During the Wonderlust event, Apple unveiled the Apple Watch Ultra 2. The watch is designed for outdoor enthusiasts and features a more durable design, a longer battery life, and new health and fitness tracking features.
The Apple Watch Ultra 2 is the most rugged and durable Apple Watch ever made
The Apple Watch Ultra 2 is designed for athletes, adventurers, and anyone who wants a watch that can withstand extreme conditions. The new watch comes with a number of upgrades over its predecessor, including a new S9 chip, new cycling features, a depth session log, and more.
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Everything in the new Apple Watch Ultra 2
The Apple Watch Ultra 2 has the same design as the first generation, with a flat, 49mm display and a rugged, durable case made of titanium. It is available in two colors: space black titanium and natural titanium.
The Apple Watch Ultra 2 is water-resistant to 60 meters and dust-resistant, making it suitable for outdoor activities. It also has a built-in compass and altimeter.
S9 SiP (System in Package) chip with a faster CPU and GPU
The Apple Watch Ultra 2 is powered by the new S9 SiP chip, which is a custom-designed chip by Apple. The S9 SiP is said to be 20% faster than the S8 chip in the Apple Watch Series 8. This means that the Apple Watch Ultra 2 will be able to handle more demanding tasks, such as running more complex fitness apps and tracking more data.
The S9 SiP also has a faster GPU, which will improve the performance of graphics-intensive apps and games. This means that you will be able to enjoy a smoother and more responsive experience when using these apps.
In addition to the faster CPU and GPU, the S9 SiP also includes a new power management system that will help to improve the battery life of the Apple Watch Ultra 2.
Brighter always-on display with a higher refresh rate
The Apple Watch Ultra 2 has a larger and brighter always-on display with a higher refresh rate. The always-on display is now 70% brighter than the one on the Apple Watch Series 8, making it easier to see in bright sunlight. The refresh rate has also been increased to 120Hz, which makes the display feel smoother and more responsive.
The Apple Watch Ultra 2 has a battery life of up to 36 hours with regular use and up to 72 hours in Low Power Mode. This is based on an average user who uses the watch for things like checking the time, notifications, and fitness tracking.
New double-tap gesture for quick access to favorite features
The Apple Watch Ultra 2 has a new double-tap gesture that allows users to quickly access their favorite features. To use the gesture, simply tap the index finger and thumb of the watch hand together twice. This will open a menu of favorite features, which users can then select by tapping on them.
Expanded altitude range up to 10,000 meters
The Apple Watch Ultra 2 has an expanded altitude range of up to 10,000 meters. This means that it can track altitude more accurately and reliably at higher altitudes.
On-device Siri for faster voice commands
The Apple Watch Ultra 2 has on-device Siri, which means that most voice commands are processed on the watch itself, rather than on Apple’s servers. This makes Siri faster and more responsive, even when you are not connected to the internet.
Precision Finding for iPhone to help you find your way back to your starting point
The Apple Watch Ultra 2 has Precision Finding for iPhone, which is a feature that uses Ultra Wideband technology to help you find your way back to your starting point.
Precision Finding is a great way to find the way back to the starting point when hiking, biking, or exploring a new city. It is also a useful feature for finding a user’s car in a crowded parking lot.
Advanced capabilities for water adventures, including a new depth session log
The Apple Watch Ultra 2 has advanced capabilities for water adventures, including a new depth session log.
The depth session log tracks the depth during swimming workouts, which can be helpful for divers who want to track their dive profiles. The log also includes the time, water temperature, duration underwater, and maximum depth users have reached.
New cycling features, including a power meter, hill climb power, and cycling dynamics
The Apple Watch Ultra 2 has new cycling features, including a power meter, hill climb power, and cycling dynamics.
The power meter measures the output in watts, which is a measure of how much power users are generating. This can be helpful for cyclists who want to track their training and performance.
New Modular Ultra watch face
The Apple Watch Ultra 2 comes with a new watch face called Modular Ultra. The Modular Ultra watch face has 5 complications, which can be customized to show different information, such as the time, date, weather, heart rate, workout progress, and music playback.
The Apple Watch Ultra 2 has a night mode that turns all elements on the watch face red to help preserve your night vision. With the Wayfinder watch face showing, turn the Digital Crown up. To turn off Night Mode, turn the Digital Crown down.
Price and availability
The Apple Watch Ultra 2 is expected to be released on September 22, 2023. It will be available in two sizes: 41mm and 45mm. The starting price for the Apple Watch Ultra 2 is $799.
Here are the prices for the different models of the Apple Watch Ultra 2:
- Apple Watch Ultra 2 (GPS): $799
- Apple Watch Ultra 2 (GPS + Cellular): $999
- Apple Watch Ultra 2 (Nike Edition): $899
- Apple Watch Ultra 2 (Hermes Edition): $1,299
The Apple Watch Ultra 2 will be available to purchase from Apple’s website, as well as from authorized retailers.