Apple watch Ultra and other new Apple accessories review

Apple's all new accessories: Review with all the specifications in detail

Apple Latest accessories

Apple just unveiled a bunch of new stuff at their September event, iPhone and iPhone accessories. The articel about the new iPhone 14 series is already live link below if you want a look at those.

Read more: iPhone 14 series detailed reviews,price and all specifications 

But this article is on in the iPhone accessories. I think these are more interesting than the iPhones themselves.

1. The new AirPods pro

So, first we got the new AirPods pro still $249, like the last ones. And still basically the same design, but a lot of internal improvements. Add up to a potentially much better experience. So there’s new drivers, the new H2 chip inside.

The new Airpods Pro

There’s two times stronger noise cancellation, a new longer six hour battery life on a single charge and touch volume controls on the stocks where the forced touch sensors are. And there’s even a new adaptive transparency mode. Basically just building on Apple’s gigantic lead with their already godlike transparency mode by detecting like extra loud and trimming them. So if you walk past the construction zone, the mics, aren’t gonna pump in the super loud Jack hammer noises.

New Case for new AirPods pro

But the best thing honestly, is probably the new case. I think basically apple just realized how often people lose the case, including myself. So it’s a lot easier now to not lose it or to find it.

So there’s a hook on the side for lagage now. Plus they added a speaker on the bottom, so you can find it when it’s lost by emitting a sound. And it’s all now in a fully mag safe, compatible case that can also now with an apple watch charger. The earbud wars are spicy right now there’s a lot of good options out there.

These are obviously on the price of your end, but given how good they sound quality is how good the transparency mode is and how well it works with the iPhone. These will probably do pretty well, but I’m gonna review them personally I’m gonna check them out soon.

New Apple Watch lineup

But what you’re really here for is the new apple watch lineup, cuz that’s what I titled the article. But that’s also most interesting stuff. So that is the new apple watch se and new apple watch series. And a new apple watch ultra.

2. New Apple Watch SE

Apple watch se 

So, the Apple watch SE slots in at the bottom of the lineup at $250 to replace the old watch series 3, that they were still selling. And it’s better in pretty much every way. It’s got a designed color matching back case. A 30% larger screen than that old watch and the S8 chip that makes a lot of sense.

3. The Apple Watch Series 8

Apple watch series 8 (pic credits- Apple)
Then the apple watch series 8. It’s a very minor, but very reasonable upgrade to the series 7. So it’s in the same design. It gives it a new temperature sensor, which is useful for advanced cycle tracking and retrospective ovulation estimates for women. It gives it some new GeForce sensors for crash detection. So it can automatically tell when you’ve been in a car crash and it can call for help. If you don’t respond to the prompt on the screen. And it gives it a new low power mode that can help extend battery life. When you’re in a pinch, same price, $3 99 for GPS, only $499 for cellular.

4. The Beast Apple Watch Ultra

Cool, but then there’s a new watch at the high end, the apple watch ultra. It basically looks like they took a regular apple watch and sent it to the gym. So the result is a beefed up 49 millimeter watch. It’s the biggest brightest display ever in an apple watch, which can get up to 2000 knits. The display of top is flat and has just a tiny bit of a lip on the edge to protect the Sapphire crystal cover.

Apple watch ultra (pic credits- Apple)

The apple watch ultra: Bigger and Thicker Crown Guard

And the digital crown on the side is bigger and thicker with this added crown guard and a button. That sticks out further than normal. So it’s easier to hit with gloves on. Then on the other side, there’s a second speaker and additional microphones added for additional volume and better mic quality in windy environments.

Apple watch ultra: With Yellow Action Buttion

Apple watch ultra (pic credits- Apple)

There’s a new button, a big bright orange action button. This is a customizable button that you can set to do any number of different things like starting a workout or letting up the whole screen white to be a flashlight. And then while you’re in an app, it can serve different functions inside that app. And by the way, this is the only spec there’s only one apple watch ultra just this titanium and ceramic. They all have cellular and they all have the bright orange action button.

So, you know, aesthetically, it feels like when we first saw these rumors of a pro watch, maybe coming, they really could only go two ways. They could start with a super ruggedized military grade garment level watch, and then try to bring it down and like amplify. Or they could start with a regular apple watch and ruggedize that. And they clearly went with option two, which makes for this chunky looking apple watch. But still a pretty familiar looking watch.

What’s notable though, is it doesn’t feel heavy. The titanium made it actually feel much lighter on the wrist than I expected. So, yeah, well, it’s definitely easier to call this one. A chunker it’s it’s thick with maybe three or even four Cs. Just know it, it could have definitely been bigger.

Apple watch ultra: Now there’s a bunch of features

I think they took a bunch of extreme high performance athletes and asked them all. How many of you use an apple watch and the ones that raised their hand and said, I don’t use the watch. It just can’t hang with me. They took those people, brought them to apple park and interrogated them to figure out what they need to change about the apple watch to make it keep up with what they do.

