De reviews van de Apple Watch Ultra
22 september 2022 - 11:47   
geplaatst door: Robert
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De reviews van de Apple Watch Ultra
De Apple Watch Ultra is vanaf morgen te koop, en dus komen ook de reviews van dit compleet nieuwe model nu naar buiten. Dit model heeft een boel extra’s ten opzichte van de bestaande Apple Watches, zoals een (veel) betere batterij, (veel) helderder scherm, extra actieknop en nog veel meer.

Al deze dingen komen voorbij in de reviews hieronder, waarbij de verbindende factor waarschijnlijk is dat dit een uitstekend nieuw device is van Apple, maar dat het waarschijnlijk voor een relatief kleine doelgroep zal zijn. Daarbij blijken veel reviewers de nadruk op andere dingen te leggen, je komt dus zeker aan je trekken als je er meerdere bekijkt of leest. Hieronder eerst een aantal video reviews, met daaronder de geschreven versies.

Marques Brownlee

iJustine

Dave van Chase the Summit

Nick van The Run Testers

Deswood Despot voor DesFit

Ray voor DC Rainmaker


Victoria Song voor The Verge

Citaat
The Apple Watch Ultra is big, a lil' chunky, and goes hard on features that the average joe won't need in their everyday life. And at $799, it's the most expensive watch in the current Apple Watch lineup (Hermès edition excluded). After a week of testing, I don’t think it's going to bump Garmin, Polar, or Coros watches for the Ironman, thru-hiker, or deep-sea diving crowds, at least not yet. But it's legitimately good for weekend warriors and intermediate athletes — and very tempting for folks who aspire to that status and a whole lot of people who just want the biggest, baddest Apple Watch they can get.


Lexy Savvides voor CNet

Citaat
 
Considering the $749 45mm Apple Watch Series 8 in stainless steel costs almost as much, I think the Ultra is a better overall value, given that you get additional hardware features like the Action button (which I've come to love), an emergency siren and extra microphones to boost call quality.

It's also priced competitively with other sports watches that have a similar titanium construction and OLED screens, like the $999 Garmin Epix 2. The Apple Watch Ultra's battery doesn't last as long, and it doesn't have anywhere near as many navigation features as the Epix 2. But it's easier to use, has heart features like an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) app, cellular connectivity and seamless integration with the iPhone.

If you're someone who wants a true hybrid smartwatch and sports watch, the Ultra is the one to beat.


• Nicole Nguyen voor The Wall Street Journal

Citaat
So, should you get an Ultra? It's an exciting update for current Apple Watch wearers who need more—especially battery life. But it's no Garmin killer. Besides navigation, Garmin watches support other features important to serious athletes that are missing in the Apple Watch, such as recovery metrics and the ability to broadcast heart rate to workout equipment via Bluetooth.


• Sofia Pitt voor CNBC

Citaat
Aside from the larger battery, I really appreciate the larger speaker on the Ultra. The watch has two speakers that work together, which makes the Ultra 40% louder than the Series 8, according to Apple.

I often use my watch to pick up phone calls, especially while I'm cooking. I could hear the difference when using the Ultra compared with my Series 7. While this feature is really meant to be louder in extreme conditions for the outdoorsy type, I appreciated it for regular use, too.


• Gareth Beavis voor TechRadar

Citaat
One of the things we really like is the Action Button makes pausing a workout so much easier - before you either swiped the screen (hard with sweaty or wet hands) or pressed the Side Button and Digital Crown together... which could be a bit of a contortion.

Now, you can code it so the Action Button begins a workout (yes, finally - something that seems so obvious yet took this long...) and then pressing it with the Side button on the opposite edge of the Watch Ultra will pause. It's simple, effective and a lovely natural movement.

We would prefer it if the Action Button was a bit more customizable though: you can only set it to open workouts, start a dive, open the [flashlight], start a stopwatch or use the compass features - you can use it to start a Shortcut (a set of pre-defined actions using apps on your iPhone or Watch) but they're very limited too, when they could be so much richer.


• Michael Frank voor Men's Journal

Citaat
That larger, powerfully lit screen can show six lines of data versus five lines while using Apple's Workout app. But the real key here is legibility. Regardless of the app you're using or the watch face you've chosen, the intense display is just far easier to read on the fly, whether you're eyeballing an incoming text or trying to parse your mile split time for a 5K.

• Brett Williams voor Men's Health

Citaat
There are times when I wear the standard Apple Watch and wish there was more oomph to it. I actually prefer that feeling—it takes me back to slipping on a classy analog watch made of premium materials, designed to do just a few tasks (at most) and do them well. At the same time, the Ultra doesn't feel too heavy; when I was lifting weights or running with it on, I didn't feel like I was fighting against extra resistance. That said, I can see how the Ultra might be a tough wear for those with smaller wrists.



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De reviews van de Apple Watch Ultra
22 september 2022 - 12:33    reactie #1
geplaatst door: anraadts
Vanaf het moment van de presentatie heb ik serieus last van 'techno-lust' bij het zien van de Apple Watch Ultra.

Ben erg benieuwd wat ik voel als ik die in de winkel om mijn pols heb, want ik draag tot nu toe steeds juist het kleinere model.
De reviews van de Apple Watch Ultra
22 september 2022 - 19:25    reactie #2
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De reviews van de Apple Watch Ultra
23 september 2022 - 12:04    reactie #3
geplaatst door: Jurriaan
Ziet er mooi uit. De Ultra kan meer dan ik nodig heb dus ik verkies een andere meer sport specifiek gerichte Watch.
Ik wil namelijk helemaal niet tijdens het sporten weten wie appt/ belt etc. Fietste onlangs met mijn iPhone op het stuur, als navigatie, ik weer er onrustig van. Het waren slechts een paar berichtjes die binnen kwamen maar het leidde af van het fietsen en de natuur. Wellicht is dit te ondervangen met 'focus'? Kan focus op de iPhone dan wel op de Apple Watch detecteren wanneer ik aan het sporten ben?
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De reviews van de Apple Watch Ultra
23 september 2022 - 13:48    reactie #4
geplaatst door: PatGel
Ziet er 'breekbaar' uit,zeker om te gebruiken voor ruwere sporten,ik houd het wel bij mijn Garmin Fenix 6X Sapphire.