Connect IQ: 7-Minute Workout Timer

Let’s face it, we’re busy. Not everyone can put in hours at the gym every day. As much as we want our fitness to take priority, life stretches us thin with other commitments like family, friends and work. It’s one thing to get our daily steps in, let alone get in a full body workout. With the 7-minute workout timer app from the Garmin Connect IQ store, you can do both! It has been shown that a 4-minute high intensity workout produces the same results as an hour-long moderate-intensity workout, which is music to our ears.


This 7-minute workout is a combination of circuit training and high-intensity interval training (HIIT). Circuit training is the use of sequential resistance exercises with little rest. These circuit-training moves improve overall muscle fitness and endurance. High-intensity interval training or HIIT is characterized by intense bursts of activity alternated between less intense activity or rest. HIIT routines are a great way to improve your overall aerobic fitness.

There are a total of 13 workouts; each lasting 30 seconds with 10 seconds in-between the exercise. The workouts included are jumping jacks, wall sit, push ups, ab crunches, chair steps, squats, chair triceps, plank, high knees running, lunges, push up rotations, side plank left and side plank right. By looking at the app on your wrist, it will show how much time is left during an exercise as well as how much time you have to recover between exercises.

Once you sync your watch to Garmin Connect, you can see other information such as calories burned, average and maximum heart rate, as well as other details of your workout. This simple workout can be incorporated into your every day routine and you will have time for everything else in your life. Download this app for your vívoactive here