Frequently asked questions.
- Can I listen to music while exercising? Yes! Version 2 has integrated music controls. You can read the built-in guide here.
- I upgraded from the Lite to the full version, now how do I transfer my setup? You do this using the built-in sharing feature (this feature allows you to share exercises with anybody). Here are step-by-step directions on how to transfer a single exercise:
- In PT Timer Lite, go the the Share tab.
- Tap Pick routine, then select the routine you want to transfer and tap Continue....
- Once the routine has completed upload, you will see a Share button. Tap that button, and select Get a link to share, then tap OK.
- Open the PT Timer app, and go to the Share tab.
- At the top, select Import.
- Tap the Paste share link button, then tap Start import. You will see a message that import has started, tap OK to that.
- When the download has completed, you will see an Install button. Tap the Install button.
- That's it. Repeat this for the remaining exercises you wish to transfer. You can transfer multiple exercises at the same time, but to do that you must know how to use Tags, so instead we kept it simple here.
- If you want to also transfer tracking history from the Lite version then you must instead use iTunes sharing. This method is explained under the question "How do I transfer exercises to a new device". Also note that receiving shared exercises is only supported when using Apple's email app.
- How do I transfer exercises to a new device (iPhone/iPad/iPod)? Automatic syncing is a feature we are working hard to add, but it's not there yet. In the meanwhile you can use these two options.
- Built-in sharing. From the Sharing tab you can select a single routine, or a collection of routines to share with others, or with yourself on a different device. This method does not share the tracking history.
- iTunes. Connect your first device (say iPhone) to iTunes, and in iTunes do the following. Look at the device's list of apps, and under File Sharing find and select PT Timer. You will then see a list of "PT Timer Documents". Copy the file named "pttimer.db" and the "resources" folder to your computer drive. Then connect your second device (say iPad) to iTunes (if necessary you can disconnect the first device). Follow the same process, but this time copy the file and folder from your computer drive to the PT Timer Documents location. This will remove the old data from the second device, and replace it with data from the first device, including tracking history.
- How do I delete a tag from a routine? Go to the Program tab and select the tag, then swipe left across the routine (as if to delete it). Then you will see a red "un-tag" button, which you tap to remove the tag from the routine.
- My exercise involves a change of direction midway through the rep. How can I get a cue when it is time? To do this use beats: Select the exercise from the Program tab, scroll to the Preferences section, and add one or more beats. If you want a cue exactly midway, then set a single beat at 50%.
- How do I setup for switching side after each set has been completed? Tap the routine on the Program tab. Scroll up to the Base exercise section. For Side switch select the third option After each set. Now you will be prompted to switch side after completion of all the reps on one side. You probably would also like to set your timing preferences, so scroll up to the Preferences section, where you will see a control for the amount of time for switching side, as well as rest between sets. Note that the rest between sets is given only after both left and right sides have been completed, so in a way it is given only every other time. This allows you to have a longer rest every time both sides have been completed. After a "left set" you have only the time for switching side until the right side will start, but after completing the right side you have both rest between sets and for switching side (that is, the sum of the two).
- For example, if you want 30 seconds from finishing a set on one side until the start of the next, regardless of which side, then set for switching side=30, and set rest between sets=0.
- As another example, if you like to do a full set, both left and right, with no rest, then you could set for switching side=5 (allowing time only for the actual change of sides), and set rest between sets=30, to get 30 seconds rest every time a full set has been completed.