The latest Apple Watch Ultra is unlike any other smartwatch. It comes with a big and bulky design and is especially for athletes, adventurers, and explorers. The Ultra is one of a kind of premium-class smartwatch, which has specific specifications and features.
Apple Watch Ultra Overview
The Apple Watch Ultra breaks the mold of previous Apple smartwatches with its large and rugged design, which some may find unattractive. However, this design serves a purpose, as the Ultra is specifically tailored for athletes, adventurers, and outdoor enthusiasts rather than the general consumer base.
It boasts exclusive features not found in other Apple Watches, such as dual-frequency GPS, a long battery life of up to 36 hours, and a bright display with up to 2000 nits of brightness. Let’s explore the official specifications, features, availability, and price of the Apple Watch Ultra in Nepal.
It has larger than previous models, with a weight of 61.3 grams and a sizable 49mm casing. Its case is made of natural aluminum, while the back is composed of ceramic and sapphire crystal. Unlike other versions, the Ultra is only available in a single GPS + Cellular configuration.
Along with the customizable “Action button” located on the left side, in addition to the standard digital crown (which is slightly larger) and side button. The Action button, painted in a vibrant “international orange” color, allows users to quickly access various shortcuts such as compass, Backtrack, exercises, and more.
Apple ensures that all buttons are easily reachable even when wearing gloves, which is a convenient feature. The design also includes three built-in microphones and two speakers, offering improved hardware capabilities. When combined with Apple’s enhanced wind noise-reduction algorithms, these features ensure clear phone calls even in windy environments.
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For the display parts, it offers a flat 49mm (1.92”) Always-on Retina OLED display, which is safeguarded by sapphire crystal for durability. With an impressive peak brightness of 2000 nits, visibility outdoors is not a concern.
A brand-new, special watch face dubbed “Wayfinder” is available that can show up to 8 complications simultaneously. adding a compass. And for increased visibility in the dark, it may even change into a bright red color.
It is equipped with an 86dB siren, which is designed to alert nearby residents and can be heard from a distance of up to 600 feet (180 meters). Its rugged design makes it suitable for use in any terrain or situation, catering to adventure enthusiasts. In terms of water resistance, it supports WR100 certified, allowing it to be submerged up to 100 meters. While also meeting the EN 13319 certification, a widely recognized standard for dive gear, making it suitable for recreational scuba diving.
The watch includes a depth gauge and a water temperature sensor, which can automatically activate when underwater, making it ideal for activities like scuba diving or free diving up to 40 meters. Moreover, it provides information such as current depth, water temperature, and time spent underwater, allowing users to track their diving parameters. In the future, Apple plans to release the “Oceanic+” app in collaboration with Huish Outdoors, offering features like dive planning advice, a logbook, and other tailored information for divers.
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Powering the watches is the advanced dual-core Apple S8 chip. It runs on the latest watchOS 9 platform, which introduces innovative running data and features. Apple claims that it has the largest capacity of any Apple Watch, allowing users to view up to 6 training metrics simultaneously. With watchOS 9, users can benefit from features like the new “Low Power” mode, improved sleep tracking, a redesigned Compass app, and worldwide roaming when paired with iPhones running iOS 16.
The location-tracking capability of the device is exceptional, it utilizes both L1 and L5 frequencies in GPS, ensuring precise location readings even in challenging environments such as tall grass. This feature is also tied to the “Backtrack” functionality mentioned earlier, enabling users to retrace their steps and return to their starting point if they become lost or disoriented during their journey.
Protections & Sensors
The watch has undergone MIL-STD-810H testing, ensuring its durability in harsh weather conditions. It is also IP6X dust resistant, providing added protection. Notably, the watch can withstand on-wrist temperatures ranging from -20°C to 55°C (-4°F to 131°F), as emphasized by Apple.
For health tracking, the users get women’s health monitors and menstrual cycles. It has an onboard temperature sensor that offers insights into sleep cycles. Similar to other recent Apple Watch can detect significant falls or car accidents and automatically alert emergency services. To complement its robust design, Apple has introduced a range of strap alternatives.
These include the Alpine Loop, Trail Loop, and Ocean Band, each serving specific functions. Some are designed for enhanced comfort during long runs, while others are suitable for water-based activities.
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Battery & Other Features
Fueling the device is the longest-lasting battery in the Apple Watch lineup. It can provide up to 36 hours of typical use on a single charge, or 18 hours when using LTE connectivity. With the “Low Power” mode enabled, the battery life can be extended even further, reaching up to 60 hours.
Apple assures users that the Ultra can keep up with demanding activities like a long-course triathlon, which involves a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and a full 26.2-mile marathon. Additionally, fast charging is supported with a USB-C magnetic charging cable.
Apple Watch Ultra Specifications
|Build||Titanium case, Digital Crown with haptic feedback, Action button|
|Dimensions||49 x 44 x 14.4mm|
|Display||1.92″ Always-on Retina LTPO OLED, Up to 2000 nits brightness, Sapphire crystal glass|
|Durability||IP6X dust-resistant, MIL-STD-810H certified|
|Processor||Apple S8 chip (dual-core), W3 wireless chip, U1 chip|
|Resistance||WR100 (Up to 100 meters), EN 13319|
|Sensors||3rd generation optical heart rate, Electrical heart rate, High-G accelerometer, Temperature, Gyroscope, Ambient light, Always-on altimeter, Water Temperature|
|Storage||32GB (GPS + Cellular)|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 5.3, Dual-band WiFi (2.4/5GHz)|
|Built-in GPS||Yes (L1 + L5), Glonass, Galileo, QZSS, BeiDou|
|Audio||Dual speakers, 3 microphones (with wind noise mitigation)|
|Battery||Up to 36 hours (or 18 hours with LTE)|
|Charging||USB-C magnetic charging cable|
Apple Watch Ultra Price in Nepal and Availability
In Nepal, the price of Apple Watch Ultra is Rs. 147,999. You can purchase the watch from any Apple-authorized store or from hukut across Nepal.
|Apple Watch Ultra||Price in Nepal|
|49mm (GPS + Cellular)||Rs. 147,999|
The Apple Watch Ultra is a rugged and powerful smartwatch designed for athletes, adventurers, and outdoor enthusiasts. Its large 49mm display with sapphire crystal protection and impressive 2000 nits brightness ensures excellent visibility. With the dual-core Apple S8 chip and watchOS 9, it delivers advanced performance and innovative features like the “Wayfinder” watch face and improved running data. The Ultra’s exceptional battery life, reaching up to 36 hours, makes it reliable for long-lasting use even during demanding activities. With its precise location tracking, “Backtrack” feature, and robust construction, the Apple Watch Ultra is a reliable companion for those seeking adventure and exploration.
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