Apple Watch Ultra tech specs

The Apple Watch Ultra is a brand-new series of Apple Watch announced by Apple at the Wednesday event in which the company appears to be exploring the world of ruggedness and capability. This sleek new device strives to outdo the ordinary Apple Watch in almost every way possible, and it’s clear from what this thing comes equipped with that it does exactly that.

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For those wondering what the new Apple Watch Ultra packs under the hood, you’ve come to the right place, as we’ll be diving right into the technical specifications that you’re undoubtedly wanting to see before you click that buy button.

Apple Watch Ultra tech specs


  • Aerospace-grade titanium in its natural finish
  • Flat sapphire crystal display


  • Apple S8 chip with 64-bit dual core CPU
  • Apple W3 wireless chip
  • Apple UI ultra wideband chip

Case Size & weight

  • 49mm x 44mm x 14.4mm
  • 61.3 grams


  • 49mm Always-on Retina LTPO OLED Display with resolution of 410 by 502 pixels
  • 1164 sq mm display area
  • Up to 2,000 nits brightness


  • Compass
  • L1 & L5 GPS, Galileo, QZSS, BeiDou, and GLONASS
  • Always-on altimeter
  • Water-resistant up to 100 meters
  • Blood oxygen sensor (requires blood oxygen app)
  • Electrical heart sensor (requires ECG app)
  • Third-generation optical heart sensor
  • International emergency calling
  • Emergency SOS
  • High-g Accelerometer with up to 256 g-forces with Fall Detection and Crash Detection
  • Ambient light sensor
  • High dynamic range gyroscope
  • Speaker that’s 40% louder than Series 8
  • Three-microphone array with beamforming and wind noise mitigation
  • GymKit support
  • Apple Pay support
  • 32GB built-in storage (GPS, GPS + Cellular)
  • Ceramic and sapphire crystal back (GPS + Cellular)


  • LTE + UMTS (GPS + Cellular)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz and 5GHz
  • Bluetooth 5.3


  • Up to 36 hours of battery life, or 18 hours on LTE
  • USB-C magnetic fast charging cable


While most Apple Watch users are going to be just fine sticking with the Apple Watch Series 8, the Apple Watch Ultra is for higher-demand users who need more performance and durability than the average Joe. The device starts at $799 from Apple’s website.

Also see: Apple Watch Series 8 tech specs

Do you plan to take advantage of this rugged offering by Apple this year, or will you be sticking with the traditional Apple Watch design in the Series 8? Let us know in the comments below.