Seconds - Interval Timer for HIIT, Tabata Training
By Runloop Ltd
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SECONDS AT A GLANCE:-
• Apple Watch
• Large clear display
• Templates for HIIT, Tabata, Circuit Training and more
• Custom timers to create any intervals imaginable
• Bluetooth heart rate sensor support
• Speaks your interval names in your language
• Loud or soothing alerts
• Coordinate music with intervals
• Universal app, works on all devices
• External display and AirPlay Mirroring support
• Runs in the background
• APPLE WATCH
Seconds comes with an Apple Watch app that allows you to use your saved interval timers (upgrade required) on your Apple Watch without your iPhone present. It also comes with a Quick Timer editor allowing you to easily and quickly create one-off timers while you are on the go.
• LARGE CLEAR DISPLAY AND COLOUR CODING
The timing screen has a large time display that can easily be read from a distance. It works in portrait or landscape. The current interval and next interval are displayed so you can see also what's up now and next. The entire background uses the current interval colour so you don't even need to read the name.
• TEMPLATES MAKE IT EASY TO PROGRAM
Seconds comes with templates for HIIT, Tabata and Circuit Training making it very easy to quickly create a timer for your workouts. If you require more advanced options, Seconds doesn't let you down. You can create completely custom timers one interval at a time, or even combine timers together to create compound timers.
• HEART RATE SENSORS
Seconds supports Bluetooth heart rate sensors and allows you to configure the display to show your current heart rate and estimated calories burned during your training session.
• TEXT TO SPEECH AND ALERTS
The text to speech option will read out your interval names as you get to them, or even give you some advance warning. Alternatively, you can choose from the built in alerts. These ranges from simple beeps, to MMA air horns and boxing bells, to bells and gongs for more relaxing timers.
• MUSIC INTEGRATION
Seconds allows you to match the intensity of your music to the intensity of your workout. For each interval, you can select a song, album, artist, genre, playlist, podcasts or audiobooks. If this is not to your taste you can simply play another music source in the background.
• SHARE YOUR TIMERS WITH FRIENDS
Share the timers you’ve created or completed with your friends on your Twitter, Facebook or Weibo. They will then be able to import your timer into their app.
• EXPORT TIMERS
Transfer all your timers to another device of yours or a friends easily via Email or AirDrop.
• EXTERNAL DISPLAY
Use AirPlay Mirroring to display your timers on a big screen. Perfect for personal trainers and fitness class instructors. Enable Privacy Mode so your personal or client timers are not displayed as you navigate the app.
• SAMPLE TIMERS
Want a timer for the 7 minute workout, or Tabata. Seconds comes with these preinstalled as well as samples of the other timer types.
• UNIVERSAL APP
Seconds has been built from the ground up to support iOS 8 and work on all screen resolutions. You can run it in the foreground and disable the Auto-Lock, or run it in the background and have it play your alerts and send notifications when your intervals are complete.
• APPLE HEALTH
Apple Health data is used to calculate calorie expenditure. Workouts can be sent to Apple Health.
• PRO UPGRADE
For free you get all to try all the features of the app except saving the timers your create. The screenshots represent the app after the pro upgrade has been purchased.
What's New in Version 3.3.1
Bug fixes and performance improvements.
• Apple Watch
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Great for repeated short workouts
I have been using this app for over a year. I started with the free version to be able to set up run walk intervals that my running partners could hear. The free version was fine for a simple interval that I didn't mind setting up each time.
I now use the paid version for more interval strength workouts. In the training plan I am using, each week we have a new short strength workout with 4 exercises that I need to do for a minute each. I can program these in using the voice prompt to remind me of what is coming up next. Now that I am going through the plan for a second time, I even have all of these workouts already set up and ready to go. I even set up a prompt at the beginning and end reminding me to start and stop my Garmin recording! It even works when I am listening to podcasts or music while doing the workout. It has been well worth the small investment!
Great app, minor flaw
This app is great to use for solo training. HUGE help in keeping me going and timing each exercise as well as each rest period. Especially appreciate the voice prompts at the half way and end for each exercise.
It has one minor flaw that I hope sees a fix in the near future. While I can cut, copy and paste timers from one folder to another, I can't rename a folder once created. It seems like a little thing, but everything else can be edited, so it would seem good to be able to edit folder names as well in the 'organize' mode by holding down on the item. (The workaround is to create a new folder with the correct name on it, then copy the contents from one to another and delete the original)
No more wasted minutes mid-workout
I absolutely love this app. I started with the free version but I am SO happy I bought the full version. I do circuit training and HIIT running and this has completely streamlined and optimized my workouts. My favorite feature is the text to speech function. No more looking at my phone fifty times during a workout to remind myself what exercise is next. That means minutes more of focused work out and high heart rate. I have also built out a bunch of saved circuits so when I go to the gym, I just press go and workout for forty minutes without ever having to look at my phone. Great app, 100% satisfied.
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- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Apr 24, 2017
- Version: 3.3.1
- Size: 29.5 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: Runloop Ltd
- © 2010-2017 Runloop Ltd
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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