What is Chime Function ?

Chime Function is a short single beep – which the watch buzzer produces. This signal can be heard at every full hour, that is, when minutes pass from “59” to position “00”. For example – when time passes from 11:59 to 12:00, etc. You can turn this function ON or OFF at any time.

Depending on the watch model you have – Chime Set Mark can be located in Three different places – see below

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What is this function useful for ?

I remember that a long time ago I used it often when I was waiting at school for a break, when the lesson was prolonged :). At that time, this short sound was heard throughout the whole class and reminded everyone – ok – enough – the end of the lesson 🙂 …

Entering in to Setting Chime Function is possible only in Normal Time Mode.

* Therefore before setting this function you should make sure and possibly enter into the Normal Time Mode ( by pushing “M” button ) !

Chime ON / OFF
Chime ON / OFF – By simultaneously pushing “R” and “S” buttons

Chime ON/OFF – by pushing simultaneosly “R” and “S” button.

Click to Enlarge – look of the watch – before switching ON the chime

Look – at the bottom right corner of the watch “CHI” sign appeared – see below !

Click to Enlarge – the look of the watch – after switching ON the chime

It may happen that despite the above procedure and when pressing the “R” and “S” buttons simultaneously in “Normal Time Mode”, the watch does not emit a characteristic beep …

The solution to this problem has been discussed in topic :  Citizen No Sound ? No Problem !

Certainly! The chime function on a watch can be utilized in a creative and practical manner. Here are a few interesting ways to use the chime function:

  1. Mindful Breathing Reminder: Set the chime function to go off every hour as a reminder to practice mindful breathing. When the chime sounds, take a moment to pause, breathe deeply, and recenter yourself. It’s a subtle and regular reminder to maintain mindfulness throughout the day.
  2. Hydration Reminder: Program the chime to go off every hour to remind you to stay hydrated. Use it as a cue to take a sip of water and ensure you’re meeting your daily hydration goals.
  3. Mini Exercise Breaks: Turn the hourly chime into a signal for a quick mini-exercise break. Use each chime as a cue to stand up, stretch, or perform a short set of exercises. It’s a fun way to incorporate movement into your daily routine.
  4. Gratitude Pause: Associate each chime with a moment of gratitude. When you hear the chime, take a moment to reflect on something you’re grateful for. It’s a simple way to cultivate a positive mindset throughout the day.
  5. Task Transition Signal: Use the chime to signal transitions between tasks. When the chime sounds, it’s a cue to wrap up what you’re working on and smoothly transition to the next task on your agenda. It helps in maintaining a structured and organized workflow.
  6. Creativity Boost: If you’re engaged in creative work, set the chime to go off every hour as a prompt to take a creative break. Use this time to sketch, jot down ideas, or engage in any creative activity that inspires you. It can serve as a structured way to nurture creativity.
  7. Learning Moments: Dedicate each chime to a brief learning moment. Set a reminder to read a quick article, learn a new word, or explore a fun fact. Over time, these hourly learning breaks can contribute to continuous personal development.
  8. Smile Break: Associate the chime with a smile break. When you hear the chime, take a moment to smile, even if for no reason. It’s a lighthearted and joyful way to punctuate your day.

Remember to adapt these suggestions based on your preferences and daily routine. The chime function can be a versatile tool for adding positive and constructive habits to your life.


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