How to add an hourly taptic chime in watchOS 6

Ring my be-e-ell, ring my bell!
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One of the defining characteristics of digital watches in the 1980s was the hourly bell. Every morning during the school assembly, 9 o'clock arrived, and with it a chorus of bells, like electronic tweet birds at dawn. Double beeps filled the school hall. The teachers stopped trying to turn us off for a long time.

Now, you can experience the same with your Apple Watch. You can even make the doorbell sound like a real bird!

How to set up an hourly tactical bell on Apple Watch

The new ring is available for any watch that runs the new watchOS 6. You can enable it from the iPhone Watch application, or on the watch itself. To do this, open the application Settings on your watch and scroll down to the section Accessibility . Then, touch Chimes . You will see the central screen of the following screenshots:

  The bell settings per hour on the Apple Watch.
The bell setup per hour on the Apple Watch.
Photo: Cult of Mac

The toggle switch enables the bell and has two more options. You can choose a schedule, every 15 minutes, 30 minutes or hour, and a bell. There are only two bells: bells and birds. Both are relaxing and non-intrusive.

Once established, the bell will ring at the chosen interval. You will also receive a tactical touch on the wrist. If the clock is set to silent mode, then you just have to touch.

You can also configure the same options in the iPhone Watch application. This is how it looks:

  You can configure the same options from the iPhone.
The same options can be configured from the iPhone.
Photo: Cult of Mac

This could be a practical way to keep track of time if you dedicate yourself to a task that consumes everything. But if you want proper rest reminders, then you can consider an application like Focus, which reminds you to take breaks at the chosen interval. It also syncs through applications on the iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch.

Price: Free

Download : Focus – Time Manager application store (iOS)

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