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Pomodoro

Description

A Pomodoro timer app for all Garmin devices!</p><p>Use the Pomodoro technique (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomodoro_Technique) to increase your productivity.</p><p></p><p>________</p><p>Features:</p><p>• A lightweight and clean implementation of the Pomodoro technique.</p><p>• Keeps track of time left in your Pomodoro session, as well as break time and overal number of Pomodoros.</p><p>• Mimics the ticking of a real physical Pomodoro by using short vibrations (disabled by default - change strength of vibration setting to a non-zero value, like 60 to enable).</p>

What’s New

Changelog:</p><p>v1.5.0</p><p>• By popular demand, the current time is always displayed.</p><p>• Added support for Vivoactive 3 Music Cellular/LTE.</p><p></p><p>v1.4.0</p><p>• By popular demand, added an option to mute all in-app sounds (even if globally they are enabled).</p><p>• Added support for all new Garmin devices since v1.1.0.</p><p></p><p>v1.3.0</p><p>• By popular demand, vibration ticking is disabled by default.</p>

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Average Rating: (33 Ratings)

Rob
30 March 2019 | Version 1.5.0

It's almost perfect, it only lacks feature to let you run pomodoro in background. On my vívoactive 3, I can run activities like Walk or Treadmill in the background, but whenever I swipe pomodoro to the right, my progress and timer is lost. So for me Exit button in menu feels redundant. The walkaround for me is to set watch to auto-lock so I don't accidentally swipe it to the right (finding out that the app is off during the cycle is really disappointing and frustrating). Anyways keep up the good work! :)

riedelcastro
29 March 2019 | Version 1.5.0

Really like the idea. This could be my default pomodoro timer! However, I also notice quite a lot of battery drain (and I have strength of vibration on every tick set to 0). This is on a Fenix 5S Plus. So as is, unfortunately not really useful for me on a daily basis. Will give 5 stars once this is fixed.

Rowan
27 March 2019 | Version 1.5.0

Really good! The only reasons I didn't give it 5 stars are because I keep forgetting to press start at the start of each new Pomodoro and would like it to autostart (or at least have that as an option) and because I would like to be able to pause. I saw from the developer's replies below that he deliberately hasn't put in a pause feature because he sees it as part of the technique that you shouldn't let yourself get interrupted and if you do you should start the Pomodoro again. From my perspective I would only use the pause feature to extend the Pomodoro though - for example if I had four minutes of work left to do on a specific task and was in the flow I wouldn't want to stop, but also wouldn't want to have my next break cut to one minute, so I would prefer to hit pause while I finished the task and then get the whole break. I can see both of these are things to do with my own usage style, but for me they would improve it. Overall though it is a great app!

Hargun Oberoi
16 March 2019 | Version 1.5.0

Review for Garmin 920XT Oh my word! This a rockstar app, hands-down better than any pomodoro app on this platform, with no performance issues what-so-ever! Hi Mr. Developer! You rock! The quality of your work reflects in your app's stellar performance. It's so good, I'd pay for it! 5 stars and would love to check out your other apps.

Juan
28 February 2019 | Version 1.5.0

Works great on vivoactive 3 music. It does what it's supposed to do. Only tiny thing missing from pomodoro technique is the counter of a larger break on the fourth break (15 minutes).

Developer Reply
28 February 2019, klimeryk

Thanks for the review, Juan! Though, not sure what you mean by the missing "counter of a larger break on the fourth break"? There _is_ a larger/longer break after three short breaks - and you can configure the duration of both to your liking :) See the main page for details - the defaults are the standard 5 and 25 minutes respectfully. Hope this helps!

Joris
21 February 2019 | Version 1.4.0

Love the concept, I like the idea of using the Pomodoro technique without using something like a phone, but it unfortunately has two problems that made me deinstall the app. Firstly, the battery consumption is pretty high on a one month old Forerunner 645. Secondly, there is no way to exit the app and without resetting the timer completely, which makes it impossible to even check the time on a smaller of longer break.

