Apple is now offering a new Depth and Water Seal test for Apple Watch Ultra to ensure that the smartwatch is fit for diving.
Designed for extreme sports, Apple Watch Ultra is equipped with a Depth gauge with a water temperature sensor that can withstand divers up to 40 meters. Although the smartwatch is equipped with a flat sapphire front crystal with display edge protection tested to MIL-STD 810H7, daily usage can cause visible or unseen damage to the display by hitting on a rock during a hike or crashing while bicycling.
As a cracked front can allow water to enter and damage the watch and cause malfunction during ascend, it will be helpful for divers to get the depth gauge checked before going for a recreational dive with their Apple Watch Ultra.
How to request a Depth and Water Seal Test for an Apple Watch Ultra
If you believe the front display of your Apple Watch ultra has taken a rough hit recently, and want to send it in for a Depth and Water Seal Test then take the following steps.
- Inspect your watch for any visible cracks or damage. *Apple says that the Depth and Water Seal Test will not be performed if the watch has visible cracks.
- If there is no visible damage, then request a Depth and Water Seal Test on getsupport.apple.com.
- You will receive the watch back in seven to ten business days.
You must keep in mind that if the Apple Watch Ultra has unseen damage, the Depth and Water Seal Test might leave it inoperable. In that case, you will receive a free replacement if the device is covered by the Limited Warranty. Out-of-warranty devices will result in a replacement fee. However, the company has not listed the replacement fee for the out-of-warranty unit.