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Apple Watch Ultra Impressions: Polished Overkill!

Sep 10, 2022

Apple Watch Ultra Impressions: Polished Overkill!

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just introduced a bunch of new stuff at its September event. those this video is about iphone accessories which low key i think were more interesting than the iphones themselves so first we got the new airpods pro still 249 bucks like the last ones and basically the same design but a lot of internal improvements add up to a potentially much better experience, so there's new drivers, the new H2 chip inside, there's twice as strong noise cancellation, a new six-hour longer battery life on a single charge, and volume controls touch in stock where the touch force sensors are and there's even a new adaptive transparency mode basically builds on

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's mammoth lead with their already divine transparency mode by detecting extra loud noises and cutting them out so that so if you go through the construction zone, the mics aren't going to pump out the super loud jackhammer noises, but the best thing, honestly, is probably the new vo case. now it's easier not to lose or find it so now there's a hook on the side for lanyards plus I added a speaker on the bottom so you can find it when you lose it by making a sound and now everything is in one fully magsafe compatible case that can now also be charged with an

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charger headphone wars are hot right now there are plenty of good options obviously they are more expensive but given how good they sound quality is what nice that is the transparency mode and how well it works. works with the iPhone, these probably work pretty well, but I'm going to review them. the most interesting ng stuff so it's the new

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SE a new

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series 8 and a new

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so the

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SE sits at the bottom of the lineup at $250 to replace the old

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Series 3 they were still selling and it's better in almost every way it has a redesigned back cover to match the colour, a 30 bigger screen than the old

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and the sip S8 which makes a lot of sense then the

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series 8 is in the middle it's very small but a very reasonable upgrade to series 7 so it has the same design gives you a new temperature sensor which is useful for advanced cycle tracking and retrospective ovulation estimates for women, it gives you some new GeForce sensors for fault detection, so it can automatically know when you've been in a car accident and can call for help if you don't respond to the message on the screen.
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I have no idea how I'm going to test that, but I believe him and he gives a new low power mode that may help. extend battery life when you're in a pinch boom same price 3.99 for gps only 4.99 for cellular great but then there's a new

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on the higher end the

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basically looks like they took a regular

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and put it they sent to the gym, so the result is a booster.

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up to 49mm It's the biggest and brightest display ever on an

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that can get up to 2,000 nits The top of the display is flat with only a small lip on the edge to protect the sapphire crystal cover and the digital crown on the side is bigger and thicker with this added crown guard and a button that sticks out even for normal so it's easier to hit with gloves then on the other side is a second speaker and extra mics added for extra volume and better mic quality windy environments there's a new button a big bright orange action button this is a customizable button you can set to do any number of different things like start a workout or let everything the screen goes white so it's a flash of light and then while you're in an app it can serve different functions within that app and, btw this is the only spec there is only one

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only this titanium and ceramic they all have cellular and they all have this bright orange action button so you know aesthetically it looks like you know when we first saw these rumors of a

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professional that maybe would come, they could really only go one of two ways: they could start with a super tough military grade Garmin level

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and then try to tear it down and like amplify it or they could start with a regular

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and beef it up and they clearly went for the option two it makes this

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chunky but it's still a pretty familiar looking

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what's notable is it doesn't feel heavy the titanium made it actually feel a lot lighter on the wrist than i expected so so yeah although it's definitely easier to call it thicker it's thick with maybe three or even four C's just know it could have definition recently it's been thicker Where now there's a ton of features you know how I think they made this

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I think they took a group of extreme high performance athletes and asked how many of you wear an

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and the ones who raised their hands and said I don't wear the

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, I just can't be with me, they took those people, brought them to

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Park, and interrogated them to find out what they needed to change on the

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to keep up with what they do. sure they talk to some divers who definitely say yes this is waterproof but not waterproof enough to go as low as i am and be a dive computer and then

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made this wr100 waterproof

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so that You can theoretically dive to 100 meters with it and through additional sensors in there to make it a really suitable dive computer for a lot of people.
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I think they talk to mountaineers who hike in bleaching conditions and after that you get extreme temperatures. It's got the ability to add waypoints in the compass app, so if you ever need to find your way back to somewhere you can't visually see, you can always use the

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for it and they spewed out an 86 decibel siren from the new bigger speaker which is extremely loud and can send an SOS signal to people nearby and also dual band GPS this is a feature you don't see as often as smart

