Google’s New Stopwatch Feature

A while ago (nearly a year, in fact – how time flies…) I wrote this post about using Google Search as a countdown timer.

Google has now tweaked this feature to offer a little more functionality. As well as a countdown timer, the card now offers a second tab, this one offering a stopwatch instead:

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The Start and Reset buttons do exactly what you’d expect, and the handy full-screen option described in the previous post is also available in stopwatch mode.

While the countdown timer only works to nearest-second precision, the stopwatch measures 100ths of a second:

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There’s no lap- or split-time facility, unfortunately.

Interestingly, it seems you can run the countdown timer and stopwatch concurrently and independently, though I must admit I’m struggling to imagine how that could be useful!