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iWatch ULTRA the Good the Bad
« on: December 26, 2022, 02:26:01 PM »
I just got an iWatch Ultra from Santa.

I was a bit ambivalent about it but my iWatch 5 could get spotty reception at times and was bad with Dawn Patrol sometimes shutting down sessions.

I am only 2 days in but:

The Good:
  • 2 hour surf session running Dawn Patrol only burns BATTERY from 100% to 80%
  • The BAND appears to be much more robust
  • Initial testing with Wet Fingers seems to work better
  • Texting in formerly bad areas now works aka BETTER RECEPTION

The Bad
  • Dawn Patrol appears to SMOOTH the speed on Waves with what looks like a running average.  Lowering Max Speed. This eliminates the mini peaks on takeoff and troughs of speed during flight? See data from 2 apps below.  Same Wave Max speed different
  • There is now a difference between top speeds on Waterspeed and Dawn Patrol.  With Waterspeed higher and Dawn Patrol reading 15% lower on MAX.
  • The band is harder to get off quickly.  Good (maybe) for not losing but more bothersome when daily charging

I am sure there is a WHOLE LOT MORE GOOD so let me know. 
« Last Edit: December 26, 2022, 02:47:18 PM by Beasho »


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