The Apple Watch Ultra is a device with “breakthrough capabilities,” according to the firm, since it is designed to support “extreme activities” undertaken by users of the new wearable device. It is the most durable and adventure-focused Apple Watch to date, and it introduces a new way for outdoor activities to connect with the smartwatch.
However, the question today is whether it will be sufficient to compete with other digital wearables that offer the same benefits for outside use.
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Apple Watch Ultra: Made for More Activities in the Outdoors
Apple launched the “Apple Watch Ultra” in the world on September 8, 2015, bringing with it a new wristwatch with enhanced outdoor capabilities. The smartwatch lives up to its claims of providing a more robust experience with its 49mm display and increased brightness even when viewed in direct sunlight.
Additionally, the Cupertino giant updated the Ultra’s batteries to last 36 hours during normal use, 60 hours in low power mode, and 12 hours for ongoing GPS access.
In addition, further new features include the Oceanic+ function for recreational diving, an additional action button, more microphones for improved phone calls, Pacer for tracking, Compass with an enhanced GPS, and other cool features.
Apple Watch Ultra vs. Other Tech Wearables
According to Android Central, the device’s battery life is relatively short compared to Garmin’s Fenix 7, which boasts a battery life of 18 days for normal use, 57 hours for GPS, and up to 136 hours in low-power mode.
The initial review by Android Central stated that the new Apple Watch Ultra featured enormous features for runners and hikers, as well as more activity and health tracking functions than the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro.
However, unlike other smartwatches such as the Garmin, Suunto, and others, it did not contain instructions on how to utilize this information. Other brands provide a “coach” on their watch for improved activities on the next adventure, however Apple in this case caters more to runners.
Apple’s New Rugged Smartwatch
The recent Apple “Far Out” September event introduced everyone to the iPhone 14 and its multitude of included accessories. In addition to the announcement of the new iPhone, Apple also announced the Series 8, SE, and Ultra variants of the Apple Watch for the first time, making it the first time the firm has released three distinct Apple Watch models.
The third type is a new one, and it was previously assumed that it would be the “Apple Watch Pro” for more active consumers who will use the smartwatch for outdoor activities and other endeavors. And while guesses and suspicions were correct about the device’s new size and functionality, they got the name wrong, since the Apple Watch Ultra has been released.
Apple’s most recent presentation is, nonetheless, the tough device that leakers promised the world, and Apple has delivered.
While Apple Watch Ultra included numerous new capabilities and all the gizmos one would expect from an adventure watch, it still focuses on the functionality of the Apple Watch. Contrary to Garmin, Suunto, Instinct, and others, the watch’s capabilities did not live up to initial expectations, and the ruggedness of the device did not inspire much confidence.