Being a regular runner and competing athlete I bought this watch as the large display and tap screen were features that had great appeal. Functionally the watch provides all the stopwatch, timer and interval features I required as well as the usual time and date functions one would use.
I cannot fault the watch functions and the display size is great, also I had no issues with the tap screen function.
Where this watch is a disappointment is the band quality, my band has been deteriorating after about 12 months and now after 16 months the band is actually breaking up. I contacted timex and I was told the band is only covered for 12 months, and it would be a substantial cost to replace the band which is part of the watch face and only timex can replace it.
The other disappointment with this watch, is the design of the waterproof seal as a change of battery seems to be a stumbling block. Every watch battery change place I've contacted who advertise they can maintain a watch's waterproof state have informed me they can only change the battery on this model but not maintain its waterproof state.
Further to that timex have no service centre or timex approved agent within my state (Victoria, Australia) thus to have the battery changed by timex or an endorsed agent would require it to be posted overseas or interstate which means more outlay on a fairly expensive sports watch.
It seems I would have been better of sticking with a cheap unknown brand training stopwatch which I already have and which is still running even though a couple of years older than the timex and its synthetic band is still in great shape.
I don't think I will buying a timex watch again.