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 in the pattern you choose. It will first buzz the hours and then the minutes and in between every sequence of vibrations there will be a short pause to be able to separate the hours and minutes from each other. Install the TimeBuzz complication on your watch face to quickly open the app and buzz the time with one tap. It will immediately buzz the time after launch.

Open the accompanying app on the iPhone for more information and an explanation of the buzz patterns. Or visit the website 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.

What’s New

Version 1.5

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

This update makes TimeBuzz fully compatible with iOS 11 and watchOS 4.

New buzz pattern St. Mark added, named after the clock on the Piazza San Marco in Venice (Italy). This pattern has a shortened buzz for both the value 5 and the value 10.

App Privacy

The developer, Marco Miltenburg, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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