Why use a fitness timer?
Just a few minutes of interval workouts a day can increase fat burning and endurance capacity. Research shows you can achieve more progress in a mere 10 minutes of interval training than running for an hour.
Pacer comes with the most popular timers
Intervals. This is a generic interval setting of 30 seconds at low intensity, followed by 30 seconds at high intensity completed by a 30 second rest. You can repeat it as many times as you want.
Tabata. A Tabata is a specific interval workout of 20 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated 8 times. What exercises can you do in a Tabata? Well, pretty much anything, but we recommend you pick something easy. You'll be repeating it a lot for about 4 minutes.
Custom. Start with any interval timer and you can add/remove intervals; change interval intensity; and of course change the number of sets.
Countdown. A countdown is the simplest a timer can be. It's one interval of any duration. It's great for a warm-up, a run or a cool-down.
Stopwatch. Not all exercises should be time-based. Some should be work- or rep-based. For those you can use a stopwatch.
Understanding the Visuals
Colors are codeD for intensity
INTENSITY OVER DURATION
Timers are represented visually with bar charts. Here's what you need to know:
- Y-axis is the intensity of the interval.
- X-axis is the duration of the interval.
In the graph above all intervals are the same duration, but they are all different intensities.
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