Apple Watch Ultra was officially announced at the Apple event. Moreover, this is the first time they have launched a watch in this category. As the name suggests, it has all the ‘Ultra’ features you can imagine in a smartwatch. It is targeted at users who work in extreme scenarios. For example, mountaineers, scuba divers, marine expeditors, etc. The Apple Watch Ultra is surely one of a kind.
The Watch Ultra has a titanium body for extreme ruggedness and durability. In addition, it also has Sapphire Glass covering the flat display. The crown is larger than normal with deeper grooves for better usage with gloves. Moreover, Apple has included a customizable Action Button. You can customize it to your preference for a single press to your desired action.
The Watch Ultra is only available in 49mm size. Moreover, the watch has cellular connectivity built-in with precision dual-frequency GPS. The display is an Always-On Retina display and is the brightest one ever put on an Apple Watch at 2000 nits. Furthermore, the watch has a dedicated night mode as well. The whole screen will turn bright red in contrast to the black background by rotating the crown.
There are three mics on the watch for better voice quality even when you are in extremely noisy conditions such as a wind storm or an avalanche. There is also a second speaker beside the action button for a louder sound. For the battery life, the Apple Watch Ultra has a 36-hour battery life on a single charge. Moreover, you can extend it to 60 hours with low power mode.
As it is designed for extreme usage, the Watch Ultra has WR100 water resistance and Oceanic+ for diving. It has temperature sensors and can be used for ECG as well. With advanced sensors, the Watch Ultra has Crash Detection and Emergency SOS with Fall Detection as well.
Pricing & Availability
The Apple Watch Ultra is priced at $799 and will be available starting from the 23rd of September.
The Apple Watch Ultra justifies its name. It is designed for extreme use cases and will be helpful to those who work in these situations. The rugged design and advanced health and safety features will make life easier for people who are indulged in extreme scenarios. Scuba divers, mountaineers, climbers, and people working inside caves are some examples. For what it is targeted for, $799 is a good price in our opinion.