Does the AW Silver Case or the Space Grey Case produce more heat

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  1. apple_watch_user, Sep 20, 2017
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    apple_watch_user macrumors newbie

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    Pardon me for being naive in my question, as I wanted to ask that based on basic knowledge that dark colored objects attract and retain more heat than lighter colored ones. And since we wear this device (apple watch) directly on our hands, I wanted to know which one retains less heat ...

    So based on that people who have experience of using both the watch cases, did you feel less heat on one compared to the other?

    Edit:
    I am talking about heat in terms of running outdoors in the sun (temperature outdoors being 86F/30C and up) for more than 10k. Or driving for long distance and your left hand with the watch on, getting baked in the sun.
     
  2. Mabus51 macrumors 65816

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    I have a black stainless steel S0 Watch. No heat, the processor in these is so low power it doesn’t generate heat. I also live in Arizona so any heat generated from the Watch would be noticeable as we do everything to keep cool.

    What kind of heat are you talking about? Like if you left it baking in the sun?
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    They both would create the same amount of heat. Left in the sun the dark colored watch would get warmer while the silver one would absorb less and get less warm.

    You really do not need to worry about it as long as it is on your arm. Much of the heat will dissipate into your arm. I would not leave either color watch in direct sunlight if not on your arm.
     
  4. apple_watch_user thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you @Mabus51 for responding. You are right that the processor is clocked down compared to the iPhone and hence generates less heat.
    I was talking about heat in terms of running outdoors in the sun (temperature outdoors being 86F and up) for more than 10k.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 20, 2017 ---
    So like in terms of when you are driving for long distance and the sun hits your left arm ... should one take off the watch ... or like you said it will be fine since the heat will dissipate into ones arm.
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    The sun is not going to harm your watch while on your arm. What would be bad is taking the watch off and leaving on the dash in full sun.

    You need to stop worrying about it. You watch gets warm by just charging sometimes, will not hurt it.

    Just relax and enjoy.
     
  6. apple_watch_user thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you @Newtons Apple for helping me with the question. Helps to calm down...in the decision making ... with 2 more days left ...
     

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