Apple announced the apple watch ultra, designed for endurance athletes, ultra runners, and sports enthusiasts that just demand more from their watches. The Apple Watch Ultra is the largest Apple Watch to date at 49mm, which is 5mm larger than the 45mm Apple Watch Series 8. This allows Apple to put a bigger battery that is 76% larger inside its aerospace-grade titanium body.
As an Ironman triathlete myself, I am excited to get my hands on one and put it through its paces. But there are a few things that Apple missed that are going to stop athletes who rely on their watches to collect data and guide them through workouts to make the switch. In this video, I will discuss what these things are and why they are important to long-distance triathletes and ultra runners alike.