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This app sounds great, but how is this any different than other apps, like Nike or Strava?
Great question! Actually, Dash Timer was created due to the precise frustrations felt when trying to use those other applications.
For Track & Field athletes, Dash Timer features a starting pistol, timed haptics to keep you on pace, and an amazing stopwatch built specifically for athletics. Stopwatch entries and custom notes can be saved to your workout to help you track your progress while taking jumps, charging up those hills, running intervals, and more. Using the athletic stopwatch while simultaneously keeping track of workout metrics is key.
For runners and bikers, Dash Timer offers the complete package: far more data customization and visibility during distance runs; true mid-workout segment functionality with time, distance, and pace; mile/km notifications; and other features such as auto segments (via time or distance), physical button support, an integrated stopwatch built for athletics, and more.
For CrossFit athletes & weightlifters, Dash Timer is useful because of the ability to use the integrated athletic stopwatch (with timed haptics) while simultaneously keeping track of workout metrics. This aids in HIIT workouts, EMOM workouts, and for tracking reps & rest periods in the weight room.
ALL athletes are welcome to see how a stopwatch and fitness tracker can work together to bring their training to the next level.
Does Dash Timer Work with Strava?
Since Dash Timer is a stand-alone Apple Watch app, it can't upload directly to Strava. However, it does save all of your workouts to Apple Health. From there, you can download a 3rd party app from the App Store that can read workouts from Apple Health (regardless of which app you used to get them there) and then upload those workouts to Strava.
Here are two great 3rd party apps that will do the trick:
1) Travaartje (Free in the App Store).
Uploads workouts from Apple Health to Strava.
2) HealthFit ($3.99 in App Store).
Gain extra workout info, view trends, upload to Strava, and more.
Is there an iPhone version? Anything for Android?
Rather than being designed for iPhone and then "watered down" for your wrist, Dash Timer was designed exclusively for the Apple Watch. There is no functional iPhone version of this app. However, your iPhone can be used to review Apple Watch instructions and to store workout information in your Activity and Health apps. (Dash Timer on Apple Watch will store your 15 most recent workouts, but all workouts are safely stored in Apple Health).
At this time, Apple Watch is the only wearable device supported by Dash Timer.
I've turned on sounds in Dash Timer's settings, but still can't hear anything!
Take your Apple Watch out of silent mode 😊. During workouts, this is highly recommended. You might also consider turning on Do-Not-Distub Mode while working out so that texts, calls, and other notifications don't distract you.
What's your story?
David Voland is a teacher, coach, and elite Track & Field athlete. While training for the US Olympic Trials in the 400 Hurdles, he was frustrated by the lack of workout applications designed specifically for interval-based workouts. So, he set out to create an application for personal use. Almost immediately, this Track & Field companion became the most-used application on his own Apple Watch. Today, it is available to everyone and is 100% free. Runners, track & field athletes, CrossFit athletes, weight lifters, fans of HIIT workouts, and those who enjoy awesome stopwatches will especially enjoy Dash Timer.
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