Aside from the Watch Series 8, Apple also announced an even tougher model with the Watch Ultra. As the first Ultra model, the Watch Ultra can take a beating with its 49mm titanium case, a sapphire crystal protecting the display, and a redesigned digital crown. It comes with a dual-band GPS system (L1+L5) for the best possible accuracy.
The display can go up to 2000nits, and is the brightest display Apple has ever fitted on its smartwatches. It also comes with three microphones for improved voice call quality in all situations. Like the Watch Series 8, you get the new sensors like the temperature sensor and improved motion sensors for crash detection.
The buttons are designed even while using gloves, and a new Action button that’s customizable for a variety of uses. There’s also a second speaker within the watch to send in distress signals–as loud as 86 decibels according to Apple. The Watch Ultra also gets an exclusive Wayfinder watch face mode that gives you all the essential data you need while out in the wilderness. This watch face mode has a Red mode for better visibility in the dark.
Being designed for the adventurer, the Watch Ultra has a 36-hour battery life, and that can extend to as long as 60 hours in Low Power mode–and that’s on top of having cellular connectivity. Aside from the usual certifications, the Watch Ultra has a MIL-STD-810H rating, an EN 13319 certification for scuba divers, and a WR 100 water resistance. As a diver’s watch, the Watch Ultra can transform into a dive computer, giving you information such as time, depth, and temperature.
The Apple Watch Ultra is priced at Php 52,990 and will be available soon in the Philippines.