Wow, today I found a free and easy solution to the problem with Alexa not having a stopwatch capability backed in.
This is the Alexa Skill I use for Stopwatch
I only have to use these commands to get the info I need from it:
“Alexa, open stopwatch” = start
“Alexa, ask stopwatch” = status
“Alexa, ask stopwatch to stop” = stop
It works ok. I think it must fudge the numbers a bit because after starting my first stopwatch I checked it with an “Alexa, ask stopwatch” command and she reported back to me that I already had 10 seconds on my stopwatch. I thought that was wrong because I had only just started the stopwatch with the “Alexa, open stopwatch” command. Ah well, I will have to watch the stopwatch!