What are the best HIIT timer apps for Android?

HIIT is a great way to lose fat and burn calories faster than normal exercise. It is physically intense, but it has many health benefits. To start using HIIT in your workout routine, take your pick of these HIIT timer apps for Android that can help in keeping track of your workout. HIIT the gym now!

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    #1Tabata Timer for HIIT

    Tabata Timer for HIIT

    Tabata Timer for HIIT is a HIIT timer app by Simple Vision. The timer is specifically made for a variant of HIIT called Tabata training. Users can create their own custom timer with a clear display.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Samantha Little
    Written on July 19, 2019
    "I really want to try the HIIT workout, Tabata, because I really need to lose weight. This is the best HIIT timer app on android because it makes it really simple for me to customize the number of tabatas I want in a day and in which intervals I can work with! "
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    #2Tabata Timer

    Tabata Timer

    Tabata Timer is a HIIT timer designed for Android. The interval timer for HIIT workout is customizable by color, intervals, sequences of workouts, and more. The app also has a voice assistant.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Caroline Lin
    Written on July 19, 2019
    "I've seen a bunch of hiit timer app on android but this Tabata timer is the easiest to use and maneuver. It's very simple to customize my workouts to fit my health condition. I can see results already :D "
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    #3Runtastic Workout Timer

    Runtastic Workout Timer

    Runtastic Workout Timer is a timer for HIIT workouts that is available as an APK file for Android phones. The app helps users customize their intervals and workouts according to their preference.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Cheryl Holland
    Written on January 6, 2018
    "If you need the best HIIT timer app for your Android, you should consider the Runtastic Workout Timer App for great interval and circuit training. With this useful tool, you can set your own intervals and make your own workouts customizable to your needs. I really do enjoy using this app and you will definitely not regret giving it a shot!"

WHAT'S THE MEANING?

High-intensity interval training or HIIT is a set of brief but very intense workouts. This intense training has loads of physical activity and quick breaks. The workouts usually range from 10-30 minutes in duration. By applying HIIT in your training, it helps in burning calories faster. The estimated time calories burn is up to 48-72 hours later.

DID YOU KNOW?

HIIT is an intense workout that goes beyond burning fat for a slimmer physique. High-intensity interval training has benefits that can aid in long-term health. The exercise helps decrease appetite as well as control blood sugar. HIIT also helps in increasing metabolism and gaining better endurance levels. HIIT is adjustable according to the person's fitness level and medical condition. It also aids in making the body more athletic. Even doing HIIT only ten minutes a day can do wonders to one's strength and health as a whole.

Since HIIT has short workout periods, it beats longer forms of exercises. This is because, with HIIT, you can get the same results in a lesser amount of time. Due to its length, celebrities with hectic schedules also engage in HIIT. Some of the famous celebrities who love HIIT are David Beckham, Britney Spears, Scarlett Johansson, to name a few. These big names have varied HIIT work best for them. For example, Scarlet Johansson takes action-packed roles like Black Widow. Due to that, she exercises with a form of HIIT called Tabata that has a 20-10 pattern. Which means 20 seconds of full exercising and 10 seconds of rest. The actress includes squats, pushups, and burpees to her HIIT routine. If you want to embody Black Widow, you can start creating your HIIT program. To keep track of your progress, you can use HIIT timer apps on your phone.

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    #4Sworkit

    Sworkit

    Sworkit is an app that can help users create exercise plans, especially for HIIT workouts. The fitness app for Android can be used as a timer that can customize workouts according to length.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Howard Payne
    Written on January 8, 2018
    "Great app, it really helped change my life! I've tried diet and exercise before, but I can't afford anything like a personal trainer. Sworkit has been the turning point for me, helping me stay on track with a quick and easy workout regiment. It's very easy to use and it's been perfect for me."
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    #5Exercise Timer

    Exercise Timer

    Exercise Timer is a HIIT timer app for Android by NeuronDigital. The app has a custom interval timer that is suited for any workout in HIIT and it can include a warmup, group exercises, and workout.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Juan Schultz
    Written on January 12, 2018
    "I actually really like this app. It's very easy to use and has a rich set of features to customize your workouts. You can use it to customize your own workout plans and really put together a set that is personalized for you. It is, however, a bit hard to use if you have no idea what sets are, or how to put together a workout plan. It's really meant for those with prior knowledge. If you're a beginner looking for tips, I'd find another app. If you're seasoned, then this is a perfect app to keep track, adjust, and maintain your fitness goals. "
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    #6Seconds

    Seconds

    This app is an amazing interval training timer: select how many seconds will every workout take, and a sound will be displayed when you reach that time. The app is available for iWatch so you can use it everywhere. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jesse Perkins
    Written on July 19, 2019
    "For me, seconds is the most useful timer for hiit i've used. It has text to speech which makes it easy for me to track the time i've been working out without glancing on my phone every other minute. Gives me more time for exercising!"
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    #7Tabata Stopwatch Pro

    Tabata Stopwatch Pro

    Tabata Stopwatch Pro is a useful tool that will help you with your interval training. With a clear and simple interface, it allows you to customize all intervals and create and store your own presets.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Anna Woods
    Written on January 15, 2018
    "When I first got this app I was pretty impressed – it seemed to work like it should, and allowed me the freedom to just get immersed in my interval training, no muss, no fuss. But one day when my husband was working out with me, I noticed that even though we started at the same time (he uses a stopwatch on iPhone), our times were different. We used a universal clock and sure enough, my Tabata timer was off by over a second. Disappointing, but not a deal breaker. What is a deal breaker is that I’m ready to upgrade my phone, and want to move from Android to Apple, and this app isn’t available (yet?) for the iPhone/iPad. Oh well, I’ll probably just switch to my husband’s app when I switch phones."
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    #8Workout Timer

    Workout Timer

    Workout Timer is an app developed by MedNotes Plus will help you keep track of the time of your workout. Which makes the app perfect for interval training exercises such as Tabata, HIIT, or weightlifting. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Kenneth Lopez
    Written on January 6, 2018
    "My 2018 New Years resolution is to exercise more. I needed a workout timer. The Workout Timer app does a great job of tracking no only simple timer tasks like running, but also interval training."
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    #9Impetus

    Impetus
    Impetus is an interval timer that you can use for your interval training. Is especially useful for HIIT, tabata, boxing, crossfit, running and yoga, among other sports. It features presets and customization options.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Amy Wong
    Written on January 13, 2018
    "This app is really helpful for my HIIT routine. The app is very easy to use and has lots of options for various workouts. It doesn't only work for one routine and can be used for various different workouts."
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    #10Tabata Pro

    Tabata Pro

    Tabata Pro is an interval timer that you can use on your HIIT workouts. It features 3 programmable timers and different options for customization. It allows you to change music and set visual alerts and a speaking coach.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    $3.99

    Reyansh Jindal
    Written on January 9, 2018
    "Tabata Pro makes it much easier to not be stopped in the middle of a HIIT workout to reset timers. By allowing me to set all of my own timings before I start, and then go through my workout without pause I'm able to achieve my maximum intensity that is desirable for HIIT workouts. I recommend downloading it on Android and tinkering with the settings to get the perfect workout."

Summary

Best What are the best HIIT timer apps for Android
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Tabata Timer for HIITApps 19 Free
2Tabata TimerApps 16 Free
3Runtastic Workout TimerApps 11 Free
4SworkitApps 11 Free
5Exercise TimerApps 10 Free
6SecondsApps 10 Free
7Tabata Stopwatch ProApps 6 Free
8Workout TimerApps 4 Free
9ImpetusApps 4 Free
10Tabata ProApps 0 Paid
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