Gym Boss is widely regarded as the best interval timer on the market, or it was until the unveiled the Gym Boss MiniMax. The MiniMax does everything that the original Gym Boss does plus a little more which makes it the best of the best. It offers up to 25 different intervals which can repeat up to 99 times which is more than 99.9 percent of people would ever need.
This device works as an interval timer, stop watch, and clock to fit all of your time related needs yet remains super small so you can clip it to your waist band without it obstructing your workout. The alarm is loud enough to hear even over the din of the gym and the vibration is enough to get your attention; both combined will guarantee you won’t miss a single set change.
Another added benefit of the MiniMax is it can save up to 20 programs so there’s no need to reenter your parameters every day of the week. What really makes Gym Boss timers stand out is that you can pick a color which best fits your style. There’s also an outer finish to better suit your environment including a glossy plastic finish, a shiny metallic finish, or a rubber finish for those who have a tendency to drop their timer.
Muscle Driver is one of the go to companies for serious athletes looking for solid products. This wall mounted or table set timer is one of the most advanced on the market. One of its only flaws is this device isn’t exactly portable because it’s very large but its bright, colored numbers can be seen from across the gym. It uses blue lights to show the number of rounds, while red lights indicate the time left in the round.
The number of rounds, rest time, and work time are all customizable making this timer easy to adjust to any workout, plus it comes with 8 preset programs. It doesn’t have multiple alarm settings, but it does offer one super loud beep at the end of the round and three to signify the start of the round. When it’s not being used as an interval timer it can be used as a countdown timer or regular wall clock.
Everlast is pretty well known for middle of the line sports equipment, but their interval timer is something special. The screen displays large easy to read numbers for both the stop watch and interval timing capabilities. 3 alarms and a vibration setting make sure that you don’t miss the beginning or end of a set or rest time.
This tiny device comes with a detachable clip and a loop arm strap so you can clip or hang it nearly anywhere without getting in the way of your workout. One of the best parts about this device is you can put it in lock mode so you don’t accidently change your setting mid workout. The only real downsides to this device is the plastic casing, which although fairly durable, could use some reinforcement. It’s also only available in a bright yellow color. Overall this is still just a solid interval timer that stands tall next to the Gym Boss.
Rogue Echo Gym Timer
Rogue consistently puts out the most rugged and dependable equipment on the market and this interval timer is nothing different. It is a large gym timer, meant for a table or a wall and designed for interval or fighting rounds. The Echo has a huge display that can be seen from across the gym with green LED lights to signify the number of rounds and red LED lights to signify the time left in the round.
When it’s not being used as a round or interval timer, this devices doubles as a stop clock or wall clock for all day use. It comes preset with the most popular interval sets in the fitness industry, like Tabata, but also allows you to create up to 10 custom programs at a time to fit all of your needs. The loud alarm that signifies the beginning and end of rounds is so loud you’ll hear it across the room and over your music.
Long before the Tabata protocol, boxers were using interval timers for both workouts and round times. Title knows what they’re doing and it shows with this ring side timer which features everything you could ask for in an interval timer. It’s super easy to set 2 or 3 minute rounds with rest periods between 30 seconds to a minute. The adjustable ring bell can be heard from across the gym as can the whistle signifying 30 seconds before the end of the round. The red, green, and yellow lights which signify where you are in the round are easily seen from all angles. This device is not exactly portable but it’s durable enough to stand up to whatever being ring side may throw at it.