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    So according to the best buy leak the ppi on the 360 will be 205. I believe the Samsung watch has 240. Now I am guessing this is probably due to the round watch, but anyways, how good will the screen look? I can't remember the last time I had to look at a screen with such a low ppi, I mean just look at the g3 and Note 4 coming up which ppis in the 500 range. Definitely can't wait to see this thing in person, it did look good in all the videos I have seen.

    The reason for the low resolution is obvious, limited space in the watch for a battery and all day power is the minimum requirements for a smart watch. Either way, I am pretty sure I will pick one up, especially at that rather reasonable price. There is no port on the watch so I am guessing the wireless charger is included which makes the price even better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MannyZ28 View Post
    I can't remember the last time I had to look at a screen with such a low ppi...
    I can, it was 3 months ago just before my Samsung Galaxy SII died. It was around 210 ppi. I thought it was okay.
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    It'll be noticeable, definitely. As to how acceptable that is, only you can answer for you.
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    Don't see why a phone would need a high PPI. You're not going to need a sharp resolution to look at a clock and know that you have notifications.
    Won't be watching videos, playing games or reading much. That's when you'd want 300+

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    It's not a question of need; this is a vanity item. Higher PPI looks better.
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    Default Re: 205 ppi?

    We have been spoiled by displays that, according to Apple, won't let us identify pixels anymore, but 205 is under the 320 ppi retina display threshold, so we will see pixels again, and that will be very obvious looking at designs of analog clocks where the hands will be straight lines and we're the stair effect will be more evident due to the lower ppi.

    Oh well, the moto 720 surely will have a higher pixel density. 😆

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    Quote Originally Posted by zorak950 View Post
    It's not a question of need; this is a vanity item. Higher PPI looks better.
    This is a case where form and function are at odds with each other. Would you rather it was a mm thicker to provide space for more battery so it could have a 300+ PPI (the ballpark where the eye stops being able to tell the difference) and keep the same battery life? Or would you rather keep the same thickness and have a higher PPI and have to charge mid-day?
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    I wouldn't rather anything: I haven't even seen the product yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YAYTech View Post
    300+ PPI (the ballpark where the eye stops being able to tell the difference)
    That is entirely dependent on how far away you are looking at the display. Since the watch is on your arm, it's going to be a lot farther than the 10-12 inches at which Apple claims phones become "Retina."
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    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    That is entirely dependent on how far away you are looking at the display. Since the watch is on your arm, it's going to be a lot farther than the 10-12 inches at which Apple claims phones become "Retina."
    A lot farther than 10 to 12 inches?? If you interact with the phone, that's about the exact distance it will be from your eyes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MannyZ28 View Post
    A lot farther than 10 to 12 inches?? If you interact with the phone, that's about the exact distance it will be from your eyes.
    I know. I meant the watch is generally going to be at a farther distance from your eyes than your phone would when in use?
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    Default Re: 205 ppi?

    Hm, if anything you'd think it would be closer because of the smaller screen. If you have a Note 3 in your hand, and your wrist obviously is right next to your hand, with a 5.7" screen, you're probably more comfortable reading whatever is on that screen than you would be what's on the small watch, so the expected human reaction would be to pull the watch closer.

    Anyways, we are beating a dead horse here, Sept 4 is just around the corner.
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    Distance will probably vary by user (both for phone and watch), but I would think would be similar distance on average.
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    Of all the videos I've watched over the past couple months not one reviewer complained about the pixel density. There is usually a handful of reviewers that pick something up negative about a device and I've never heard the PPI being one of them. I research tech products a little too much sometimes.
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    The screen looked really good to me in the videos which is why I was surprised to find out that it's only supposed to 205 ppi. Can't wait to see it in person.
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    I think the ppi is very acceptable. The sony smartwatch 2 has a lower res (not sure what exactly) but I am more than happy with it. Not really sure why you would want to pump a high ppi into a watch, it will just chew the battery.

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