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goonie4life9

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Ok, I'm going to try this one more time.

I am currently running the iOS 10 beta and WatchOS 3 beta. After playing around with watch faces, I noticed a discrepancy between the color on my iPhone (a 6s Plus) and my Apple Watch. For example, when I changed the color to Dark Blue for the Chronograph face, the color on my iPhone in the Watch app is a "rich" dark blue but on my Apple Watch itself, the color is a "washed-out" or "faded" darker blue. However, when I take a screenshot of the watch face, the color matches the color on my iPhone in the Watch app (see the photos). Is anyone else seeing/experiencing this?

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Thai

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Ok, I'm going to try this one more time.

I am currently running the iOS 10 beta and WatchOS 3 beta. After playing around with watch faces, I noticed a discrepancy between the color on my iPhone (a 6s Plus) and my Apple Watch. For example, when I changed the color to Dark Blue for the Chronograph face, the color on my iPhone in the Watch app is a "rich" dark blue but on my Apple Watch itself, the color is a "washed-out" or "faded" darker blue. However, when I take a screenshot of the watch face, the color matches the color on my iPhone in the Watch app (see the photos). Is anyone else seeing/experiencing this?

Thanks!
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What did Apple Store tell you?
 

Mercifull

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The iPhone is LCD and the Apple Watch is OLED. The different screen technologies will produce a slightly different colour gamut.
 
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Thai

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I wonder if his screen's brightness is turned to max???

Check your display brightness. The complications look brighter than normal....
 

doerrmann

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Not noticed here - from your picture, your watch looks overly bright - trying turning down the brightness and turning off bold text - is there anything else that could be cranking up the light level?
 

goonie4life9

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Not noticed here - from your picture, your watch looks overly bright - trying turning down the brightness and turning off bold text - is there anything else that could be cranking up the light level?
My watch brightness is currently set at the middle point and I do not have "Bold text" enabled. Here is another shot with the brightness set at the lowest point (and better adjustment of the camera - some of the "brightness" is from the camera letting-in too much light. Regardless, if you look at the iPhone screenshot, the color circle for selecting doesn't match the color displayed in the watch face.

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What did Apple Store tell you?
The watch is running WatchOS 3 beta, so they won't comment.
 

Thai

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My watch brightness is currently set at the middle point and I do not have "Bold text" enabled. Here is another shot with the brightness set at the lowest point (and better adjustment of the camera - some of the "brightness" is from the camera letting-in too much light. Regardless, if you look at the iPhone screenshot, the color circle for selecting doesn't match the color displayed in the watch face.

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The watch is running WatchOS 3 beta, so they won't comment.
That picture looks fine. I guess that maybe your light sensor is messed up. Either way, you need to send your watch in to get back to 2.2 software.
 

goonie4life9

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That picture looks fine. I guess that maybe your light sensor is messed up. Either way, you need to send your watch in to get back to 2.2 software.
I'm not quite sure to what you are referring. I don't need my watch to be running WatchOS 2.2. I'm asking if others are seeing/experiencing this discrepancy in color, which cannot be accounted for by a technical problem or difference in screen t chnokogy (as the colors on the iPhone don't match).
 

Thai

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I'm not quite sure to what you are referring. I don't need my watch to be running WatchOS 2.2. I'm asking if others are seeing/experiencing this discrepancy in color, which cannot be accounted for by a technical problem or difference in screen t chnokogy (as the colors on the iPhone don't match).
Why can't you have a defective light sensor? Or is this a game with you trying to trick Apple with your "defective" watch? Clearly your first picture is with brightness max out...unless your light sensor is messed up.

Get your watch back to OS2 and have Apple Store fix your problem. OR wait for WatchOs 3 official release and then have Apple Store address it.
 

goonie4life9

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Why can't you have a defective light sensor? Or is this a game with you trying to trick Apple with your "defective" watch? Clearly your first picture is with brightness max out...unless your light sensor is messed up.

Get your watch back to OS2 and have Apple Store fix your problem. OR wait for WatchOs 3 official release and then have Apple Store address it.
I am now totally lost. As you can see in the iPhone screenshot and the between the screenshots and photo of the watch, there is a discrepancy between the colors. I am asking if anyone else is seeing or experiencing this.

There is no hardware problem with the watch (as I said, in the first photo, the brightness setting was in the middle but I allowed too much light into the camera, making everything appear overly bright).
 

Thai

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I am now totally lost. As you can see in the iPhone screenshot and the between the screenshots and photo of the watch, there is a discrepancy between the colors. I am asking if anyone else is seeing or experiencing this.

