Apple’s ‘Far Out’ event is well under way, and the company just announced a new model for its Apple Watch line: Apple Watch Ultra. In line with previous rumors, the Ultra is built for extreme sports and outdoors, with a more rugged case, longer battery life and much more.
Everything you need to know about Apple Watch Ultra:
- It has a 49mm titanium case
- There is a new customizable button, called the Action Button
- Ultra’s Crown and buttons were designed to be used while wearing gloves
- Every Ultra watch features cellular connectivity
- It gets 36 hours of battery life on single charge, up to 60 hours w/ new battery optimization feature
- It can be customized for ocean, mountain or trail
- New Red Mode for better visibility in the dark
- Enhanced GPS
- Enhanced water proofing
Apple Watch Ultra is an incredible tool for endurance athletes or those who aspire to push beyond their limits. For the first time ever in an Apple Watch, the precision dual-frequency GPS integrates both L1 and the latest frequency, L5, plus new positioning algorithms. Apple Watch Ultra delivers the most accurate GPS of any Apple Watch to date, providing users the most precise distance, pace, and route data for training and competing.
Apple Watch Ultra is certified to the relevant aspects of MIL-STD-810H, used for military equipment and popular among rugged equipment manufacturers. Testing includes Low Pressure (Altitude), High Temperature, Low Temperature, Temperature Shock, Contamination by Fluids, Rain, Humidity, Immersion, Sand and Dust, Freeze/Thaw, Ice/Freezing Rain, Shock, Vibration, and more. To optimize for evening conditions, turning the Digital Crown makes the interface red for better visibility in the dark when using the Wayfinder face.
Apple Watch Ultra is designed for water sports, including extreme activities like kitesurfing and wakeboarding, along with recreational scuba diving to 40 meters with the new Oceanic+ app. To support these underwater adventures, Apple Watch Ultra is certified to WR100. Apple Watch Ultra is also certified to EN 13319, which is an internationally recognized standard for dive accessories, including depth gauges that are relied upon by recreational divers around the world. Utilizing a new depth gauge, Apple Watch Ultra features a Depth app designed with an intuitive user interface. With just a glance, the Depth app displays time, current depth, water temperature, duration under water, and max depth reached. Users can program the Action button to instantly launch the Depth app.
Pricing and Availability
All Apple Watch Ultra models will cost $799, and will be available September 23.
Stayed tuned for more Apple Watch Ultra coverage!