I'd like to know how to use the Digital Touch features of either the watch or the iPhone. This is just for my own further research on Apple stuff for accessability issues--nothing IRB or anything. Anyway, I'd like to share a specific haptic pattern with the Apple Accessibility team. I'm discovering this pattern with my Watch S2. Can the Digital Touch only help you describe your heartbreat and share that? or can it help you describe other patterns like the one I'm experiencing? I will try to describe it as best I can, though. I receive three long vibrations, a pause, and from 1 to about 9 short taps in a row. that's the first part of this strange pattern. the second part consists of from 1 to 3 short taps in a row, a pause, three long vibrations, a pause, and up to 9 at least of the short taps again. VoiceOver doesn't speak when these occur, and I've put it to wrist detection? The reason why I say this is because when I'm charging my watch complete with the special cloth-covered band I also found in the box--watch band wraps around this, watch unit sits on top of opening--I feel one of the two patterns described after a while. could I be correct in thinking this? Why, then, would it be detecting my wrist when I'm wearing it? I do have smaller wrists and things, and the band's not tight at all for breathing room of the skin beneath. I only tighten up when working out.
P.S. In order for you to get a sense of how these patterns work, I'd have to know about the dt thing and whether it can be used with VoiceOver or not.
By Ashleigh Piccinino, 9 March, 2023
Check the time
The next time you feel the long beeps, followed by the short beeps the vibrations.
Check the time and see if the long vibrations corresponds with the hour and the short ones corresponds with the minutes.
Because that’s what it sounds like to me.
Long one are 10 minutes. Quicks are 1 minutes.
How to do this whenever you want the time.
When your watch screen is off just double tap the screen with 1 finger and it will play the pattern that matches the time. Hours 10’s of minutes then minutes.
Oh, my Gosh I'm soo dumb!
Hahaha! That's pretty darn cool, so I'm glad I'm not going nuts or anything. I'm also glad the haptics are working as expected ... and my asumption wasn't right, but it was good, huh? It'll just never hold water. Hey, can this work when the water lock's on?
Thank you for the clarification!