TIMEX Announces Launch of Race Trainer Pro Kit

Timex, a leader in outdoor and sports performance timepieces, has announced the launch of the Timex® Ironman® Race Trainer™ Pro Kit, an advanced digital heart rate system distinguished by its unique fit on the athlete’s wrist.
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Timex, a leader in outdoor and sports performance timepieces, has announced the launch of the Timex® Ironman® Race Trainer™ Pro Kit, an advanced digital heart rate system distinguished by its unique fit on the athlete's wrist.

The watch's digital display rests comfortably on the side of the wrist, thanks to a unique sling band that allows the athlete to conveniently check heart rate, zone or elapsed time without twisting the wrist or letting go of bike handlebars. The heart rate system boasts an impressive array of fitness measurement features and wirelessly syncs with the user's computer, allowing workouts to be saved and analyzed online.

“Timex is committed to delivering innovative, durable fitness measurement devices that exceed the expectations of elite athletes, and that help users of all levels improve athletic performance,” said Heberto Calves, Vice President of marketing at Timex. "The Timex Ironman Race Trainer Pro not only delivers critical, precise training data, its innovative design showcases this information in a way that is ergonomically accessible to the user anytime, be it mid-stride or on the bike.”

The Timex Ironman Race Trainer Pro watch wirelessly syncs with the user's computer using ANT+ technology, which allows athletes to store and track their workouts and then deliver information to a complimentary online log powered by TrainingPeaks™. Additionally, users can conveniently program the watch from their computer prior to their next workout with desktop software available on TimexIronman.com. The Timex Ironman Race Trainer and Race Trainer Pro line of digital heart rate monitors is one of only a few downloadable heart rate monitors that are also compatible with the Mac operating system – OSX 10.4 and later.

Designed for endurance athletes and fitness enthusiasts worldwide, the system possesses an array of essential fitness functions, including a multi-workout
memory, a variable-intensity interval timer and the Flex Tech heart rate sensor. It is available in white or black and boasts a useful range of features, including:

• 10-workout memory – chrono or interval timer-based
• wireless computer connectivity with the included Timex DataXchanger USB device
• soft and comfortable Flex Tech chest sensor with consumer-replaceable battery
• workout review with average/peak heart rate, time spent in target zone, and calories burned
• 50-lap memory per workout with average heart rate per lap
• five-segment, variable-intensity interval timer with target zones
 automatic heart rate recovery with selectable duration
 100M water-resistance rating for enhanced watch durability
 INDIGLO® night-light with NIGHT-MODE feature for use in low-light conditions

The Timex Ironman Race Trainer Pro Kit will be available in March 2011 in Sports Specialty retailers worldwide and on Timex.com priced at $199.95.

Timex recently introduced the Time® Ironman® Global Trainer™ Bodylink® System, an all-in-one, GPS-enabled wrist device also designed for elite performance. The product is technologically advanced for modern athletes, but does not sacrifice the reliability, ease-of-use and affordability that users have come to expect from Timex. Similar to the Timex Ironman Race Trainer Pro, the Global Trainer system syncs with a user's computer so that workouts can be downloaded and reviewed. The Global Trainer system is available for purchase at sports specialty retailers around the world and on Timex.com priced at $300 and $360 (with Heart Rate Monitor chest strap.)

About Timex Sports Watches:
Timex has an unparalleled heritage of creating innovative, technologically advanced and reliable timepieces for endurance athletes, having introduced the first licensed Ironman brand watch in 1986. The Timex Ironman brand legacy of leadership, innovation and style in international sport is evident in the brand's extensive anthology of elite training devices and fitness aids. Timex Ironman timepieces are worn by athletes on every continent and have been added to the Smithsonian National Museum of America. Fans are invited to engage with the brand on www.Facebook.com/TimexSports.

About the Timex Group
Timex Group designs, manufactures and markets innovative timepieces and jewelry globally. Founded in 1854, Timex is part of Timex Group, a privately-held company with numerous brands and over 5,000 employees worldwide. It is one of the largest watch makers in the world with companies and exclusive licenses worldwide.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Catalyst Public Relations
Abbie Strichman / Ken Mandelkern
(212) 714-7915 / (212) 714-7906 Timex@catalystpublicrelations.com

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