Timer app

Dentifrice

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Hi,

I tried more than 10 apps and didn't find one that fits my need.

I want a simple timer app.

1- Create several timers (can be done on the iphone, I don't care)
2- All timers can be started from the AW
3- It's simple as : open the app, have a list of timers I created (25 secs, 1 min, etc.), start the timer by pressing on it, vibrate when it's done
4- Stay on AW screen all the time

I don't want to open my phone everytime to start a timer


The stock timer app limitations :
1- no seconds, only minutes
2- can't save my timers so I need to change it everytime
3- closes after a few seconds when the timer is finished

Is there any app doing this ??

Thanks and sorry for my english
[doublepost=1475595369][/doublepost]damn, can someone move to the apple watch app section... sorry wrong place
 

Dentifrice

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I don't wanna talk to my watch at the gym all the time...
 
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blwade

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need to spend more time with it tomorrow but it first sight, this app seems awesome. thanks !
I was hoping to run this app in conjunction with the workout app, but it wouldn't do it. Turn on the timer, switch to and start workout, switch back to timer and the timer stopped. Switch back to workout and workout stopped. Bummed.
 

Night Spring

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Jul 17, 2008
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I was hoping to run this app in conjunction with the workout app, but it wouldn't do it. Turn on the timer, switch to and start workout, switch back to timer and the timer stopped. Switch back to workout and workout stopped. Bummed.
I think it's because they both read and write activity and heart rate data. If you do the in-app purchase, the Interval app will save its workout data to the Activity App as "interval workout." But even without paying, it increments the exercise and activity minutes, but without specifically marking the data as coming form the Interval app.
 

Dentifrice

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damn you're right !!! there it goes for the perfect app.... I just want a #$$%$ timer, not workout app !!!
 

Night Spring

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Jul 17, 2008
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damn you're right !!! there it goes for the perfect app.... I just want a #$$%$ timer, not workout app !!!
I sympathize, I also spent nearly a week downloading and trying all the free Watch timer apps I could find (I refuse to pay for apps I can't try). The only one that comes close to doing what I want is the Interval Workout app, but it has problems. In addition to incrementing the activity stats, it also doesn't seem to have a distinct "end workout" haptic signal. I set up a workout with 5 sets, and it vibrates at the end of each set, but I can't tell which set is the final one -- only way to see that the workout has ended is to look at the watch screen. :(

Anyway, counterintuitivly, in order to minimize the incrementing, tell it you are running.
 

BarracksSi

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wow you went to the museum ! ;)
Nah, just the PX on base. ;)

I kept using this Timex even after I got a G-Shock. It was just easier to read the seconds hand than a digital display, especially if I was trying to lead a group through a Tabata session or just timing my planks. Plus, it's light, small, and cheap, and I usually kept it in my gym bag.

It wasn't bulletproof, though. That's a little crack in the top part of the case. Eventually, it took on enough moisture to corrode the movement, and it quit working.

I haven't replaced it yet. I'd consider a cheap Seiko 5 mechanical for 60 bucks or so.