How To Use A Timex Ironman Triathlon Watch?


Timex Ironman Triathlon watch tells time in analog as well as digitally along with being a health and activity monitor. The Ironman is not only the brand name of Timex group for this monitoring system but also a triathlon event which can be used by triathletes for training. There are various models, but each one has multiple buttons that can start a different function, all these can be viewed on an LCD. The usage and setting up of this watch is relatively easy and can be done in a few minutes. Before you configure your watch, here are a few things you should do.

Read the manual: To find out the various functions that this watch has, check the user’s manual. The Timex Ironman Triathlon watch like most other ironman models has four buttons around the front of the watch and one under the display. The left button is for settings and the right for functions. The one below the screen is for Start/Stop.

Set the time: At the left bottom is the Mode button which displays the various modes available in the watch. When you press that button the display flashes ‘Time’ mode. Next, press and hold the top left button to switch to the ‘Setup’ mode. Now you can move the time forward or backward to set the right time. Look through all the available options using the bottom button on the right. When you are done with all the options, the press of the top right button will set the time.

Setting the alarm, lap counter, and timer: The Mode option that you traversed to for setting time is used to set the alarm, lap counter, and the timer. Click on the bottom left button until the mode you need is displayed, then use the button on the watch face to increase and the button below that to reduce the duration. If you are satisfied with the setting, press the left top button, and this will set up the desired mode.

Using the Chronograph: This feature is used by triathletes to monitor their performance. It is available in the ‘Mode’ button and traverses through the options till you find the Chronograph. This displays a screen, press the button for ‘Start/Stop’ to start timing your activity. You can also record the lap times or split time by using the ‘Split/Reset’ button. Press from Start/Stop button will pause recording, to resume the same button needs to use. Reset of the time can be done by ‘Split/Reset’ button.

All the features can be started and stopped using the button on the watch face. The Mode button is used to highlight as well as activate the features and then press Start.
When the lighting is bad, and you are unable to see the display, the right top button will set the Indigo or night glow. Pressing the button twice will turn it off. Ensure you check if the device you are using is water-resistant so that you can use it while swimming.