Last modified
Sunday, April 5, 2020

Description of App

Description from the AppStore
The TimeBuzz app makes it possible to feel the current time through vibrations of the Taptic Engine on the Apple Watch. The app is designed especially for visually impaired people. With this app you can discretely get to know the current time without the need for the time to be pronounced.

The app translates the time into a pattern of long and short vibrations whereby it will first buzz the hours and then the minutes. In between every sequence of vibrations there will be a short pause to be able to separate the hours and minutes from each other.

Open the accompanying app on the iPhone for more information and an explanation of the buzz patterns. Or visit the website www.timebuzz.nl for useful tips to make the app even easier to use.

The app is fully VoiceOver accessible and developed in collaboration with the Bartiméus Sonneheerdt Association, Bartiméus Foundation and Royal Visio in The Netherlands.



Free or Paid


watchOS Version


Accessibility Comments

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver.


Fully Accessible

Other Comments

This app makes that your Apple Watch will be work as a Tissot Silen-t. We can add this app to the complications on the clock face and using without VoiceOvers sounds.


1 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Dunder 6 years 4 months ago



Submitted by KE7ZUM on Sunday, October 2, 2016

Now that apple has enabled this by default there is no need for this app I don't think, not in watch os 3.

Submitted by Igna Triay on Sunday, October 2, 2016

yeah, but it was good while it lasted, i really like the tactic time on the applewatch by the way.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Tuesday, October 11, 2016

OH so do I. I wish the speed could be varried, that is pattern to pause. Like if it could be where you have it set to 15wpm the speed would be faster in telling time. I am not using the cw method by the way, not yet.