Recently I was contacted by the company Gymboss.com to try out their Gymboss interval timer. I have always liked interval training although I don’t do it as my primary method of working out, I do use intervals when I want a good full-body workout in a short amount of time. When I was contacted about reviewing the Gymboss, I was happy to do so because it was something I would buy myself if I had ever come across it.
If you have ever done intervals or other timed exercise like tabata, then you know how it is to have to time yourself. You either have to have someone time you or you keep track yourself with the number of reps that you do. This is where Gymboss comes in. You can set an alarm for your timed intervals and it will beep, vibrate, or both when the time has been reached.
For example, I did an interval workout consisting of squats, push-ups, jumping jacks, lunges, and mountain climbers. I wanted to spend 30 seconds on each exercise to complete a set. I set my Gymboss for 30 second intervals. When the alarm went off every 30 seconds, I switched to a new exercise. It definitely made it easier to keep track of when to change exercises.
Other Gymboss Interval Timer Features
- One or two different time intervals from 2 seconds to 100 minutes
- Auto keeps repeating through intervals
- Manual acts as a countdown timer
- Alarm by beep, vibration, or both
- Alarm duration of 1, 5, or 10 seconds
- Belt clip
- Water and shock resistant
- 1 year warranty
Types of training it is good for:
- Boxing/Martial Arts
- Interval Training
If you are into timed workouts then the Gymboss is a good timer to consider. It is really easy to use, small, easy to take anywhere, it can be clipped onto clothing or other item, and only requires one AAA battery.