Trouble Shooter: I set the alarm on my Timex Triathlon Ironman Watch, now I can’t turn the thing off!
Ever had a scenario like this? You set your watch alarm one night, but it goes off EVERY single day after that and you can never figure out how to make the thing go away!!
Just hope you didn’t set it too early!! 🙂
Of course you had nothing but the best intentions when you set your alarm for 6:30am. You were going to do that morning run if it killed you! Of course intentions are all good and well, but when 6:30am rolled around, your first reaction was predictable wasn’t it… at that moment in time, you wanted nothing better than to SMASH your Timex Triathlon Ironman watch into little pieces so as to get in another hours sleep before work!
Ok, so you probably managed to turn the thing off. Or maybe you just pulled your pillow tightly over your ears until the damn thing stopped, and that worked..
But now the #@”! thing goes off EVERY single morning without fail at 6:30am!
Why do those IRONMAN watches have to be so darn efficient!??
While I’ve heard a sledgehammer is a simple solution to this problem, please don’t despair, for I show you a way to unset your alarm that does not involve mutilating your timepiece.
The standard Timex Triathlon Ironman watch looks something like the layout below:
Do note: I am attempting to keep this information as general as possible, however there are many Timex Triathlon Ironman watch models on the market and this information might not apply precisely to every single model out there. Although I do believe the ALARM function works in a similar way in many Ironman watches and what I say here will apply in most cases.
Ok, so when the alarm is going off, simply press START/SPLIT or STOP/RESET to disarm the alarm. To know when your alarm is armed, a clock icon will appear on the face of your Timex watch, when disarmed, the clock will disappear. If the alarm goes off and you make the mistake of waiting it out in the hope it will go away, a back-up alarm will fire up five minutes later for further tormentation.
So there’s the quick fix, here’s how to turn the alarm off permanently:
- Press the MODE button until you are in ALARM mode
- Press SET/RECALL to configure the alarm
- Press STOP/RESET (-) or START/SPLIT (+) to cycle through alarms
- When you have selected the alarm you wish to erase, hold down STOP/RESET (-) to clear the selected alarm
So there you are. Peace of mind at last!