The Tabata Timer is a device that will help you maintain the proper interval during your Tabata workout. For those unfamiliar with Tabata, a Tabata workout is an interval training cycle that consists of a period of sustained, intense activity followed by a short period of rest. This cycle continues over a number of iterations to form an entire Tabata workout. The unique thing about the Tabata workout is that it is very short, with most intervals measured in seconds rather than minutes or hours. That standard Tabata workout consists of 8 cycles comprised of a 20 second intense workout followed by a 10 seconds rest period. If your workout happened to be running, you would run absolutely as fast as you possibly can in an all out sprint for 20 seconds. When your time is up, you would rest for 10 seconds. Repeat this cycle 8 times. It may sound easy, however you'll be surprised at just how difficult it is. Some studies suggest that a Tabata workout may actually be more beneficial than the standard cardio workout.

Be sure to consult with a physician prior to engaging in any exercise program, especially Tabata.

The difficulty with a Tabata workout is properly timing the exercise and rest intervals. This is where the Tabata Timer comes in. All of it's timing components are configurable by you to meet your workout requirements. The Tabata Timer gives you visual cues on the screen and sound cues that will overlay any music that you have playing to alert you to the various stages of your workout.

Keep in mind that the Tabata Timer is NOT a general purpose timer. It is specifically designed for and dedicated to Tabata workouts.

Perform a web search on "Tabata" to learn more.

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What’s New

Version 2.9

Corrected issue with display of remaining cycles.

Ratings and Reviews

Riodeoro11 ,

Easy awesome app

This app is totally perfect for tabata workouts - takes about 5 seconds to figure out how to use it.

Rubthebuddha ,

Used to be the best

This app used to be great. Now every cycle attempts to access my Apple Pay. Delete.

Priyam108 ,

AWesome App!

This app does exactly what it says. It is certainly great for Tabata. Yet also has some flexibility & ability to be customized. i also use it to time how long i hold some yoga poses so it can be used for other workouts. And i never need look at my iPhone during my workout. There are certainly some fancier timers available with more 'bells & whistles'. But this delivers EXACTLY as promised so i give it 5 Stars! (please note: duration of activity timer option maxes out at 60 seconds. Good news: you are not limited to 20 second Tabata protocol; Con: 60 second max limit).


KATR Software Inc.
13.6 MB
Health & Fitness

Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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