PushPress Timer FAQ

As easy as we've made it, there still might be questions

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where do I download this app?

They say no question is a stupid one. If you came to this page from the app, this would indeed be a stupid one. However if you came to this page in any other way - here's your answer!

Download Here!

How do I setup a gym clock with this Timer?

Requirements

If you'd like to use this Timer to run classes at your gym, you'll need a couple things:

  1. An iOS Device* to run the clock on.
  2. A TV (preferably a rad, humongo flatscreeny one)
  3. An Apple TV connected to your TV.
  4. All the cables and junk you need to connect your TV with the Apple TV, and the Apple TV to your router (if you go wired)
* see compatible list of iOS devices below

Setup the TV and Apple TV

Once you've gotten all this together, follow the following steps. We recommend a wired setup, as it will reduce any network traffic issues you might experience going wireless. If you do choose wireless, you pretty much have to go over a 5ghz wireless connection or things will get glitchy. These are issues with wireless networking protocols and the amount of data you're sending and receiving, not our Timer.

  1. Download and install the Timer app on every iOS device you want to use the Timer on.
  2. Mount your TV wherever you want to use it for your class clock.
  3. Mount the Apple TV directly under your TV. You might have to get creative here depending on where you're putting your TV. You're going to want the Apple TV positioned so the remote control can talk to it.
  4. Connect your Apple TV to your TV.
  5. Connect your TV and Apple TV to power.
  6. Connect your Apple TV to your Internet. (Wired is strongly recommended for performance reasons)
  7. Turn on your Apple TV and your TV and ensure they're all connected and talking to each other.
  8. Verify that your Apple TV is on the Internet.

If there are any connection issues between your devices or the Apple TV isn't on the Internet, stop now and figure that part out. Once you've gotten them all connected, all you need to do is pair your iOS device with the Apple TV.

Pairing Your Device With Apple TV

Pair your iOS device using AirPlay Mirroring. To setup AirPlay Mirroriing, please read this

How does the Stopwatch Timer work?

The Stopwatch Timer is a basic count up timer. A time cap will be placed on all count up timers.

To setup a Stopwatch Timer, go to the Settings screen and choose Stopwatch from the menu at the bottom. This will show you the options you can configure your Stopwatch Timer with.

Prepare
This is the amount of time that will count down before the clock begins.
Time Cap
Set a time cap for this workout. If you're doing a longer MetCon or class, just pick 90m. Cuz who wants to MetCon for more than 90m?!?

Once you have selected your Prepare and Time Cap times, click the "Go" button to put your timer on the screen. The timer will not begin until you hit the play button in the middle of the timer. Once you hit the play button, the clock will count down the number of seconds you selected for the Prepare time, and then it will begin the Count Up Stopwatch Timer.

How does the AMRAP Timer work?

The AMRAP Timer is a basic count down timer. It will start the Timer with a certain amount of time on the clock and count down to zero.

To setup an AMRAP Timer, go to the Settings screen and choose Amrap from the menu at the bottom. This will show you the options you can configure your AMRAP Timer with.

Prepare
This is the amount of time that will count down before the clock begins.
Start Time
This is the time to put on the clock to start the AMRAP.

Once you have selected your Prepare and Start Time, click the "Go" button to put your timer on the screen. The timer will not begin until you hit the play button in the middle of the timer. Once you hit the play button, the clock will count down the number of seconds you selected for the Prepare time. Then it will create a count down clock starting with the timer you selected and begin to count down.

How does the Tabata Timer work?

The Tabata Timer is a basic interval timer. You can use this for any interval training work, not just traditional Tabata's.

To setup a Tabata Timer, go to the Settings screen and choose Tabata from the menu at the bottom. This will show you the options you can configure your Tabata Timer with.

Prepare
The amount of time that will count down before the timer begins.
Work
The amount of time you will be doing work in your interval.
Rest
The amount of time you will be resting in your interval.
Rounds
The number of work + rest periods in one full cycle of the interval.
Cycles
The number of times you will do each set of rounds.
Rest Between Cycles
The amount of time you will rest between cycles.

Since you know all of these terms often get confusing as hell, here's a couple examples of traditional workouts that are done that would use the Tabata Timers:

Traditional Tabata: 8 rounds of 20 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest across 4 movements.
Prepare
10 seconds
Work
20 seconds
Rest
10 seconds
Rounds
8
Cycles
4
Rest Between Cycles
0 seconds
Fight Gone Bad: 3 cycles of 5 movements; 1 minute each movement. 1 minute rest between rounds.
Prepare
10 seconds
Work
1 minute
Rest
0 seconds
Rounds
5
Cycles
3
Rest Between Cycles
1 minute
The Chief: 5 cycles of AMRAP 3 with 1 minute rest between cycles.
Prepare
10 seconds
Work
3 minutes
Rest
0 seconds
Rounds
1
Cycles
5
Rest Between Cycles
1 minute

Can I use this for an EMOM?

Simple answer: Yes, use the Tabata Timer. See the answer above for a more detailed explanation of how to setup the Tabata Timer.

EMOM 10 Setup
Prepare
10 seconds
Work
1 minutes
Rest
0 seconds
Rounds
10
Cycles
1
Rest Between Cycles
0 minute

How can I get my voice on the next release?

We are excited to be working with some of the top names in the game on this collaborative project! If you would like to donate your time to this project and record a voice recording - drop us a line! Sadly, we cannot take everyone, or else the list of names would get crazy long and make the user experience suffer. But we would like to work with as many people as we can, because the more people involved in this project - the more fun and enriching it will be for the community that it's been built for.

Recording a voice for the clock takes about 5 minutes and you can do it from your smart phone.

Just shoot us an email letting us know who you are and why you'd like to be involved! We'll be in touch!

Hit Us Up!

What devices are compatible?

At the time, only iOS devices are compatible. Due to the hardware needs we are only supporting iPhone 5, iPad3 and the newest generation of iTouch devices running iOS 7.x and up.

We will consider doing an Android version of this at a later date, but nothing's been set on that.

Will this work with my <insert-other-device-here>?

If it's not an iOS device, no. If it's not mentioned in the question above... try it and let us know! :)

We Believe In Paying It Forward While Paying It Back.

We wouldn't be here as a company without each and every one of you.

This app wouldn't be as awesome without the athletes and coaches who have donated their time and effort to it.

You all wouldn't be here if it weren't for the work and effort of countless others - HQ, your gym owners, your coaches, your box mates etc. everyone involved in this.

This is our gift to the community - the community we believe in. And it was made possible by everyone involved in this process - known and unknowable.

When will Android be available?

We're not sure at this moment. However, if you or anyone you know is a Droid developer who'd like to help us on this project Let Us Know!

As you can tell the business model behind giving away a free app with no monetization is a tough pitch to continually sell, but if we can find someone who wants to help get this Timer to the Droid side of the community with us, we'd love to try to make it happen.

Get At Us, Bros!