Gym Timer

Gym Timer is an entirely free app. And as its name states, it is about gym and timing. It provides an interface developed to allow fast access to all different timers in your gym session. To pull weight is hard, so we put a lot of effort into making the app interface easy! With Gym Timer you can measure rest intervals and do simple high-intensity workouts.

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This app was developed considering that during one gym session you start lots of timers but start only one activity session.

If your watch does not have a touch screen the button that you usually use to start an activity will NOT do it. This button will START/STOP the TIMER and the TIMER ONLY.

Activity sessions and timers are not started/stopped together, they are separate things. Keep this in mind and you will be a happy user.

Basic features:
- 10 configured timers that you can edit and save
- Each timer has 4 attributes:
1) timer duration. The duration of the main timer.
2) rest timer duration. This timer will automatically start after the main timer.
3) rest timer enabled or disabled. If you disable the rest timer, it will not be showed and the countdown will affect only the main timer.
4) manual or continuous mode. In manual mode, after starting the countdown, a vibration alert will notify you when the timer expires, in continuous mode the timer will automatically restart when the countdown finishes and the number of repetitions will be displayed alongside the timer.

Start a workout to keep track of your activities so they will be uploaded automatically to Garmin Connect and classified as a "FITNESS EQUIPMENT" training.
To change the activity sport see additional features below.

The calories are calculated automatically by Garmin Connect, but a heart rate monitor is required.

Additional features (for registered users only - REGISTRATION IS FREE):
- Configure the sports you want to record on Garmin Connect during your activity sessions.
- Define if the GPS is enabled or not for each sport setting.
- Select your favorite alarm type (sound only, vibration only, sound and vibration).

Basic features

This features are available when you install the app and do not require web site registration.


Initial screen

Initial screen

This is the main screen of the application, it shows the time of day, your current heart rate (requires a heart rate strap or sensor), the duration of your activity session, and timers information.

Initial menu options (touch screen devices)

Initial menu options (touch screen devices)

Edit Timers: allow you to configure the timer parameters.

Get Link Code: Use this link to obtain the code to link your app and enable advanced features.

Link instructions

Initial menu options (non touch screen devices)

Initial menu options (non touch screen devices)

Start Activity: Start activity sessions using this menu option.

Edit Timers: allow you to configure the timer parameters.

Get Link Code: Use this link to obtain the code to link your app and enable advanced features.

Link instructions

Edit Timer

Edit Timer

The timer screen will show the timer configuration, timer name, mode (manual or continuous), main and rest timer duration.

Use the menu button to open configuration options.

Edit Timer Menu

Edit Timer Menu Options

In the edit timer screen, use the menu button to open the configuration options.

Each timer has 4 attributes:

Main Timer: The duration of the main timer

Rest Timer: The duration of the rest timer. It will start automatically after the main timer.

Rest ON/OFF: If you disable the rest timer, it will not be showed and the countdown will affect only the main timer.

Timer Mode: In manual mode, after starting the countdown, an alert will notify you when the timer expires, in continuous mode the timer will automatically restart when the countdown finishes and the number of repetitions will be displayed alongside the timer.

Additional features

The additional features are available only for registered users/apps.

The registration is FREE!


Extended menu options

Extended menu options

Start Activity (ONLY non touch screen devices) : Start activity sessions using this menu option.

Edit Timers: allow you to configure the timer parameters.

Get Link Code: use this to obtain the code you to link your app.


Only linked apps have access to the following options:

Select Sport: user this to select the sport you want to practice.The activity session sport and the enabled sensors are affected by sport selection..

Online Sync: Download your preferences from the web site.

Get Link Code and Online Sync will not be available if there is an activity session in progress.

Select Sport will not be available if you configure only one sport in the web site configurations.

Select Sport

Select sport

Use the Select Sport menu to define the sport that will be used in your activity sessions. The sensors you configured for that sport will be activated.


The bottom of the main screen shows your selected preferences.

The GPS label will be added to sport name to indicate the GPS is enabled.

To configure your sport preferences you have to access the "Config your app" session of the web site.

Configure Your GymTimer App

Web Site Sport Configuration

Web Site Sport Configuration

You can configure up to 5 sports to use in your Gym Timer training sessions.

Your sport selection will affect your recorded session sent to Garmin Connect.

You can define the GPS configuration for each sport.

To configure your sport preferences you have to access the "Config your app" session of the web site.

Configure Your GymTimer App

Sound and Vibration (timer alerts)

Sound and Vibration (timer alerts)

You can configure the type of alarm your watch will use when the countdown finishes.

Only Vibration, Only Sound, Or Sound and Vibration.

Sound option is supported only in the devices Forerunner 920, Fenix 3 and Epix.

To configure your timer alert preferences you have to access the "Config your app" session of the web site.

Configure Your GymTimer App

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