We are going to start doing our reviews for more timer and stopwatch apps for the from the Galaxy Gear store. Once we review them all, we will make a top list of apps for both. We are testing all of these on a Gear S3 Frontier watch. We hope you find these quick reviews helpful and save you time from trying them and wasting money on ones that are not good or do not fit your needs! If you want to see our other reviews and articles on smartwatches, make sure you click the tag “smartwatch” at the end of the article.
40/25 Clock Timer (Free)- Not sure the point of this app unless you do everything in 40 or 25 second intervals. The vibrations counting down feel like they are nonstop and then when the timers are over, there is hardly any vibration. It does work, but to us seems pointless.
In doing some more research it looks like this clock is for football referees/coaches. The reviews are pretty solid so if that is what you are using it for you may love this app. Everyone else can pass.
Multi-timer Pro ($.99)- This app is great for people that want more than 1 timer and just a little bit of customization. You get the perfect amount with this app. One unique thing about this is there are many different icons to choose from to identify the timer. You also get to name each timer too. Definitely a very solid timer app and one we would recommend.
Stopwatch SF90 ($.99)- Has milliseconds which is not always the case with timers. The buttons are all on the screen and it does not use the 2 physical side buttons. It is easy to pause and tells you the battery life of the watch. Has lines going around the bezel as it gets closer to a minute which is a cool touch. You can customize colors for all aspects of the stopwatch.
There is also a setting that says S= On or off. Our guess is that is to keep the screen on or off as it does not seem to do anything noticeably when hitting it. As a more detailed stopwatch it is pretty good. There are no laps which is disappointing. Overall it is a decent stopwatch app, but there are better ones.
Hour Meter ($.99)- Tells you when you start your hour with the date and time and will track your hours, but we can not figure out the use case after that. You can not customize anything. Seems pretty pointless and there are much better ways to track hours/times like the app below….
Swrist Working Time Widget ($1.49)- This is a widget app, but what is really cool about this is all of the information you need is right there in front of you in the widget. There is a running timer for you and you can set your target working hours and your max. You can put in 2 breaks (which does not count toward your total working time) and set how long they are and when they should occur. You can easily pause and restart the timer as well.
We have to say this could become a daily used app for us. While we still love USW Ultimate Stopwatch and highly recommend it, some pros to this widget is you can see the running time on the widget vs having to go in the app. You can also change when your breaks are going to come, and you can do a target and a max for how many hours you want to work. If you run over time, you will know how much or if you still stayed in range. Not that you can’t do that with USW, but this is just another way of doing it. The widget is very well done and useful for those who want to make sure they are not over working or wasting time.
So there you have it! One great app in Swrist Working Time Widget, 2 solid apps in Multi-timer pro and Stopwatch SF90, and 1 niche app in 40/25 Clock Timer, and a pointless app in Hour Meter. This is pretty much the story of the Galaxy store, but at least we have more good apps than bad this time!