aBlogtoWatch is at Apple Park, streaming live from Apple’s September 2022 event. In this article, we bring you all the specs and essential details about the latest Apple Watch Ultra. Apple, the undisputed king of smartwatches, has launched the Apple Watch Ultra, a tougher, more capable and more expensive Apple Watch, packing surprising new features and notable improvements — read on for all the specs and pricing.
It’s in the name: The Apple Watch Ultra is the biggest, toughest, most feature-heavy and outdoorsy Apple Watch — but Apple says it’s designed for more than casually “outdoorsy” stuff. The Apple Watch Ultra comes in three different loops (bands), and their configuration represents the different scenarios this (G-Shock-rival, anyone?) smartwatch is meant to tackle: the elastomer ocean band with its tubular geometry fits over a wetsuit and, catch this, recreational scuba up to 130 feet. It goes with the first Apple Watch to meet the EN13319 international standard for dive computers for diving. The Trail Loop is designed for endurance athletes, with a lightweight textile for a comfortable and snug fit, yet a thin strap with a tab for easy adjustments. The Alpine Loop is knit “with explorers in mind” without stitches to be slim and comfortable.
“We’re working on something completely new,” Apple explained at its “Far Out” event presentation. Apple has worked with extreme explorers who traverse the harshest environments, accomplished divers and underwater photographers as well as ultra-marathon runners to create a new Apple Watch specifically for exploration, adventure and endurance. “It’s been years in the making,” we hear before seeing a bolder, decidedly more rugged-looking Apple Watch being crushed by waves, cooked in red heat and blasted with sand.
Apple’s quoted size for the Watch Ultra is 49mm, but keep in mind that this is a square-shaped watch with small lugs, so comparing it to the way the traditional watch industry presents measurements is likely to be misleading. Stay tuned for our hands-on coverage from Apple Park for wrist shots. The case is crafted using “aerospace-grade titanium” with a bezel that completely surrounds the flat sapphire front crystal for improved scratch resistance.
A new button called the Action button in “high-contrast international orange” is set on the side of the case to control additional user-assigned functions. A large crown is fitted for gloved use and secured by some proper looking crown guards, giving us true “tool watch” vibes there. A second speaker with increased volume for better calls in windy conditions, three microphones and advanced software are all installed — in Apple’s presentation video, we see people abandoned on blizzard-battered peaks calling their base camp, yelling at their Apple Watch. This, essentially, could mark the Apple Watch’s entry into the “desk diver” world, where we covet and celebrate the watch for its overkill functions. In other words, I have yet to see someone make a call on their Apple Watch And Screaming at it.
100-meter water resistance is Apple’s claimed rating for the Apple Watch Ultra — and the rugged exterior and all its seals protect the biggest and brightest display on the Apple Watch, which is rated at just over a believable 2,000 nits, twice as bright. Any Apple Watch display before.
The Apple Watch also has the largest battery ever installed, because Apple clearly understands that charging the Watch halfway through an ultra-marathon or in the middle of a snowstorm is a bit of a stretch — and more importantly, the conditions the Apple Watch Ultra is designed to be used in almost always require the use of GPS and health tracking features, which use up a small battery. empties quickly. Apple claims that the Apple Watch Ultra has a battery life of 36 hours on a single charge. That can be extended to 60 hours using new battery optimization software coming later this fall.
As far as ultra-precise functionality is concerned, the aforementioned dive computer feature with depth gauge is perhaps the biggest feat, but there’s a new wayfinder face customizable for mountains, oceans and trails, with an improved night mode in red and black. Visibility in the dark, as well as an improved trail-tracking feature with the new Compass app, provide accurate views for orienteering, pinpoint positions and the ability to retrace steps. Apple says the retrace function will automatically activate if it detects the wearer is leaving the trail. A built-in, 86dB siren can be heard from up to 180 feet away.
The all-new Apple Watch Ultra can be ordered today and will be available from September 23rd. Apple Watch Ultra Price $799. For more details, please visit Brand’s website.