Fitness Buzz: Seconds – an interval timer for smart-phones

smartphone interval timerIn a previous blog I wrote about the benefits of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). HIIT is a great way to maximize a workout in a minimum amount of time.  Interval training can also be done anywhere and anytime – during an outdoor run or on an indoor bike – but the one thing that’s needed is a good timer.

Recently I discovered an excellent interval timer (which I use for outdoor sprints) called “Seconds Pro,” so I thought I would share.  There are several things I really like about this app: for one, it’s completely customizable down to the second.  “Seconds” is also user friendly and works seamlessly while listening to music (whether web-based radio or iTunes). Perhaps my favorite features is that there’s an option to program warning beeps for the beginning and end of each interval, which means you don’t have to look at your phone to know when it’s time to start or end an interval. A final bonus is that this timer app is also compatible with a heart rate monitor strap.

The take away: If you’re looking for a great timer or a new way to push your workouts to the next level, you may want to give “Seconds” a try.   The app is available for both iPhones and Androids:

www.secondsapp.com (iPhone)

Seconds App (Android)

Originally posted 2013-05-22 21:22:36.

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