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Hello,

 

Yesterday, I noticed my gear S3 (3.0.0.2) activated the Outdoor mode, during which I could not adjust the brightness. First time I saw this...

What triggers "outdoor mode" ? (measured brightness? gps?)

Can it be enabled/disabled manually?

Can one set specific settings for outdoor mode?

 

Thanks!

 

Jörg

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DannyT Moderator
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Hi there, @V_J,

Outdoor mode can automatically adjust the Gear’s display brightness to suit bright environments such as when you are outdoors to help give better visibility. If you move back indoors or to a darker environment, you can adjust screen brightness again.

It's the ambient light sensor on the watch that enables outdoor mode, so you won't be able to set it manually.

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DannyT Moderator
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Hi there, @V_J,

Outdoor mode can automatically adjust the Gear’s display brightness to suit bright environments such as when you are outdoors to help give better visibility. If you move back indoors or to a darker environment, you can adjust screen brightness again.

It's the ambient light sensor on the watch that enables outdoor mode, so you won't be able to set it manually.

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Explorer

Thanks!

I noticed the display was quite bright and I tried to adjust it. I was a bit surprised when it popped up as I had never read about this feature. It all worked as it should (I could adjust the brightness again later), just got curious. :-)

First Poster

Q: My Galaxy watch AOD  in "outdoor mode" is dark, unreadable outdoors. Is this the way it's supposed to work? Doesn't make any sense. I cannot find any info relating to this in any Samsung User manuals. I've set the display as bright as it can go and Auto low brightness to both "on" and "off" without any noticeable effect on outdoor readability.

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This happened today. Couldn't read the watch it was so dark. Worse feature so far for me on the GW. 

First Poster

I have the same problem. Outdoors in bright sunlight it automatically dims the screen so you can't see it. I found a solution. Go indoors, which switches off the ourdoors mode, turn the brightness up to full, then return outdoors. It goes back to outdoors mode but with full brightness. I look forward to Samsung bringing out an update that allows you to switch off outdoor mode - hopefully Samsung is listening!

First Poster

Same defect (for me it is one) with my Gear S2: Activated AOD and since Outdoor Modus Update: no recognizable Display outdoor! You have to tap on the diaplay to get ist visible - No influence by "automatic brightness" activated or not.

Senseless AOD....

Any reactions known from Samsung?

Is it possible to roll back gear-software-updade? => To get rid of this outdoor modus!

A visible Display at a watch is a key-function! It is understandable to work to improve the battery-life, it is competion argument.

Who needs a porsche with a tow-bar but no wheels...

;o)

Observer

I am having this same issue, is there any fix????

First Poster

 

i didin´t hear of any... ;o(

So - I put my gear s2 back to factory condition and after pairing I deactivated the automatical gear-update so the "sensless one" doesn`t come back to my gaer - now AOD mode works fine, but addiional functions sorced with updates -> I don`t have..

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