Apple has launched new devices by the event took place on September 12. The company has released iPhone 15 series. Pre-orders will start from September 15.
Apple Watch 9 and its features
Apple has just unveiled the Apple Watch Series 9, a significant upgrade to the already beloved smartwatch.
The Series 9 comes equipped with the latest S9 system in package (SiP), boasting an impressive 60% increase in transistors compared to its predecessor, the S8.
This power boost translates to a 30% faster GPU and an all-new 4-core NPU, ensuring a noticeably faster and more responsive user experience.
Even with these enhancements, Apple promises an impressive 18 hours of battery life.
One of the most exciting features of the Series 9 is its ability to process Siri requests directly on the device, eliminating the need to send queries to the cloud and back.
This results in lightning-fast responses. Moreover, voice dictation is now 25% more accurate, and Siri can tap into your Health data for quick access to vital metrics.
The standout feature, however, is the Double Tap gesture, reminiscent of how you interact with the Apple Vision Pro headset.
It utilizes the accelerometer and gyroscope sensors to detect changes in blood flow and wrist movement. With Double Tap, you can effortlessly control music playback, snooze alarms, navigate widgets, and answer or end calls.
The Series 9 retains the same sleek 41mm and 45mm sizes and offers both Bluetooth and cellular models. Its display is now capable of reaching up to 2000 nits of peak brightness, ensuring excellent visibility even in bright sunlight, and it can dim down to a mere 1 nit for comfortable use during nighttime.
The addition of a new UWB chip enhances location tracking, allowing you to locate your paired iPhone with even greater precision and improving integration with HomePod speakers.
The Series 9 runs on WatchOS 10 and is available in aluminum and stainless steel cases. Color options for the aluminum model include starlight, midnight, silver, (PRODUCT)RED, and pink, while the Stainless Steel version offers Silver, Gold, and Graphite choices.
Apple Watch Ultra 2 Details
The Apple Watch Ultra 2 is powered by the cutting-edge Apple S9 System in Package (SiP) and introduces intuitive Double Tap gesture controls. The inclusion of a new UWB (Ultra Wideband) chip enhances its location tracking capabilities.
Despite maintaining its substantial 49mm case size, the watch now boasts a remarkable 1.92-inch LTPO OLED display that can reach an impressive peak brightness of 3,000 nits. This ensures outstanding visibility even in bright outdoor conditions.
While the watch’s battery life remains consistent with its predecessor at 36 hours, it now offers the ability to extend usage up to 72 hours in low-power mode. This is a significant enhancement for users who need prolonged battery life.
The Watch Ultra 2 introduces a Modular Ultra watch face that takes full advantage of the display’s outer edge to provide users with maximum information at a glance. This can be particularly useful for quickly accessing important data.
Enhanced Night Mode:
The watch’s Night mode has been improved to automatically activate using the ambient light sensor. This feature ensures that the display adjusts optimally for nighttime use without manual intervention.
Running on WatchOS 10, the Apple Watch Ultra 2 enhances its functionality by allowing users to connect with cycling peripherals, such as power meter pedals, through Bluetooth. This connectivity enables more accurate and detailed results during cycling activities.
Pricing and Availability
The starting price for the Apple Watch Ultra 2 is set at $799, and customers can begin pre-ordering it today. Open sales are scheduled to commence on September 22.
Additionally, Apple has expanded the band color options for various bands, including Alpine Loop, Trail Loop, and Ocean Band.These enhancements and features make the Apple Watch Ultra 2 a compelling choice for individuals seeking advanced smartwatch capabilities and improved performance.