The Timex FLIX System – Another Great Timex Innovation

If you know anything about Timex, then you know they’re not afraid to try new things. Over the years they have introduced many technical enhancements to their product lines. But while it is a trivial matter for a company to do small upgrades to their products, when Timex brings out a new upgrade it tends to be something radically different.

The famous watch company also seems to possess an uncanny knack of pushing out new ideas that work amazingly well!


Timex FLIX 100 Lap IRONMAN Watch
IRONMAN Triathlon 100-Lap Watch with FLIX System
100-Hour Chronograph with flexible lap/split Display
100-Lap Memory Recall
INDIGLO night-light with NIGHT-MODE feature
Training log: Stores workouts by date, displays your Best Lap, Avg Lap and Total Segment time
Maintains Total Activity Time (less time paused during workout) and Overall Running Time
9 Interval Timers with Countdown/Stop and Countdown/Repeat
199 Lap Counter
On-the-fly Recall of Lap or Split
Dual Time Zones
Built-in Setting Reminders
Water Resistant to 100 Meters

The topic of my last post illustrates my point, when introduced the Timex Indiglo Technology. To recap, Indiglo is a technology that lights up your Timex watch in a striking luminescent display making night runs a joy at only a fraction of the battery power of other sports watches.

Here we take a look at another great Timex innovation that is built on top of Timex Indiglo. The new Timex FLIX system activates the Indiglo night-light without the need to press a button. A simple forward flick of your wrist with a sharp stop will illuminate the night-light for a full 5 seconds. As you can imagine, this is an incredibly handy feature when you do not have two hands free, or when fiddling around for buttons is an inconvenience, say in a competitive race.

Bike riding at dawn or dusk is another scenario that comes to mind. The Timex FLIX 100 Lap IRONMAN Watch, in particular radically reduces the risk of overbalancing and coming to grief when you are cycling in the dark or in low light conditions. FLIX is also a god-send for winter track running, no longer must you break your rhythm, leaning over and fumbling in the dark for the right button. A quick flick of your wrist, a side-ways glance and your illuminated lap and split times are immediately where you want them.

To use FLIX, you must first activate Night-Mode by pressing and holding the Indiglo night-light button for 3 seconds until it beeps. See our Timex IRONMAN watch diagram for a reference of which button this is. Once Night-Mode is active you may proceed to use the FLIX system as you desire.

One thing you should be know about FLIX is that you will need to give it a firm shake to activate. This is a necessary evil, for if not, Indiglo would go off at the slightest vibration or change in direction, which, as you can imagine would be frequent over the course of a sporting activity. If this concerns you, then a FLIX watch may not be for you. For most of us, I suspect, the benefit of FLIX far outweighs this slight con.

The Timex FLIX 100 Lap IRONMAN Watch comes with the standard IRONMAN features and as the name says, a 100 laps of memory, so you can rest assured their vital data will not be lost or over-written. There is also an in-built training log, which stores workouts by date and will calculate your best lap, average lap, and total segment times.

If you wish to purchase a Timex FLIX 100 Lap IRONMAN Watch, or would like to learn more there are four attractive color options to choose from. Simply click on the one you like and you will be transferred directly to Amazon’s secure product page.


Timex FLIX 100 Lap IRONMAN Watch

Timex FLIX 100 Lap IRONMAN Watch
Timex FLIX 100 Lap IRONMAN Watch
Timex FLIX 100 Lap IRONMAN Watch

Our information page has much more information about the Ironman Watch, including great buying tips. Check it out here. Timex Ironman Watch.

5 Responses to “The Timex FLIX System – Another Great Timex Innovation”

  1. Dave Says:

    I need a replacement band for my Timex Flix 100 lap Ironman watch. Where can I get one?

  2. admin Says:

    Hi Dave, there are places that sell replacement bands.
    Like this one: http://www.watchbands.com/category.aspx,,categoryid,,4,,startpage,,0
    Rod

  3. Grant Says:

    I need a replacement band for my Timex Flix 100 lap Ironman watch. I checked the site you recommended to Dave and could not find this band. Most sites say it has been discontinued. Help.

  4. admin Says:

    Hi Grant,

    I think your best bet would be to try Amazon and see if they list anything that is compatible with your model. Here’s a list of Timex watch bands you could have a look at:

    List of Timex Watch Bands.

    If there’s anything else I can do, let me know.

    Cheers Rod.

  5. Andrew Says:

    I just bought one of these and should receive it today. Potential buyers may like to know that this particular model has received very good review ratings at Amazon.com , scoring 5&4 stars virtually every time. Very few IronMan models score as highly.

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