Tactile watches, also known as braille watches, are timepieces designed to help visually impaired individuals tell time. These watches use raised markers or studs on the watch face to indicate the hours, minutes, and seconds, allowing the wearer to feel the time by touching the markers with their fingertips.
In addition to raised markers, tactile watches may also have other features to help visually impaired wearers. For example, some models may have audible alarms or voice announcements to signal the time or other functions. Some may also have contrasting colors or textures on the watch face to make it easier to read for those with partial sight.
Tactile watches are an important tool for improving the independence and quality of life for visually impaired individuals. They are available from a variety of manufacturers and in a range of styles and price points to suit different needs and preferences.