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Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by profmatt, Mar 8, 2015.
Does anyone know what the pixel densities of the two sizes of watch are?
I think the best guess at the moment is 335 ppi for both models.
The 38mm one has a 340 x 272 resolution and for the larger 42mm model it's 390 x 312, but since the exact size of the screen isn't known, currently it's hard to calculate ppi. We're definitely looking at being in the vicinity of 330 ppi though.
Is that from Apple?
Looking at all the photos of people modelling paper cut-outs, it appeared that the 38mm is less square than the 42mm.
Your figures give both watches a screen ratio of 1.25:1. Either my eyes are packing up or the 38mm is going to be more bezelsome, top and bottom.
With my calcul I have 326ppi, which is the same that iPhones.
Yes, those are official resolution details from Apple.
The dimensions were released as part of the developer api (and possibly before then).
From Apple's site;
"A Retina display is the primary surface for every interaction with Apple Watch. And its clear why. The incredibly high pixel density makes numbers and text easy to read at a glance, even while youre moving. "
So it's going to be really good. Which I am very happy about because most smart watches prior to this had lousy displays.
I guess what I'm really interested to know is: will one version have a higher pixel density? For example the iPhone 6+ has a higher pixel density than the iPhone 6.
If there is a difference in ppi it'll be only a small difference.