Seconds is an extremely popular, and highly versatile interval timer app for High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Tabata and circuit training workouts.
Download Seconds for free on iOS or Android and try all it's features. A one time in-app purchase for the Seconds Pro upgrade will allow you to save your timers rather than recreating them each time.
Seconds comes with templates for common interval programming allowing to build advanced timers in a matter of moments.
If the templates do not fit your needs you can use the custom timer to build your timer one interval at a time. You can even combine and loop through many timers using the compound timer.
Often when working out you just want to keep your phone in your pocket and get on with it. But if you are doing a circuit involving many intervals how do you remember what's next?
Seconds will speak your interval names, so this is never a problem. There is even an option to let you know what the next interval is so you have time to prepare before it starts.
If you are looking for a mediation or yoga timer text-to-speech or high pitch beeps may not be appropriate. For situations like these Seconds comes with more soothing alerts such as bells and gongs, or you may wish to have no alert sounds at all, or just a vibration. All these options are available.
Seconds provides plenty of options for how you listen to your music while you workout. A few options include:
Of course, if none of those suit you, you can simply listen to your favourite music player in the background and Seconds will play it's alerts over the top.
Importing and exporting timers from Seconds Pro could not be simpler. Just select the timers you wish to share and hit Export. Timers can be sent via email or AirDrop (on iOS devices).
Timers can even be shared with friends that don't have the app via the web sharing function. Once shared, an online timer will be created for anyone to use on any device.
Seconds Interval Timer will continue to alert you of interval changes whether in the background or the foreground.
Colored intervals are great when you just need a visual clue to see which interval you are on and what is coming up next. Seconds displays the the whole screen in the current intervals color, apart from the next interval which uses it's own color.
Seconds has 10 colors to choose from with an advanced option to customize the colors if you wish.
Seconds utilises all the available width for the main timer display so it's easy to read at a glance. By default it displays the interval time remaining, but can be configured to show total time remaining, or elapsed times.
It’s close to perfect 😁
Use this to time my stretches. Helps keep me remember all my stretches and stay on task. Really appreciate the ease of use.
Very happy with easy to use app, my “personal trainer”. I read that doing one “Tabata” set a day is sufficient to keep metabolism revved up. That is about 15 min., including a 5 min. warmup and a quick cool down. So I just turn on app and just do it (as often as possible) Love that there are a few preprogrammed timers. My husband purchased another app, does not work as well. Support for this app responsive, pleased with quick feedback when I had an issue. Definitely recommend.
I have all my instructors download it so we can exchange workout ideas and maintain consistency. Also, the seconds pro team is great with any questions. Awesome tool for workout enthusiasts.
I’ve tried a few timers, and so far this is the most versatile one I’ve run across. I wouldn’t change a thing!
Just wish there was an iPad version
You can customize a timer for any occasion.
I utilize them for run-walk intervals during races.
This is a great timer — not just for exercise, but for automating the timing of any routine, of any length or complexity. I use it for regulating my workday, which requires strict timing of a set-up period, a clean-up period, and multiple regular breaks. Simple and effective. I don’t personally need it to play a pre-set audio-playlist, but I can see how this could be useful for many people’s routines.
I had some trouble upgrading from the free version to the Pro version, and again Restoring Purchases later. I found this was because I was working from the free version of the app, and that I could bypass the whole issue by deleting the free version and starting afresh with the Pro version (i.e. Downloading it as if it were a new app). Problem solved.
(There are ways to back up and transfer your timers & settings when doing this, but I just set them up manually again in the Pro version.)
I’m giving it 5 stars because I love the app, and because the customer service team (just a married couple) is committed and responsive and seems to care. They've built a great app.
When I have tried to follow physical therapy exercise regimen at home in the past. It was very difficult to do it consistently. Since using Seconds I found it much easier to do the exercises as planned. It also allows for making minor adjustments. I love the fact that you can can listen to music or other things while you exercise.
Love using this app- let's me customize all my timers and has so many other customizations. Works really well with my Apple Watch - one of the reasons apps I use daily - keep up the great work
I’ve tried a few timers, and so far this is the most versatile one I’ve run across. I wish there was an option to share timers, however. Aside from that, I wouldn’t change a thing.