Discover the list of the 10 new features of the Apple Watch Ultra
On September 8, Apple unveiled the new Apple Watch Ultra, a larger and more sophisticated smartwatch aimed at adventurers, swimmers and sports enthusiasts. The new Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch Ultra both have the same features, but the watch has a lot more to offer than meets the eye. Here are just a few of the more salient variations worth mentioning.
Here is the list of new features of the Apple Watch Ultra:
Harsh operating temperatures:
The Apple Watch Ultra won’t lose functionality even in the worst climates, unlike iPhones that can get too hot or too cold to work. With an operating temperature range of -4° to 131°F (-20° to 55°C), according to Apple, the watch was built to withstand the toughest outdoor conditions.
Larger screen size, more complex:
For the larger Apple Watch Ultra screen, Apple has developed an all-new Wayfinder watch face. It has a compass integrated into the dial and can display up to eight complications simultaneously. The Wayfinder watch face can be changed for mountain, sea or trail travel.
Custom action button:
The Action button, colored “international orange”, is a third physical control on the left side of the Apple Watch Ultra display, adding to the previous two physical buttons on the device.
The Action button can be customized by the user, so depending on your needs, pressing it will allow you to follow running segments during a workout, discover a way out while using Backtrack, drop a Compass Waypoint or start a dive computer.
The Retina display, the largest to date on an Apple Watch, is hidden under the flat sapphire crystal. It can output content at up to 2,000 nits, which is twice as bright as any other Apple Watch display.
When using the Wayfinder watch face in nighttime situations, a turn of the digital crown activates Night Mode, which changes the interface to red and turns off the screen’s retina-damaging blue light to reduce eye strain by low light conditions.
Siren for an emergency:
The Apple Watch Ultra’s 86-decibel siren can be activated by pressing and holding the Action button in case you get lost, injured, or encounter some other emergency and need to alert the others from your location.
According to Apple, the siren uses a distinctive sound signature that combines two distinct alternating rhythms and can last for several hours. The siren can be audible up to 600 feet or 180 meters away. The first pattern indicates a problem, while the second mimics the widely recognized SOS signal.
Superior GPS Positioning:
An accurate dual-frequency GPS used by Apple Watch Ultra incorporates both L1 and the newer frequency, L5. According to Apple, trail runners and other sports runners who frequently find themselves near tall structures or densely wooded areas should benefit from the most accurate GPS of any smartwatch available.
Improved Compass app:
The compass now offers three views in watchOS 9 and has been revamped for the Apple Watch Ultra. Turning the digital crown provides an additional view that includes latitude, longitude, elevation, and incline, as well as an orientation view showing compass waypoints and backtracking. The app displays a new hybrid view that simultaneously displays an analog compass dial and a digital view.
Marking waypoints and backtracking:
You can drop a waypoint and mark your current location in the Compass app by tapping the Action button or tapping the Compass Waypoint symbol. By touching the icon, waypoints can be edited and the Compass Waypoint complication will immediately update in real time to reflect the direction of the waypoint as well as its approximate distance.
When you’re lost or disoriented and need to retrace your steps, you can use the new Backtrack tool, which uses GPS to build a path that acts as a breadcrumb to show you where you’ve been.
Water temperature sensor and depth gauge:
Apple Watch Ultra’s depth gauges have been approved to EN 13319, a widely accepted standard for diving equipment. The new Depth app for Apple Watch Ultra even includes a depth gauge that can display the time, the user’s current depth up to 40 meters, water temperature, time underwater, and depth. maximum depth reached.
When submerged, Apple Watch Ultra automatically launches the Depth app, making it quick and easy to access important data without having to actively launch it. As an alternative, you can bind the Depth app to the Action button so that it can be opened whenever needed.
Price and availability
After the “Far out” event on September 8, pre-orders for the $799 Apple Watch Ultra have opened. It comes with three different bands: Trail, Alpine and Ocean, and has a silver titanium case. Customers will begin receiving their Apple Watch Ultra on Friday, September 23.
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