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A Voice Controlled Android Stopwatch

Feb 8, 2015 by     2 Comments    Posted under: Android

handsfree-stopwatchI just launched a little weekend project I’ve been working on. It’s pretty simple- An Android stopwatch app that lets you use voice commands to control it.

I got the idea while trying to learn how to do a handstand. I would kick up to a wall, then try to hold myself up for some amount of time. The only problem was, once I was up, I couldn’t start the timer! There was already one voice controlled stopwatch on the Android market, but it used online voice recognition, so was a significant lag between giving your command, and the stopwatch responding.

I decided I needed offline voice recognition to avoid that problem, and to allow you to use the timer when internet wasn’t available.

So anyways, the “Handsfree Stopwatch” (very creative name, right?) uses offline voice recognition to listen for your commands. You can set it to use any word or phrase, as long as it is in English. You can also choose to have an audio cue play at a designated interval, so while you’re up in your handstand you’ll know how much time has passed.

Here are a few screenshots. You can also check it out on the Google Play Store here.

voice-controlled-stopwatch voice-commands-stopwatch handsfree-stopwatch

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  • Love this app! Please add a lap feature that also reads out the lap time, and this would be perfect for drone racing

    • Yes please!

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