Developer Reply
25 February 2019, klimeryk

Hi, Joris - thanks for checking out the app! I've tried my best to keep the app as light on resources as possible - however, at the end of the day, it uses the vibration motor every second. Unless you're not using that feature - in which case, please file a bug report and I'll try to look into it. As for the second issue - that's highly dependent on the watch model you have (some allow putting apps in background, like my Fenix 3 HR). However, as a workaround, I've added always displaying the current time in the newest (v1.5.0) version of the app - hope you'll enjoy it more now!

Dmytro
08 November 2018 | Version 1.3.0-upd8

Hi. The app is awesome.But there is one main problem wich can be fixed:App will exit if swap right.Looks like it doesn't work fully asynchronous. Is it possible to fix quick?Thanks!

Jose RG
28 October 2018 | Version 1.3.0-upd8

Nice and clear, would be really great the ability to remove the noise and have only vibration for alerts. Keep the good job.

Developer Reply
23 November 2018, klimeryk

Thanks for the review, Kose - please check out the newest version of the app (1.4.0). I've added a setting just for that! (you can toggle it using Garmin Express). Enjoy!

Enrico
27 October 2018 | Version 1.3.0-upd8

Before I installed Pomodoro app my Forerunner 235 had a normal consuption of the battery. Now I've notice a INCREDIBLE draining of the battery. It's Pomodoro app. I'm quite sure because I didn't installed other app....

Developer Reply
23 November 2018, klimeryk

Sorry to hear that, but I'm fairly sure it's not this app - I've put extra effort to make it as simple and easy on the battery as possible. Of course, it's using vibrations and all, so it's not without impact on the battery, but "incredible draining" should definitely not happen. I'm using it daily and have not noticed anything like that - I wonder if the battery on your watch simply has not started to show signs of use (as all batteries do sooner or later).

Misi Gerstmajer
15 October 2018 | Version 1.3.0-upd8

The app works great regarding its purpose, however, it cripples the primary, main and ultimate function of every watch, namely displaying the time. As the app is not working in the background, swiping right to dismiss the display and show the watch face not only disbands the current Pomodoro, it also ruins the complete progress achieved so far, since restarting the app starts from Pomodoro #1. I'm pretty sure there's room for the time using a small font to make it unobtrusive.

Payam
13 September 2018 | Version 1.3.0-upd8

I love this app.

Samudera Putra
04 August 2018 | Version 1.3.0-upd8

It used to be my fave app. I use it daily n heavily. Now it drains battery like crazy. Please fix.

Developer Reply
11 August 2018, klimeryk

There have been no changes to the app for a while - so I'd wager it might be something else on your watch. The simplest explanation would be if you're using a custom watch face - some of them drain battery very quickly. There might have been a regression in the watch's firmware as well (though, less likely). I can assure you that preserving battery life was one of my top priorities when developing this app - and as a result, it needs very little resources. I use it daily as well and have not noticed any changes with respect to my watch's batter life. Please try resetting the watch face to the default one and see if that helps. If not, feel free to contact me using the link on app's page so we can troubleshoot this further!

Pan Dunski
21 June 2018 | Version 1.3.0-upd8

Very simple and does what I would expect. I was struggling a bit how to turn of the sound on the end of the pomodoro (I prefer just the vibration) and I found out app uses the system setting. Besides that I have no problems with this app.

Alex
06 May 2018 | Version 1.3.0-upd5

Doesn't run in background. I'll just set the stock timer to 25 / 5 min.

Ilya Spirin
24 April 2018 | Version 1.3.0-upd5

How can I put timer on pause?

Developer Reply
28 April 2018, klimeryk

No, I consider it a feature - just as you can't put a kitchen timer on pause (at least the classic ones). If you've started a Pomodoro, you should strive to finish it. If for whatever reason you must stop and attend to something else, you effectively break your focus and it would be counter-productive to pause the Pomodoro. You just need to accept that the interruption broke your flow and you need to restart the Pomodoro. At least that's my take on it :)

Radu
10 April 2018 | Version 1.3.0-upd4

Does what it says!

