September 15, 2014

Watch This App: Pomodoro Wear

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Trying to get yourself into good working habits and/or need help focusing on tasks? Have you ever considered the Pomodoro Technique? Designed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s, this is the method that encourages short bursts of sold work followed by small breaks. Typically broken into 25 minute sessions and 5 minute breaks, it’s found to be quite beneficial for those who give it a shot.

Pomodoro Wear is an app that helps users get into the habit of working in these segments. In a nutshell, the app gives you two timers with images: work and rest. As you can imagine, it’s a countdown/timer app that alerts you on your wrist. There’s not much else going on here but we would expect that to be the case for something of this sort. Rather than keeping an eye on the clock or by using browser extensions we can work more efficiently knowing our Android Wear watch will keep us in line. Now, if we could only condition ourselves to stay off Reddit during the 25-minute timer.

The Watch This App column is designed to help educate readers in the various apps available for the platform and highlight the best of the bunch. Some are updated apps that have been around for a while; others are brand new and are designed specifically for the Android Wear platform.

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