Recommended TImer App: Seconds
Recommended Interval TImer: Gym Boss
Timing a workout can be difficult, if not inconvenient. How many times have you started a set, only to lose count halfway through? When exercising, your focus should be geared towards your form and movement, not whether 30 seconds or 40 seconds have passed. We all know what it is like to ride that struggle bus, and we want to help you find tools that allow you to enjoy training, instead of focusing on other details. Here are two timer options that will help you keep your sets on track and your mind at ease.
Whatever you decide to use, know that these options are great for making your workout SIMPLE and EFFECTIVE!
Seconds is a highly-praised, well review app that works on both iOS and Android phones. It comes with templates for common interval programming allowing to build advanced timers in a matter of moments.
If the templates do not fit your needs you can use the custom timer to build your timer one interval at a time. You can even combine and loop through many timers using the compound timer.
The app can announce your interval names. There is even an option to let you know what the next interval is so you have time to prepare before it starts.
This program is prepared for any situation with soothing alerts such as bells and gongs, vibration options or no alert sounds.
It also provides plenty of options for how you listen to your music while you workout. A few options include assigning songs to intervals, play a playlist throughout a set, no music during your breaks, or a shuffled album throughout the entire timer.
Of course, if none of those suit you, you can simply listen to your favorite music player in the background and Seconds will play its alerts over the top.
Also, Seconds Interval Timer will continue to alert you of interval changes whether in the background or the foreground.
Colored intervals are another option when you just need a visual clue to see which interval you are on and what is coming up next. Seconds displays the whole screen in the current intervals color, apart from the next interval which uses its own color. The app comes with 10 colors to choose from with an advanced option to customize the colors if you wish.
Seconds utilizes all the available width for the main timer display so it's easy to read at a glance, both vertically and horizontally. By default, it displays the interval time remaining but can be configured to show the total time remaining, or elapsed times.
This Gymboss Interval Timer and Stopwatch is perfect is you are not a big fan of workout apps or you want something with you in person.
This product includes a compact interval timer that measures one or two intervals between two seconds and 99 minutes, a built-in Stopwatch and Clock feature and a secure and removable belt-clip.
The auto mode keeps repeating through intervals, up to 99 repeats. Also, there is a chime and vibration interval notification and the alarm duration can be set for one, two, five, or nine seconds.
It is the size of a small pager and only needs one AAA battery to be powered.
Reviewers have raved that this timer comes with easy-to-follow instructions and has been very motivating in their fitness routine. Also, it is known for its durability, even when dropped. Customers are loving it for its solid design.