watchOS 6 debuted a new Taptic Chimes feature that utilizes Apple's custom vibrator, called the Taptic Engine, to provide quick wrist vibration at the top of the hour to help keep track of time in a subtle way, without having to connect the device.
Taptic Chimes are taptic alerts you feel at the wrist of the hour, like the useful standalone reminders that were issued every 50 minutes to remind you to move around a bit.
Apart from providing a quiet taptic touch on the wrist every hour, you can also hear a quick time in the form of the sound of a robin chirping, provided the sound is turned on.  Please note that the Taptic Chimes feature requires the Apple Watch Series 3 or later.
The Apple Watch Taptic Chimes feature was demonstrated on the scene by Kevin Lynch, Apple Technology Manager, under the main address June 3, kicking off the nnual Worldwide Developers Conference, which took place on 3-7. June in San Jose, California.
Want to hear the tweets of a bird every hour? How about a subtle wrist vibration at the top of the hour? Every 30 minutes, you say?
Follow iDB to learn how to configure and use the Apple Watch taptic chime.
How to use the Apple Watch taptic chime
To set up the Apple Watch taptic chime feature, do the following:
1) Open Settings app.
2) Sounds and Haptics from the main list.
3) Push the switch next to Taptic Chimes to the ON position, then select a schedule:
- On the hour: Taptic Chimes will call it new hour.
- In the half hour: Taptic alerts will kick every 30 minutes.
In the future, Apple Watch will tap a short pattern on your wrist using the Taptic Engine according to the selected schedule. , which helps you keep up with the time without connecting to the device. As mentioned earlier, you will also hear an audible time if the sound is turned on.
Taptic Chimes is a great feature add-on in watchOS 6, especially when you're multitasking because you don't have to look at your wrist to tell when an hour has passed.
And if you optionally enable the new option marked with the text Speak Time, you will be able to hold two fingers on the current clock area to ask Apple Watch to tell you the time aloud. This is similar to the Tap to Speak Time setting in the previous watchOS software, which was limited to Mickey and Minnie Mouse's faces, so it was removed in watchOS 6
And last, but not least, watchOS 6 update gives a somewhat related feature in Settings, called Haptic Time, which will ask your watch to give you a haptic version of your current wrist time using Morse code to separate hours and minutes.
watchOS 6 compatibility
Like watchOS 5, the watchOS 6 update is compatible with all Apple Watch models except for the original model (Series 0). watchOS 6 works well on Series 1, Series 2, Series 3 and Series 4, but some features may require newer hardware.
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