Apple Watch Ultra 2 – Full Smartwatch Specifications


  • Release date:: September, 2023
  • Display:: 1.92 inches | LTPO OLED, Touchscreen, Digital Crown
  • Body:: Titanium | Textile straps
  • Battery Life:: 36hrs
  • Storage:: 1GB RAM, 64GB ROM, Microphone, Loudspeaker
  • Compatibility:: iPhone XS or later with iOS 17 or later


Design:4.9 out of 5 stars (4.9 / 5)
Battery:3.4 out of 5 stars (3.4 / 5)
Fitness tracking:4.9 out of 5 stars (4.9 / 5)
Features:5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Price:4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Average:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)



Apple Watch Ultra 2 – Full Smartwatch Specifications – Apple at their customary annual September event announced the Apple Watch Ultra 2 and Apple Watch Series 9. While the Ultra 2 succeeds the Ultra that debuted in 2022, the Series 9 which is the ninth edition succeeds the Series 8. The Apple Watch Ultra 2 has the same case size and appearance as its predecessor, however, it has a 3000nits brighter display, higher 64GB storage, and a newer S9 chip that boasts better performance.

Interestingly, inline with their mission to contribute to a safer earth, Apple is going carbon-neutral. The Ultra 2 and Series 9 including the straps are made from recycled materials that result in over 70% reduction in carbon emission.

Watch Ultra 2 action button
Credit: Apple

While the Watch 9 is available in 41mm and 45mm, the Ultra 2 like its predecessor comes in only a 49mm case. The build quality is still the same as that of the Ultra. You have a titanium frame and sapphire glass – premium materials only seen on premium watches just like Galaxy Watch 5 Pro and Garmin Fenix 7X Pro. The only new thing in design is that Apple has gone carbon-neutral. The case and straps of the Ultra 2 are made from recycled materials that reduce carbon emissions by 81% – thus helping to make the earth safer. Though, henceforth, the Ultra will also be made from recycled materials.

The straps of Ultra 2 are available in three different designs. You have the alpine, trail and ocean bands. Meanwhile, the Ultra 2 just like its predecessor is only available in one color; neutral color.

Surprisingly, the Ultra 2 retails at the same $799 as it’s predecessor which means you won’t have to spend more to get the Ultra 2 unless you’re upgrading from the Ultra.

Like the Ultra, the Apple Watch Ultra 2 is rated 10ATM and certified MIL-STD-810H which makes it very rugged and ready to withstand tough weather conditions outdoors.

Watch Ultra 2 display is brighter
Watch Ultra 2 display is brighter. Credit: Apple

The display size of the Ultra 2 is the same as that of its predecessor. It spots a 1.92 inches big display powered by LTPO OLED but it’s now easier to read outdoors thanks to the increased brightness. Unlike the Ultra with 2000nits, the Ultra 2 at 3000nits has the brightest display ever seen on any smartwatch. Interestingly, when you’re indoors, it can also be deemed to be as low as 1 nit which should also make it easy to read indoors.

Another significant difference between the Ultra 2 and its predecessor is that it comes with a new chipset. It is powered by a new S9 Chipset which succeeds the S8 chip that powers the Ultra and Watch 8. Alongside the S9 chip is an upgraded Ultrawide 2 chip.

Apple Watch Ultra 2 new hand gesture features
Apple Watch Ultra 2 new hand gesture features. Credit: Apple

The S9 chip features a four-core neural engine that enables the enhanced double-tap gesture features which will allow you to interact with the watch by simply double-tapping your index and thumb fingers. Moreover, the new S9 chip also makes Siri more responsive and powerful.

Beyond the new chip, the Ultra 2 has 64GB storage which is twice what you get on Ultra. This will allow you to download even more of your favorite tracks and podcasts to the watch.

The Ultra 2 like it’s predecessor also has a microphone and dual speakers that will allow you to make and receive calls directly from the watch. The Ultra 2 is only available in a cellular model as a result, it has an embedded SIM that enables cellular connectivity which will allow the watch to make and receive calls totally independent of your phone. Moreover, because it’s a standalone watch, you will be able to stream music, reply to messages and even use mapping features without your iPhone. The supported carriers in the US are Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T.

The dual speakers on the Ultra 2 means it’s louder than what you get on the Watch 9. This louder speaker supports the siren feature on the watch that boasts up to 86dB of sound.

In the fitness tracking section, the Ultra 2 has similar health tracking features as its predecessor. It will track all your daily activities from steps, calories, stress, and blood oxygen to your heart rate. It will also track your sleep in all four stages. Moreover, it features ECG measurement and can monitor skin temperature changes – thanks to the skin temperature sensor.

