Keep track of time without being distracted by the device!
Extremely simple and easy timer that fires periodically.
- Sound or vibration (if sound is off).
- Works in the background.
- 3 timer output modes: intervals, total time, countdown.
- You can cancel or pause the timer with a notification.
- Quick Start with 3D Touch.
- Flexibility and minimalism.
- Dirty Hands Mode. Cancel or pause the timer by shaking the device!
Here is a list of known use cases based on real feedback:
Fitness and health:
- Stationary bicycle (interval training)
- On a treadmill
- For HIIT
- Timed medication
- While frying potatoes
- Roasting steaks
- Checking an over or a grill to prevent burning
Learning & science
- Foreign language learning
- As a lab timer
- Periodic data collection
- Speech training
- Presentation timing
- Pick up
- To have a sense of time flying away :)
Q: Why the timer doesn't work in the background?
A: You should allow notifications.
Q: How to turn off the sound and turn on the vibration?
A: On the device, turn the Silent Mode on.
Q: How to switch the Timer Output Mode?
A: To switch the Output Mode touch the timer display at the top of the screen.
Q: What is Dirty Hands Mode?
A: Dirty Hands Mode allows to start/cancel the timer by shaking the device. Thus, you don't touch the screen, what can be useful while cooking, for example. The app should be open.
If you still have questions or suggestions, you can visit the support page (https://goo.gl/forms/pggVBcaBxdW85EGE3), the Facebook group (http://www.facebook.com/groups/PeriodicTimer/) or you can email me (email@example.com).
If you like the app - please, rate it!
- Fixed crashes.
- Improved iPhone X UI.
- Fixed "Write a review" link.
- Improved description.
- Added ring sound "30 Sec Alert" (+ version only).
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Ratings and Reviews
Great interval timer with some down sides
It’s simple and works. Some of the negative reviews don’t realize the constraints put on developer by iOS/Watch OS. To achieve this app, the developer has a couple workarounds.
The big workaround is that it activates the heart rate sensor as if you’re exercising and even logs it as an activity. Because of this, I probably will only use it for exercise.
There’s no other way on WatchOS to make this app work.
Developer Response ,
Hi, PineBreeze! You are reporting that app isn't running in the background on iOS. But it actually able to. To activate background alerts go to Settings and enable notifications. See this pic for more details: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1495488890502165&l=20ae890ddc
Good basic idea but drains battery
I was using this to stand up every 30 minutes while at work. Just realized this actually starts workout mode (with heart rate monitor)... why?? This drains my battery super fast plus misguides my actual fitness data... if you want to keep that feature add a toggle for people not using this for workouts
Developer Response ,
Hi! Workout mode is required to run the timer while screen is off. Unfortunately, there are no other ways. To reduce battery usage you can go to Settings > General > Workout and activate Power Saving Mode on your watch.
Free version is not helpful
In the free version you can’t change ring tone. All you get is a single beep with no vibration.
Developer Response ,
The first version of the app was free and had all the features it has now. Then I added some new features and decided to make most of them to be paid. Because this app is not simple any more, since it supports Apple Watch. It eats months of my time! BTW, do you even know that I pay $99 per year to Apple just to allow this app to be sold in App Store? Also, I live in ex-USSR and you live in US (or at least pretend, because you use US store) and it's very hilarious to hear that I must to give smth for free to you. How often do you work for free?
- Vladimir Kelin
- 43.7 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Belarusian, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2014 Vladimir Kelin
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.