great autonomy and cut for expeditions

Apple has unsheathed a sport-focused Watch Ultra. On the other hand, and we suspected it: the price stings.

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It is one of the small stars of Apple’s 2022 keynote: the Watch Ultra, which integrates the category of premium connected watches given its very elitist price. Corridor rumors mentioned a tickling price of 1000 euros: for once, that turns out to be true. In France, the Ultra starts at 999 euros.

Apple Watch Ultra (2022)

Logically, expectations are high regarding the features offered. To begin with, this Ultra version stands out as it should from its friends with a more imposing overall design. Never has such a large screen been integrated into an Apple Watch, says Apple. It promises to be twice as bright – 2000 nits – than any other Watch display.

A 49 mm titanium case

A new orange button is also invited on the side. It will be used to activate quick controls (start workouts instantly, for example). The Digital Crown is notched and bigger. A second speaker is also there to provide a higher volume, while three microphones will be able to better pick up your voice. The case is made of titanium and measures 49 mm. Either never seen on an Apple Watch.

Who is this Apple Watch Ultra for? For athletes practicing expedition and endurance. The case is notably protected by sapphire crystal to deal with any situation. Whether you’re in the desert in 55 degrees or on top of a mountain in -20 degrees, this tocante will hold up.

Bracelets adapted to the activities are also included: the Trail Loop for endurance (it’s the thinnest ever designed), the Alpine Loop for explorers, or the Ocean Band for water sports and diving (titanium buckle).

Apple has optimized its GPS capabilities with dual frequency, L1 and L5, combined with new algorithms dedicated to your geolocation. This model thus offers the most precise GPS ever designed for an Apple Watch.

The Compass application has also been improved: it notably allows you to place markers to, for example, find your tent if you no longer know where you had planted it. Retracing your way if you are lost and going back on the same route is also possible.

An alarm capable of producing a sound of 86 decibels can also signal your presence at 180 meters. Obviously, this Apple Watch Ultra easily resists water thanks to its WR100 and EN 13 319 certifications. With it, you can go down to a depth of 40 meters. Finally, a dark mode is also available.

Apple Watch Ultra: price and availability

In terms of autonomy, Apple is strong: it promises up to 36 hours on a single charge. Better: a new optimization system expected this fall will increase to 60 hours.

Where to buy the

Apple Watch Ultra (2022) at the best price?

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The Apple Watch Ultra is available at a price of 999 euros from September 23. You can already order it. Note that the Apple Series 8 has also been formalized, as has the Watch SE 2, the AirPods Pro 2 and the long-awaited iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max., accompanied by the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus. .

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