Other activity tracking features include menstrual cycle tracking for women and tonnes of preloaded sports modes. The Ultra 2 like its predecessor also has an inbuilt GPS and utilizes the L1 and L5 signal to ensure greater accuracy in mapping your routes even in difficult environments.

The Ultra 2 like Ultra is also certified EN13319 which makes it dive-ready. Apple says the Ultra 2 just like the Ultra can support up to 40 meters dive activities. It has a depth app inbuilt that monitors the depth and temperature of the water.

The Ultra 2 and Watch 9 ship with WatchOS 10 out of the box. WatchOS 10 is the latest operating system for Apple watches, it succeeds the WatchOS 9 and welcomes interesting features. Apple stated that WatchOS 10 will also come to Apple Watch Series 4 and above. It will also come to the Watch SE and SE 2.

The battery life of the Ultra 2 is the same as that of its predecessor. In typical usage, it can last up to 36 hours and up to 72 hours when the battery-saver mode is activated. Like the Ultra, the Ultra 2 also supports fast charging. It takes less than an hour to fully charge the watch.

Apple Watch Ultra 2 Features

  • Features 1.92 inches LTPO OLED-powered always-on display. Navigation is via touchscreen, 1 physical button, 1 action button, and a digital rotating crown with a hepatic feedback mechanism.
  • Sapphire crystal glass covers the display of the Watch Ultra while its frame is made of titanium.
  • Clock features include time/date, alarm, timer, and stopwatch.
  • You can customize the watch face from available watch faces or download watch faces from the pool of many watch faces available on the app store. 4 new watch faces have also been added.
  • Features Find my phone, remote music control, and remote camera control.
  • Keeps you connected to all that matters to you such as emails, SMS, and calls, so you never get to miss important updates.
  • Rated 10ATM (swim-proof), it’s waterproof up to 50 meters. It is also rated IPX7 dust resistant and certified MIL-STD-810H.
  • Compatible with iPhone 8+ and iOS 16.0+ devices.
  • Inbuilt microphone supports voice inputs Siri voice assistants. It also has a dual speaker that emits up to 86 dB of sound. The speaker and microphone also support calls directly from the watch.
  • Equipped with 64GB onboard storage capacity that lets you take your music with you.
  • Get access to Apple Music with over 75 million tracks of musical motivation on your wrist. You can also catch up on the latest podcasts or listen to an audiobook. A subscription may be required. Other music services include Spotify, YouTube Music, and Tidal.
  • Equipped with an NFC chip that allows you to make payments on the go with Apple Pay (Not supported in all countries) .
  • The Watch Ultra has an embedded sim that makes it a standalone watch that will allow you to call, text, and stream Apple music without connecting to your iPhone.
  • Features an App Store onboard the watch that allows you to search and install your favorite apps directly on the watch.
  • Features international emergency calling that lets you call respective emergency contacts almost anywhere in the world.
  • Features Family setup – Allows family members who own an Apple Watch but don’t own an iPhone to still enjoy all the benefits of an Apple Watch by connecting multiple Apple Watches to a single iPhone. Family setup also allows you to invite others to the home and wallet apps so that they can have access to important keys and also be able to control important home appliances.
  • Siri can translate spoken words into a different language (10 languages supported). It also allows you to do simple tasks with your voice.
  • NEW: The new S9 chip enhances the assistive touch features. It enables double-tap gestures that will allow you to control calls, alarms and more by simply double-tapping your index and thumb fingers.
  • NEW: The Ultrawide Band 2 chip in the Ultra 2 enables the Precision Finding feature that allows you to precisely zero in on a lost iPhone (This will only work for iPhone 15 and above)
  • NEW: Also, thanks to the 4-core neural engine, Siri can now process requests directly on the device, making it faster. It can also access your health and fitness data.

