A new screen was added to the Apple Watch Ultra 2. Additionally, it is really brilliant.
If you were to glance at the $799 Apple Watch Ultra 2, you may think it was the original Ultra. The casing is similarly constructed of titanium and is the same 49mm dimension. However, it has the brightest screen of any Apple Watch, with a maximum brightness of eye-watering 3,000 nits. The Ultra 2, Apple’s second premium outdoor watch, was unveiled alongside the Apple Watch Series 9 and will be available starting on September 22.
The Apple Watch Ultra from a year ago, which I dubbed the most thrilling watch in years, has evolved into this model. Following a brief hands-on experience with the Ultra 2 in Apple Park, I’m most pleased by the screen and new capabilities like Double Tap, which enables you to operate the watch with a straightforward pinch gesture. Although the Ultra 2 has a few more tools for sports aficionados, it is not strictly necessary to upgrade from the original Ultra.
Apple’s first attempt at an adventure watch, the $799 Apple Watch Ultra, was designed to rival the likes of Garmin. It caters to a wide spectrum of sports enthusiasts and has unique features for, among others, hikers and scuba divers. But the Ultra also appeals to those who desire an Apple Watch with the largest display and greatest battery life, and the Ultra 2 continues to offer these features.
A new Modular Ultra watch face and a brighter screen
The Ultra 2 increases the maximum screen brightness from the original Ultra’s 2,000 nits to 3,000 nits, a significant improvement. This ought to make it considerably simpler to see under sunny or bright outside conditions, such as in the snow. In order to compare the brightness boost to the original Ultra, I discovered that turning on the torch from the Control Centre was the simplest method.
The Modular Ultra watch face, which is only available on the Ultra 2, leverages the display’s edge to show additional information like altitude, depth, or seconds. In my little hands-on time with the Ultra 2, I discovered slots for at least seven complications, so you can really customise this watch face to your requirements.
When the ambient light sensor detects a sufficiently low level of light, night mode automatically activates. If WatchOS 10 is installed, this feature is also available on the Wayfinder watch face on the original Ultra. For the iPhone 15, Apple has included the second-generation ultrawideband processor that provides precision finding.