4 great apps for interval training

These convenient and motivating mobile apps make timing your interval workouts a breeze

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interval training running

Tabata Pro

Set whatever interval times you like. The app beeps and the screen changes colour when it’s time to switch intervals. You can also play your music right through the app.

($2.97, Android; $2.99, Apple) tabatatimer.com

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fall run exercise

Gymboss 2 Interval Timer

The hand-held device is separate from your phone; both it and the mobile app track intervals and more.

(mobile app, free; hand-held device, US$19.95, Android, Apple) gymboss.com

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running watch

Endomondo Sports Tracker

Track your run/walk workouts, get routes using GPS, analyze your results and more. The premium version offers interval training.

(free, or $2.99/month for premium version; Android, Apple, BlackBerry, Windows) endomondo.com

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couple running outdoors


This allows you to find or create routes (using GPS) as well as make training plans for doing a 5K, 10K and more.

($4.99, Apple) walkjogrunapp.com

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