Apple Watch Ultra 2 Fitness Tracking Features

  • Features loads of preloaded sports modes including yoga, cycling, indoor and outdoor running and swimming. Also features a multisport workout mode and you can create custom workouts.
  • Tracks your swimming activities which include lap count, track average lap pace, and auto-detect stroke type to accurately measure active calorie burnt.
  • Features a breathing App in the mindfulness app that can help you return to calm by encouraging you to take a moment in your day to do deep breathing exercises for relaxation and stress reduction. The mindfulness app also has a reflect feature that allows you to set an intention and centre yourself with a beautiful animation.
  • With inbuilt GPS, you can track outdoor activities, so that you can see your pace in real-time, location, and routes. The Watch Ultra uses L1 and L5 GPS signals to provide more accurate mapping during an outdoor workout activity.
  • Equipped with a third-generation Heart rate sensor that tracks your heart rate so you can manage the intensity of your training effortlessly.
  • Tracks your steps, distance, calories, and sedentary reminder.
  • The Activity Ring app features stand, move and exercise functions that help monitor your daily activities, and can tell when you’re sitting, standing or exercising more often than required. You can also compete with friends.
  • Features ECG tracking that lets you take instant ECG test directly from your wrist which can help you detect atrial fibrillation – a form of irregular heart rhythm. Moreover, individuals diagnosed with atrial fibrillation can also track AFib history.
  • Features incidental fall detection that can help you seek and get immediate help when a fall has occurred by auto-dialling preset emergency contacts if the watch detects a fall and you’re unresponsive for 60 seconds. Moreover, with a powerful 256 g-force accelerometer, the Watch Ultra can detect when your car has crashed.
  • Supports menstrual cycle tracking that allows you to log your cycle which can help you monitor and detect changes. The temperature sensor can help monitor the ovulation period by detecting temperature changes.
  • There is a Noise App that alerts you when decibels rise to levels that can impact your hearing. Moreover, hearing protection has been improved to be able to alert you when you reach the weekly listening dose as recommended by health authorities.
  • There is a Handwashing app that guides you to wash your hands for up to 20 seconds in line with WHO recommendations as well as reminds you to wash your hands when you get home which can help prevent COVID-19.
  • The Sleep tracking app will track your total sleep time and time spent in each four stages of sleep. There is also a respiratory rate feature that tracks your breathing rate during sleep, and you can see your respiratory rate in the health app.
  • Features blood oxygen tracking that tracks your blood oxygen levels to determine how well your blood utilizes oxygen.
  • Equipped with an always-on altimeter that lets you see your elevation changes in real-time as you climb up or down.
  • Features Apple Fitness+ – A premium fitness service powered by Apple Watch that gives you access to world-class workouts by the world’s best trainers. Workout metrics can also be synced to your iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.
  • Features a compass app that offers three different views, and you can also retrace your steps using the backtrack feature.
  • Features a medication app that lets you log your medications such as supplements, vitamins, and more so that you never get to skip your schedules.
  • Equipped with a temperature sensor that can monitor your skin temperature and will also help track the ovulation period for women.
  • Certified EN13319, the Ultra is Dive ready up to 40m/130ft. It uses the depth app to measure water temperature, underwater duration, and depth up to 130 feet (40 meters). The depth app opens and begins a session when your Apple Watch Ultra is submerged to a depth of 1 meter or more. There is also an Oceanic+ app that offers more features similar to that of a dive computer. The app is available on the App Store.


  • Rugged and premium design.
  • Ultra 2 has the brightest display of all watches.
  • A comprehensive health tracker.
  • A standalone smartwatch that allows you to make and receive calls without your phone.
  • Onboard 64GB storage capacity.
  • Features ECG and blood oxygen measurements.
  • Fast charging


  • Battery life isn’t so impressive.
  • Quite expensive.
  • Not compatible with Android devices.

Additional information



Device name

Apple Watch Ultra 2

Device type


Release date

September, 2023


Apple Watch Ultra






49 x 44 x 14.4mm





Case material


Strap material


Bezel material


Strap size


Interchangeable strap


Screen protection

Water resistance


Durability test








Display size

1.92 inches

Display type

LTPO OLED, 3000 nits

Display resolution

410 x 502 pixels

Pixel density

338 PPI

Always on


Custom watch face


Input type

1 Action button, 1 Physical button, Digital crown, Touchscreen




Bluetooth v5.3

Bluetooth calling














Memory card slot





SIM type




SMS alert


Calls alert


Email alert


Event reminder


Third-party apps alert


Reply to Notifications





Bluetooth music

Music streaming











Accelerometer, Barometric altimeter, Compass, Gyroscope, Skin temperature sensor, Third-generation optical heart sensor, Water temperature sensor



Blood oxygen

Blood Pressure





ECG tracking

Heart rate monitoring


Sleep tracking




Floors climbed



Fall detection

Menstrual cycle

VO2 Max




Underwater heart rate tracking


On-screen workout


Sport modes




Battery type

Non-removable Li-ion battery

Battery capacity

542 mAh

Battery life

Regular: 36hrs, Battery save mode: 72 hours

Charging type

(Fast charging), Charging dock

Charging time


Solar charging





Apple S9 Chip (64bit) (A15 Bionic)


Dual core


Operating system

WatchOS 10



Companion app

Apple Watch App


iPhone XS+ with iOS 17+

Payment system

Apple Pay

Voice command

Find my phone


Box content

Charger, Manual, Straps, Apple Watch Ultra 2


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