Apple Watch Ultra 2 was unveiled earlier this month alongside the iPhone 15 series of smartphones. The company's latest premium smartwatch comes with a few hardware upgrades over last year's Apple Watch Ultra, which was the first smartwatch from the company with a 49mm display and a titanium body. These include a new processor that is also present on the Apple Watch Series 9 model. Wearers will also be able to control the smartwatch with a double tap gesture, a new feature introduced on this year's models.
The company's new Apple Watch Ultra 2 went on sale in global markets and in India on September 22, while the first-generation Apple Watch Ultra is no longer listed on Apple's website a year after it was launched. Here's a quick comparison between the Apple Watch Ultra 2 price in India and specifications with the Apple Watch Ultra.
Apple Watch Ultra 2 vs Apple Watch Ultra: Price in India
Apple Watch Ultra 2 price in India is set at Rs. 89,900 and the wearable can be purchased via the company's website, official Apple stores in Mumbai and Delhi, and authorised resellers in the country. The smartwatch, like its predecessor, is available in a Natural Titanium colour option.
On the other hand, the first-generation Apple Watch Ultra, which was also launched in India at Rs. 89,900 last year, is currently not listed on Apple's website. However, it is priced at Rs. 84,990 on Amazon and Rs. 79,900 via Croma.
The prices of both wearables might also be lowered during the upcoming Amazon Great Indian Festival sale and Flipkart's Big Billion Days sale.
Apple Watch Ultra 2 vs Apple Watch Ultra: Specifications
Both the Apple Watch Ultra 2 and the first-generation Apple Watch Ultra sport a 1.91-inch Retina LTPO OLED display with an always-on mode, a 502x410-pixel resolution and a pixel density of 338ppi. However, the panel on the Apple Watch Ultra 2 is has a peak brightness of 3,000 nits unlike last year's model that has a peak brightness of 2,000 nits.
The company's new Apple S9 SiP powers the Apple Watch Ultra 2 and it represents the biggest chip upgrade on the company's watches in a few years. The previous model is equipped with the Apple S8 SiP that is similar to the processor found on the Apple Watch Series 7 and Apple Watch Series 6. Both smartwatches are compatible with watchOS 10 — the Apple Watch Ultra 2 runs on the latest OS out-of-the-box.
Both models are equipped with the same sensors, including an accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer, compass, altimeter, and a depth gauge. Health monitoring sensors on board the smartwatches include a heart rate sensor, blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) monitor, VO2Max sensor, and a temperature sensor. The Apple Watch Ultra 2 is equipped with a new Ultra-Wideband 2 chip, with improved tracking compared to last year's model.
Connectivity options on both the Apple Watch Ultra 2 and the first-generation Apple Watch Ultra include dual-band Wi-Fi, LTE, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC, and GPS. They both pack a non-removable battery can be charged wirelessly. The Apple Watch Ultra 2 and last year's Apple Watch Ultra offer 64GB and 32GB of inbuilt storage, respectively.
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Apple Watch Ultra 2 vs Apple Watch Ultra comparison
|Key Specs|| || |
|Display Type||OLED Retina||OLED Retina|
|GENERAL|| || |
|Model||Watch Ultra 2||Watch Ultra|
|Release date||September 12, 2023||September 7, 2022|
|Model Name||Watch Ultra 2||Watch Ultra|
|Water Resistance Depth||100m||40m|
|Usage||Fitness & Outdoor||Fitness & Outdoor|
|PRODUCT DETAILS|| || |
|Maximum Operating Altitude||9000||-|
|Sensor||Compass, Always-On Altimeter, heart rate sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, and Ambient light sensor||Compass, Always-On Altimeter, third-gen optical heart rate sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, and Ambient light sensor|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion||Lithium Ion|
|Battery Life||36 Hours||-|
|CONNECTIVITY FEATURES|| || |
|Call Features||International Emergency Calling||International Emergency Calling|
|Other Connectivity Features||Emergency SOS||Emergency SOS|
|PLATFORM AND STORAGE FEATURES|| || |
|Operating System||watchOS 10||watchOS 9|
|Compatible Operating System||iOS||-|
|Processor Name||S9 SiP||-|
|CAMERA AND DISPLAY FEATURES|| || |
|Display Type||OLED Retina||OLED Retina|
|Other Display Features||LTPO OLED Always-On Retina display||LTPO OLED Always-On Retina display|
|FITNESS AND WATCH FUNCTIONS|| || |
|Heart Rate Monitor||Yes||Yes|
|Date & Time Display||Yes||Yes|
|Other Fitness Features||Blood Oxgen Sensor, ECG sensor||Blood Oxgen Sensor, ECG sensor|
|AUDIO AND VIDEO FEATURES|| || |