Great question! I thought there was a stopwatch function built in to Alexa, but there doesn’t seem to be.
However, you can add this using a Skill. Once you enable one of the stopwatch skills, you will be able to time things they way you are asking.
I would suggest testing out the Skill called “Stopwatch”, which you can enable here.
Once you have enabled the Skill, you can use the following commands to invoke it:
- “Alexa, open stopwatch” to start the timer
- “Alexa, ask stopwatch” to get the status of the timer
- “Alexa, ask stopwatch to stop” to stop the stopwatch
That should help you accomplish your goal!