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Apple Watch Ultra is here: Large battery life and high durability

The Watch Ultra also includes a second speaker for increased volume and three microphones for better speech recognition.

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New Apple Watch Ultra announced. Watch Ultra is designed specifically for expedition and endurance. Given its elitist pricing, the new Apple Watch Ultra, one of the little stars of Apple’s 2022 presentation, belongs to the class of luxury watches. The price is “slightly” lower than the rumored $1,000; it is $799.

Expectations are set high. To begin with, this Ultra edition has a more commanding overall appearance than its siblings. According to Apple, a screen of this size has never before been used in an Apple Watch. With 2,000 nits screen brightness, it promises to be twice as brighter than any previous Watch display.

49mm titanium case

Apple Watch Ultra is here: Large battery life and high durability
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A new button appears on the side next to the orange Digital Crown. With this button, quick controls will be enabled (for example, you can start workouts instantly). The notch on the Digital Crown is larger as well.

The Watch Ultra also includes a second speaker for increased volume and three microphones for better speech recognition. The titanium case has a diameter of 49mm. Never previously seen on an Apple Watch.

This Apple Watch Ultra is intended for endurance and adventure athletes. The casing is protected by a layer of sapphire glass. This watch will last whether you’re in the desert at 55 degrees or on top of a mountain at -20 degrees.

New wristbands

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Various wristbands are offered for Watch Ultra with different specialties, one orange with a titanium buckle, another with a “tubular” design. There are activity-specific wristbands available, such as the Trail Loop for endurance (the thinnest ever), the Alpine Loop for adventurers, and the Ocean Band for water sports and diving (titanium buckle).

Apple’s GPS functionality has been enhanced by the use of a dual-frequency system (L1 and L5) and new geolocation-specific algorithms. This model includes the most precise GPS ever created for an Apple Watch.

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Watch Ultra is protected by the WR100 and EN 13319 certification, which should allow to go down to 30 meters or 98 feet underwater.

The Compass app has also been updated. The app now allows you to integrate points of interest in order to find your way around. You can even create a path between every points. If you don’t remember where you set your tent, you can now set markers to help you find it. If you get lost and decide to turn back, you can get back by following the markers.

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You can also make your presence known from up to 180 meters away with an alarm capable of producing 86 decibels of sound. The Apple Watch Ultra is obviously water resistant, as evidenced by its WR100 and EN 13 319 certifications. It allows you to dive to a depth of 40 meters. There is also a dark mode available.

Apple Watch Ultra battery life

Watch Ultra is excellent in terms of battery life, promising up to 36 hours of use on a single charge. The low-power mode should allow you to run a marathon and still use your watch. Even better, a new battery optimization mode set to be released this autumn will allow it to reach 60 hours of battery life.

Price and availability

Apple Watch Ultra will cost $799. A record for a consumer watch. The Watch Ultra will be available beginning September 23. You can order it right now. Other notable Apple Watch announcements include the Watch SE 2, and Apple Watch Series 8.

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