Apple Watch: How to Use the Timer App

The Timer app on Apple Watch counts down a set period. It enables you to set a single timer to count down the time remaining for a period, for example, the time left to finish a task. You can choose between setting a timer of up to 12 hours or up to 24 hours. After setting the timer running, you can pause it. Then you can resume it as needed.

How To Set An Alarm Or Timer On Apple Watch [Video]

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How to Use the Timer App

  • Lift your wrist to wake Apple Watch, and the watch face will appear.
  • Click the Digital Crown, and the Home screen will appear.
  • Tap Timer to open the Stopwatch app.
  • Force-touch the screen to display the screen for choosing the timer length.
  • Tap 0-12 or 0-24 hours, as you prefer, and the Timer controls will appear.
  • Turn the Digital Crown to set the number of hours.
  • Tap Minutes and then turn the Digital Crown again to set the number of minutes.
  • Tap Start and the timer starts.
  • You can stop the Timer by tapping Pause.
  • To cancel Timer, tap Cancel.

Set the Timer Using Siri

To use Siri when you set the Timer:

  • Activate Siri by saying Hey Siri. You can also press and hold the Digital Crown.
  • Give a command. For example, set the Timer for 20 minutes.

A Few Best Apple Watch Timer Apps

Wake Alarm Clock by Pedro Fernandes: More often than not, due to stress or work people aren’t able to have a complete sleep. As a result, they fall ill or become prey to health related illness. Walk Alarm Clock lets you keep a track of your sleep providing all the necessary data that helps you improve your sleep. With the use of this Apple Watch app, you can figure out whether you sleep properly or not. It also lets you know how much time is left before you need to wake up. You can check out your last night sleep duration, efficiency, bed and rise time.

Easy Cooking Timer by Geoff Hackworth: Easy Cooking Timer has been specifically designed to let you cook as per your scheduled time so that you don’t get late. You can enter the details of steps and times you require for particular items in your meal and go ahead with cooking. Through notification alerts, it keeps informed every time you have to perform a step. You can also keep a close eye on Today Widget to monitor your progress easily. If you are willing to improve cook fast with absolute precision, you should have a try at it.

Moment by Managing time to the best effect is an art which very few are able to master. Moment lets you manage your time in the best possible manner. Through rich insights with regard to improving your time management, this Apple Watch app provides you a better perspective that eventually pays dividends. You can set your everyday goals and track them. It lets you assign the right value to every event you complete in calendar so that you are able to get better over time.

Tick by This is a highly useful timer app for Apple Watch. This app allows you to start a new timer instantly. It integrates with Freshbooks, Quickbooks and Basecamp in order to provide accurate time tracking and budget feedback that play a vital role for your project management. You can review your daily and weekly time goals from the Home screen of your Apple Watch itself. If you are looking for a multi-tasking timer app, you don’t need to look beyond Tick.

Timer+ by Minima Software: You can set multiple timers and stopwatches at once! Time by the second, minute or hour. Runs in the background so you’re free to use other apps. Includes a Today extension and iPad multitasking support. Users can create, label and reuse timers for anything – yoga stretches, timed quizzes, cooking rice, napping, therapeutic treatments or remembering to take your pills. Perfect for busy people, multi-taskers and forgetful folks.

Best Sand Timer by Serhii Simkovskyi: Digital sand timer with artistic design. Time flows and does it stylishly. This digitized hourglass can be used to time anything for up to 60 minutes. It’s like having a nice looking visual indicator of how much time is left on your task. Timer visualizes time to kids and lets them feel the time. Without reading or even knowing the numbers one can look at the visualized time flow, feel it and understand how long to wait or whether to hurry up.

Timer Free: Multiple Countdown + Reminder by Droxic OOD: Use Timer Free as timer, reminder,countdown, task manager, to-do list and alarm. Set as many timers you want, create sub-timers to any major timer, keep many timers/sub-timers in a parallel mode and save them all for a future usage! Organize your time no matter whenever you are.

@Timer by Contrast: Timer is the ultimate one-tap timer. Setting a timer shouldn’t be a chore. Tap to start, tap to stop, tap and hold to edit. That’s it. That’s Timer. Lovingly crafted to provide the effortless management of up to fifteen customizable reminders. Your time is limited and shouldn’t be wasted trying to decipher complicated apps.



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