Gymboss Interval Timer Review: Your Best HIIT Friend?

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Thinking about getting a Gymboss Interval Timer but not sure if it’s right for you?

Alright, you’ve finally decided to give high-intensity interval training (HIIT) a shot.

You have heard a lot of positive things about aerobic/anaerobic benefits, muscular endurance gains, and improved fat-burning.

Did I mention the part about fat-burning?

Unfortunately, you’ve never been good with time, so you’re worried that your HIIT sessions won’t work unless you get a device that keeps you on track.

After all, you can’t count on those wonky wall clocks in the gym, can you?  If you’re like me, a watch is out of the question, because looking at it is too distracting during an intense set of intervals.

So, what’s the solution, you ask?

Ladies and Gentlemen, Meet Your GymBoss!

Recently, I came across a neat little gadget that’s gaining popularity amongst gym enthusiasts.  It’s called the GymBoss Interval Timer and it claims to offer a better workout and better results.

In principle, the GymBoss seems to make sense.  Face it, we all lead hectic lives, and anything that keeps our physical activity time on track is a blessing.

What’s reassuring about the device is that if you decide to leave HIIT, you can still use it for other workouts: Crossfit, running, resistance training, and even combat sports.

In the gym, at home, on the road, on the track, or on the field…

GymBoss Features and Benefits

The GymBoss people pride themselves on producing quality interval timers that make workouts easier to plan and execute, with more accuracy and consistency.  Now, you can measure performance improvements without guessing if your set and repetition times really matched.

Some of GymBoss’ highlighted features:

One or two different time intervals from 2 seconds to 99 minutes.

  • Auto mode keeps repeating through intervals; lets you set up to 99 rounds
  • Manual mode can act as a countdown timer
  • Alarm by beep, vibration, or both, with a duration of duration of 1, 5, or 10 seconds
  • Pager-size (1 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches)
  • Water and shock resistant; AAA battery required

Never Leaving You Hanging…

As an added service, GymBoss has uploaded a cool set of YouTube videos that should answer most of your setup, operating, and troubleshooting questions.

Of course, they also offer good, old-fashioned customer service too (i.e. telephone, e-mail, online customer request form).

One important note: In a crowded gym with short-tempered “athletes”, you’re probably better off using the vibrator feature versus the beeper.  In fact, with many fitness facilities prohibiting cellphones or pagers these days, it’s also a good idea from a courtesy perspective.

After all, you wouldn’t want to upset some pumped up “musclehead”, would you?

Cannon’s Conclusion

At under $20 USD (plus a flat $2.95 shipping fee), GymBoss is a small price to pay to enhance your workout experience. Granted, some of you may not like being “beeped” during exercises.

Folks with accurate “internal” clocks (I’m not one of them, LOL!) may question this device’s necessity.

Still, with a 30-day 100% money-back guarantee and a 1-year warranty against defects, even the most skeptical fitness fanatics owe it to themselves to experiment with GymBoss.

With four exciting colors to choose from (Silver, Hot Pink Soft Coat, Black Soft Coat, and my personal favorite Camo (think military fatigues!)), you will make a fashion statement each time you hit your fitness club!

Who is GymBoss for?

1. Serious fitness enthusiasts, especially HIIT devotees who want to accurately track their progress on a workout-to-workout basis.
2. Anyone looking to maximize their exercise intensity and discipline, and looking for an external device to help out.
3. People – especially those who want to burn fat – looking to maintain a schedule when proceeding with individual and/or group workout programs.

Chris’ GymBoss Rating: 8.5 out of 10 stars.

Go ahead and check out Gymboss’ official website and learn more about how the Gymboss can help you reach your fitness goals.

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