Apple watch ultra: Water resistance

So they, for sure, talked to some divers who are definitely like this thing is it’s waterproof. But it’s not waterproof enough to go down way as low as I go and be a dive computer. And then apple went and made this watch WR 100 water resistance. So you can dive down theoretically to a hundred meters. And through extra sensors in there to make it a real, proper dive computer for a lot of people.

Apple watch ultra: compass app and the super dual band GPS

I think they talk to mountaineers who hike in like white out conditions. And then from that you get extreme temperature ruggedness, you get, the ability to add way points in the compass app. So if you ever need to find your way back someplace that you can’t visually see, you can always use the watch for it.

And they tossed in an 86 decibel siren from the new larger speaker, which is extremely loud and can sort of send out an SOS signal to people nearby. And also dual band GPS is a feature you don’t see as often in smart watches, but can massively improve accuracy and also help out if you’re going through some GPS dead zones.

Apple watch ultra: :Larger battery

I think they talked to marathoners who probably all just said, yeah, the watch dies before the end of a normal marathon, so I can’t use it. And then of course the ultra now with its new thicker case has room for much more battery. How much more exactly. Well, on stage apple said 36 hours and they also said 18 hours about the normal apple watch.

So I’m just doing the mental math of like how long this normally lasts me, which is about a day and a half. And so the ultra is double. So it feels like with normal use, it can be about a 3 day battery. And then they also said it could get up to 60 hours with a new battery optimization feature.

That’s not coming till later this. I don’t know exactly what that means or what it will entail, but if I just do the math again, that could net out to about five days of regular use with that mode on. But that’s purely theoretical at this point. I definitely have to use it, but either way they claim that marathon or can now not only finish a marathon, but they can do an entire Ironman, which is a two and a half mile swim, a hundred mile bike ride, and a 27 mile marathon back to back and track the whole thing with heart rate and GP with battery to spare. That is impressive.

Apple watch ultra: Some other features and comparison

So this is definitely living up to the ultra name. No question about that. And I know when we all see these features, we start to think about pricing a little bit. So again, there were some rumors, there were some talks that this might end up being like a $1000 watch to start, which seemed crazy at first to me.

But then I had flashbacks of $10,000 gold apple watch edition. So, it wasn’t entirely out of the aroma possibility, but it turns out this one is actually priced entirely reasonably. It starts at actually, there’s only one price, one spec, but it’s $799. That’s still pricey obviously, but that just for context of Garmin Phoenix, very competitive popular smartwatch is $900 bucks, uh, $800 bucks, I think for for the smallest.

But Apple’s not usually the one doing the undercutting, but then on top of that, there were also some new faces and bands specifically for this ultra watch. The wave finder faces are pretty sweet and give just a lot of relevant information to someone who might be in the middle of something like hiking. You know, there’s a compass elevation, etc.

Apple watch ultra: Three special new watch bands

Apple watch ultra (pic credits- Apple)
And then there’s three special new watch bands, a trail loop for endurance athletes, the Alpine loop and the ocean band for high speed water sports. All of these are pretty unique and actually very impressive with both durability wise and comfort wise.

Like these are really good bands. And so fun fact, I was just kind of wondering, and I had to actually check, I did take the bands off of the ultra and put them on the smaller watches and they seem to work just fine. So just from this experience, I’m gonna say that it seems like backwards compatibility with the bands is a green light.

Apple watch ultra: Conclusion and my Personal opinion

For me, I would love the extra battery life and for certain workouts and things like that, having better GPS and being able to do more workouts before the thing dies. Would be nice but it’s for me like it’s still an everyday watch it’s an apple watch.

Like you still have to wear it all the rest of the time too. And for me it’s it is approaching the sort of like too big to be able to pull off normally on the wrist. It’s not huge. Obviously I couldn’t wear a garment every day either.

Ultra is like the GoPro Of apple watches. You see a cool commercial and you think, that is sick. Like this super durable camera is gonna capture my amazing adventures. I’m gonna have the sickest footage ever. Then you get one and then you use it maybe once or twice, and the footage is right. And then it kind of sits in a drawer gathering dust.

Actually, most people don’t need. But it would be sick. Like the commercials are sick. And I think if you are one of those athletes who I was just talking about in this article, like you’re definitely gonna be able to take advantage of the watch, but for most people also the regular apple watch will be fine.

Apple watch ultra: Some issues and drawbacks

And for me, It probably will. My biggest significance with all the watches actually is something that Casey nice that actually just brought up on Twitter, which is literally just that if it’s, if you’re sweating a lot or if it’s raining or if you’ve got long sleeves during a workout, it tends to mess with the screen.

It touches the screen. Even if you have theater mode on it, just lights up the screen and messes with the workout data tracking. I want them to just fix that and I’d be cool with probably any of the watches, but for the. For the adventurers. And for those with deep pockets, this is gonna be a pretty sick watch.

This is it’s very, it’s competitive with a lot of the other rugged eye smart watches out there, but it’s key advantage being it’s also an apple watch. You can also wear it every day and it’s also gonna work really well with that iPhone that you probably already have. So that’s the watch ultra, that’s all about the Apple Watch Ultra

Thanks for reading aricle till here. Let me know if you think too, if the ultra is right for you, if you have a certain situation that you use again. Comment down below and let me know about it.

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