The highly anticipated app for extreme sports “Oceanic+ app” is now available on Apple Watch Ultra. Designed by Huish Outdoors for recreational scuba divers, the app was announced in September at the launch of the first-generation 49mm Apple Watch Ultra.
Although the smartwatch offers a native Depth app that measures max depth up to 40 meters or 130 feet and shows water temperature and duration underwater, it does not provide rich metrics like the “Oceanic+ app”.
Apple Watch Ultra’s new Oceanic+ app displays rich metrics like no Deco, surface time, depth, and more
Powered by the new depth gauge and water temperature sensors on the Apple Watch Ultra, the Oceanic+ app measures up to 40 meters or 130 feet of depth. The app’s dive planner allows users to set their surface time, depth, and gas to calculate No Deco (no-decompression), the metric that determines a time limit for the diver at a certain depth. The planner also integrates dive conditions like water temperature, tides, currents, and visibility.
The app also offers complications like quick access to the dive planner, diver settings, no-fly time, surface time, current elevations, and more for users to add to their watch faces and get important information at a glance.
From planning the dive to the first jump in, to their first step back on land, users can track and compare all of the details of their dives and share their experiences with fellow divers right from the app.
Oceanic+ iOS companion app shows data like GPS entry and exit locations. It even displays a summary with additional information like a map of entry and exit locations, graphs of depth, no-decompression limit, and temperature ascent rate.
The new app is exclusively available on Apple Watch Ultra paired with iPhone 8 or later running on iOS 16.1. Its basic plan is free and includes depth and time, and other common diver functions.
Users require a $9.99 per month, or annually $79.99 annual subscription plan to access rich metrics like decompression tracking, tissue loading, the location planner, and an unlimited logbook capacity. For the $129 Family Sharing plan, an Ocreanic+ subscription can be shared with up to five people.
CEO of the company, Mike Huish said, “At Huish Outdoors, our purpose is fueling the human spirit for adventure. Oceanic+ on Apple Watch Ultra is one of the biggest innovations to hit the dive industry in a long time. We’re creating an accessible, shareable, better diving experience for everybody.”