Thank you for your patience.
By default, when the page is refreshed or the web app has lost an internet connection, the time value, counted by the plugin, will be refreshed. To be able to achieve your use case goal, manual customizations will be needed. You can save timer values into the database whenever you press the “Pause” button. So, you ned to do it manually. And please note that this is only possible before refreshing your page.
In this instance, to save the results to the database, please make sure you have set “make changes to thing…” and “create new thing…” actions for the pause button. Please see the correct setup:
Besides, you need to do a search for Plugin’s value: the first item in the appearance. Please take a look at the example below.
I hope this will help you to manage your app with the Simple Timer/Stopwatch plugin more effectively.