Apple Watch Ultra 2 vs. Apple Watch Ultra: 3 Reasons Why Should You Buy the New Ultra Watch?

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Apple’s foray into the rugged smartwatch market was marked by the release of the Apple Watch Ultra, which aimed to cater to the needs of marathon runners and outdoor enthusiasts. It brought a new dimension to Apple’s wearables, but now, with the arrival of its successor, the Apple Watch Ultra 2, it’s time to evaluate whether the new king in town has emerged.

In a world where devices like Garmin were the go-to choices for their impressive battery life, GPS capabilities, and comprehensive health and fitness metrics, the Apple Watch Ultra was a bold step. Since its debut, we’ve been waiting to see how its successor would raise the bar. With the official unveiling of the Apple Watch Ultra 2, the wait is over, and we’re here to dissect the key differences between the two devices.

Apple Watch Ultra 2 vs. Apple Watch Ultra Specs Comparison

SpecsApple Watch UltraApple Watch Ultra 2
Display49mm 410×502 LTPO OLED sapphire glass touchscreen49mm 410×502 LTPO OLED sapphire glass touchscreen
MaterialsTitanium casing and three band optionsTitanium casing and three band options
ProcessorApple S8 with 64-bit dual-coreApple S9 with 64-bit dual-core
Water resistance100 meters100 meters
ConnectivityLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, ANT+, multi-band and dual frequency GNSSLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ANT+, multi-band and dual frequency GNSS
SensorsOptical HR, barometer, compass, altimeter, Pulse Ox, skin temperature, water temperature, depth gaugeOptical HR, barometer, compass, altimeter, Pulse Ox, skin temperature, water temperature, depth gauge
BatteryUp to 36 hoursUp to 36 hours
Dimensions49 x 44 x 14.4mm and 61.3 grams49 x 44 x 14.4mm and 61.3 grams
PriceRs 89,900Rs 82,900

3 Reasons to Buy the Apple Watch Ultra 2:

1. Brighter Display

The Apple Watch Ultra took a significant leap in screen technology, offering a peak brightness of 1000 nits. However, the Ultra 2 shatters this record with a remarkable peak brightness of 3000 nits. This astonishing leap not only ensures exceptional visibility but also makes the Ultra 2 a top choice for underwater divers and outdoor adventurers who rely on screen brightness in challenging environments.

2. Improved performance

Equipped with the new S9 chipset, the Apple Watch Ultra 2 promises improved processing speed and introduces several software enhancements. One standout feature is the ability to perform Siri tasks directly on the device, eliminating the need to route requests through a phone or the internet. This enhancement streamlines interactions, making tasks like requesting new route destinations via Siri smoother on the Watch Ultra 2.

3. Affordable Price Point

Concerns about the price of cutting-edge tech are common. However, you can rest easy with the Apple Watch Ultra 2, as it maintains the same starting price as its predecessor – Rs 89,900. This continuity means that opting for the newer model won’t penalize your wallet, making it an enticing proposition for both first-time buyers and loyal users of the ‘Ultra’ line.

I Have Apple Watch Ultra Should I upgrade to Apple Watch Ultra 2?

In the Apple Watch Ultra 2 vs. Apple Watch Ultra showdown, both wearables offer exceptional durability and capabilities. The choice ultimately hinges on your specific needs, preferences, and budget.

The Apple Watch Ultra 2 shines with its astonishingly brighter display, faster performance, and affordability. It’s the ideal choice for those seeking the latest advancements in rugged smartwatches.

However, if you’re content with your Apple Watch Ultra and appreciate the unique character it has developed through wear and tear, sticking with it can be a sensible decision. The upgrades between the two models are relatively minor, and you can look forward to what the future holds in the world of ‘Ultra’ wearables.

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Deepak RajawatDeepak Rajawat
Experienced technology journalist with over 7-years of experience. Before embracing online journalism, he has worked with several legacy publications including print editions at Hindustan Times and The Statesman. He also has a keen interest in Sports, which he used to cover with equal enthusiasm in his early career.

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