AOD mode without screen burn-in protection!?

Oleksi

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I was testing new Always On Display mode and noticed something that scared me a bit.

All of my previous watches with AOD-mode (and smartphones also) had "burn-on protection". All static images constantly shifting around the screen (or slightly moved in any direction). But on Apple Watch 5 image on screen doesn't move at all and, for instance, day/date information is displayed on a fixed position 24 hours a day.

Did you noticed the same? Does Apple Watch 5 have screen burn-in protection?
 

Oleksi

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Oct 30, 2018
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If you have burn in concerns change watch faces. I’m really not worried about it though.
It's not a question of concerns/worrying, I just want to know if Apple Watch 5 AOD-mode has some sort of burn-in protection. Maybe Apple figured out another way to protect the OLED-screen from burn-in which I don't know.
 

iSayuSay

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It will become your issue when you will see some marks on AW5 OLED screen.
With 1Hz refresh rate for idling, it is a non issue. It becomes a problem when you enforce an always ON for any older gen Apple Watches, displaying 60Hz all the time.
 
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Oleksi

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With 1Hz refresh rate for idling, it is a non issue. It becomes a problem when you enforce an always ON for any older gen Apple Watches, displaying 60Hz all the time.
1Hz means the watch updates information on the display one time per second. But 60Hz doesn't mean that the pixel works 60 times longer during the second than at 1Hz. Anyway pixel is ON for a second, no matter what frame rate is.

60Hz drains more battery than 1Hz. But it has nothing to do with screen burn-in.