Layers of gaussian blur and light and dark transparency can look great, but they can also make it harder for some people to read text and parse images.

For accessibility reasons, you can go into your Apple Watch settings and reduce the amount of transparency used in the interface. That'll make screens more opaque and everything more legible and understandable for anyone who finds the default transparency distracting or disorienting.

How to reduce transparency using the Apple Watch app for iPhone

  1. Launch the Apple Watch app from your iPhone Home screen.
  2. Tap on General.
  3. Tap on Accessibility.

  4. Tap on Reduce Transparency.
  5. Toggle Reduce Transparency to ON.

To re-enable transparency, repeat the same steps and toggle Reduce Transparency to OFF.