Apple Watch Ultra 2 vs Ultra 1 vs Series 9 (10 Upgrades!)

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Posted in Reviews by Mike on September 18, 2023

Apple Watch Ultra 2 vs Ultra 1

The new Apple Watch Ultra 2 vs Ultra 1 and have 10 differences! Check out the upgrade and decide if it’s worth to update or not! You can also find a head-to-head comparison of the Ultras with the new Series 9 models!

Apple Watch Ultra 2 vs Ultra 1

The AW Ultra 1 has been discontinued, but you can still grab it for discounted prices at various resellers. However, is the Ultra 2 worth the full price?

There are 12 upgrades that you should convince you to go for the flagship:

Apple Watch Ultra 2 vs Series 9

Apple Watch Ultra 2 vs Series 9
The differences between the premium version and the standard models are highlighted here:

  • 1. Size: 49mm vs 41 or 45mm.
  • 2. Case: Titanium vs Aluminium / Stainless Steel .
  • 3. Display: Always-On up to 3,000 nits vs Always-On up to 2,000 nits.
  • 4. SOS Emergency SOS, International emergency calling, Fall Detection, Crash Detection and Siren vs No Siren.
  • 5. Water Resistance: Swimproof + High-speed water sports + Recreational dive (up to 40m) vs Swimproof.
  • 6. GPS: Precision dual-frequency GPS vs Standard GPS.
  • 7. Apple Watch 9 Battery Life:
    Up to 36 hours vs Up to 18 hours
    Low Power Mode
    Up to 72 hours vs Up to 36 hours.
  • 8. Pricing: from $799 vs from $399.
  • Tip: For more detailed specs and an extensive head-to-head comparison between the new Apple Watch models check Apple’s official page.

What do you think about the Apple Watch Ultra 2 new features? Do you plan to upgrade from Ultra 1 or from an older model? Have any questions? Share your feedback in the comments!

Tip: You can buy / pre-order the new Apple Watch models at

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Related: For more details about the new Ultra 2 and Series 9 models check our extended reviews here and here.

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