In 2022, Apple introduced the Apple Watch Ultra, aimed at the outdoor adventure market where Garmin leads. The Apple Watch Ultra 2 offered only minor internal improvements and ongoing software updates. Despite rumors of a new black color, it was not announced in the Wonderlust event by Apple held on September 12, making the Ultra 2 a relatively modest update for the top smartwatch on the market. Here we will look at what new the watch brings to our table and the Apple Watch Ultra 2 price in Nepal.
Some Major Upgrades to Apple Watch Ultra 2:
- Brighter Display than Apple Watch Ultra
- A faster and smarter S9 chip
- WatchOS 10 with new and updated features
- Carbon-neutral Build
Apple Watch Ultra 2 price in Nepal and Availability:
The Apple Watch Ultra 2 was launched with a price tag of $799 at the Wonderlust event. Talking about availability, the watch is open to order but it will begin to be available from September 22.
|Apple Watch||Official launched Price||Price in Nepal|
|Apple Watch Ultra 2||$799||Rs. 105,586 (converted)|
Apple Watch Ultra 2 Specifications:
|Dimensions||49 x 44 x 14.4mm and 61.3 grams|
|Build||Titanium casing and three band options|
|Display||LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ANT+, multi-band and dual-frequency GNSS|
|Processor||Apple S9 with 64-bit dual-core|
|Water resistance||100 meters|
|Connectivity||LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ANT+, multi-band and dual frequency GNSS|
|Sensors||Optical HR, barometer, compass, altimeter, Pulse Ox, skin temperature, water temperature, depth gauge|
|Battery||Up to 36 hours|
Apple Watch Ultra 2 Overlook:
The Apple Watch Ultra 2, like its predecessor, is made from titanium, but it now includes 95% recycled titanium. When you buy the Watch Ultra 2 with an Alpine Loop or Trail Loop band, your purchase becomes carbon-neutral. Talking about dimensions, it boasts a rectangular design with 49 x 44 x 14.4mm measurements. The watch weighs 61.3 grams, which makes it lightweight and portable.
The initial Apple Watch Ultra debuted featuring a dazzling screen with a remarkable 2,000 nits of brightness. That brightness level should be enough even when outdoors in bright sunlight. However, the Ultra 2 has now raised the bar with a display that supports an impressive 3,000 nits of brightness.
Given that the Apple Watch Ultra lacks an LED flashlight, increasing the display brightness and introducing a flashlight boost mode could potentially offer a similar experience in low-light situations. You can assign the large Action button to function as a flashlight, illuminating the entire display in a bright white color.
Similar to the Apple Watch Series 9, the Apple Watch Ultra 2 receives an upgraded S9 chip, which is derived from the iPhone 13’s A15 Bionic processor. The GPU demonstrates a 30% improvement over the Apple S8 chip, and the addition of a new four-core neural processing unit (NPU) enables Siri data processing directly on the device, reducing the reliance on your iPhone. Apple also asserts that this new chip enhances dictation by 25% compared to the previous model.
Despite the introduction of the new processor, the advertised battery life remains unchanged at 36 hours. The increased brightness of the display could potentially impact this, but the S9 processor may help maintain a balanced performance.
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The Apple Watch Ultra 2 introduces a significant update with watchOS 10, offering an enhanced user experience. This milestone update brings redesigned apps and the innovative Smart Stack feature for quick access to relevant widgets. It also brings a touch of delight with new watch faces, including Snoopy, Palette, Solar Analog, and Nike Globe. Night Mode now intelligently activates in low light using the ambient light sensor.
The latest chip also enables a novel tap gesture, where a simple tap of your thumb and index finger together triggers various actions such as initiating or ending a call, starting a timer, controlling media playback, silencing alarms, capturing photos or videos, and more. This gesture relies on a combination of data from the gyroscope, accelerometer, and heart rate sensor, fine-tuned through machine learning to prevent accidental activation.
In addition, the Apple Watch Ultra 2 is equipped with Apple’s new U2 chip for ultra-wideband (UWB) communication. This enhances the precision of locating AirTags, AirPods, and your iPhone, offering a threefold wider range compared to the previous U1 chip.
Sensors and Smart Features
The Apple Watch Ultra 2 features a versatile sensor suite, including Optical Heart Rate, barometer, compass, altimeter, Pulse Ox, skin and water temperature sensors, and a depth gauge. These sensors enhance their utility across a range of activities, from workouts to outdoor adventures and even underwater exploration, ensuring precise tracking and monitoring of health and environmental data.
The Apple Watch Ultra 2 unveils a new “Modular Ultra” watch face, designed with data arranged around the edges, smaller complications in each corner, and a central prominent complication.
Additionally, within the Apple Maps app, the Apple Watch Ultra 2 introduces fresh topographic functionalities, offering information such as pre-defined trails, elevation statistics, contour markings, and terrain details. The interface also includes information about cellular connectivity and the locations of SOS points along your route.