The Timex 1440 Sports watch gets its name from the 1,440 minutes in one day. It is available in men's, women's and unisex styles, and in many colors. Priced at $20 in September 2010, the 1440 is an affordable digital watch with calendar, stopwatch and alarm features. The watch synchronizes with the atomic clock, so you don't have to manually set the time. Setting up your 1440 Sports watch involves a one-time synchronization process.
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Set your city location and daylight savings time settings. Press and hold the "Set" button. The city code letters will start flashing. Use the "Start/Stop" button to cycle through the choices until your location is displayed.
Press the "Mode" button. Press the "Start/Stop" button to switch daylight savings time on or off. Press "Set" to complete the process.
Activate the receiver to synchronize with the atomic clock. Press and hold "Receive." An icon that resembles a "T" will flash to alert you that the receiver is on. At the top of the display, a receiver level indicator will show how strong the signal is. Place the watch on a flat surface. Rotate it, slowly, 90 degrees until you get the best reception. Leave the watch in this position until the "T" stops flashing, indicating that reception is complete. This process may take several minutes.
Switch between 12- and 24-hour time format. Press and hold the "Mode" button to change the time format.
Activate the stopwatch function. Press "Mode" repeatedly until "CHRONO" appears in the display. Press "Start/Stop" to start the stopwatch; press it again to stop the stopwatch. Press "Start/Stop" to resume, or press "Set" to clear it. You can also press the "Set" button while the stopwatch is running to mark a lap/split.
Use the timer. Press "Mode" repeatedly until "TIMER" appears in the display. Set the countdown time. Press "Set." The hours will start flashing. Press "Start/Stop" to change the hours, then press "Mode" to move to minutes. Use "Start/Stop" to change the minutes, and press "Mode" to move to the seconds setting. Press "Start/Stop" to change the seconds. Press "Set" when you are done. Press "Start/Stop" to initiate the timer.