Tabata Timer

Tabata Timer

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The Tabata Timer is a device that will help you maintain the proper interval during your Tabata workout. For those unfamiliar with Tabata, a Tabata workout is an interval training cycle that consists of a period of sustained, intense activity followed by a short period of rest. This cycle continues over a number of iterations to form an entire Tabata workout. The unique thing about the Tabata workout is that it is very short, with most intervals measured in seconds rather than minutes or hours. That standard Tabata workout consists of 8 cycles comprised of a 20 second intense workout followed by a 10 seconds rest period. If your workout happened to be running, you would run absolutely as fast as you possibly can in an all out sprint for 20 seconds. When your time is up, you would rest for 10 seconds. Repeat this cycle 8 times. It may sound easy, however you'll be surprised at just how difficult it is. Some studies suggest that a Tabata workout may actually be more beneficial than the standard cardio workout.

Be sure to consult with a physician prior to engaging in any exercise program, especially Tabata.

The difficulty with a Tabata workout is properly timing the exercise and rest intervals. This is where the Tabata Timer comes in. All of it's timing components are configurable by you to meet your workout requirements. The Tabata Timer gives you visual cues on the screen and sound cues that will overlay any music that you have playing to alert you to the various stages of your workout.

Keep in mind that the Tabata Timer is NOT a general purpose timer. It is specifically designed for and dedicated to Tabata workouts.

Perform a web search on "Tabata" to learn more.

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Recently changed in this version

1.3
Enabled the volume keys to control the sound within the application

1.2
Changed screen color when paused. Corrected some problems when viewing on smaller displays. Formatted the time in MM:SS for values of 60 and greater.


Comments and ratings for Tabata Timer
  • (67 stars)

    by Keerthi Madapusi Pera on 29/05/2013

    But pretty good when it comes to utility.

  • (67 stars)

    by A Google User on 04/02/2012

    Good app, red/green coloured screen for easy recognition of cycles, could do with louder commencement sound...cease whistle is fine

  • (67 stars)

    by Chris Knight - Certified Fitness Specialist and Nutrition Coach on 18/06/2011

    This app works great for me. I own the SevenWellness.com personal training studio and I like how this app works while Pandora is playing in background

  • (67 stars)

    by Bird on 04/06/2011

    I've tried dozens of interval timers. This is the one of the very few that stays on when screen is off and allows you to pick your alarm sounds.