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 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.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

newreformer ,

Great app

What a great app. Great for Apple Watch and for discretely telling time. Like to see an hour announce feature added as well as being able to use it on the iPhone or iPod. Keep up the good work.


Marco Miltenburg
33.2 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 and watchOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Dutch

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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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