Features & Use
This metronome app for smartphones consists of very linear functions. We decided to test Metronome Beats for effectiveness and simplicity.
The app itself is pretty lightweight and doesn't require special permissions.
The main function is obviously counting time and you can choose this in a special screen that will correlate the metronome to match the beat of the music. If it's not accurate enough, you're able to adjust it with the + and - buttons. There are two ways to ''feel'' the beat: the first is the traditional beep. You can also choose to turn off the sound and display a graph that depicts the beat. The time can also be reduced using percentages, which allows you to make significant changes quickly.
In the settings, you can choose the type of signal and also how many beats you want to hear per bar. So you can also accent the first beat or play quarters and eighths, just like with a traditional metronome.
Metronome Beats is an app that includes all the essential functions for this type of tool. The app is very well done, even if it fails to stand out from rest of the pack of similar apps on the market. If you're looking for a simple metronome, this app could be right for you.
Screen & Controls
Metronome Beats is a comprehensive app and includes all the necessary functions and buttons, as well as easily accessible on-screen elements.
Speed & Stability
Metronome Beats worked steadily throughout the test and I didn’t encounter any problems.
Metronome Beats can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store. The app includes ad banners, but these can be removed by purchasing the pro version for $2.30.