A few days ago I released a new Apple Watch app that 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 to allow them to discretely get to know the current time without the need for the time to be pronounced. The app itself is also completely VoiceOver accessible.
If you open the app on the Apple Watch there will be a large button with the text 'Tap to buzz the time'. When you tap this button the app will start buzzing the current time. It will translate 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. You will feel a distinctive vibrating buzz when opening the app and when you start the buzzing of the current time so that you know when you opened the TimeBuzz app or tapped the button on the screen.To make it easier to start the app you can select a TimeBuzz complication on your watch face so you can start the app directly from the watch face.
The patterns of the vibrations can be chosen by selecting a buzz pattern which are named after famous clocks around the world. They range from simple to understand to more advanced shortened vibrations. See the explanation screen in the app or visit the website: http://www.timebuzz.nl/ (available in Dutch and English) for more information about the buzz patterns.
View the app in the Apple App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/timebuzz/id993285729?mt=8
This app is developed in collaboration with the Bartiméus Sonneheerdt Association, Bartiméus Foundatation and Royal Visio in The Netherlands.
If you have any questions or comments feel free to send them through the website or by replying here in this forum. I welcome all feed back about this app.