Do you like to mix in a little musical inspiration on your morning runs?
It is common knowledge that music can help runners or cyclists find their “zone” and their adrenaline pumping so as to improve one’s motivation.
Since the emergence of Apple’s line of iPod solid-state devices, MP3 players are small enough, with large enough battery life and hard drives at a cheap enough price, that just about anyone can have access to hours of audio content wherever their workout takes them. Sleek and portable, runners, cyclists and rowers from all over the world have made their iPOD Shuffle, or Nano a standard accessory in their regular workouts.
In fact the popularity of the iPod has become so widespread that large sporting companies have created new products that cater to this market. The Nike+ is an obvious example with the ability to interface with the Nano and transmit data from a standard running shoe.
Timex, a renown innovator who have always designed their sports time-pieces to be as intuitive and natural as possible have caught onto the trend and have engineered their own iPod interface technology that offers some great advantages to runners.
The Timex iControl watch is visually identical to the Sleek 50-Lap IRONMAN watch T54281, but is fitted with a small receiver that connects with an iPod and effectively puts you in control of your music.
Naturally, this feature has great benefits. You might be in the habbit of having your iPod strapped to your arm – a potentially awkward position to reach when working out, with the iControl, you can control your audio in an an easy button press or two. If you jog to work, you may prefer to store your iPod out of the way in a backpack with just the ear phones attached, the iControl is a perfect solution, here too.
The Timex iControl need not be limited to only fitness activities, for example the iControl can serve as a remote control when you are in your car, or around the house if you are a user of an iPod audio sound system such as the Altec Lansing inMotion iM600 Audio System.
As you would expect, the iControl possesses Timex’s standard features, plus a few extras.
- High contract display
- Chronograph Mode with a resolution of 1/100th of a second
- Lap recall with 50-lap memory
- Countdown Timer up to 23 hours, 59 minutes, and 59 seconds
- 3 Programmable Alarms
- Water Resistance
- INDIGLO illumination
- Multiple Time Zones
- Interval timers
The iControl is offered in seven color options: blue, green, orange, black, black/silver, gray, blue and silver. The new buttons are not obvious, so the Timex iControl can easily pass for a standard IRONMAN, but is compatible with the first generation 1, 2, and 4GB iPod Nano, second generation Nano (aluminum) 2, 4 and 8GB and the 5th generation (video) 30, 60, and 80GB iPods.
If you would like to take control of your music with a Timex iControl, or simply learn more, there are seven 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.