The Tabata Interval Timer is the best one designed for the wildly popular interval workout protocol by Japanese Olympic speed skating coach Irisawa Koichi, and researcher Izumu Tabata. Tabata workouts are short, high-intensity, and have proven extremely effective effective - even improving high-level athlete's performance in a matter of weeks*.

This app is more than a simple interval timer:
• Tabata Protocol is default, but work and rest time, and sets are configurable
• A large numeric display allows you to quickly glance at your progress with ease.
• Countdown beeps also help you track your progress without need to see the timer

++ Just tap the time display to get started - it's that easy

* References:

Check with your doctor or healthcare provider before participating in any physical activity.

What's New

Version 1.8

Fixed a crash on launch that some of you were experiencing.

Ratings and Reviews

Great app

Lily Be 1

Can it stop shutting down now that I've reviewed it?

Great app

Jelly Bryce

I've used several tabata timers before downloading this app but I haven't really settled on one. Each app seemed to have some irritating drawback. Glad to say that this app has ended my search. The display is bright and easy to read. The settings are flexible and simple to use. I particularly like that the timer starts and stops with a tap anywhere on the screen - no hunting for a tiny button. The tones are crisp and clear. This app us exactly what it purports to be. I look forward to this group building more Crossfit and workout related apps.

please update with options


I'm giving this app only two stars at this point, but would like to give it 5 if updates allow for more options...

the pros of this app are:
simple, bright, loud- absolutely a perfect tabata timer except for...

5 second beeping countdown in both work and rest phases. This is INCREDIBLY annoying and counterproductive. No need for different tones, I just want to get rid of the distracting 5 second countdown. In tabata timing, all you need is a 'go' tone and a 'stop' tone- anything more than that takes your brain off your workout

Another major issue I have is that there is no 'final tone' upon finishing the 8th set- nothing to tell you that you're done.

These 'cons' may not be cons for everyone, but for me they are major issues that need to be dealt with. If these options are added in an update, this app will be the best tabata timer on the market!


Pivotal Action, Inc
4.2 MB
Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Pivotal Action, Inc


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