The Apple Watch Ultra was unveiled during the Apple event on September 22. This new series is genuinely captivating, boasting a range of impressive features. Among the standout features are the tap finger function, and more importantly, the enhanced battery life. Additionally, the Apple Watch Ultra series showcases a brilliantly bright display.
However, there’s been buzz online about potential brightness issues with the Apple Watch Ultra. The primary concern users are highlighting pertains to the display appearing too dim in low light situations. Apple has claimed that the Apple Watch Ultra 2 can reach a maximum screen brightness of 3,000 nits, setting it apart as one of the brightest watch displays available. Despite this, some Apple Watch Ultra and Apple Watch Ultra 2 users have reported issues with dim displays, especially in scenarios where they transition quickly from a well-lit space to a darker environment. This dimness is even more noticeable when the Wayfinder and Ultra Modular watch face is switched to Night mode. Attempts to manually adjust the brightness in settings haven’t seemed to alleviate the problem.
This has led to challenges for some, making it hard to decipher information on their Apple Watch Ultra screens in dimly lit areas. This poses a potential hurdle, especially for those who lean heavily on their watches for fitness tracking, navigation, or other tasks necessitating clear screen visibility in low light conditions. As of now, Apple hasn’t issued an official response about whether this is a hardware or software glitch. Interestingly, some feel that this recent Apple launch might not be as durable as its predecessors.