- Sep 5, 2010
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$2 on Samsung app store.
Timers are a dime a dozen but what if you want 2 different times in sequence, such as study time and break time.
What I got this app for was when kayaking and bicycle riding I tend to push myself until I burn out and end up limping back to my starting point or finish point. I've never been one to take breaks at work, at play or study time and it isn't always the best thing to not do.
Yesterday it was 98f in the shade when I set out in the kayak in direct sunlight (phone in dry case gave over heat warning before I left that it was 136f so I had to shut it off even though it was on but sleeping so no pretty pictures of the geese today) and I was paddling for a destination and not a timed one. The destination was about an hour out and it was an out and back so 2 hours of paddling meant I was going to need to take some breaks at some point. This app was exactly what I needed to keep from pushing myself further than I should without stopping. I set the first timer to 30 minutes and second to 10 minutes. At 30 minutes I was about a minute from passing under a bridge so I hit the pause button until I reached the bridge, dropped anchor and rested in the shade for 10 minutes. It wasn't easy staying relatively still for that long but it worked out great because I got the other half of the trek done in under 30 minutes and spent the extra time until the timer went off splashing water on myself as I played in the water at the outcrop my destination was, getting nicely refreshed. I also tapped the pause button on the break timer and just had some fun hopping rocks and getting my feet and legs soaked.On the return trip I made it to the same bridge in under 30 minutes so I paddled around just prior to it until the timer went off, spent the 10 minutes under the bridge. At this point I knew taking those breaks was a smart thing to do. I made it back to my truck for the second half again in under 30 minutes so I paddled around the dock some before landing the boat. Yeah I was soaked and hot but not dragging and half dead feeling.
Anyway the app can run in the background, like I was using S Health for the mapping and checking my heart rate more than normal because it was so hot, or can be left in the foreground and that keeps the screen on. Tap home button and it keeps running but screen will go to sleep like normal, saving battery. It has pause and resume for each timer, times can easily be renamed, has a repeat on or off setting, vibrate or not and tone or not. Color changing if the fonts was ludicrously simple, just tap the color in the graph and it shows a preview above. I went from white to the color in the screen shot while in direct sunlight so I could get the best color for direct sunlight without guessing.
There's no companion app for the phone, it's totally standalone
Here's a few shots. I set each timer to 15 seconds in one shot for illustration.
I got this app because the developer has 2 other free (no ads or other gimmicks) that work great on my S and are the only ones of their kind for total a standalone Bible app and a daily devotional app based on the Red letter verses.
I wanted to support the well done freebie apps and really didn't think I'd even use it until he emailed me and asked what I thought of it. I used to fire grilling dinner this evening also.
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