Why it’s hard to read the time on Infograph – Marco.org


30 bookmarks. First posted by doingitwrong 10 weeks ago.


Considering that the watch has had Apple’s full design focus for a few years now, it’s interesting how bad the faces are for, you know, telling time. The watch hands are clearly from Patek Phillipe, but not as good, because the hour hand doesn’t get close enough to the hour markers.

Marco makes some good points about why the analog faces are bad for telling time. In some pretty basic ways.

It’s great for Apple to offer a wide variety of Apple Watch faces, but most of them are short-lived novelties at best. We’re three years and four generations into the Apple Watch, and almost every Watch owner I know still uses the same handful of “good” faces.

If you want digital time with a good deal of complications, Modular is your only good choice (or Infograph Modular on the Series 4).If you want analog time with numerals, Utility is the only good option. If you want indices instead of numerals — probably the most popular analog watch style in the world — I don’t think there is a good option.
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5 weeks ago by jefframnani
Quick, what time is it? If that took you a bit longer than usual to tell the time on the Apple Watch’s new default Infograph face, you’re not alone: John Gruber…
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9 weeks ago by flobosg
something something Apple's attention to detail lately
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9 weeks ago by danhon
RT : Tired: Lol, who uses smartphones to make phone calls anymore

Wired: Lol, who uses watches to tell time anymore
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9 weeks ago by AramZS
apple really need to open up custom watch faces to developers
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9 weeks ago by harrisonmalone
Why it’s hard to read the time on the Apple Watch Infograph face
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9 weeks ago by edan
Why it’s hard to read the time on Infograph
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9 weeks ago by jjlsetter
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9 weeks ago by stuntmanmike
RT : Why it’s so hard to read the time on the Apple Watch Infograph face:
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9 weeks ago by rtanglao
たしかに、改めて見るとごちゃついてるな
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9 weeks ago by umeruma
“Across a wide variety of brands, styles, and price points, a few key [watch-]design principles are clear:

“• The hour markers for 12 (and often 3/6/9) are more prominent.
“• The hour indices are much larger than the minute markings.
“• The hour hands nearly touch the hour indices.

“These all improve legibility by making it as fast and easy as possible to know which hour is being indicated (and minimize the chance of an off-by-one error), first by orienting your eyes to the current rotation with the 12 marker, then by minimizing the distance between the hour hand and the indices it’s between.”
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10 weeks ago by handcoding
Quick, what time is it? If that took you a bit longer than usual to tell the time on the Apple Watch’s new default Infograph face, you’re not alone: John Gruber…
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10 weeks ago by yorlt
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10 weeks ago by rmcrob
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10 weeks ago by danielcurran
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10 weeks ago by jakemcgraw
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10 weeks ago by doingitwrong