‘Wonderlust’ was the title of the 12th September Apple event where the new Watch Ultra 2, Watch Series 9, and the iPhone 15 lineup were announced. This overview highlights the Apple Watch Ultra 2 specifications.

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Apple Watch Ultra 2

This latest iteration of this flagship smartwatch introduces a host of impressive enhancements that make Apple Watch Ultra 2 a must-have companion for globetrotters, focusing on performance, user experience, and, along with the other devices announced at the Wonderlust event, sustainability.

Apple says it enhanced system performance and introduced a remarkable double-tap gesture for effortless control in conjunction with the Digital Crown and Taptic engine.

While some users might have eagerly awaited the latest advancements in the Ultra watch, this announcement boasts incremental changes, meaningful improvements, and not a complete overhaul of last year’s 1st Gen ‘go anywhere’ smartwatch.

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Features // Apple Watch Ultra 2

At the heart of the new Apple Watch Ultra 2 is the cutting-edge S9 SiP chip, which is custom-designed by Apple for maximum performance. This new chip enhances overall system performance and introduces a magical new double tap gesture.

Travellers will appreciate the convenience of controlling their watch with just one hand without touching the display. The double tap gesture allows you to perform various common actions quickly and effortlessly, from answering phone calls to managing timers and more. Additionally, you can access and log health data privately and securely with on-device Siri.

The gesture is performed by tapping the thumb and index fingers of the hand wearing the Watch Ultra 2 to activate the primary button in an app.

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A revamped display architecture will deliver exceptional brightness, reaching up to 3000 nits. This significant improvement makes the watch 50% brighter than its predecessor and the brightest display Apple has ever designed.

The display adapts to provide the ideal brightness level for maximum readability, whether in harsh sunlight or dark environments. The addition of a flashlight feature offers an extra burst of light when needed for better visibility.

For travellers who enjoy water sports and outdoor activities, the Apple Watch Ultra 2 has been designed with you in mind. It has been tested to operate across various altitudes, making it suitable for mountain hikes and deep-sea diving adventures.

Recreational scuba divers can now use the updated Oceanic+ app to explore depths of up to 40 meters, and the watch’s Depth app saves detailed logs of each session for later review.

The watch also helps monitor and lower heart rate between dives. Additionally, the on-device Siri function makes initiating workouts, setting waypoints, or logging health data easier, even in remote locations without connectivity.

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Specifications // Apple Watch Ultra 2

UltraUltra 2
Dimensions49 x 44 14mm49 x 44 x 14mm
Weight61g61g
Colour OptionsNatural TitaniumNatural Titanium
Display49mm
Always-On
Retina OLED
49mm
Always-On
Retina LTPO OLED
ChipW3 Apple
U1 Ultra Wideband
S9 SiP Processor
W3 Apple
2nd Gen Ultra Wideband
Capacity32GB64GB
ChargingUSB-C Magnetic
fast-charging
USB-C Magnetic
fast-charging
Powerup to 36 hoursup to 36 hours
ConnectivityWi-Fi + 4G LTE
Bluetooth 5.3
Wi-Fi + 4G LTE
Bluetooth 5.3
ControlsDigital Crown
Haptic Feedback
Touchscreen
Customizable
Action Button
Double Tap Gesture
On Device Siri
Digital Crown
Haptic Feedback
Touchscreen
Customizable
Action Button
SensorsBlood Oxygen
Electrical Heart
Optical Heart 3rd gen
Temperature
Blood Oxygen
Electrical Heart
Optical Heart 3rd gen
Temperature
Water Temp
Depth Gauge
Microphone33
Speaker22
Waterproofup to 100m
Dive ready to 40m
IP6X
up to 100m
Dive ready to 40m

Price // Apple Watch Ultra 2

The new Apple Watch Ultra 2 is $799/£799 at apple.com.

VIATom Payne
SOURCEApple Newsroom
Tom, Editor. An online publication providing news & reviews on apps, gadgets and luggage for the connected traveller.

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