Apple Watch Series 9 and Watch Ultra 2 launched at Apple Event 2023

Apple-Watch-S9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 launched

Apple has launched its next-generation Apple Watch Series 9 and Watch Ultra 2 at the Wanderlust Apple Event, along with the iPhone 15 series. Here’s everything that you need to know.

Apple Watch Series 9

FeatureApple Watch Series 9
ProcessorS9 SiP
DisplayOLED Retina display, up to 20% brighter
Case size41mm and 45mm
Case materialsAluminum, stainless steel, and titanium
Battery lifeUp to 18 hours
New featuresDouble tap gesture, faster on-device Siri, Precision Finding for iPhone
Environmental impactCarbon neutral products (select case and band combinations)

New S9 SiP processor

The Apple Watch Series 9 is powered by the new S9 SiP, which offers significant performance and capability improvements over the previous generation. This means faster app launches, smoother animations, and better battery life.

New double-tap gesture

The Apple Watch Series 9 introduces a new double-tap gesture that allows users to quickly and easily access frequently used apps or features. For example, users can double-tap the side button to activate Siri or double-tap the display to start a workout.

You can also use double tap to stop a timer, play and pause music, snooze an alarm, answer and end a phone call, or take a photo. You can also use a double tap to open the Smart Stack from the watch face and scroll through widgets in the stack.

The 4-core Neural Engine in the chip uses data from the accelerometer, gyroscope, and optical heart sensor to detect the unique signature of tiny wrist movements and changes in blood flow when you double tap. This software update will be available a little later.

Brighter display up to 2000 nits

The Apple Watch Series 9 features a brighter display that makes it easier to see in all lighting conditions. This is especially helpful for outdoor activities or when using the watch in low-light environments. The peak brightness can reach 2000 nits which is much higher than in the Apple Watch Series 8.

Faster on-device Siri

The Apple Watch Series 9 also features a faster on-device Siri, which can now access and log health data. This means that users can get more accurate and personalized insights from their health data without having to rely on their iPhones.

Precision Finding for iPhone

Now, the new S9 SiP includes a second-generation Ultra Wideband (UWB) chip, which enables Precision Finding for iPhone 15 models. Precision Finding provides distance and direction, as well as visual, haptic, and audio guidance to a misplaced iPhone, even if it’s in another room.

This feature is especially helpful when the iPhone is in a difficult-to-reach location, such as under a couch or in a crowded room.

New watchOS 10

The new watchOS 10 brings a lot of improvements and new features.

  • A fresh approach to quickly view information: Redesigned apps and a new Smart Stack feature make it easier to see the information you need, when you need it.
  • Delightful new watch faces: Snoopy, Palette, and Solar Analog are just a few of the new watch faces that you can choose from.
  • Bluetooth connectivity for cycling sensors: Cyclists can now use power meters, speed sensors, and cadence sensors with their Apple Watch to unlock new metrics and Workout Views.
  • Automatic cycling workout Live Activity on iPhone: Cycling workouts can now automatically show up as a Live Activity on your iPhone, which takes up the entire screen when tapped.
  • New Compass Waypoints and Maps capabilities: New features in the Compass and Maps apps make it easier to navigate and explore the outdoors.
  • Tools to support mental health: The Mindfulness app now includes a state of mind logging feature to help you track your emotional well-being.
  • Measurement of time spent in daylight: The ambient light sensor can now be used to measure the amount of time you spend in daylight. This information can be used to help reduce the risk of myopia and improve physical and mental health.

Bands and Dial

Apple Watch Series 9 will be available in 41mm and 45mm dial sizes and will come with various band styles. Apple has worked with Nike and Hermès to create several environment-friendly watch bands.

Check here to learn more about different bands

Availability and Pricing

Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch SE are now available for order in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Japan, the UAE, the U.K., the U.S., and more than 40 other countries and regions. They will be available in stores starting Friday, September 22.

Apple Watch Series 9 starts at ₹41,900, and Apple Watch SE starts at ₹29,900.

Apple Watch Ultra 2

Apple today announced the Apple Watch Ultra 2, its most rugged smartwatch yet. The Ultra 2 is designed for extreme sports enthusiasts and adventurers, with a new case design that is more durable and water-resistant than ever before.

The Ultra 2 features a new titanium alloy case that is twice as scratch-resistant as the previous generation. The case is also more water-resistant, with a rating of IP68 up to 200 meters.

FeatureApple Watch Ultra 2
Case materialTitanium alloy
Case size45mm and 47mm
Display1.92-inch Always-On Retina LTPO OLED display, 410×502 pixels, 1,185 sq mm display area
ProcessorS9 SiP
Battery lifeUp to 72 hours
Water resistanceIP68 up to 200 meters
SensorsCompass, altimeter, heart rate sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, and ambient light sensor
Other featuresAlways-on display, compass and altimeter, emergency SOS, Precision Finding for iPhone, advanced capabilities for water adventures

In addition to its new case design, the Ultra 2 also features a number of new features that are designed for extreme users. These features include:

  • Always-on display: The Ultra 2’s always-on display is 70% brighter than the previous generation, making it easier to see in direct sunlight. The display is also more energy-efficient, so it won’t drain the battery as quickly.
  • Compass and altimeter: The Ultra 2’s new compass and altimeter can be used for navigation and tracking. The compass can be used to orient yourself in the wilderness, and the altimeter can be used to track your elevation gain or loss.
  • Emergency SOS: The Ultra 2’s new emergency SOS feature can be used to send a distress signal even if the watch is not connected to a phone. To use the feature, simply press and hold the side button for a few seconds.
  • Modular Ultra Watch Face: The Apple Watch Ultra has a large display with real-time data on the edge. It has the most complications of any Apple digital watch face, making it customizable for sports, outdoor adventures, and water activities.
  • Battery life: The Ultra 2’s battery life is up to 72 hours on a single charge, making it ideal for long adventures.

Bands and Dial

The Apple Watch Ultra 2 is available in a 49mm case and is carbon neutral when paired with a new Trail Loop or Alpine Loop band. New band colors are available for the Alpine Loop (blue, indigo, olive), Trail Loop (orange/beige, green/grey, blue/black), and Ocean Band (blue, orange). All new Apple Watch Trail Loop and Alpine Loop bands are carbon neutral and contain over 30% recycled content.

Availability and Pricing

Customers in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Japan, the UAE, the U.K., the U.S., and more than 40 other countries and regions can order the Apple Watch Ultra 2 today, with availability in stores beginning Friday, September 22.

Apple Watch Ultra 2 is ₹89,900.

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