Help with Tabata Stopwatch Pro

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For more about the app and download links for your device, see here.

Frequently asked questions

A few common things we get are explained below and take less than a minute to fix.

I paid for the Pro Upgrade why am I seeing ads? (iOS)

You don’t need to pay again at all. To fix your problem, in the app’s settings scroll down to the bottom and the section called Sundries. Press the Restore Purchases option and that will bring your Pro status back. For this to work you must be signed in with the same Apple ID you made the purchase with in the App Store app.

If you purchased the stand alone paid version of the app and not the free version with in-app purchases, there is nothing to restore, simply download it again from the App Store. The App Store should say Get or show a download arrow instead of a price when you tap the link below. Again, for this to work you must be signed in with the Apple ID you purchased with. You may download it here.

I paid for the Pro Upgrade why am I seeing ads? (Android)

You don’t need to pay again at all. To fix your problem, sign in to Google Play with the same Google Play Account you originally purchased the app with and simply download and open the app. Your purchase will be automatically picked up.

Can I continue to use the app with the screen locked or when I open another app? (iOS)

Working in the background, with other apps and with the screen locked is part of the Pro Features upgrade. You can learn more on the Get Pro Features screen by pressing the GET PRO button in the app settings on the top right.

Please add the option to set a different sound for the rest (or other) interval?

This is already in the app, on the screen where you set the duration, look up, the top right. Found it?

The voice stopped working, stop ruining the app.

Well jokes aside, this one is generally very simple. If you did not change your Voice Assist settings or turn off the Speaker setting, then just restart your device (as stupid as that sounds). Voice is a complicated thing and something somewhere just got stuck. The good old give it a whack will fix it.

Why did you change the female voice to a robotic sounding male one? (iOS 12)

We didn’t! iOS 12 seems to have made the change to a male voice as the default for the American English accent. We have a short help document on fixing this, Selecting different voices for your workout on your iPhone or iPad.

I cannot hear anything, the sound does not work. Help?

On iOS please check your device volume and mute switch. If those are fine then restarting your device or re-installing the app will fix this.

Android has different volumes for different things, for example, notifications have a different volume from music. The Tabata app uses the music volume for all its beeps, announcements etc. On the timer screen of the Tabata app pressing the volume buttons on your device will allow you to check and adjust your music volume so that it is not very low.

How do I edit a saved preset?

Load a preset, make a change, save as new preset, delete the older preset. Simple, easy and keeps the app settings clean.

Can I name different exercises?

We left this out on purpose because only a few people ever use it and it makes the app infinitely more complex for everyone. We have another app that does allow you to make custom workouts including naming exercises and setting custom durations, worth a shot Workouts+ Interval Timer.

How do I setup Apple Health? (iOS)

After you complete your first workout the app will prompt you for Health app permissions. Please answer yes. You can also check your permissions under Sources in the Health app. From iOS 13 onwards, the Sources tab no longer exists and instead in the Health app on the top right you’ll see your profile picture. Tapping that allows you edit and setup additional information. Under Privacy press the Apps option and then select the Tabata app to give it permissions for things you’d like to see recorded to Apple Health on your device. Please note, for estimated calories etc. to be written you must have your sex, height and weight entered in the Health app.

If you would like to learn more about using Apple Health, Apple has an excellent document on it.

Will my heart rate monitor (HRM) work with Tabata Stopwatch Pro?

We have some help on Recommended HRMs here .