Watch Faces

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Are you seeing/experiencing the color discrepancy?

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  1. goonie4life9, Aug 31, 2016
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    goonie4life9 macrumors regular

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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!
    Apple Watch Screenshot
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    iPhone Screenshot
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    Apple Watch Photo
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  2. Thai macrumors 6502a

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    What did Apple Store tell you?
     
  3. Mercifull macrumors regular

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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.
     
  4. Thai macrumors 6502a

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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....
     
  5. doerrmann macrumors member

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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?
     
  6. goonie4life9 thread starter macrumors regular

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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.
     
  7. Thai macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  8. goonie4life9 thread starter macrumors regular

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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).
     
  9. Thai macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  10. goonie4life9 thread starter macrumors regular

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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 the first photo, the brightness setting was in the middle but I allowed too much light into the camera, making everything appear overly bright).
     
  11. Thai macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmm, yet your wrist skin color and watch band look the same in both.... :D

    What camera are you using? ISO ?
     
  12. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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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.
     
  13. goonie4life9 thread starter macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  14. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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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.
     
  15. goonie4life9 thread starter macrumors regular

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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?
     
  16. JayLenochiniMac, Aug 31, 2016
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    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?
     
  17. goonie4life9 thread starter macrumors regular

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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?
     
  18. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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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.
     
  19. goonie4life9 thread starter macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  20. adamneer macrumors 6502

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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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