No one expected the Apple Watch Ultra to be quite so dedicated to swimmers and athletes but it seems Apple is trying to dethrone Garmin when it comes to sports watches.
Unveiled yesterday at the September 2022 Apple event, the Apple Watch Ultra manages to both look sleek and rugged at the same time.
If you’re a swimmer or a diver, the Apple Watch Ultra looks like an amazing choice. It comes with EN 13319 certification, which is the standard used by depth gauges for professional divers, and will show everything a diver or a swimmer might need to know.
The Apple Watch Ultra will automatically detect if it’s underwater and will open a Depth app showing current depth, water temperature, amount of time spent underwater and elapsed time.
However, the Ultra is not dedicated to the swimmers alone. The packaging Apple Watch Ultra comes in is dedicated to lovers of the mountain, with a black and white mountain range printed on the box.
“Meet the most rugged and capable Apple Watch ever. With a robust titanium case, precision dual-frequency GPS, up to 36 hours of battery life, the freedom of cellular, and three specialized bands made for athletes and adventurers of all kinds,” says Apple.
The new watch can be yours for $799. Preorders are open now and the Apple Watch Ultra will start shipping on September 23rd.