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Why is ambient mode black and white?

This mode helps the device conserve power. My designs makes it clear to the user that the screen is in ambient mode. The background color scheme is strictly limited to black, white, and grays.

After all, it’s all about saving on battery life, right? And displays are one of the biggest power draws on any mobile device.

Also in this mode, the screen is only updated once every minute. We only show hours and minutes in ambient mode not seconds. I’m currently adding more options to control the ambient mode on all our watch faces. Thanks for your patience.

Category: 1- Watch Face Questions

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