Tempo is the bestselling and most accurate metronome on the App Store. Featured as "New and Noteworthy" and "Staff Favorite" by Apple on the main iTunes landing page. If you'll like to try Tempo out before purchasing, download Tempo Lite for free now.

Ever since its release, Tempo has been consistently in the top 100 of the Music category in over 30 countries, and the top paid metronome app in most countries. Tempo's engine is written from the ground up for high accuracy and stability. It keeps going even in device lock mode, making it a useful aid for live drumming.

Tempo features an innovative interface that morphs between modes that each presents a different combination of functionalities optimized for the task at hand. Five modes are available on the iPhone: Basic, Preset, Setlist, Practice and Gig. On the iPad, Preset, Gig and Complete modes are available, the last providing access to all controls.

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Features Summary

• 35 different time signatures, including compound and complex meters: 1-13/2, 1-13/4, 3/8, 5/8(2 variations), 6/8, 7/8(3 variations), 9/8, 12/8 
• 6 rhythm patterns for simple meters and 3 for compound meters 
• Customize accents or turn beats off to create more complex rhythms
• Tap tempo function 
• Tempo ranges from 10 to 800

• Visual feedback in the form of pulsating LEDs
• Two pendulum types, each with two animation types
• Flash whole screen
• Fullscreen display mode with gesture controls

• Store presets in multiple setlists 
• Advanced setlist management including search, overwriting, copying between setlists and multi-deletion
• Quick editing
• Share setlists via email
• Backup via iTunes File Sharing 

Tracker and Automator
• Track number of bars played or time your practice
• Coach Mode alternates between unmuted and muted bars
• Stop playback automatically when limit reached
• Up to 2 bars of voice count in
• Automatic adjustment of tempo every n number of bars or n amount of time
• Loop and auto advance through setlists

• Choose from 14 sound sets, including one optimized for live drumming click tracks 
• Voice counting 
• Vibration mode
• Pan audio left, right or centered
• Volume control and mute button

• Control setlists, tempo and playback with AirTurn, iRig BlueBoard, PageFlip Cicada, headphones remote and other accessories
• Assign action to proximity sensor trigger

• Classical metronome and Italian tempo markings 
• Pitch pipe for playback of all 12 chromatic pitches (calibration from A = 414 to 466 Hz)
• Multi-tasking support: plays in background, with audio from other apps
• Four colour themes
• Theme Editor to create unlimited custom themes

What’s New

Version 4.2.2

• Fixed engine stall on returning to Tempo while earphones are in use, on older devices running iOS 13
• Other minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Fight Like Aido ,

Worth every penny.......

I bought this application on a whim, as a stop gap before getting a new 'real' metronome. I've found after using it for a short time that it has become one of the most useful applications that I have downloaded.

As a professional drummer, I use this metronome to warm up to before gigs and have found it to be easily navagated/programed. The sheer number of simply adjustable features that come with this are very useful and applicable to the various exercises I use everday.

The only thing I would like to see added would be a timer or countdown feature. All in all I'm very happy with my purchase and will continue to use it in place of a 'real' device.

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the hughman ,

Best metronome app I’ve found.

I’ve tried a few apps but none are as simple and versatile as this one.
Any amount of time signatures with the Italian names.
Adjust pitch of secondary beats.
Increase tempo by amount of bars or time.
Save practice lists.
Very clean and simple interface.

To the developers: the two things I’d add would be
1) volume adjustment for the beats so that you can accent beats or soften secondary beats.
2) a maximum for the tempo increase so when you climb to the speed you want to perform at the app holds the tempo.
Maybe in the next update ;) thanks great app.

Jim7368 ,

Very versatile tool

This is an amazing metronome with many very useful functionalities, yet very simple to use. A great app highly recommendable.


Frozen Ape Pte. Ltd.
29 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 and watchOS 2.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Theme Editor €1.09
  2. Premium Theme Pack €1.09


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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