1. edswife1970's Avatar
    I’m a little disappointed with the series 3 in the fact that the display is not that much brighter, if any, than my series 0.

    Maybe it’s my imagination. What do you all think?
    10-02-2017 04:42 PM
  2. Tartarus's Avatar
    I’m a little disappointed with the series 3 in the fact that the display is not that much brighter, if any, than my series 0.

    Maybe it’s my imagination. What do you all think?
    Did you compare them in bright light outside or inside??
    10-02-2017 04:46 PM
  3. TripleOne's Avatar
    I find it to be very bright, especially if it’s under a light or the sun! 1000 nits as compared to 600 nits on the iPhone.
    10-02-2017 05:42 PM
  4. doogald's Avatar
    I’m a little disappointed with the series 3 in the fact that the display is not that much brighter, if any, than my series 0.

    Maybe it’s my imagination. What do you all think?
    The watch does automatic brightness based on ambient light in order to preserve battery when you’re in a relatively dark place. But it should be brighter on a bright, sunny day outdoors than a Series 0.
    10-02-2017 05:53 PM
  5. TripleOne's Avatar
    The watch does automatic brightness based on ambient light in order to preserve battery when you’re in a relatively dark place. But it should be brighter on a bright, sunny day outdoors than a Series 0.
    Yup!
    I love how bright it is compared to S0.
    10-02-2017 06:39 PM
  6. Jude526's Avatar
    I see a change from the Series 2. It was my first ⌚️
    10-03-2017 12:56 AM
  7. TripleOne's Avatar
    I see a change from the Series 2. It was my first ⌚️
    The Series 2 have the same display as the Series 3, and it’s really great!
    10-03-2017 02:34 AM
  8. Snoweagle's Avatar
    Comparing both my S0 and S2, the display brightness of the S0 is only a tad dimmer, not too much difference and still legible under bright sunlight.
    10-03-2017 03:37 AM
  9. Mac Guy's Avatar
    Maybe it’s my imagination. What do you all think?
    It's not your imagination. I bought an S2 mainly because of the advertised brighter image but was disappointed.


    Comparing both my S0 and S2, the display brightness of the S0 is only a tad dimmer, not too much difference and still legible under bright sunlight.
    This has been my experience, too. Indoors, when a bright light hits my Watch, the display looks very bright. Then out of the bright light, the brightness wanes.

    Outdoors, the AWS2 doesn't look much brighter than my AW. It is brighter, but just not that much. It doesn't look twice as bright to me.
    10-03-2017 04:16 PM
  10. Snoweagle's Avatar
    This has been my experience, too. Indoors, when a bright light hits my Watch, the display looks very bright. Then out of the bright light, the brightness wanes.

    Outdoors, the AWS2 doesn't look much brighter than my AW. It is brighter, but just not that much. It doesn't look twice as bright to me.
    That's because in brighter conditions, the watch will automatically increase brightness to match the condition so it's easier to read. Likewise in lower light conditions, it'll dim down. It's similar to the iPhone too.

    So Apple theoretically states it's twice as bright but I guess it's true if both are at their maximum brightness settings.
    10-03-2017 08:19 PM
  11. Mac Guy's Avatar
    That's because...

    ...the Ambient Light Sensor adjusts the brightness base on- wait for it— ambient light.

    I’m familiar with the process as an ALS is in several pieces of my Apple and Mac kit.
    My issue isn’t how it does it, but that it doesn’t do it enough.
    10-04-2017 09:07 AM
  12. Snoweagle's Avatar
    ...the Ambient Light Sensor adjusts the brightness base on- wait for it— ambient light.

    I’m familiar with the process as an ALS is in several pieces of my Apple and Mac kit.
    My issue isn’t how it does it, but that it doesn’t do it enough.
    Yeah...I forgot the 'ambient light' term. Thanks for schooling me on that.
    10-04-2017 09:32 AM

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