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Apple Watch Ultra
« on: September 09, 2022, 02:01:48 AM »
Which bands did you guys order?  :)

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Re: Apple Watch Ultra
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2022, 05:13:31 AM »
Water band of course!  This is my first Apple Watch. I’m a runner and I’m hoping this can replace my Garmin which wasn’t optimal for water activities. I’ve wanted a communication method while on water for emergency purposes for a while. Will have it on the 23rd.

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Re: Apple Watch Ultra
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2022, 05:39:25 AM »
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Re: Apple Watch Ultra
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2022, 06:32:22 AM »
They said something about the extra button being user configured. I sure hope it can be configured to solve the inability to use the touch screen when wet. That drives me nuts. I’m always forgetting to turn apps on before getting in the water.

Bummed to see trade in value of old watch only applies to 8, not Ultras. Even though trade in values are always near nothing, it still gives me an excuse to buy.  ;D

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Re: Apple Watch Ultra
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2022, 06:39:00 AM »
Which bands did you guys order?  :)

When they said designed for kitesurfing I was sold.

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Re: Apple Watch Ultra
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2022, 07:16:41 AM »
Which bands did you guys order?  :)

Hornback alligator of course. Also a handy vegan repellant :P

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Re: Apple Watch Ultra
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2022, 10:53:51 AM »
Which bands did you guys order?  :)

When they said designed for kitesurfing I was sold.

From CNN: “…designed to support the needs of a rarefied group of outdoor enthusiasts”  8)
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Re: Apple Watch Ultra
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2022, 10:59:11 AM »
They said something about the extra button being user configured. I sure hope it can be configured to solve the inability to use the touch screen when wet. That drives me nuts. I’m always forgetting to turn apps on before getting in the water.

Bummed to see trade in value of old watch only applies to 8, not Ultras. Even though trade in values are always near nothing, it still gives me an excuse to buy.  ;D

Im almost certain that this is the exact reason for the new button.  The inability to use the touch screen button with a wet (or sweaty) hand is a major reason why the prior generations weren't suitable for running.

Im also hoping that GoPro comes out with an app which allows for the use of the button to stop/start a camera.  They used to offer this functionality through an app, but discontinued it. The button might make this usage more functional.  The GoPro remotes are garbage and this seems like an obvious use for the watch.

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Re: Apple Watch Ultra
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2022, 04:51:08 PM »
I'm a sucker for all things titanium and/or carbon fiber but I'll stick with my seven. Despite the difficult operation with wet fingers and not being able to hear Minnie's sexy little chuckle during a session, it works pretty well ;)

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Re: Apple Watch Ultra
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2022, 02:50:31 AM »
My wife swears the touch screen works with her nose in the water. She called me with her nose when she dislocated her shoulder foiling 4 years ago.


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Re: Apple Watch Ultra
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2022, 03:07:07 AM »
From CNN: “…designed to support the needs of a rarefied group of outdoor enthusiasts”  8)

I suppose it would not have sold as well if they called it, "Apple Watch Old" , but let's face it. 

Bigger screen, brighter Screen, Always on "can you read that?"
Louder and clearer audio "was that me?"
More fall resistant "fuck, again"
Twice the battery life "you need to charge these things?"
Always cellular "I'm stuck on the John"
Improved GPS - caption not required

Fantastic "watch", though.  Looks like my simple Trail band set me back into October.  Phone is coming early though, so, at least I can chill on Dynamic Island while I envy you early guys.


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Re: Apple Watch Ultra
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2022, 06:16:23 AM »

I suppose it would not have sold as well if they called it, "Apple Watch Old" , but let's face it. 

Bigger screen, brighter Screen, Always on "can you read that?"
Louder and clearer audio "was that me?"
More fall resistant "fuck, again"
Twice the battery life "you need to charge these things?"
Always cellular "I'm stuck on the John"
Improved GPS - caption not required

Fantastic "watch", though.  Looks like my simple Trail band set me back into October.  Phone is coming early though, so, at least I can chill on Dynamic Island while I envy you early guys.

 ;D

Just figured out you can start and stop Dawn Patrol with the scroll wheel, half the time I'm starting it from the water and of course that's practically impossible. Should of tried my nose 8)

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Re: Apple Watch Ultra
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2022, 04:36:36 PM »
I’ve had my Ultra a few days now.

Love the water sports band. Seems very secure. The bumpy surface allows my wrist to breath.

Feels light and small on the wrist.

Big display is nice reading my speed while winging. Kind of seems better at recognizing my touch. Maybe it’s just larger targets for my touch on the bigger screen.


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Re: Apple Watch Ultra
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2022, 07:48:21 PM »
Ultra is great. Big, flat, bright screen.

Recommended apps:

Athlytic. Like woop.
Workoutdoors. Super customizable anctivity app. Maps on watch.
Waterspeed
Dawnpatrol

Less likely to end up on the water with a low/empty battery while needing help/call for a pickup / whatever. 

Ocean band is nice. Got the extra long band as well to wear over my wetsuit in winter. It was a pain to fit under glove and sleeve before, so this is great. Just loose heart rate monitoring.
I’m a 5’9” 65kg rider:

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   4’5” 34L Armstrong FG Wing/Surf
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Foils: Armstrong HA525, HS625, HA725, HA925, HS1050, HA1125, HS1250, HA1325
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Re: Apple Watch Ultra
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2022, 05:22:28 AM »
Anyone discovered a replacement for Waterspeed?

When Waterspeed went from $6/yr to 30/yr, then kept making the app more complex, I stopped my subscription. I’m using the free version for now. It was so much better before.


 


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