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UltraTimer app for iPhone and iPad

4.6 ( 7936 ratings )
Sports Health & Fitness
Developer: Plain and Simple Software
1.99 USD
Current version: 7.5, last update: 6 months ago
First release : 03 Sep 2008
App size: 20.91 Mb

- Reviews -

"UltraTimer by Plain and Simple Software is an ideal tool if you want to use your iPhone or iPod touch to keep you on track... UltraTimer is a simple but valuable tool for anyone who requires a flexible, hands-free event timer."
- by Kyle Bailey,

"Ultratimer: a must-have for interval training. ... Of the timers that Ive tested, UltraTimer is my favorite. Its combination of ease-of-use and functionality make it the benchmark fitness timer app."
- by Sang Tang,

"So I purchased the UltraTimer app from the AppStore on my iPhone. It was the only purchased app I have that was worth it!"
- by Casey,

"...the other thing that I have come to love is my Ultratimer application on my iPod... the Ultratimer is a step beyond."
- by Jennifer,

"UltraTimer iPhone App Is EXACTLY What I’ve Been Looking For. ... I was worried that it might be difficult to use, but I found it incredibly easy and I was running with a program that only took me about five minutes to program, and that included recording the voice prompts."
- by Laura Moncur,

- Description -

UltraTimer is the original fully-programmable and customizable interval timer in the AppStore. As a result, it is the most refined and feature-rich interval timer today!

UltraTimer is an easy and convenient way of timing any activity or series of activities. You can set a single timer or multiple timers, each including series of count-down intervals that run back-to-back. Each interval can be customized to play a different alarm sound from the included library, as well as change the background color for visual feedback.

It is easy to set up intervals for any activity: training (martial arts, boxing, mma, circuit training, interval training, Crossfit, HIIT / HIT, yoga, meditation, exercise, workout, cycling, running, etc), time management for switching between multiple projects, or anything else you can think of.

For a complete workout, you can set up a Timer Group which will play individual timers back to back. Start out with your favorite Warm Up timer, then run through your favorite Training timer, and end with a Stretching timer. UltraTrainer will run you through your full workout automatically.

The included sound library comes with a wide variety of reminder sounds suitable for relaxing timers, high intensity activities, and everything in between. Custom sounds can also be recorded via the microphone; you are not limited to the included sound library.

Exclusive to our products, users can browse the Timer Exchange, a community where people freely exchange timers. Search, browse, and download timers that other users have uploaded. If you want, you can upload your own timers to share with others.

If a friend also owns UltraTimer, you can exchange timers via e-mail or the clipboard to use other methods.

Using UltraTimer with music playing is not a problem. You can begin playing music on the timer screen, pause it, or skip to the next track.

Just a few features in UltraTimer:
- Timer Exchange community
- Runs in the background
- Copy/Paste Intervals and Actions
- Delayed start time
- Over 70 included sounds
- Record your own sounds
- Large countdown timer display
- iPod music playback control lets you pause/play the current track or move to the next track from the countdown timer screen
- Pause the timer to temporarily halt the activity
- Timer state is saved if it is interrupted
- Still runs if screen is locked
- Intuitive setup

If youre looking for an App that coaches you as you train, check out "UltraTrainer."

Pros and cons of UltraTimer app for iPhone and iPad

UltraTimer app good for

I use this for work time management most days and for workouts often. I am satisfied with the creation and timer running aspects. I wish UltraTimer defaulted to a most used timers list, as I have to navigate much more than is in any way justified.
This program works exactly as described. Good updates. Workout with visual or audio cues. Use installed sounds or record your own. Setup your program, Start UT, lock the screen and get busy. No cheating with this program, it helps keep your comlpiance in check. Work hard. Hope this helps. I use it almost everyday.
This makes it easy to have interval training with repeated intervals or very complex list of intervals. The alarms are audible over music and the choices of colors and picture backgrounds are very helpful. I love the spoken alarms! All in all, everything one needs in a timer, even a delay function!!!
Great product. It would be handy to have a built in "pause" or break you could add without having to make an interval but thats minor.
With the ability of making you own timers and your own programs makes this the best timer ever. Real timers cost over $150 - $300
I only bought this App today and its fantastic! My kids and I wanted to increase our Suppleness so at the moment weve primarily used it for a stretch routine, and its Great, as Ive set up a transition time between each exercise and used the count down as a leg or arm swap. If you want to programme your workout, and not look at a scrap of paper and cant remember what youre going to do next or not Cheat, then this is so amazing, I think Im now going to programme a routine for me. I also like how you can add your "timers" together, so you can mix and match your workouts, Super!

Some bad moments

This timer helps to time my Pilates exercises. While the programme has almost all features you could wish like timing eache exercise with a distinct length, record own starting announcements for each exercise there are some things which I miss: 1. It would be great while you are running time programme that you could see in one interval allready the next upcoming interval (as a kind of preparation) 2. Sometimes you are in a hurry and you want to sikp one or two intervals. Unfortunately the UltraTimer does not allow this. 3. It took quite a while to programme my Pilates timer, so I would like to share it with friends but UltraTimer has no feature to allow this. 4. While recording anouncements is great it would be handy if you would need not name them all individually but that UltraTimer takes the name of the interval as standard and you could choose to name it differently Some negatives: Although UltraTimer claims to listen to customers, email-contact with them was unsatisfying eg they often do not answer. They also do not continously work to make their product better hence they have not updated the programme for a long-time. And unfortunately absolute no goes: Not only does the app crashes quite often. It also deletes the individual workouts you have programmed in every now and then. Sorry but there is only one word for this: not usable
This app is great and fits my needs perfectly only it doesnt save the timers I create, which I spent lots of time on putting together. When you leave the app and go into something else and come back to it it goes back to default with only the example timers available and my custom timers are gone. This would be a 4-5 star review if not for this problem.
The app is unstable, and it crashes consistently and unpredictably. Ive had a workout in which it crashed 3 times, even while sprinting! So frustrating!
I have been a long time UltraTimer user and have found this to be the best interval timer for my needs. I havent used the app in a quite a few months and recently got back into fitness only to find the app crashes on selection of any category on Ios 7/ iPhone 4. This is a show stopper. P&S Software please fix.
A lot of bugs. Doesnt keep consistent intervals. The work/rest intervals periodically flip-flop, so you cant do a full workout as you designed it without things screwing up.
This was my most used app. Since I upgraded to 5.0, the app will not open. I lost all my workouts. Spent two hours recreating the workouts, but now it crashes all the time. How could you release this garbage? The development team should be fired!!!