Can I use the pinetime as a blind user
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Hi all,

I am a blind Linux user and developer. I want to create my own smartwatch and was looking around and found the pinetime.
I have the following queries.
1. Can I update the pinetime without interacting with the screen? The watch does not appear to have any accessibility options at all. I did read the getting started section and that is where I found references to interacting with the touch screen of the watch.
2. Can I connect a speaker to the pinetime? I am not referring to a Bluetooth speaker but something small that I can enclose in the watch case. My idea is to have synthetic speech on the watch.

Regards
Pranav
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(05-28-2022, 08:02 PM)pranav Wrote: Hi all,

I am a blind Linux user and developer. I want to create my own smartwatch and was looking around and found the pinetime.
I have the following queries.
1. Can I update the pinetime without interacting with the screen? The watch does not appear  to have any accessibility options at all. I did read the getting started section and that is where I found references to interacting with the touch screen of the watch.
2. Can I connect a speaker to the pinetime? I am not referring to a Bluetooth speaker but something small that I can enclose in the watch case. My idea is to have synthetic speech on the watch.

Regards
Pranav

An audible speaker would probably be hard on batteries and space (not a ton in there), but I'd imagine it's plausible.

I would definitely like to know more about progress if/when it occurs on this front. A use case that I'd guess isn't terribly well served yet.
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