Telling the time with your Sunu Band

Sunu Band Haptic Watch allows you to read the time via discreet vibratory pulses, each pulse has a numeric value. Sunu Band also functions as a ‘talking watch’ when voice service is enabled. At first, it might seem strange that minutes and hours are read differently; we will explain in detail how to read the time successfully, we hope this resource makes it easier for you to get it quickly. The Haptic Watch tells the time through a series of long and short pulses once these pulses end, you will hear VoiceOver announcing the time through the speakers of your phone when activated.


Press the Home Button to enable Haptic Watch and start.

Short pulse: Each short pulse equals to one.

Long pulse: Each long pulse has a numeric value equals to five.

The time, whether the hour or minutes, is obtained by summing up the numeric values of the pulses that were provided.

The hour and minutes are read separately, depending on how you swipe on the touchpad.

Swipe-In for the hour: Count the number of pulses that you feel. Next, add up the numeric values for each pulse to get the hour of the day.

For example, if you feel:

  • Three short pulses: It is three o’clock.
  • One long pulse: It is five o’clock.
  • Two long pulses and one short pulse: It is at 11 o’clock.

Swipe-Out for the minutes: The minutes are presented in two parts (or group of pulses) separated by a brief pause. The first group of pulses indicates the tens of minutes that have passed the hour or ‘tens-passed’. The corresponding numeric values for this group of pulses are multiplied by 10. In other words:

  • Each short pulse that you feel equals 10.
  • Each long pulse that you feel equals 50.

After a brief pause, the next group of pulses relays individual minutes. 

The corresponding numeric values for this group of pulses is now back to:

  • Each short pulse equal 1.
  • Each long pulse equal 2. 

Add up the number of pulses that you feel with their corresponding values in order to derive the exact minutes that have passed the hour. Here are some examples:

First Group
of Pulses
PauseSecond Group
of Pulses
Minutes Passed
the Hour
No pulsesNo Pulseszero minutes
No pulsethree short pulsesthree minutes
Three short pulsesNo pulsethirty minutes
One long pulsethree short pulsesfifty-three minutes

Notes: The key to understanding quickly how minutes work is the pause that divides the group of tens from the singles. E.g., at 11:07 hours you will obtain the following:

Minutes: (A short pause) A long vibration, followed by two short pulses.

Hours: Two long vibrations, and a pulse, meaning 5 + 5 + 1 = 11 hours

The haptics work in a 12-hour format. Whereas the spoken format is a 24-hour format. From Sunu App version 6.0 forward, you may select the Talking Watch Format you prefer.

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