Telling Time with Sunu Band’s Haptic Watch

Haptic Watch

Sunu Band’s haptic watch allows you to tell the time via a series of short or long pulses. You may choose to read the hour or the minutes depending on how you swipe on the touchpad. To access the haptic watch:

  1. Press the HOME buttonYou will immediately feel a soft short pulse to indicate that you are now in the HOME mode. The haptic watch will be available for one minute before the Band goes to sleep. If the Sunu Band is in sleep mode, simply press the Home button again to begin using the haptic watch.
  1. Swipe-In to read the hours, or Swipe-Out to read the minutes: You will feel a vibratory pattern which will indicate the hours or minutes. The following section will describe these vibratory patterns to help you confidently tell time using your Sunu Band.

Reading the Time

Sunu Band uses a series of long and short pulses to tell the time. A long pulse equals five and a short pulse equals one. You will need to add up the number of short and long pulses that you feel to calculate the time.

images showing the difference between a short and long pulse

 

I. Reading the hour:

Swipe-In on the touchpad to read the hour. You will feel a series of pulses. Remember that a short pulse equals one hour and a long pulse equals five hours.

 

For example, if it is 4:00 you would feel four short pulses when you swipe in.

Remember that a long pulse equals five hours and a short pulse equals one hour.

First example, if you swipe in and feel a single long pulse, it is 5:00.

Second example, if you swipe in and feel one long pulse and two short pulses, it is 7:00.

Third example, if you swipe in and feel two long pulses followed by one short pulse, it is 11:00.

II. Reading the Minutes:

Swipe-Out on the touchpad to read the minutes. The minutes are indicated in groups of vibratory patterns separated by a long pause.

In the first group of pulses Sunu Band tells the time by 10 minute increments or “tens passed the hour’. A long pulse equals 50 minutes, and short pulses equal 10 minutes.

For example, four short pulses in the first group equals 40 minutes.

Two short pulses equals 20 minutes.

If you feel one long pulse, this simply equals 50 minutes.

If there are no vibrations in the first group, you are less than 10 minutes passed the hour.

After the first group of pulses and a long pause, you will feel the second set of pulses, these pulses transcribe the minutes information.

The second set of pulses on the Sunu Band works exactly like the first set of pulses, a short pulse equals one, a long pulse equals five, and no pulse means that no additional minutes need to be added to the first group of minutes. In the second set, we are adding up sets of five minutes and one minutes instead of 50 and 10.

If you feel one long pulse and two short pulses in the second group, you know you need to add on seven minutes to the first group of pulses for your complete minutes information.

For example, if you feel four short pulses in the first group, then four short pulses in the second group, you are 44 minutes passed the hour.

Example #2: If you feel one long pulse, followed by the transitional pause, and then four short pulses in the second set, you have 54 minutes passed the hour.

Example #3: Now, if you feel three short pulses in the first group, then the transitional pause, in addition to one long pulse followed immediately by three short pulses, you have 38 minutes passed the hour.

Adjusting Time Preferences

Sunu band derives the time from your mobile phone when the device is paired with the app.

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