This watch has been awesome to time runs, set timers and alarms and is really easy to get the hang of! I agree with others that after a quick play and some intuition, you won't even need the instructions, but they're clear enough if you do get stuck at all, and the display is very good too! The only reason this isn't 5 stars is the strap. It's a hard plastic that takes some getting used to, and if worn for extended periods can become a bit irritating to the skin. If it was made from a slightly softer material, this would be the perfect watch! Don't let that put you off though, for the price I firmly believe you can't get much better than this lovely piece of kit, just take it off before bed and you'll be all good!