There are a lot of quick and dirty HIIT or Tabata apps out there that are full of ads, allow very little customisation, stop timing your workout as soon as you switch the screen off, or have alerts that can't be heard over your music.

HIIT Me is different:

- Drag-and-drop interface for creating any interval-based workout, simple or complex. Want to work hard for 15 seconds, rest for 10 seconds, repeat that 10 times, take a minute's rest and repeat? No problem.

- Built for working out while listening to music. Start your music app, start HIIT Me, put your earphones in and go. The app will read out workout directions just like Google Map reads out road directions.

- Runs in a background service, so it won't stop just because you've decided to read a message.

- Reads out the name of new exercises as they come up - if you want to do pushups, then crunches, then burpees, it will use text-to-speech to read these out to you so you don't forget what you're up to.

- Swish material design

- Ad-free and open source

Please post any bugs to

NOTE: Some people have reported problems with hearing no sound - the app uses the media volume rather than the notification volume for sound. So if your music volume is muted, HIIT Me will be too - if you find that you're getting no sound then make sure that you can hear music when you play it, and if that doesn't help then make a post on with what kind of device you're using :).

The app requires permissions for wake lock (to stop the phone from killing the run when you put it in your pocket) and internet access - at this stage this is only used for crash reporting (if the app crashes a report will be sent to Crashlytics for me to fix).

(Feature Image modified from "Jogging during golden hour" by d26b73 on Flickr at

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18 February 2015
Current Version
Requires Android
4.2 and up
Content rating
Offered By
Alex Gilleran
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