Apple Watch Ultra Review: Built for the Great Outdoors

Apple Watch Ultra- Amazon.com
Apple Watch Ultra- Amazon.com /
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The Ultra looks more durable than other models in the Series 8 line, and it features a customizable action button and new bands.

Apple has taken a different approach with its new Apple Watch Ultra model. While keeping its signature rectangular shape, the company has created a more rugged device that is built to withstand any outdoor activity — wet or dry, hot or cold.

Apple has also made some impressive changes on the inside of the Ultra. The thing that stands out most, of course is its size. The 49mm Ultra is significantly larger than previous makes. The larger watch also features a bigger and brighter display, which allows for more data to be displayed on the main screen.  Apple has created a new face called the “wayfinder,” which offers a compass and room for up to eight other complications.

Apple Watch Ultra- Amazon.com
Apple Watch Ultra- Amazon.com /

Users can access a number of activity features by pressing the new button on the watch. The first time the button is pressed, the Ultra will ask the user to assign a task from its list of options, which includes workouts, waypoints, backtracks, and diving.

The link to purchase an Apple Watch Ultra from Amazon can be found here

Pros:

  • More rugged design for outdoor activities
  • Bigger and brighter display
  • Customizable action button and new bands
  • Temperature sensor for fertility and cycle tracking
Apple Watch Ultra- Amazon.com
Apple Watch Ultra- Amazon.com /

Cons:

  • Larger size may not be suitable for all users
  • Temperature sensor readings may not be accurate
  • Some internal updates may not be as useful as advertised

The link to purchase an Apple Watch Ultra from Best Buy can be found here

The rest of the Series 8 models have not been updated significantly with most of the changes coming to sensors and internals. While some of these updates sound promising, it is difficult to judge them after just a few minutes with the device. We will put all of the new features through their paces in the upcoming Watch Series 8 and new Watch SE reviews.

Apple Watch Ultra- Amazon.com
Apple Watch Ultra- Amazon.com /

On the Series 8 and Ultra, there is a new temperature sensor that you can use to monitor your body temperature and send that data to fertility and cycle tracking apps, such as Apple Health. These readings will be taken during the night while you are sleeping, and it takes up to five days to make an assessment based on the data. The readings are automatic and cannot be triggered manually, so you cannot take your temperature on demand if you think you might have a fever. The watch measures your wrist’s basal body temperature specifically for family planning and period tracking, sending that data to apps that support it.

Conclusion:

The Apple Watch Ultra definitely sets itself apart from the company’s usual design, with a focus on ruggedness and outdoor activities. While the larger size and new features may appeal to some, others may not find them quite as useful or necessary.

The link to purchase an Apple Watch Ultra from Walmart can be found here

Bullet Points to consider:

  • Apple Watch Ultra is built for the great outdoors
  • More rugged design and customizable action button
  • Bigger and brighter display with new face
  • Temperature sensor for fertility and cycle tracking
Apple Watch Ultra- Amazon.com
Apple Watch Ultra- Amazon.com /

Purchase Decision Bottom Line:

If you are an outdoor enthusiast looking for a smartwatch that can withstand extreme conditions, the Apple Watch Ultra would be a great choice. However, if you prefer a more traditional design or if you don’t need the all of the added features, you may want to consider other options in the Series 8 line.

FAQ:

Is the Apple Watch Ultra suitable for use in extreme outdoor conditions?

-Yes, the Ultra has been designed to withstand wet, dry, hot, and cold conditions, making it a good choice for outdoor activities.

Can the temperature sensor on the Ultra be used to diagnose illness?

-No, the temperature sensor on the Ultra is specifically designed for fertility and cycle tracking, and cannot be used to diagnose illness. In case of fever, you should consult a medical professional.

Can the action button on the Ultra be customized?

-Yes, the action button on the Ultra can be customized to access a variety of activity features with one press. The watch will ask the user to assign a task from its list of options the first time the button is pressed.