How are you using the timer/stopwatch/alarm on your Apple Watch?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by perreo-intenso, May 26, 2015.

  1. perreo-intenso macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2014
    (First thread :) ) I have found that using the timer/alarm in my watch is even better and less intrusive that using it in my phone. During workouts I use the timer between sets to have a better estimate of my resting time. I had set up alarms and slept with my watch on important occasions. Also set up a quick timer when I go to do laundry or have a nap during the day is also very convenient. Do you guys agree? Any other example were the watch beats the phone time related?

    NOTE: In one occasion I slept with the watch a notification makes the alarm go off but thank God I was already awake.
  2. bjdraw macrumors 6502a

    Jan 24, 2008
    Tampa FL
    It is more convenient than the iPhone, but I wish the timer had a seconds options. Sometimes I need to time 30 seconds and using a watch face for this isn't practical since it times out in less than 20 seconds.
  3. Mike Delta macrumors 6502

    Mike Delta

    Sep 12, 2014
    I use the timer to time things like my breaks at work go figure. :p
  4. KateGladstone macrumors member

    Aug 29, 2013
    There's a timer buit into one third-party Apple Watch calculator app:
    "CALC - The Best Smart Scientific Calculator, Convertor and Timer + Widget & Keyboard by QApps LLC"
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I have Siri set alarms and timers all the time.

    Working very well for me, just woke me from my "Power Nap" with out any fuss!:cool:
  6. Crazy Matt macrumors 6502

    Crazy Matt

    Apr 20, 2015
    The timer is a great feature on the watch, I use it often and always have "hey Siri" set it for me. Very covienient!
  7. menace3 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 13, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    Definitely in the kitchen thus far. And I did use it yesterday to remind me to get stuff out washer while I was gaming.
  8. Stephencovar macrumors member

    May 20, 2015
    Pasadena, California
    The timer feature is great! I use it to time my 15 minute breaks and hour lunch. The alarm is set to remind when my break and lunch start. This works so well for me because I don't always hear or feel my phone in my pocket while I'm working.
  9. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    Hey Siri Set timer for xx:xx.

    Several times a day.
  10. ifarlow macrumors regular


    Apr 23, 2015
    I used it over the weekend to count down until my hot dogs were done.
  11. PedCrossing macrumors 6502


    Apr 3, 2012
    The Loop
    Timer is the top 3 feature I use on the watch. I use siri to set up timer for laundry, cooking and stuff. I find it extremely convenient in the kitchen since I don't have to touch anything with my dirty hands.
  12. gsmornot macrumors 68030


    Sep 29, 2014
    I use the timer during soccer season and keep it as a complication on one of my faces. I swap between faces different times of the week for different activities. If I need a quick timer on the face that does not have the complication I ask Siri to do it.
  13. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

    The Doctor11

    Dec 15, 2013
    New York
    I use the timer every day to tell me when Clash of Clans war starts or ends. It's amazing, because I could have done this before but something about simply saying a few words makes me use it SO much more.


    Use Siri. I just had her set a 30 second timer no problem.
  14. zhangsp012 macrumors newbie

    May 26, 2015
    As a student in the research lab, timer is so important. You have to record time for many things you are working on. It is basically part of the work. I believe it is going to help me a lot.

    But my deliver date is Jun 29-July 2.....
  15. TxRN macrumors member


    Apr 22, 2015
    On the move
    Use the alarm for power naps (whenever I can squeeze one in).
  16. Cyberpower678 macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2015
    Definitely makes life more convenient. I used it so I can take a nap waiting for my flight to board. Didn't want to miss boarding, you know? :D
  17. Shanghaichica macrumors G4


    Apr 8, 2013
    I am a nurse so I've been using my stop watch to take the respiratory rate and pulse for my patients. I've also used the alarm to wake me up from my nap whilst working night shifts. It's actually a lot more useful to me than I first imagined.
  18. Smurphy Gherkin macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2015
    Melbourne, Australia
    Running the watch in silent mode... just taps is heaven.

    I'm setting timers left right and centre now.

    Single best thing about the watch.
  19. bjdraw macrumors 6502a

    Jan 24, 2008
    Tampa FL
    That is a really cool tip. You should add that one to the Little Things wiki sticky.
  20. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

    The Doctor11

    Dec 15, 2013
    New York
    Good idea. I added it :)
  21. tivoboy macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2005
    all things

    I really like that alarms and timers set on the PHONE come across to the watch..vice versa doesn't seem to be the case.

    I use the timer on the watch to make hard boiled eggs in the morning,
    to time cooking meat on the BBQ
    to time workout sets when I'm going a 60 sec on, 30 sec off protocol

    it's really nice to have it right on the wrist.

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