I'm a distance runner, artist, and new mom so I like having a good sports watch that is easy to read, aesthetic, and can take a pounding. After having a Timex Marathon die on me for the fourth time (fantastic watches, but they are very poorly made now), I decided it as time to try something different.
I wanted a watch that was durable, had a readable display and lap features. I was also looking for something that was somewhat aesthetic (I love casio's durability, but their watches are a pain to read and clunky-looking).
Based on reviews on several different sites (including here), I decided to try the Nike Triax Fury 100. For $35 (it retails $95), I figured it was worth a try. It's fantastic! It has many functions, fits very comfortably on my left wrist (but not on my right), and is everything I hoped for.
I only have two complaints - First, it looks a little large, but that's no surprise as I'm a petite woman (5'1") and most of the reviewers for this model are guys (even though one of them mentions it is a woman's model). It's more important that it fits very well and comfortably--which is great as most watch bands irritate my skinny little wrists (I'm tightened to the first hole, but I usually am on the first or second on women's watches). My other complaint is I wish mine came with a manual (I'm currently looking for one online). It has a lot of features, and I'd like to know how to use them all. :)
All that aside, though, I'm pretty pleased. Time will tell as to how well this watch will last compared to my 4 timexes, but I have a good feeling about it.
Edit: I have found some information and manuals for this watch: