Peak Brightness Levels have changed

Benz63amg

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On my Series 3 i had to have brightness at the highest setting to see the watch face properly in daylight and on my new Series 4 i can have the brightness set to level 1 and still easily see the watch face outside during the day so the brightness has certainly changed in the display. Great surprise as i wasn't aware the peak brightness was improved on the Series 4.
 

matrix07

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On my Series 3 i had to have brightness at the highest setting to see the watch face properly in daylight and on my new Series 4 i can have the brightness set to level 1 and still easily see the watch face outside during the day so the brightness has certainly changed in the display. Great surprise as i wasn't aware the peak brightness was improved on the Series 4.
Interesting. Are you sure the outside brightness are the same?
 

Benz63amg

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Interesting. Are you sure the outside brightness are the same?
I am absolutely certain 100%. I have had a Stainless Steel Series 2 as well as a Series 3 and both had an identical issue where I had to set the brightness level to Max to be able to properly and easily read the time during daylight when I’m outside, with the Series 4 I was about to bump up the brightness as I normally would when setting up the new Apple Watch and I realized that everything was visible even on the lowest setting which implies they modified the display’s brightness and improved visibility, I’m assuming the Series 3 has an identical display since the first Apple Watch and the Series 4 is the first Apple Watch with an improved overall display aside from the fact it’s a larger display.
 
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