Can you see it in the sun?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by sjinsjca, Apr 26, 2015.

  1. sjinsjca macrumors 68000

    sjinsjca

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    Just wondering if the OLED screen is at all visible in bright sunlight.
     
  2. iggypod macrumors 6502a

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    I have mine set to 50% brightness and I personally have no trouble seeing / reading the screen in bright daylight.
     
  3. w00tini macrumors 6502a

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    yes, it has been crystal clear for me in the sun. i tested this early on as it was important to me. I've got the Sports in gray, and am using the yellow text. perfect in bright light.
     
  4. leesweet macrumors demi-god

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    Well, there's 'in sunlight' (outdoors) and 'in direct sunlight' (sunlight directly on the screen). I know I can't read my iPhone or AW in the latter case.
     
  5. sjinsjca thread starter macrumors 68000

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  6. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    Yep, I'm at default brightness and tried using it intentionally in direct sunlight. The screen definitely doesn't look pretty (You can easily see the air gap in direct sunlight) but there is easily enough contrast to use it just fine.
     
  7. FrankySavvy macrumors 65816

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    At 50% brightness on my Apple Watch it was visible but I prefered brighter so I put it up to 100% brightness. Maybe it has to do with the sapphire?

    Other then in direct sunlight, display is bright and clear.

    Everything is as expected.
     

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