Reviewers test the all-new Apple Watch Ultra in hands-on videos

Apple gave a handful of reviewers their first hands-on experience with the all-new rugged Apple Watch Ultra ahead of the wearable’s official release on Friday, with YouTubers putting the device through its paces after its announcement last week at Apple’s “Far out” special event.

Featuring a bold new design, Apple Watch Ultra features a 49mm titanium case and a flat sapphire crystal display. The device features a new customizable action button that provides instant access to a wide range of features, including workouts, compass waypoints, backtracking, and more, with up to 36 hours of battery life in normal use, or up to 60 hours of battery life. using Apple’s new low power setting.

Crafted from aerospace-grade titanium, Apple Watch Ultra is designed to be worn during extreme activities. The case lifts up to surround all edges of the front flat sapphire crystal, protecting the Retina display.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Apple Watch Ultra

Apple Watch Ultra is priced at $799 and will be available in stores starting Friday, September 23.

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