Tabata Stopwatch Pro is the ultimate Tabata Interval Timer that works for 'all' your interval training needs. You can use it with Tabata, HIIT, kettlebells, bodyweight exercises, interval running, sprints, etc.

Tabata Stopwatch Pro is a universal (both iPhone and iPad) feature packed interval timer for people who follow the Tabata training method. The main thing the Tabata app will aid you with is automating your exercise, rest, cooldown and other intervals. As simple as this sounds, it has a profound effect on your workout. You will be able to concentrate much better, won’t have to constantly count and honestly the whole workout just goes by faster. Try it with your Tabata, HIIT, kettlebells, bodyweight exercises, interval running, sprints, and other workouts.

Designed with both beginners and advanced users in mind Tabata Stopwatch Pro comes ready to use with basic Tabata already set up for you. As you gain more experience you can customize all intervals to match your pace. You may even create and store your own interval presets to quickly change to different workouts.

Tabata Stopwatch Pro is loaded with beeps that help identify what part of a workout you are in, interval beeps for example tell you when a new interval has started. Tabata Stopwatch Pro also has voice support that announces intervals to further help you focus on your workout. Oh and what would an exercise app be without music, select your favorite tracks from your iPod and blast through that workout.

The Apple Health app is supported and the Tabata app will write your Tabata workout times, calorie burned estimates and heart rates (needs a chest strap heart rate monitor and Pro purchase) after each workout.

By far the best app for Tabata training available for your iPhone and iPad, Tabata Stopwatch Pro includes:

+ Pro grade Tabata timer.
+ Ready to use out of the box. Classic Tabata already set up for you.
+ Simple to use, just push play.
+ Works on both iPhone and iPad.
+ Comes with 2 beautiful themes.
+ Color coded display visible from afar. Colors represent the amount of energy you are using in an interval.
+ Customize initial countdown and warmup time.
+ Customize exercise, rest, recovery and cooldown intervals.
+ Adjust the number of sets and cycles to match your pace.
+ Jump between intervals in the middle of a workout as needed.
+ Build presets to support your multiple interval training needs (Pro purchase needed).
+ Pause your workouts if needed.
+ Works with the screen locked and in your pocket (Pro purchase needed).
+ Interval beeps for each individual interval. Need a separate beep to mark when it's time to rest, no problem.
+ Interval vibration.
+ Continuous beeps.
+ Three second beeps.
+ Halfway beeps.
+ Voice assist so that you focus on your workout and not the screen.
+ Workout to music from your iPod.
+ Set music to pause to hear beeps and voice assist clearly.
+ Shuffle tracks or albums to suit your taste and workout.
+ Apple Health support.

Pro Features:

Some features of the app require a paid Pro Features In App Purchase. These include working in the background, no ads, access to announcement settings, the ability to use chest strap heart rate monitors and more sounds. You can find out more about these by clicking on the GET PRO button in the app settings on the top right.

This IS the best app in it's class, just have a look at the reviews.

Health Disclaimer:

Exercising can be extremely stressful for the body, please consult your doctor, trainer or coach before using this app. This app does not aim to teach, coach or guide you with fitness, exercises or working out. It is a utility for people (adults only) who already know what they are doing and why. Further, calculations for workout times, calories burned and heart rates when working out are only approximations and should not be used for any medical purposes.

What’s New

Version 2.1.8

Version 2.1.8 fixes a crash in the app when using heart rate monitors on iOS 13. Sorry about this, things should be a-ok again.

As always, we really care about your feedback so talk to us about things you like and dislike. We’re on

Have awesome workouts, More soon.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
29.7K Ratings

29.7K Ratings

WapitiSpokes ,

Features in pro version don’t work

Useful timer but fairly basic with limited ability to customize functions such as the timing of alerts. Most alerts are also somewhat obnoxious, they would do well to include a selection of clear, identifiable alerts that are more subdued. I do have a gripe. I paid for the pro version after using the basic. The improvements were minor. Which I suppose is what it is. HOWEVER many of the functions flat out don’t work or function improperly interfering with basic features. For instance, the option for a tone three seconds prior to the end of an exercise repeats itself with one second to go. There are similar problems with other functions. There appears to be no option to increase the sound volume on voice announcements relative to music playing simultaneously. There is a function to reduce (or turn off?) music volume during voice announcements BUT IT DOESN'T WORK. In conclusion this is a good basic interval timer that is a few tweaks away from being awesome. Which suggests to me that the designers don’t care / they just want folks to buy the pro version. I hope they prove me wrong by fixing the “broken “ functions first, then improve customizability.

Developer Response ,

Hey, this is not true at all. All intervals are completely customizable and can go from 0 seconds to 90 minutes. You are also able to select the number of sets and cycles to completely customize your Tabata workouts.

You can turn any of the beep alerts on or off and select more mellow sounds if you find the defaults a little too harsh. The voice alerts are also selectable and tuneable under the Announce settings.

Also, every single ONE of the Pro features WORKS. The 3 second tone that you point out is not a part of Pro features at all. It also sounds on all 3 of the last 3 seconds 3..2..1, though it does work best if you select a shorter beep sound that is a second or less.

We are unable to control device volume as iOS does not allow it and play everything at device volume. We do have an option to pause music during announcements and beeps and it's one of our most popular features that works great.

We are also happy to help with the problems you describe and it would be great if you could send us a short video of these issues. Very happy to help with them. We are on for more.

If you are not happy you can also get a refund for the app via iTunes support.

pinkie frog ,


Glad I found this app! It works right out of the box. It's preset for the 4 minute (8 rounds of 20second/10 second) Tabata times, all you do is click one click to start. To do another Tabata you have to click the x first to clear the old one. I didn't realize that at first and thought it had quit working. Very simple screen, the numbers are big and easy to see, and there is a small 3 beeps to alert you to change from exercise to rest, plus a woman's voice. There is a banner ad across the top, I guess that would go away if you get the paid version. Try it, you'll like it!

TonyBabarino ,

Excellent and clean interface

This time or does everything you could possibly imagine. Paid version even better!! The only one thing I wish they would do, and that should be an easy fix, is that we should be able to wind back/forward the timer with a slider in real time and/or with "short taps" or 3D hard press on forward/rewind buttons by 5 seconds per tap or press. Ex: press PER 5 sec (fwd or back) or hard press for fwd/back one full set. Currently forward/rewind taps move you COMPLETELY fwd/back per tap. Add feature for moving in small chunks of time and this timer will be King!!!!!


Anuj Seth
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Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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