We test the new Apple Watch Ultra. What are our first impressions?

  • In the editorial office, we are starting to test one of the most anticipated products of this year
  • The Apple Watch Ultra is entering a market where the giant from Cupertino has not even looked
  • Will it be possible to fulfill the huge expectations? Let’s not get ahead of ourselves…

Apple Watch Ultra in all its glory | photo: own

I can’t even remember how many different speculations have arisen around this product – probably a few hundred of them. Now it is just a thing of the past, because today smart watches have entered Apple Watch Ultra to official sale. And since it is a scarce product, I will at least try to describe my first impressions like this for those who are still waiting for their piece.

What are my first impressions of the Apple Watch Ultra?

I’ll start with the packaging, because unboxing itself is an extraordinary experience. Apple took a completely different path with this model than with the current ones Apple Watch 8. I have a package in front of me, which at first glance looks like it is made of recycled paper, and I certainly wouldn’t have guessed that a product worth almost 25 thousand crowns is hidden inside.

After bending the two tabs on the back of the package, the entire box opens to reveal three main segments – the booklet and two smaller boxes (strap + watch itself). As for the strap, I went with the new ocean strap in dark ink and it was the right choice. Not only does it look great, but it also fits perfectly in the hand.

I am the last to open the box with the watch. I am presented with a view of a feelingly large device, which is complemented by a charging cable with a USB-C terminal on the right.

The packaging of the new Apple Watch Ultra is so... non-greasy, unsalted.

The packaging of the new Apple Watch Ultra is so… non-greasy, unsalted | photo: own

A really strange feeling

Once I had completed the watch, it was time to put it on. The first feeling was very strange (and hard to describe), because the weight difference compared to my Apple Watch 6 is really noticeable. After a few hours, however, I can say that he quickly gets used to the weight and it’s actually nice that you can constantly feel the watch on your hand.

I really like the perfect workmanship and materials used by Apple. Despite the packaging, the Apple Watch Ultra feels pretty damn premium, and that’s a good thing. Not yet, for the money, huh? I might just appreciate it if the color on the side button and crown ring was something other than orange. Especially with the dark belt, this combination does not suit me very well, but I understand that it can be a terno for others.

Let’s kick it up a notch!

And now that I have every millimeter of the new watch mapped out, it’s time to put everything into action. Immediately after turning on the watch, the iPhone shows me that there is a new device nearby and wants to pair it. Just a few clicks and the synchronization starts – that’s all. In a few minutes it’s defacto done and I can pick up where I left off with the old Apple Watch 6. It’s as simple as slap in the face, after all, the same process is also the case with an iPhone or a MacBook.

Of course, I immediately had to try, for example, the siren, which is activated by holding down the action button on the left side of the watch. I can tell you that such a hum must be heard even on the ground floor (our office is on the fifth floor). The function is especially useful when you are in a crisis situation and need to draw attention to yourself. Although it must be said that it is also good for scaring colleagues.

The siren is really loud

The siren is really loud | photo: own

And those thick frames again

The second disappointment comes right after. The display does not extend to the edges, which is a huge shame and this factor slightly degrades an otherwise very technologically advanced device. Just look at the screen more from the profile and you can see that the frames are quite thick. Literally a millimeter missing from perfection.

I also used the free time to adjust the dial, which is really well designed. I fit a compass, UV index, minute minder, activity, current weather, alarm clock and quick call preset on one screen. Well, of course I can’t forget the current time, right?

Apple Watch Ultra

Apple Watch Ultra | photo: own

Short summary

Let’s summarize the first impressions. So far, the Apple Watch Ultra looks like a damn interesting watch to me and makes me smile every time I look at it. This may be stupid for some, but I can say for myself that this has not happened to me with Apple products for a long time. Unfortunately, I can’t (yet) get rid of the thick display frames, the orange color on the sides, and actually the protruding thing that protects the crown from destruction.

In the coming weeks, I’ll be putting Apple’s smartwatches to the test and we’ll see what the final verdict is. Please be sure to write me in the comments what you would like to know and I will try to answer the questions in a big review. And if you would like to buy this watch, take a look at our partner – Mobil Pohotostav. We hereby thank him for the loan!

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