HIIT, Tabata, Pyramids - do them all your way in PyramidTimer - 100% customisable, elegant and intuitive exercise timer and heart rate tracker.
◦ Number of sets
◦ Number of reps
◦ Interval length
◦ Amount of rest (automatic / manual options)
◦ Interval profile (longest first, shortest first, longest in the middle or all the same length)
Beautiful real-time heart rate plotting:
◦ Add heart rate tracking using a bluetooth monitor
◦ See current heart rate, as well as min and max rates for the whole session
◦ Heart rate history plots against intervals as your timer runs
◦ Create a HIIT profile to easily work out your max HR
NOT JUST A TIMER
◦ As well as timed active intervals, PyramidTimer gives supports distance-based intervals too
◦ Train those 400m intervals anywhere, or 1000m, or 400-300-200, or... well you get the idea!
◦ Rest timer begins automatically as soon as you've completed the interval distance
◦ Rest time is fully customisable - you choose either fix a duration or choose an automatic amount relative to interval distance (the proportion is customisable)
◦ Combined with heart rate tracking you can easily work out your max HR using 8x20s sprints
No need to define your favourite timer for every workout:
◦ Save unlimited timer profiles
◦ Load profiles in an instant
◦ Your last used profile will re-load automatically next time
◦ Crystal clear timer countdown for current interval
◦ Red/blue (go/rest) interval representation - higher bars are longer intervals
◦ Progress animation for current interval
◦ Boop sound at start and end of each active interval (won't interrupt your music)
◦ Total session time remaining countdown
SUPER EASY TO USE
For your convenience:
◦ Create your timer profile with interactive sliders
◦ Helper information available for every setting - you can't go wrong
◦ Visual representation of your session updates in real-time as you set it up - no guess work or nasty surprises, you know exactly what your timer will be
◦ Green indicator moves to show current interval
◦ Pause any time
Get fit fast!
◦ Varying length intervals in Pyramid Timer allow you to work different muscle groups and energy systems all in the same session, getting you the sporting edge faster.
◦ Do short HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)
◦ Long endurance sessions
◦ ...and everything in between!
- Allows rests between sets any length down to 0
- Renamed 'Sets' to 'Intervals'
Ratings and Reviews
This remains my go to timer! This is a fantastic timer with a lot of versatility. Being able to set multiple intervals has been the most helpful feature.
The features that make this app really useful are only available in the “Pro” or “Enhanced” version. The app description does not mention this and in-app purchases are not identified. You only find out about the purchase AFTER you download the free version. There is no way to know what the upgrade costs unless you tap the upgrade button. It costs $1.99. There is no obvious way to cancel and go back to the app without purchasing the upgrade. So I was forced to purchase the upgrade. Not happy.
I should have looked at the reviews - only 5 and all made on the same day. This suggests a less than honorable intention in marketing.
The “Enhanced” version has UI deficiencies so I will call this a $2 learning experience and move on to another app.
Thanks for the quick response (earns another star in my book). I will keep the app and continue my learning experience with it. I will update this review as I gain more experience using it.
Developer Response ,
I’m sorry you felt pressured into buying the app. You are free to request a refund through Apple. It was never my intention to make the purchase forced and a lot of functionality is available for free, please accept that as a solo app developer I have to try to make ends meet also.
Update: I hope your next experiences are better, please let me know if you have any other suggestions.
Awesome free app
I use this app for all my personal workouts and when I work with my patients in a group setting. It's a great way to keep intensity and effort high!
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- Simon Moss
- 18.4 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
- © Simon Charles Moss
- In-App Purchases
- Enhanced Version $1.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.