I love it.
I’m a 14th year Breakdancer. This app has become a key ingredient to my daily routines regarding stretching and conditioning.
One bit of improvement I’d like to see regarding the calendar. I often stretch after midnight and that session will record on the calendar for the technical date. I wish there could be an option for adjusting the day my session is recorded on. For example: if I stretch after 12am the night of the 28th, the app’s calendar will represent that time as the 29th. As a result, this sort-of renders the calendar a bit useless for me.
Thank you, again, I love this app, it’s very useful for me, I didn’t even know the calendar was a thing until I downloaded it, but now that I know it exists...I’d really find it helpful if that adjustment could be made somehow.
Little bit of a learning curve, but it’s just what I was looking for!
I’m challenging myself this year to try a new workout every week (need to lose 55lbs before Vegas vacation in July). This weeks choice was jumping jack intervals with 30 seconds on, and 30 seconds doing squats, bicycles, planks, arm circles, lunges, etc.
The standard iPhone clock wasn’t working for me- so I looked for an app. This was my first app choice- and I have to thank the developer for making it my only choice. It was easy to figure out (after playing a little with the “sets” which I’m new to- I just go until I’m tired normally) and I was up and running in under a minute. What a difference an interval timer makes- no more stopping to reset the timer!
problem corrected promptly
UPDATE: the developer’s quick response and prompt correction of my complaint detailed below has encouraged me to give this app a 2nd chance. i do like the simplicity and versatility of this timer that allows me to store my own personal HIIT timer sequences, so fingers crossed that it remains the app that i have counted on for so long. ORIGINAL COMPLAINT: i have been using this app since 2013 and (as others have noted) had no problem ignoring the banner ads at the bottom.... until now. the latest version interrupts me every time i complete a sequence, try to resume or interact with the app during a workout and forces me to sit through 5 seconds of noisy ad before i can make it go away. i am furious and downloading a different app so i can discard this horror immediately.
I've used several different timing apps and they all had the same flaw, no ability to save a routine for continued/repeat use. This app makes it easy to set different timing schedules for those who workout and need different rest/routine times. I also like that it gives you the ability to see/graph your workout times in a monthly/weekly format. (Good to have to keep track of whether or not your "skipping workouts)
Unlike some of the other people who have posted I've never experienced the app freeze and I use it every day for 3 different types of workouts. (Maybe it conflicts with their other apps, or they have low memory?)
Like Ron Popeil says "Set it, and forget it"
By Kirsten Helman
This app is really great, I really love it a lot, but just recently every single time I use it while listening to music, who doesn’t listen to music when they work out, it takes whatever order I have my music in and puts it in order on the playlist. For example, I hit shuffle on my music, open the internal timer and use it and when the next song hits, it’s not the song that was supposed to be next in shuffle, it’s the song that’s next on the playlist when it’s in order. It’s very frustrating because now I’m always pausing my workout to go into my music app, which I use Apple Music, and select the song I wanted to hear next, not the one that’s next in order.
Love What You Have So Far
By Kristina Girod
This timer is great. In comparison to others I like the ability to easily create a complex timer for multiple moves and the different options for colors as a visual for a new move. I also love that I can change the sounds of the bells.
My only stick is that I wish I could duplicate an exercise (or interval) within a workout. For example, I do a lot of circuit training in my classes, so we will do 3 moves back to back and repeat them for 3-5 rounds. Currently, I have to either let the timer run out and press start again after each round, or I have to manually create an interval for every exercise in every round. I prefer to do the the latter bc I hate running back to the timer to press start.
It would make the creation process so much better if I could simply duplicate an interval I’ve created and then move it to where it needs to be.
There is an app called a Flex Timer that allows for this, but it’s missing the visual appeal that I like with this app. So, I use this one way more. Appreciate your work and hope the duplication options become available. Thanks!
I used to really like it....
I have used interval timer for about five years. It has been great. I have LOVED IT, really. However, recently the app started interrupting my workouts with annoying adds. First the adds just displayed at the bottom of the screen, which I could tolerate. Now they have become more intrusive and actually pop-up, blocking the screen for several seconds or more, causing me to have to stop and try to remove the add so I could see my freakin' time! I have tried a request to limit the adds through the Google option they give you, but it is a joke....they keep coming. I despise these advertisers and whatever they are peddling and I will bet that most people who are having their workouts/precious time interrupted feel the same, so STOP IT! The pop ups are just unacceptable.
Doesn’t play alerts in background
According to the developer the app was recently updated to fix the issue where alerts don’t sound when the app is in the background. I have all updates yet the app still won’t play alerts when in the background. I view and follow my workouts in another app and use this timer to alert me when it’s time to move to the next round. I found the app very helpful and enjoyed using it in this way until this glitch. Now it is very difficult and slows my workout having to go back and forth between the timer and workout app. If you (developer) have any suggestions on something I need to do to remedy this, please let me know. Otherwise I’ll be looking for a new timer app.
Exactly what I was looking for
So I have been trying to find a decent timer in order to use my interval running program. Every timer out there that I found had some limitation making useless. Not this one. I can enter a simple or complex program, name each rep and set, plus add individual colors and sounds for a particular set. I don’t have to be looking at the timer to know which rep I’m on, and if I do look at it, I can see the displayed color, eliminating the need to read something - awesome without my reading glasses. I like the countdown feature and time remaining dial too. The developer did a nice job on this one.
Great for iPhone. Okay for Apple Watch.
If you want to purely use this app on your phone, then it’s fantastic. It allows you to fully customize your HIIT cycles and helps keep track so you can keep focused on your workout. The Apple Watch app is good, but just not fully there yet. It’s missing the cycle alarms like the iPhone version has, which is one of the major benefits of the whole app in my opinion. It’s distracting to have to constantly check what cycle I’m on and how far along I am, because I like to be zone in on my workouts and lose track of time easily. I’d give this app a 5 star rating otherwise, but it’s definitely a solid 4 star for now.