There is no hardware problem with the watch (as I said, in ththe first photo, the brightness setting was in the middle but I allowed too much light into the camera, making everything appear overly bright).
Hmmm, yet your wrist skin color and watch band look the same in both.... :D

What camera are you using? ISO ?
 

yanki01

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I see what you're saying OP. does anyone you know have an apple watch to compare faces? or go to the nearest store that carries apple watches and check there.

have you tried any other different faces and do they all look the same or are they off in color also?

lastly, setup an appointment and point out your issues with an apple genius.
 

goonie4life9

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I see what you're saying OP. does anyone you know have an apple watch to compare faces? or go to the nearest store that carries apple watches and check there.

have you tried any other different faces and do they all look the same or are they off in color also?

lastly, setup an appointment and point out your issues with an apple genius.
Yeah, I've seen this on two other watches and with other colors. The tough part is finding people who are running the WatchOS 3 beta (which is why I'm asking here), so we can compare the colors on the iPhone screen (color selector and watch face) and then compare the iPhone screen to the actual Apple Watch.
 

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I don't see anything wrong with the second photo you posted (the first photo is obviously oversaturated). The color on mine looks exactly like the screenshot of Dark Blue on the Chronograph face in your OP. However, if the color looks "washed-out" or "faded" on two other watches and with other colors, then it suggests that the culprit is your own color perception.
 

goonie4life9

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I don't see anything wrong with the second picture you posted (the first picture is obviously oversaturated). The color on mine looks exactly like the screenshot of Dark Blue on the Chronograph face in your OP. However, if the color looks "washed-out" or "faded" on two other watches and with other colors, then it suggests that the culprit is your own color perception.
I don't see anything wrong with the second picture you posted (the first picture is obviously oversaturated). The color on mine looks exactly like the screenshot of Dark Blue on the Chronograph face in your OP. However, if the color looks "washed-out" or "faded" on two other watches and with other colors, then it suggests that the culprit is your own color perception.
In the iPhone Watch app, there is clearly a discrepancy between the "colored circle selector" and the Watch face itself. That discrepancy has nothing to do with differences in screen technology or anyone's color perception. Are you running WatchOS 3?
 

JayLenochiniMac

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In the iPhone Watch app, there is clearly a discrepancy between the "colored circle selector" and the Watch face itself. That discrepancy has nothing to do with differences in screen technology or anyone's color perception. Are you running WatchOS 3?
I had to correct myself. So yes, the blue in the "color circle selector" is clearly different but the wrong color. The screenshot shows the correct color. What exactly are you expecting?
 
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goonie4life9

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I assume by "colored circle selector" you mean the upper right hand corner complication? It must be unique to watchOS 3, because it's supposed to be blue and not gray tone like in the AW app. At least it used to be blue in the app in wOS 2.2.
In the iPhone screenshot, there is a row of colored circles, below the large, centered watch, labeled "Color" (on the left, just above the row). Are you running WatchOS 3?
 

JayLenochiniMac

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In the iPhone screenshot, there is a row of colored circles, below the large, centered watch, labeled "Color" (on the left, just above the row). Are you running WatchOS 3?
I edited my post after the fact as I had to correct myself. Yes, the blue in the "color circle selector" is clearly different but the wrong color. The screenshot shows the correct color. What exactly are you expecting?

No, I'm not running wOS 3 beta, but I'm assuming that's a bug because the screenshot taken of the AW face itself is clearly the correct color. The blue in the color selector in the app seems accurate only for the inside circle on the upper right hand corner complication. Everything else is dark blue as it should be.
 

goonie4life9

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I edited my post after the fact as I had to correct myself. Yes, the blue in the "color circle selector" is clearly different but the wrong color. The screenshot shows the correct color. What exactly are you expecting?

No, I'm not running wOS 3 beta, but I'm assuming that's a bug because the screenshot taken of the AW face itself is clearly the correct color. The blue in the color selector in the app seems accurate only for the inside circle on the upper right hand corner complication. Everything else is dark blue as it should be.
No problem. I, too, think it is a bug (I have submitted a bug report to Apple), and I am interested in seeing how many others are also seeing this. Interestingly, I would say that the blue circle in the "Color Selector" much more closely matches what I see on my actual Apple Watch, so I'll be interested to see what the final color is.
 

adamneer

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I have noticed the exact same discrepancy the OP is referring to on my gen 1 AWSS. It seems to only happen with certain colors - for me, the chrono face set to "beige" or "vintage yellow" or whatever they call it in the phone app gives me a much cleaner "pure white" on the watch. I've also noticed differences in the "apricot" color between the two devices while using the giant numbers-only face.
 

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