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Dim mode on Asus ZenWatch does not work.

The watch quickly flashes the dim version, but disappears.

Wes , 23.01.2015, 04:17
Idea status: under consideration


D-Kalck, 23.01.2015, 09:07
It's not a WatchMaker bug, your dimmed mode should contain only white and black elements. When the watch is in ambient mode, it converts brighters (I think) elements to white.
Lou, 31.03.2015, 13:26
I am seeing the same problem. It also appears that prebuilt watches will go into dim mode but a new custom one or a prebulit that you edit will not.
nlh, 10.11.2015, 22:53
I have the same problem. There appears to be three levels of brightness. The two levels that show on watch maker, then it goes even darker. For many of the watches this wrecks the look on the watch. This does not happen with any of the standard Android Wear watches which have just the first two levels of brightness. Hope I've explained it well enough.
id10t, 07.12.2016, 02:59
Ditto.Having same issue as nlh. 3 levels of brightness. Started with green, flashes the dim color I selected and then goes to a yellow color which I did not specify anywhere. I've tried using a picture as a background and the colors were disgusting when in dimmed mode. Does not happen with ZenWatch face designer or Intellicom face designer so I am thinking it is a Watchmaker issue. I've had to turn off the always on display. I am a paid premium user and I hope this is resolved as this is the best face designer I have tried.
qray, 02.01.2016, 09:28
I have the same problem on ZenWatch 2.
I created a siple digital time display with red color and gray color in dim mode.
The watch shows time in red color. When the watch enters "dim mode" you can sometimes see the gray display for a short time and then it turns completly black.
ScuroRaven, 21.11.2016, 01:58
I see that I am not the only one with this issue. I wonder if it will ever get fixed?
Id10t, 27.07.2017, 18:45
About the only thing watchmaker can do for ZenWatch users is to have the option of disabling Watchmaker dim mode. It is not necessary to have dim mode when using a ZenWatch. From bright directly to the built in ZenWatch ambient mode would be preferred. Not sure what to suggest about the way Zenwatch handles Watchmaker colors when it switches over to ambient. The colors are definately not accurately reproduced in ambient mode. I think I would like to see Watchmaker shift the colors to black and white when the Zenwatch switches to ambient mode. It appears to be a Zenwatch issue and not a watchmaker issue. I found this interesting https://www.reddit.com/r/AndroidWear/comments/2qb3ia/clarifying_ambient_modes_everything_you_could/
I wish the developer would have done a bit of research into this and tried to offer up an explanation instead of leaving us ZenWatch users just hanging and wondering WTF is going on.
Travis, 23.09.2017, 17:03
I'm glad to know I'm not the only one. The watch face I created looks awesome until it runs on my watch, and then it looks nasty. What should be orange is yellow and what should be gray is blue. And the image I have as a background looks awful.
Milen, 30.09.2019, 10:04
Dim mode is not working not only to Asus and Samsung watches but also and to Huawei Watch 2, which means that Dim mode is not working at all.

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