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Everything you need to know about the Apple Watch Ultra

The apple watch has already acquired the reputation of being a rescue device. Today, however, the company released its newest model: the Apple Watch Ultra. This rugged device is perhaps the most important thing to happen to watches since quartz. Here’s what you need to know about this revolutionary new smartwatch.

In this article: Apple Watch Ultra, Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple WatchSE

Who is the new Apple Watch Ultra for?

While the new Apple Watch Ultra can be used by anyone, it was designed from the ground up for adventurers, explorers and extreme athletes. The features offered by this watch are aimed at the individual who uses it in extreme conditions, such as hiking across a mountain or diving deep into the sea.

What’s new on Apple Watch Ultra?

There are an overwhelming amount of new features and upgrades on this watch. To give you an overview of the most important changes, here are some highlights:

Robust design

The Apple Watch Ultra case is made of aerospace-grade titanium that surrounds the front flat sapphire crystal to protect the edges from impact. It is designed to withstand extreme environments and withstand the most vigorous physical activities.

Biggest and brightest display yet

The Ultra has the biggest and brightest Apple Watch face ever. The always-on screen is bright enough to be clearly visible in the midday sun. Night mode is optimized for low-light conditions and glows bright red, while the clock face can be switched to a live compass to ensure you know precisely where you are going.

Action button

The customizable action button in international orange can be configured to perform a variety of functions. Its purpose is to give the user quick physical control when they need it most.

Emergency functions

Along with the built-in compass, the Apple Watch Ultra has a Backtrack feature that ensures that no matter how far you stray off the beaten track, you’ll always have precise instructions on how to get back to base. If you ever need to get someone’s attention, the built-in emergency siren can be heard up to 600 feet away. Like other Apple Watches, the Ultra can automatically contact emergency services if it detects a fall or accident.

Speaker and additional microphones

If you need to make a call from your watch, the three-microphone array and adaptive algorithm select the best mic and filter out background noise for optimal voice clarity. The dual speaker system dramatically improves the sound of the watch.

Improved GPS performance

The advanced dual-frequency GPS features a custom positioning algorithm that gives athletes accurate distance information no matter what type of environment they are in.

Activity-unique bands

Depending on where you’ll be wearing your new Apple Watch, it comes with one of three sturdy bands. The Trail Loop is for the endurance athlete who needs something lightweight yet durable. The Alpine Loop is for the rugged adventurer who needs a corrosion resistant strap that won’t break even in the most extreme conditions. The Ocean Group is for water sports.

Built-in depth gauge and more

When the Ultra goes underwater, with the help of Huish Outdoors, the watch automatically turns into a certified dive computer suitable for scuba diving and freediving up to 40 meters.

Cellular-only models

Because Apple Watch Ultra needs to work wherever you are, all models are cellular. This means the watch does not need to be connected to your phone to work.

Extended battery life

With all the extra features of the Ultra, it would seem like the battery life would decrease. No way. In fact, this watch offers up to 36 hours of operation on a single charge. In the near future, with the upcoming Low Power Mode, you will be able to get up to 60 hours per charge.

How much does the Apple Watch Ultra cost?

All models of the Apple Watch Ultra cost $799 and are available at Amazon.

Other Brand New Apple Watches

If you like Apple Watches but don’t need the rugged design of the Ultra model, the Apple Watch Series 8 (GPS and Cellular)the Apple Watch Series 8 (GPS)the Apple Watch SE (GPS and Cellular) and the Apple Watch SE (GPS) also just released this month.

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