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Old 08-27-2014, 05:24 AM   #1
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iOS Timer Apps to run through Apple TV

We needed a new timer in our gym, and got a small cheap flatscreen TV and an Apple TV, and now can mirror our iPhone, iPod or iPad to the screen.

Generally it works great -- WAY more options for timers, etc., and we really like it. Streaming video (CF Games highlights, etc.) is a bonus, and we're using coaches eye for teaching.

But I'd like to know what apps other people are using for this sort of thing.

Is anyone else doing this? What apps are you using and what do you like/dislike?

So far, here is what we've found:

myWOD, while aimed as a training log, has great timers. Stopwatch, countdown, intervals. Full screen when rotated.

Tabata Pro, while mostly aimed at tabatas, is really really good as an interval timer for any sort of interval (EMOTM, etc.). If you could save separate intervals it would be even better. AND it stays full screen regardless of the rotation of your device. This is how all apps should work when going through the TV.

Swing Timer, for kettlebells, is great, looks good on a TV, and is easy to use.

Timers Pro, while promising the most, doesn't really work with Apple TV. It doesn't fill the whole screen. You can do LOTS with this, but we can't use it through Apple TV and WiFi, which is the whole point, as it only covers about 25% of the screen.

Any other ones people like?
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Old 08-27-2014, 07:26 AM   #2
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Re: iOS Timer Apps to run through Apple TV

My favorite app is simply called WOD. Been using it to log everything since 2010. Has a good log and PR tracking system, lots of built in benchmark WODs, and really good timers. Ive used some of the others, but this one seems to be the best for me.
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Re: iOS Timer Apps to run through Apple TV

What timers does it have?

Can you save different intervals?

How is the output to an AppleTV?
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