1. marcusperkins's Avatar
    What happened to the clear and easy to read stop watch in 10.2

    The new clock face in 10.3.1 is just not clear enough. This obsession with dark themes is starting to get a bit much now. It's all very well trying to save battery power, but not at the expense of clarity and usability.
    02-16-15 05:36 AM
  2. anon(9155131)'s Avatar
    I agree. The clock on 10.2.1 is cleaner. Even if the new flat design is more coherent, I find it a bit boring with time. That's maybe why I keep returning to 10.2.1.
    02-16-15 05:48 AM
  3. tufcustomer's Avatar
    Pic?

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    02-16-15 10:05 AM
  4. Richard Buckley's Avatar
    I don't see what the problem is.


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    02-16-15 12:25 PM
  5. bobshine's Avatar
    I don't see what the problem is.


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    That's what I was gonna say. It's pretty clear and lisible

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    02-16-15 12:34 PM
  6. tjseaman's Avatar
    I don't see what the problem is.


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    Yeah don't see a major difference.
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    02-16-15 12:35 PM
  7. bluglad's Avatar
    I think the start/stop button in the middle is even better in 10.3.1 ...
    02-16-15 02:16 PM
  8. marcusperkins's Avatar
    Start button is in a better place for sure, but clock face is not so good - I don't use the digital display. Tried to add a picture, but it wouldn't work - maybe 10.3.1 doesn't work well with this forum. Can anybody else post an image?
    02-16-15 05:25 PM
  9. Richard Buckley's Avatar
    Read my signature. The stop watch doesn't have an analogue face. Are you talking about the timer?


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    02-16-15 07:54 PM
  10. marcusperkins's Avatar
    Sorry people - I made a mistake. Yes, I did mean the timer, not the stop watch.

    I use the timer all the time for meetings etc, and the old face was much clearer.
    02-17-15 04:21 AM
  11. thanasi's Avatar
    I think 10.3.1's design is way better in every aspect when compared to 10.2

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    02-17-15 06:38 AM
  12. stealthbob's Avatar
    OP...without casting aspersions this really does look more like the situation where its the perception of different = bad. I too use the timer quite frequently, I find the setting of it amazing fast and the rest is quite simple and clear.
    02-17-15 05:57 PM
  13. marcusperkins's Avatar
    I'm not complaining about ease of use, the latest version is undoubtedly better thought out in terms of operation. My view is that the clock itself has far less presence than the previous version. There is far less clarity, with the hour, minute and second hands more difficult to see particularly when glanced at quickly because they're much thinner.

    If anybody is able to show an image of the two side by side, it will be pretty obvious which face is clearer and easier to read.

    Sure the new version looks cool, but I prefer practical usability.

    It's a bit like these stylish websites with cool light grey fonts, looks great, but not so easy to read.
    02-17-15 07:19 PM
  14. stealthbob's Avatar
    Sure the new version looks cool, but I prefer practical usability.

    It's a bit like these stylish websites with cool light grey fonts, looks great, but not so easy to read.
    ..or like the retro flattened look of Lollipop and the pastel colours. I get it, not all new is actually new and better.

    For me its about the law of diminishing return...so many features have improved its hard to see the difference of the minor nuances anymore.
    02-17-15 08:44 PM
  15. ppeters914's Avatar
    I agree. I've gotten used to it, but I preferred the 10.2 clock face......and I'm talking alarm clock not timer. It was white; now it's black. May not glow as much and save battery, but it's not as clear to my eyes.

    Posted via CB10 / AT&T /Z10 STL100-3 /10.3.1.2072
    02-17-15 09:16 PM

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