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November 11, 2015

Google's Timer and Stopwatch Card

Google's timer card added a new feature: stopwatch. You can search for [stopwatch] or search for [timer] and switch to the stopwatch tab. Click start/stop, reset or use the full screen option for an immersive experience. You can't add laps and the "stop" button should probably be renamed "pause".

To start the timer, search Google for [timer 10 minutes], [countdown 5 minutes], [set timer for 30 seconds], [start a timer for 1 hour and 45 minutes], [set a timer for half an hour], [start a timer until 13:00], [start a timer until midnight] and more.

It's worth pointing out that you can use both features simultaneously.

{ Thanks, Jonah Langlieb. }


  1. Now all they need to do is correctly display units which are not decimalised. "254cm in feet and inches" produces "253.9998984 cm = 8.33333 foot" Not very helpful at all with rounding issues on the input and not showing inches on the output. Thankfully we know that 0.333333 is 4 inches. But add another cm on to that, and you get "8.36614" feet. Who the hell knows what 0.36614th of an foot is?

  2. Oh, I think I saw it a while ago... I used it yesterday. I clicked on the Feedback to tell them that the sound is not working - it does not ring when the timer is done.

  3. Sorry to say it, but this doesn't work at all. Typing in "stopwatch" or "timer" in the standard Google search text field gives you a plain search result - nothing more, and nothing less.

    1. I was able to use it yesterday just fine.