Basmaxx
12 December 2017 | Version 1.3.0-upd

Hello. Where is setting to change time period to 10/15 minutes and how to disable permanent vibration

Nicolás
27 November 2017 | Version 1.3.0-upd

Not working on my fenix 3, cant open settings or exit the app without restarting the watch

Developer Reply
27 November 2017, klimeryk

Unfortunately, it's not something I can fix, it's a bug in the watch's firmware: https://forums.garmin.com/forum/developers/connect-iq/connect-iq-bug-reports/1271079-device-crash-err_log-txt-fenix-3-hr-sw-ver-430-450

Cristian I
09 November 2017 | Version 1.3.0-upd

Very good app. I enjoy it a lot for tasks that I don't really enjoy :). Two issues in the newest version: It would be nice to be able to set the buzz/no buzz from the app, not from the phone. 2nd issue: when I try to exit the app it resets my whole watch (I have a Fenix 3 HR).

Developer Reply
27 November 2017, klimeryk

Unfortunately, it's not something I can fix, it's a bug in the watch's firmware: https://forums.garmin.com/forum/developers/connect-iq/connect-iq-bug-reports/1271079-device-crash-err_log-txt-fenix-3-hr-sw-ver-430-450

Hywel Rees
03 October 2017 | Version 1.2.0

Not bad. After tweaking the settings, I'm reasonably happy, and will use it for my work this week. A shame the settings can't be altered on the fly - you need to hook a cable up and use Garmin Express to change simple things like the timer length. I think the 'per second vibration' should be disabled by default, rather than having to install the app, realise how irritating the vibration is, and then have to hook up the cable again just to disable it.

Developer Reply
04 October 2017, klimeryk

Thank you for the feedback! As mentioned below, I'll look into introducing some of those settings into the app itself, so that it's easier to modify them on the go. See https://github.com/klimeryk/garmodoro/issues/1#issuecomment-331624926 for the full explanation why I think the ticking feature is very important and why it's on by default. I've opened an issue on GitHub to track progress on introducing this setting to the app itself: https://github.com/klimeryk/garmodoro/issues/5

phlame64
07 September 2017 | Version 1.0-upd

As a fan of the Pomodoro technique I can't but higly recommend this app! Great job done!

Simon Marti
23 August 2017 | Version 1.0-upd

Very good app. Thanks a lot! There is one important things I miss though: The beeping is not good, if you want to work in a public library! Please add a silent mode (only vibration).

Developer Reply
23 September 2017, klimeryk

Thank you - glad you're enjoying it! I'm guessing by "beeping" you mean the "ticking" of the pomodoro using very short vibrations? Or do you have a device that uses beeping instead of vibrations for some reason? (please contact me if that's the case) If you mean the alert sounds when starting/stopping Pomodoro, etc. they should respect your global sound settings - if you've disabled sounds in your watch's settings, you won't get any sounds in the app too :)

Nicole Sprekelmann
25 July 2017 | Version 1.0-upd

I would rate this great if I could figure out how to turn off the vibration ; )) Please, how can I get to all the described settings??? If I go to settings on my watch I cannot change anything. And I would love to turn off the vibration. Thank you.

Developer Reply
23 September 2017, klimeryk

I'm glad you like it! The settings are in either the Garmin mobile app or the Garmin Express software (https://www.garmin.com/en-US/software/express) - whatever you use to sync your watch with Garmin. I'll look into introducing some of those settings into the app itself, so that it's easier to modify them on the go. See https://github.com/klimeryk/garmodoro/issues/1#issuecomment-331624926 for the full explanation why I think this feature is very important and why it's on by default.

Ernest
18 July 2017 | Version 1.0

Great app. I am wondering if there's a way to record / keep track of how many Pomodoros I've done in each day?

Developer Reply
23 September 2017, klimeryk

Glad you like it! I was also thinking about introducing that feature - ideally, it'd show up in your dashboard, along other activities, steps count, etc. But I don't think that's possible - the only way I found feasible is to add it in-app, which is not as nice. I'll think about it and some more research, but I'm sure I'll eventually implement it one way or another ;)

HugoHabicht123
22 June 2017 | Version 1.0

Great app with some room for improvement (IMHO), such as showing seconds, showing the time of the day and providing a setting for an automated session start after the breaks. Thanks for the app!

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