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Skip the Ultra 2 and get the Apple Watch Ultra for $100 off


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Skip the Apple Watch Ultra 2 and get the original Ultra instead.
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Apple Watch Ultra 2 does not pack significant upgrades over the first-gen model. And that’s a good enough reason to buy the original Apple Watch Ultra at its lowest-ever price.

With a massive $100 off, you can get the first-gen Apple Watch Ultra for $700.

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Apple Watch Ultra packs all the features you want

Aimed at endurance athletes, the Apple Watch Ultra has a rugged yet premium design. Its 49mm titanium body can easily withstand harsh environments and not show any scratches or dings easily.

The 1.92-inch Retina Display can reach a peak brightness of 2,000 nits, ensuring the screen is visible even under direct sunlight. Plus, the 100m water resistance makes the Apple Watch Ultra an excellent dive computer.

Despite its rugged body, the Apple Watch Ultra packs all the health sensors and features you’d want. This includes a temperature sensor for menstrual cycle tracking, ECG capabilities, crash and fall detection, and more. And with cellular connectivity, the Apple Watch Ultra can make calls even when not connected to your iPhone.

watchOS 10 packs some big upgrades and will further elevate the experience of using the Apple Watch Ultra.

Apple Watch Ultra makes for a better buy with $100 off

With the Apple Watch Ultra 2, you get an even brighter display, a faster processor, on-device Siri processing, and a double-tap gesture for hands-free usage. Before splurging $800 on the wearable, though, ask yourself whether you even care about these improvements.

If you can’t envision the brighter display or the double-tap gesture coming in handy during daily use, skip the Ultra 2. You can even get the new Modular Ultra Watch face on the original Apple Watch Ultra.

If that’s fine by you, save your money and get the Apple Watch Ultra for $700 instead. Use the $100 you save to get some nice Apple Watch Ultra accessories from the Cult of Mac Store.

Note: The Apple Watch Ultra comes in one size and color, with various options for band style, type and color. This sale only applies to certain bands, and Amazon’s stock seems to be selling out fast.

Buy from: Amazon


Apple Watch Ultra [GPS + Cellular 49mm] titanium case and orange Alpine Loop band (medium)

The original Apple Watch Ultra is the most rugged smartwatch you can buy for your iPhone. While expensive, the wearable offers a plethora of features that make it ideal for endurance athletes or anyone who wants a beefier look and longer battery life.

12/06/2023 12:55 am GMT


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