Screen brightness test of an Apple Watch 6 vs Apple Watch 5

Apple Watch 6 and 5

Each new series of the Apple Watch incorporates a new series of improvements than the model of the previous series. Some are very prominent, as was the screen «Always on»Of series 5, or the oximeter of series 6, but others go unnoticed, if not you compare the two series side by side.

And that is happening with the screen of the new Apple Watch Series 6. It has more shine than last year's 5 series. and that is noticeable when looking at it in full sun, without a doubt. Let's see a comparative video where you can see this screen difference.

One of the new features of the Apple Watch Series 6 is the increased brightness of the screen, something that is appreciated when looking at the device full sun. The guys at iClarified have taken a lux meter and have really checked if there is more brightness on the screen of the new series.

To perform this test, they increased the screen brightness to the maximum on both devices and the wrist detection disabled. They used a white photo background on the watch face for testing. As expected, the Apple Watch Series 6 screen had a better performance than the Apple Watch Series 5.

A boat soon found that the 5 series ambient light sensor was very sensitive during testing. He immediately began to dim the screen as soon as they lit up the stage. This did not happen with the Series 6. The meter reached a maximum brightness of 476 nits (cd / m2) on Apple Watch Series 6 compared to 422 nits (cd / m2) on the Apple Watch Series 5, although the Series 5 measurement was difficult to come by as it immediately began to dim to around 234 nits.

The always-on display of the Apple Watch Series 6 gave a higher brightness than the Apple Watch Series 5 a 16 nits, in comparison with 12 nits Series 5s that faded quickly to just 1 nit. For the always-on test, the brightness of the background image was measured. Depending on the watch face, selected items such as digital time or clockwise are displayed at a higher brightness level than the background.

In short, the screen of the new Apple Watch Series 6 shines brighter than its predecessor. And the best of all is that, in principle, it does not affect the autonomy of the device.

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