Pulse - Hap­tic Metronome Watch

Take time-keep­ing to a whole new level

Mac|Life - - CONTENTS - J.R. Book­wal­ter

Free From Crescendo Tech­nolo­gies, trycrescendo.com Made For iPad, iPhone, Ap­ple Watch Needs iOS 9.3 or later

Now this is a pretty novel use of the Ap­ple Watch’s built-in hap­tics — rather than have a loud metronome tick­tock­ing away as you play mu­sic, this app keeps time us­ing a gen­tle tap on the wrist. Pulse – Hap­tic Metronome Watch is min­i­mal­ist and easy to use; best of all, the tempo can be ad­justed to any speed you’d like by sim­ply turn­ing the dig­i­tal crown.

It’s a great idea for any mu­si­cian, al­though the hap­tic vi­bra­tion is just a lit­tle on the soft side for our lik­ing. The iOS app of­fers even more, in­clud­ing cus­tom col­ors and click sounds (which sadly don’t apply on watchOS), and a neat fea­ture called PulseSync, which al­lows other play­ers to jam along to the same time via Blue­tooth.

You won’t find much to com­plain with this free app but for best re­sults, keep your Watch screen awake (Set­tings > Wake Screen) while in use.

the bot­tom line. An all-around nifty watchOS app for any mu­si­cian that could use a lit­tle more hap­tic feed­back.

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