex sponsored professional athletes.

If the information above did not suffice, and you just want more information on the Timex heart rate monitors – no worries – head to the Timex Downloads Page to have a sneak peak at all/any of their heart rate watches user guides and heart rate training guides.

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Notes:

*If you couldn’t find a Timex heart rate monitor suitable for your needs then maybe Polar or Garmin watches are more suitable. Go and have a look at one of those extensive guides to find out more.

*All the Timex heart rate monitors photos above were not taken by Richard Delta. They are displayed here for educational and affiliate purposes only. I have not altered or modified any of the photos, which were sourced from Amazon.com, and you may not either. 

*The best price for each monitor online varies and as such from time to time one or two of the HRMs above may be in the wrong price range section. Just “Click here for best price online” to check out the best price.

*Although I do my best to keep this guide up to date and 100% accurate I can not guarantee that it is. Make sure you read the full manufacturers description before you purchase any HRM I have linked to above.

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2011 Timex Heart Rate Monitors Buyer’s Guide by Richard Delta

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