Though the iPhone 14 Pro series was the focus of the most recent Apple event, there are many other products that deserve our attention. The Apple Watch 8 Ultra is definitely one of them. It is widely regarded as Apple’s most powerful smart watch in history. This product has a large screen, higher brightness, dual-frequency GPS support, and so on. It is classified as an “outdoor sports watch” in general.
Apple Watch 8 Ultra Specs
Aside from the features mentioned above, the Apple Watch 8 Ultra includes an ECG function that can monitor blood oxygen levels and heart rate alerts. There is a new body temperature sensor for women’s health.
So, on the one hand, we have a rugged smartphone with corresponding features. On the other hand, it’s ideal for health monitoring. Combining these two, we have every reason to believe that this is the most professional smart watch since its release.
The battery is one of the Apple Watch 8 Ultra’s selling points. According to the company, it can last for 36 hours when used normally and up to 60 hours when switched to low power mode. This may sound glamorous to Apple fans. This is a funny announcement for those who know a lot about smart watches. Garmin, for example, does not consider it a noteworthy feature. According to Garmin, the battery life of their smart watches is measured in months rather than “hours.”
Even if this is true, it does not make Garmin a better smart watch brand than Apple. According to recent reports, Apple continues to dominate the smart watch market. In the second quarter of 2022, the Cupertino-based company held 26.4% of the market. At the same time, it managed to ship over 8.4 million units. The year-on-year growth rate is 6%. Garmin’s market share was only 1.7%, with 1.9 million units shipped. Worse, the year-on-year decrease is 11%. So who cares how long your smart watches last?