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Time your workouts to perfection

Top fitness timer apps

Tired of counting reps or waiting for the circuit timer in the gym to beep? Want to create your own unique workout structure? Well, there’s an app for that…

Whether you’re doing a Tabata, EMOM or AMRAP metcon, stop worrying about the time and rather focus on your form by downloading a timer app for your smartphone. They’re the perfect way to up your intensity and fit your workout.

Here are 8 interval timer apps worth checking out:

Interval Timer app icon  Interval Timer

This free all-round interval timing app is easy to use and can structure interval circuit training, CrossFit, boxing, calisthenics and Tabatas, with the ability to customise rest periods. The full screen colour-coded gestures make the minimalistic interface easy to read, even when you’re at full tilt.

Available for Android.

Seconds Interval Timer HIIT app icon  Seconds Interval Timer HIIT

An advanced interval training timer app that has been downloaded over 5 million times. Seconds comes with templates for HIIT, Tabata and Circuit Training making it very easy to quickly create a timer for your workouts. The timing screen has a large time display that can easily be read from a distance. It works in portrait or landscape.  The app also supports Bluetooth heart rate sensors.

Available for iOS

Interval Timer Pro app icon  Interval Timer Pro

Whether your into cycling, running, lifting weights, stretching, boxing, MMA or HIT bodyweight workouts, this interval timer will be an invaluable tool. You can run it in the foreground, background or with your device locked. This reliable app allows you specify an overall time as well as program High/Low intensity interval and rest time between sets.

Available for iOS

  Circuit Training Interval Timer Pro

Users can structure their circuit workouts according to different intervals via an intuitive and user-friendly interface. Create and configure timers once and use them multiple times.The app then lets users know when it’s time to stop and when it’s time to train.

Available for iOS

Tabata app icon  Tabata Timer

A simple interface lets users start a workout with one click, while advanced users can customise their workouts via a variety of settings and to fine-tune their sessions to fit their needs. The interface is intuitive for easy navigation and set-up.

Available for Android

  SmartWOD Timer

SmartWOD Timer is a simple and easy to use timer app for all common functional fitness WODs, including AMRAPs, For Time, EMOM and Tabata workouts. Just choose the workout type, set the duration and go!

Available for Android

4Time WOD Timer app icon4Time WOD Timer

Offers simple and reliable timers to use with your metcon-style workouts. 4Time contains a standard timer, countdown timer, interval timer, lap timer, and a fully programmable Tabata timer.

Available for iOS

Push Press Timer app icon  Push Press Timer

A free, clean and easy-to-use timer built with high intensity workouts in mind. Ideal for any interval-based workout, including AMRAPs, Count Ups, Count Downs, EMOMs, Tabatas and more!

Available for iOS

Author: Pedro van Gaalen

When he’s not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He’s worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.

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