Fossil Hybrid HR series of smartwatches come with an e-ink display. And since there’s no backlight by default, it can be tough to see the screen content at night. Therefore, in this article, we’ll tell you how to turn on or off the screen back light on Fossil Hybrid HR Gen 6.
Turn On or Off Screen Light on Fossil Hybrid HR
The Fossil Hybrid HR series is a different category altogether. Hybrid in nature, these smartwatches use e-ink displays for maximum battery life and can last for days on a single charge. While the time needles have radium and are visible at night, it can be hard to see what’s on display in low-light environments.
Thankfully, Fossil has included a backlight for these situations. Here’s how it works:
Step 1: Press the Middle button on your Fossil Hybrid HR.
Step 2: Once the menu opens, select Settings. Use the top and bottom buttons to scroll up or down and the Middle button to make the selection.
Step 3: In Settings, scroll down and select the Bulb icon.
Step 4: Clicking the Middle button will turn on or off the front light.
It will show you the current status as “Front Light ON” or “Front Light OFF.”
Using Screen Backlight on Fossil Hybrid HR
All you need to do is double-tap the watch glass to activate the light. You should tap the area over the screen- the center part. Also, ensure you’re tapping hard enough as it does not turn on every time. Once you activate the light, it stays on for about four seconds. Unfortunately, you cannot customize the light duration yet.
Q. Does Fossil Hybrid HR Smartwatch Have a Light?
Yes, the Fossil Hybrid HR Smartwatch offers a front light for visibility in darker and low-light environments. Double tap your watch glass to activate it.
Q. Does Fossil Hybrid HR Have a Touch Screen?
No. The Fossil Hybrid HR series does not have a touch screen. You can use the given side buttons to navigate the interface.
Q. What is an E-Ink Display?
An E-Ink display is a black and white, also known as an e-paper display. It does not have any backlight. Instead, it uses the ambient light reflected from the surface to project the image. Like any reflective display, it also adjusts the brightness according to the amount of light reflected.
It’s much more battery efficient compared to an LCD or OLED. Here’s more on smartwatch display types with their pros and cons.
Q. Front Light Option Not Showing on Fossil Hybrid HR?
The front light option has been added via an update to the Fossil Hybrid HR. So, update your Fossil app to the latest version from Google Play Store or App Store. Also, allow it to update the watch firmware if available.
This was a quick guide to turning on or off the screen back light on the Fossil Hybrid HR series of smartwatches. I hope this article helps you easily view the Fossil Hybrid smartwatch display in darker environments. Stay tuned to WearablesToUse for more such articles.