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!
You would think that but no you have to say “Alexa, ask stopwatch to stop” – which is a bit of a mouthful
You could always create an Alexa routine where the trigger is your voice command “[Alexa] stop stopwatch” and the action is the custom Alexa command “Alexa, ask stopwatch to stop”
Is there a way to stop it by saying simply “stop stopwatch“?