@eelgc First off, I'd like to apologize for causing you the trouble with the timer - I completely understand and will share this with the team.
I can assure you that the timer definitely wasn't implemented in its current form with the intent of frustrating users. Our customers are our number one concern and we would never design something to purposefully make things difficult. We added it as a feature and have received a lot of feedback on its implementation, all of which we are reading and discussing.
I'm so sorry again for the frustration we've caused you. We don't want to make your sous vide experience anything less than perfect. With future app builds, we'll be able to make the timer easier to use through your phone.
If you'd like to chat more about this, we'd love to hear from you. Please let me know - thank you!!