With built-in assistive technologies, Apple Watch is designed to help everyone be more active, healthy and connected. The Taptic Engine can give gentle taps for quick notifications or more prominent taps for your important alerts. And Mono Audio lets you find the right balance if you are deaf or hard of hearing in one ear.

Taptic Engine Get a feeling for what’s going on.

Taptic Engine on Apple Watch

With Apple Watch, we found a way to give technology a more human touch. It’s called the Taptic Engine, a linear actuator inside Apple Watch that produces haptic feedback. You’ll feel a gentle tap on your wrist every time a notification comes in. And you can turn on Prominent Haptic to pre‑announce some common alerts. So you’ll never miss messages, mail and other important events.

Taptic Engine on Apple Watch

Mono Audio Find the right balance for you.

When you’re using Bluetooth headphones, you may miss some audio if you’re hard of hearing or deaf in one ear. That’s because stereo recordings usually have distinct left- and right-channel audio tracks. Apple Watch supports Mono Audio, allowing you to play both audio channels in both ears and letting you adjust the balance for greater volume in either ear. So you can tune in or out as you like.

Enable accessibility features on Apple Watch.

On Apple Watch

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Select General, then Accessibility.
  3. Select and turn on the features you want to use.

On iPhone

  1. Open Watch.
  2. In My Watch tab, select General, then Accessibility.
  3. Select and turn on the features you want to use.

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