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One of my planned uses of the Apple Watch was to use the Haptic technology to make a discreet tap on the hour and 20 minute marks, to gauge appointment times. But I was dumbfounded to see that Apple has not built any kind of a chime into the Apple Watch!

Does anyone know of an App or strategy that can do that without setting up hundreds of reminder or calendar notifications?

  • You need an LCD watch from the 80's ;) – Brad Thomas Feb 6 at 15:22
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By using the recurring event feature, you can manage them as less than 24 events. iCloud manages this efficiently. If you wish to delete one, you can delete all future events at one time.

Creating a recurring calendar event

Create a calendar event for your first Chime with these settings:

  • name: Chime
  • starts: 4:00
  • ends: 4:01
  • repeat: Every Day
  • alert: At time of event

calendar event settings

Since there are 24 hours in the day, you will need to create 24 of them for each hour in a single day.

Uncheck that calendar in your Calendar app to hide it so you don't have to see it:

calendar unchecked hidden

Perfect! Now your calendar still looks nice and clean.

Deleting a Chime

If you want to delete a chime, check the Chime calendar to make it visible again. Select an event and press the Delete key:

delete event

Click Delete All in the prompt:

all events

Now your Chime is removed from all future days:

event removed

  • By using the recurring event feature, you can manage them as less than 24 events. iCloud manages this efficiently. If you wish to delete one, you can delete all future events at one time: Screenshot – Ben Morrow Sep 17 '15 at 23:41
  • Edited the answer to make this more clear. – Ben Morrow Sep 18 '15 at 4:16
  • This answer is not very elegant. Creating 24 events by hand is terribly hacky though there does not seem to be a better one. – Parag Dec 12 '16 at 0:04
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There is an hourly chime app that says it works with Apple Watch, and I am currently looking for one as well, so I'm trying it out. I just installed it, but if you don't already have it it's Diii - hourly chime and custom sound alarm reminder by 推荐精品. There's a free version, or the paid version is $2.99, which I think is rather steep, but if you have the free version,which is pretty lame, because you'll only have a limited amount of sounds, which you'll likely hear on your phone if it's unlocked. You can't set it to chime on the 20 minute mark though, only on the hour and the half hour. https://appsto.re/us/q8bS7.i

  • Please describe how you can use the product and disclose your affiliation with this product (if no affiliation do state) – Brick Sep 26 '16 at 11:51

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