The Apple Watch Ultra is primarily made for those who hike away from civilisation, dive in the seas and are otherwise more adventurous. But that doesn't stop us normal people from taking a curious look at Apple's largest and most expensive smartwatch. Because it also attracts with properties that can be advantageous in everyday life: long battery life, high durability of the housing and glass, larger display, and so on. Dan Barbera has summarized in a video how the Apple Watch Ultra has proven itself in the everyday life of a non-athlete.
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General information about the Apple Watch Ultra
The Apple Watch Ultra was released last year alongside the iPhone 14 (Pro), the AirPods Pro 2 the Apple Watch Series 8 and the Apple Watch SE2 presented. You can find the technical details of Apple's largest and most extensively usable watch to date in this post. I've got you covered on how you can finance them interest-free shown at this point. The Apple Watch Ultra is actually aimed at competitive athletes, explorers and other active people. As mentioned at the beginning, the larger display (49 mm diagonal), the battery that lasts several days and other features also make everyone else curious.
Advantages of the Apple Watch Ultra in everyday life
Check out MacRumors Editor Dan Barbera's video below. The following advantages of the large Apple watch are mentioned in the English-language video:
- Storage: While previous Standard models tended to be scratched and chipped, the Ultra model doesn't have this problem as much. Above all, the display should be noticeably more resistant to scratches. The titanium case is said to show small signs of wear.
- Better bracelets: Although the bands of the 45mm Series models are designed to fit the Apple Watch Ultra, the bands made specifically for them are described as better and more comfortable.
- Battery life: The video describes how the Apple Watch Ultra can sometimes go for several days without being charged. In particular, it was about a trip lasting several days on which the charger was forgotten. About 20 to 30 percent of the battery charge was consumed per day.
- display size: More information or the same in a larger version can be displayed on the 49 mm display. While it doesn't sound like much, it does make a difference compared to the 44mm or 45mm models. Especially when typing messages.
- Prepared for different things: The Apple Watch Ultra combines the features and benefits of the regular Series models with its own set of features. So if you could at least potentially make use of it, you are already prepared for it by choosing this model as your everyday watch.
Disadvantages of the Apple Watch Ultra in everyday life
In addition to the advantages, which sound quite convincing, there are also a few disadvantages. The following points are mentioned in the review by Dan Barbera:
- height and weight: While the large display and long battery life are good, it also means walking a large, chunky watch with a large battery and weight on your wrist. This is not always practical, especially if you want to slip a shirt or jacket sleeve over it.
- Action button: The action button is for workouts, the stopwatch function, setting waypoints, tracing back the route you have hiked, diving, triggering the flashlight function, and shortcuts. Except for the latter, this is hardly usable in everyday life. And it's easy to accidentally trigger the action button. So more everyday features are needed here (at least Siri or similar) or you disable the button and don't use it.
- Special features, sensors and three new straps designed for adventure, exploration and endurance sports
- 49mm aerospace-grade titanium case for the perfect balance of weight, durability and...
- The largest and brightest Apple Watch display for better readability in all conditions
Apple Watch Ultra review video by Dan Barbera
And here you can find the video as an embedded YouTube player:
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.
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