AW 44mm text size

Sandoop

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Is everyone‘s default text size on the 44mm AW4 on 4/6 default as well?
Why would Apple do this so that I can‘t see more text than on my girlfriend‘s 40mm watch?
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Sandoop

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I don’t understand. Maybe I’m
missing something about why you might think this is an issue.
Adjust the text size to one that you see fit. Problem solved.
Not an issue ofc. Was just thinking about why they did it b/c with this setting it looks like zoom and not more screen.
 

tl01

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Not an issue ofc. Was just thinking about why they did it b/c with this setting it looks like zoom and not more screen.
They can’t set it up both ways. But since it can be adjusted.....adjust it. Some people prefer large font size.
 

Sandoop

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They can’t set it up both ways. But since it can be adjusted.....adjust it. Some people prefer large font size.
Sure they did. 4/6 on my 44mm and 3/6 on my girlfriend‘s 40mm.
I already adjusted it :)
 

friednoodles

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I think what tl01 means by "they can't set it up both ways" is that "you can't please everyone", i.e. some people will expect or prefer that the larger screen displays the same thing larger, while other people will prefer that the larger screen displays the text at the same physical size so that more text fits on.

Apple has clearly decided that for the Watch, having the larger screen display the same thing but larger by default is the most appropriate of the two options.

I suspect that they've done their market research and for a lot of people, being able to have the text physically larger is a selling point of the larger screen, as not everyone's eyesight is perfect. If they were to have the default set such that the text is identical physical size, many people with less than perfect eyesight might look at the larger screen and think "I don't want a larger screen so I can have more more tiny text that I can't read, I want a larger screen so I can have the text bigger and be able to read it more comfortably!".

And... if your eyesight is good and you want to fit more text on, you can adjust the size. Easy.
 

tl01

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I think what tl01 means by "they can't set it up both ways" is that "you can't please everyone", i.e. some people will expect or prefer that the larger screen displays the same thing larger, while other people will prefer that the larger screen displays the text at the same physical size so that more text fits on.

Apple has clearly decided that for the Watch, having the larger screen display the same thing but larger by default is the most appropriate of the two options.

I suspect that they've done their market research and for a lot of people, being able to have the text physically larger is a selling point of the larger screen, as not everyone's eyesight is perfect. If they were to have the default set such that the text is identical physical size, many people with less than perfect eyesight might look at the larger screen and think "I don't want a larger screen so I can have more more tiny text that I can't read, I want a larger screen so I can have the text bigger and be able to read it more comfortably!".

And... if your eyesight is good and you want to fit more text on, you can adjust the size. Easy.
Thank you for saying it better!
 

Sandoop

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Oct 13, 2018
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I think what tl01 means by "they can't set it up both ways" is that "you can't please everyone", i.e. some people will expect or prefer that the larger screen displays the same thing larger, while other people will prefer that the larger screen displays the text at the same physical size so that more text fits on.

Apple has clearly decided that for the Watch, having the larger screen display the same thing but larger by default is the most appropriate of the two options.

I suspect that they've done their market research and for a lot of people, being able to have the text physically larger is a selling point of the larger screen, as not everyone's eyesight is perfect. If they were to have the default set such that the text is identical physical size, many people with less than perfect eyesight might look at the larger screen and think "I don't want a larger screen so I can have more more tiny text that I can't read, I want a larger screen so I can have the text bigger and be able to read it more comfortably!".

And... if your eyesight is good and you want to fit more text on, you can adjust the size. Easy.
That is exactly what I wanted to discuss, thank you for the reply!

Having the same content amount on the bigger screen was just nothing I thought was interesting for me but as you mentioned seems to be a selling point for a lot.

The topic was interesting for me to discuss because I am checking the default settings on all Apple devices and new OS releases trying to figure out what they decided to change and why, like shifting the FaceTime Icon in iOS 12 to a more prominent place.
 
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