What is Pacer?
Pacer is an interval fitness timer for iPhone and iPad. With just a few swipes and taps you can create a timer that will ensure you get the most out of your workouts.
You don't need to spend hours in the gym to see results. What you need is to ensure the minutes you spend exercising, wherever you exercise, are quality minutes.
What Pacer does better than any other fitness timer app is it makes creating and using timers easy, quick and fun.
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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