Apple launched a new rugged smartwatch this week in the form of an apt name Apple Watch Ultra Designed specifically for harsh environments. The latest addition to the Apple Watch lineup introduces a new flat-top 49mm titanium case Front sapphire crystal glass And an extended battery life that delivers up to 36 hours of normal use or a maximum of 60 hours when using the new low power setting.
The Wayfinder watch face is designed specifically for the larger Apple Watch Ultra display and includes a compass built into the dial, with room for up to eight complications. The new Apple Watch Ultra is available to order at £850 in the UK and $799 in the US, with availability beginning Friday, September 23, 2022.
Powered by Apple watchOS 9 designed specifically for its range of smart wearable devices, the smartwatch delivers new advanced operating metrics to measure performance, such as line length, ground contact time, vertical oscillation, and actuation force. Along with new workout views, such as slides, splits, and elevation. Plus a unique, easy-to-use Action button that’s exclusive to Ultra provides quick access to the functions you want on the watch.
To accompany the new Ultra Watch, Apple has also created three new watch straps in the form of Trail Loop, Alpine Loop and Ocean Band that offer unique clasps depending on your chosen sport. The Apple Watch Ultra is also equipped with three built-in microphones to drastically improve audio quality in voice calls during whatever conditions Apple says.
“Inspired by explorers and athletes from around the world, we’ve created an entirely new class of Apple Watch designed for new and rugged environments — the most powerful and capable Apple Watch yet,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer. “Apple Watch Ultra is a versatile tool that empowers users to push their limits with adventure, endurance, and exploration.”
Apple Watch Ultra
Another useful feature for outdoor explorers is Backtrack which uses GPS data to create a track showing where the user is, which is useful if they get lost or confused and need help getting their steps back. It can also run automatically in the background when off the network. “With a single press of an action button, users can drop a compass waypoint, start or view a return route. Designed for emergency situations, if users are lost or injured, the 86 dB siren can help draw attention to a location.”
“Adaptive beamforming algorithm uses microphones to capture audio while reducing ambient background sounds, resulting in remarkable clarity. In windy environments, Apple Watch Ultra uses advanced wind noise reduction algorithms, including machine learning, to deliver clear, intelligent audio for calls.”
Night mode for Apple Watch Ultra
“The Apple Watch Ultra is a great tool for endurance athletes or those looking to push their limits. For the first time ever on an Apple Watch, precise dual-frequency GPS integrates both L1 and the latest frequency, L5, as well as new positioning algorithms. Apple Watch delivers Ultra is the most accurate GPS of any Apple Watch to date, providing users with the most accurate distance, speed, and route data for training and competition.”
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