Apple has added two new apps, “Siren” and “Depth,” to the App Store that are designed specifically for the Apple Watch Ultra.
Siren is intended for use in emergency scenarios, such as in case of being lost or injured and needing to alert others of their position. Long-pressing the Action button on the Apple Watch Ultra causes Siren to produce a distinctive 86-decibel sound pattern audible up to 600 feet (180 meters) away.
The Depth application in Ultra watch is there for use in recreational underwater sports up to 40 meters (130 feet), including snorkeling, free diving, and swimming pool play.
Users are able to view their current depth, water temperature, time spent underwater, and a maximum depth of 130 feet (40 meters). It can be activated automatically when the Apple Watch Ultra is submerged or manually, like any other app.
The Applications Are Unique to the Apple Watch Ultra
The two apps are unique to Apple Watch Ultra versions, which will be released on Friday, September 23; therefore, they are not currently available to the general public.
The two apps will be pre-installed on Apple Watch Ultra models, and if customers delete them and then change their minds, they may re-download them from the App Store.
The Apple Watch Ultra is offered in a single 49mm size at a price of $799, with three band options; Trail, Ocean, and Alpine. This new Ultra watch is currently available for preorder and will release to the public with the second-generation AirPods Pro on Friday. For additional information on the design and functions of the Apple Watch Ultra, please refer to our comprehensive roundup.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is Apple Watch 8 different from Apple Watch Ultra?
The Apple Watch Ultra boasts a 49mm titanium case, making it the largest Apple Watch ever. The Apple Watch Series 8 is available in aluminum and stainless steel in 41mm and 45mm sizes, with the Apple Watch Ultra making the 45mm Series 8 appear diminutive.
What is Apple Watch Ultra’s thickness?
Inevitably, the Ultra wins on aesthetics. It features a 49mm titanium case with a flat sapphire crystal display. It is also 14.4mm thick, which makes it considerably chunkier and more imposing than even the latest Apple Watch Series 8, which has a 45mm case and 10.7mm thickness.
What is Apple’s Ultra Watch?
Apple built the Apple Watch Ultra for water-intensive activities. It can be used for kitesurfing, wakeboarding, and recreational scuba diving to a depth of 40 meters, unlike ordinary Apple Watch models. It is resistant to water to a depth of 100 meters, making it more resistant to water than other Apple Watch versions.
Read the full detailed review of the Apple Watch Ultra here.