Apple gave the beloved Apple Watch Ultra a spec bump this year in what’s being unveiled this Tuesday as the Apple Watch Ultra 2.
This second-generation Apple Watch Ultra keeps all the features that existing Apple Watch Ultra lovers enjoyed, such as longer battery life, the Action Button, the larger display, and all-titanium build, and expands upon it with new features and hardware improvements.
In this piece, the iDB staff will outline the technical specifications of the new Apple Watch Ultra 2 so that you can determine whether it’s worth the upgrade from your existing Apple Watch.
Apple Watch Ultra 2 tech specs
- Aerospace-grade titanium in its natural finish
- Flat sapphire crystal display
- S9 SiP
- Double tap gesture
- Faster on-device Siri with health data access
- Precision Finding for iPhone with second-generation Apple ultra wideband chip
- 49mm Always-on Retina LTPO OLED display with resolution of 410 by 502 pixels
- 1164 sq mm display area
- Up to 3,000 nits brightness
- L1 & L5 GPS, Galileo, QZSS, BeiDou, and GLONASS
- Precision dual-frequency GPS
- Always-on altimeter
- Water-resistant up to 100 meters
- Blood oxygen sensor (requires blood oxygen app)
- Heart rate & irregular rhythm notifications
- Electrical heart sensor (requires ECG app)
- Temperature sensing
- Cycle tracking with retrospective ovulation estimates
- Third-generation optical heart sensor
- International emergency calling
- Emergency SOS
- High-g Accelerometer with up to 256 g-forces with Fall Detection and Crash Detection
- Ambient light sensor
- High dynamic range gyroscope
- Speaker that’s 40% louder than Series 8
- Three-microphone array with beamforming and wind noise mitigation
- GymKit support
- Apple Pay support
- 64GB built-in storage
- Ceramic and sapphire crystal back
- Water resistant
- Rated for high-speed watersports
- Rated for recreational dives of up to 40m
- LTE + UMTS (GPS + Cellular)
- Wi-Fi11b/g/n 2.4GHz and 5GHz
- Bluetooth 5.3
- Up to 36 hours of battery life, or 18 hours on LTE
- Up to 72 hours of battery life in Low Power Mode
- USB-C magnetic fast charging cable
The Apple Watch Ultra 2 is a lot like the original Apple Watch Ultra, except that you get a brighter display, improved ultra wideband support, a new tap gesture, a new watch face, and bumped up specs, among other things.
It’s an incremental upgrade from the original Apple Watch Ultra in our opinion, but if you’re interested in the latest and greatest, then you can pre-order one starting today, with a delivery and store availability date of Friday, September 22nd.
Are you impressed with the Apple Watch Ultra 2? Be sure to let us know why or why not in the comments section down below.