On September 12, Apple held the Wonderlust event to unveil its latest products, including the highly anticipated Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2. These new smartwatches offer significant upgrades compared to their predecessors, setting new standards in terms of design, functionality, and performance.
Design and Pricing
The Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 continue the sleek and modern design language of the previous Apple Watch Series 8. Available in Midnight, Pink, (Product) Red, Starlight, and Silver color options, the Series 9 starts at Rs. 41,900 in India. It comes in aluminum and stainless steel body finishes, with the latter offered in Gold, Graphite, and Silver variants. The stainless steel models are available in 41mm and 45mm sizes, priced at Rs. 70,900 and Rs. 75,900, respectively. The aluminum 45mm variant is listed at Rs. 44,900.
Moving on to the Apple Watch Ultra 2, it offers a more luxurious experience with a premium price tag of Rs. 89,900 in India. The Ultra 2 comes with Alpine Loop, Trail Loop, and Ocean band options, catering to the diverse tastes of consumers. Users with eligible HDFC Bank cards can also avail of a payment-based discount option, making these cutting-edge smartwatches even more accessible.
Performance and Features
The Apple Watch Series 9 features a 41mm or 45mm display screen and is powered by the new Apple S9 SiP (system in package), which boasts impressive processing capabilities. Equipped with a second-generation Ultra Wideband (UWB) chip, the device offers faster performance than its predecessor. Notably, the “Double Tap” feature allows users to conveniently answer or end calls, control music, access the camera, and more by simply tapping their thumb and index fingers together. With watchOS 10, the Apple Watch Series 9 also proudly claims to be Apple’s first carbon-neutral product.
Meanwhile, the Apple Watch Ultra 2 stands out with its singular 49mm case and custom S9 SiP chip. This powerful combination ensures smooth operation and allows for up to 36 hours of battery life on regular use and an impressive 72 hours in Low Power Mode. Alongside watchOS 10 and on-device Siri processing support, the Ultra 2 offers an unrivaled user experience.
The launch of the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 marks a significant milestone in the world of smartwatches. With their stunning designs, exceptional performance, and innovative features, these devices redefine what it means to wear a wristwatch in the digital age. Whether you opt for the impressive functionality of the Series 9 or indulge in the luxury of the Ultra 2, both models offer an unmatched experience for tech enthusiasts and fashion-forward users alike. Get ready to embark on a new era of smartwatch technology with the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2.