Apple Watch Ultra Launched with New Design, Bigger Display

Apple Watch Ultra Launched with New Design, Bigger Display

The new, hotly waited rugged smartatch from Apple was also launched today together with the Watch Series 8 and Watch SE 2. It is named Apple Watch Ultra, and it's made for people who enjoy extreme activities and outdoor quests. It includes a larger display, special new features, and a new & premium design, among other things. So let's look at all the pertinent information.

The Apple Watch Ultra Launched

Starting with, the Apple Watch Ultra has a titanium case made from aerospace-grade material, giving customers a more robust and corrosion-resistant construction.

Not only that, the case is now 49mm bigger and increased the edges of the new larger, flatter display compared to the round displays of the standard Watch 8 () and older models.

Apple Watch Ultra Design

For now, in true Apple fashion, the company hasn't shared screen sizes on stage, so you'll have to wait for the product page. However, the official blog post reveals that the Retina display embedded here is 2x brighter than any Apple Watch model and supports up to 2000 nits of brightness. And there's a screen-protecting sapphire crystal here.

Moving on to the highlight of the Apple Watch Ultra, it now includes a new Action button (painted in high-contrast International Orange) on the left edge. That's in addition to the raised button and larger digital crown on the right, which makes it easier to use even with gloves on, Apple said. The new Actions button will give you "instant access to many features, including workouts, compass waypoints, rewind, and more," according to the blog post.

The Apple Watch Ultra also comes with brand new bands designed for various extreme outdoor sports users. Features a Trail Loop for athletes and runners, an Alpine Loop with high-strength cords and G-hook, and an Ocean Bracelet for users who enjoy extreme water sports and recreational diving.

Under the hood, Apple on stage said the Watch Ultra is powered by the S8 chip, which is an upgrade over the previous-generation S7 chip, but it doesn't share any numbers. In addition, you now have precise dual-frequency GPS support (integrated L1 and L5 frequencies) for more precise positioning. You also get new professional racing features and dedicated compass and depth gauge apps. Other new features like temperature sensors and collision detection remain the same as the Watch Series 8 and watchOS 9.

Apple Watch 8 Ultra Specs and Features

In terms of battery life, Apple has announced that you can easily get up to 36 hours of use on a single charge. But you'll be able to extend it up to 60 hours with the new low-power setting, which will be rolled out later. Finally, according to the blog post, "Apple Watch Ultra is certified to comply with relevant aspects of MIL-STD-810H", WR100

Apple Watch Ultra Price & Availability

In the US, the Apple Watch Ultra costs $799. This rugged smartwatch is currently available for pre-order; it will ship on September 23. Other latest Apple watches' will be discussed in other articles. So, stay tunes!

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