Circle Stopwatch for Windows Phone is simple, fast, and free

If you need a stopwatch app for Windows Phone, you should check out Circle Stopwatch. It's fast, minimalistic, and easy to use. It can also run in the background, so you don't have to worry about losing track of time if you quickly need to check email or Twitter in the middle of the activity. We really like the way it looks too. Check out our hands-on video to see it in action.

When you open Circle Stopwatch, you notice that the app picks up your phone's theme color. It looks like a built-in app for Windows 10. Inside the big circle is the timer. Tap the circle to start the stopwatch. Tap again to stop it. Hold down to reset.

Circle Stopwatch can also record lap times. There are three ways to record them. You can tap the plus icon at the bottom or press the camera button while the timer is running. Swipe to the right to see lap times. You can also tap the add button to add more lap times.

Circle Stopwatch also runs in the background. We've tried opening other apps, but the timer continued running when we returned.

This is a really simple app, so there are not a lot of things in the settings page. You can enable or disable the vibration after a clock reset. You can also enable or disable the buttons on the laps page. The other options include border thickness and enabling hashtags for sharing times.

Overall, we like the simplicity and look of Circle Stopwatch. It is a free download from the Windows Phone Store. It also does not have any ads. Have you been looking for a stopwatch app on Windows Phone? Go install Circle Stopwatch and let us know what you think in the comments!

Mark Guim

Mark Guim is Video Editor at Windows Central. He switched to Windows because the MacBook Pro isn't Pro enough. You can follow him on Twitter at @markguim.