Color Accuracy

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  1. goonie4life9 macrumors regular

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    After playing around with watch faces this afternoon, I noticed that some of the colors seems inaccurate. For example, when I changed the color to Midnight Blue for the Chronograph face, I could barely tell that the interior of the face was blue. Has anyone else experienced this?

    Thanks!
     
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  3. goonie4life9 thread starter macrumors regular

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    True, but that is irrelevant to the question I posed. I am specifically asking if other people are expericing the same thing I am experiencing.
     
  4. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    You should show your watch to other people in person and ask them that question to rule out potential colorblindness on your part.
     
  5. goonie4life9 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, but I am specifically asking if other people are expericing the same thing I am experiencing.
     
  6. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    The difference is noticeable to me.
     
  7. newtestleper macrumors 6502

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    But they want to know if you're experiencing the same thing they are.
     
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    Two ways to address this:

    1. Compare yours to others in the same room.

    2. See an eye doctor.
     
  9. sean000 macrumors 6502a

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    The interior background colors for the Chronograph face are very transparent. I don't have a midnight blue, but my dark blue is one of the more transparent options. It still looks blue to me though. Light Yellow, on the other hand, looks like the light gray option with a slight yellow/warm tint. Not really yellow at all kind of a warm, soft white.

    Sean
     
  10. goonie4life9 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I meant the Dark Blue, so thanks for catching that. Interestingly, the colors look much more accurate in the face gallery on my iPhone, to the extent that I wonder if my iPhone is showing a different color than the watch.
     
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    Maybe you got the rare iPhone 8 with AMOLED screen....
     
  12. Ecoh macrumors 6502a

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    All the colors look very pale to me. The colors look strongest in a dark room, but the light yellow still looks like warm white.
    And the colors look stronger in the face gallery on my iPhone 6.
     
  13. teidon macrumors 6502

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    The colours are slightly different between the various watch faces even though they are called the same. Also I'm pretty sure iPhone has better colour accuracy than Watch so the colours look different on them.
     
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    When I select the Dark Blue color for my Chronograph face, the color looks pretty much the same on the watch as it does when I open the Watch app on my iPhone 6.

    Isn't the ability to browse watch faces from the iPhone a feature of iOS 10 and Watch OS3? I'm still on iOS 9. Perhaps you are just seeing a bug in the color settings for the Chronograph face in the Watch OS3 beta?

    Sean
     
  15. goonie4life9 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I noticed this on iOS 9 and now that I am running the iOS 10 and WatchOS 3 betas, I still notice it.
     
  16. sean000 macrumors 6502a

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    How do you browse a watch face gallery in iOS 9? When I open the Watch app I see only the face I currently have selected.

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  17. Julien macrumors G3

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    You can't.
     
  18. goonie4life9 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Exactly! On mine, the color on the iPhone was different from the color on the watch.
     
  19. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    You do understand that the iPhone and AW use different display technologies and hence the colors will be different?
     
  20. goonie4life9 thread starter macrumors regular

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    You do understand that each can display millions of colors, so software can be used to easily match regardless of hardware?
     
  21. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Unless you have a source, you're merely assuming that this is the case.
     
  22. goonie4life9 thread starter macrumors regular

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  24. goonie4life9 thread starter macrumors regular

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    You asked for sources, which I provided. Regardless, even with a different color gamut (hardware), software can be designed to match colors.

    Please stop. If you can't remain polite, I would ask you to stop posting on this thread.
     
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