The Apple Watch Ultra, a new feature-rich smartwatch for athletes and adventures, was unveiled by Apple at their “Far Out” press event today. It features an entirely new design, a large flat sapphire crystal display, an additional programmable Action button, and cellular connectivity as standard.
The 49mm titanium case boasts a larger, more powerful Digital Crown and the brightest Apple Watch display yet with 2,000 nits, which is two times as bright as previous models. It has a 36-hour battery life and will have a new low-power battery optimization setting later this fall, allowing for a battery life of up to 60 hours.
According to Apple, the Apple Watch Ultra has enough battery life for the majority of people to finish a long-course triathlon, which combines a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile full marathon.
For instance, it can start workouts instantly and move users to the following interval of a Custom Program or the following leg of a Multisport workout. Additionally, it may be used to identify segments, completing the new Track running experience, which automatically gives runners at a track the best pace and distance estimates.
Additionally, the Apple Watch Ultra has three built-in microphones to enhance voice calls’ audio quality, as well as pretty advanced wind noise-reduction algorithms to produce calls with more precise, more intelligible audio. A new Dark Mode is now available, and the Wayfinder watch face has room for up to eight complications and an integrated compass.
Additionally, the watch sports an integrated depth gauge and a new dual-frequency GPS with customized position algorithms to pick up GPS signals in challenging terrain.
Along with the new Watch Series 8 capabilities, the Apple Watch Ultra also has a body temperature sensor, enhanced cycle tracking, international roaming on cellular models, and automobile crash detection. These functions are all included in the Apple Watch Ultra.
Also, the Stride Length, Ground Contact Time, Vertical Oscillation, and Running Power are some of the new advanced running metrics introduced in the most recent watchOS 9, and new Workout Views like Segments, Splits, and Elevation also provide significant metrics that can make use of the larger display on the Ultra by displaying up to six metrics simultaneously.
Apple Watch Ultra price & availability
The new Apple Watch Ultra is available for pre-order today at Apple.com costing $799 and will be shipped Friday, September 23, 2022. Apple Watch Ultra also brings three new bands — Trail Loop, Alpine Loop, and Ocean Band which are aimed at hikers, divers, and runners.