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es but it can vastly improve accuracy and also help if you're going through some GPS dead zones I think they talked to marathoners who probably said yes the

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dies before the end of a normal marathon so I can't use it and then of course the

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now with its new box thicker has room for much more battery how much more exactly well in scenario

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said 36 hours and they also said 18 hours on regular

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so im just doing mental math besides how long it normally lasts me, which is about a day and a half. and so the

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is double so it feels normal to use it can be a three day battery and then they also said it could last up to 60 hours with the new battery optimization feature that won't come until later this year.
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I don't know exactly what that means or what it will entail but if I do the math again that could work out to about five days of regular use with that mode on but that's purely theoretical at this point I definitely have to use it but otherwise either way they claim that the marathon runner can now not only finish a marathon but they can do a full Iron Man which is a two and a half mile swim, a hundred mile bike ride and a 27 mile consecutive marathon and track everything with heart rate and GPS with a spare battery that's impressive so this is definitely living up to the

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name there's no doubt about that and I know when we all see these features we start to think about the price a little bit so again there were some rumors, there was some talk that this could end up being like a thousand dollar

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This seemed crazy to me at first, but then I had flashbacks to that ten thousand dollar gold

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Edition, so I wasn't completely out of the scent possibility, but it turns out this one is completely reasonably priced. a price A spec but it's 7.99 which is still expensive obviously but that's just for context huh Garmin Phoenix a very competitive popular smart

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is 900 bucks huh 800 bucks I think for the smallest but

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don't usually be the one to undercut but then follow on top of that there were also some new faces and bands specifically for this

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the way the finder faces are pretty sweet and give a lot of relevant information to someone who might be in the middle from something like a hike, you know there is a compass elevation.
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Etc, and then there are three new specialty

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straps: Trail Loop for endurance athletes, Alpine Loop and The Ocean for high-speed water sports, all of these are pretty unique and perform. ually very impressive both in terms of durability and comfort as these are really good bands and such a fun fact i was wondering and had to check i did take the bands off the

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and put them on the smaller

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es and they seem to fit that works well so just for this audience of experience I'm going to say that it seems like backwards compatibility with bands is a green light so the number one question I've gotten since this announcement is will I get one like okay? is for explorers adventures endurance athletes many of you know i play ultimate frisbee and wear my

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while playing and practicing most of the time so im in the target demographic for this yes and no.
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I know they showed a couple. obvious examples mountaineering biking iron mans and stuff like that for me like i would love the extra battery life and for certain workouts and stuff like that having better gps and being able to do more workouts before the thing dies would be nice but for me it's like if it was still an everyday

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it's an

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like you still have to wear it the rest of the time too and for me it's getting close to kind of too big to wear normally on your wrist it's not huge obviously either I could wear one item every day, I don't think with my skinny wrists, but as a fun fact, I wore this black

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to the Met Gala and I think it was fine as it turned out. ok, you can dress it up and hide it under a fist, but i don't think you can do all that with the

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That's how I think about it in this week's Waveform podcast. Andrew, my co-host, said that I think he kind of explained it. Perfectly with the summary that the

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is like the GoPro of

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es, you see a cool commercial and you're like, oh that's cool, like this super durable camera captured my Amazing Adventures. I'm going to have the coolest pictures ever. and then you get one and then you wear it maybe once or twice and the footage s right and then it just sits in a drawer collecting dust and this

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that most people dont need but it would be sick like commercials are and i think if you're one of those athletes i just talked about in this video you'll definitely be able to take advantage of the

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but for most people the regular

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will be fine too and for me it's probably my biggest annoyance with all the

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es it's actually something casey neistat actually just mentioned on twitter which is literally just if you're sweating a lot or if it's raining or if you have long sleeves on during a workout it tends to catch on the screen touch the screen even if you have theater. the mode in it just turns on the screen and messes with training data tracking.
I want them to fix that and it would probably be fine with either

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but to the extreme for the adventurous and for those with Deep Pockets this is going to be a pretty sick wat ch this is very competitive with a lot of the other big eyed smart

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es out there they exist but it's a key advantage since it's also an

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you can also wear it everyday and it will also work great with that iPhone I probably already have so that's

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that's it for the video thanks for

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ing let me know what do you think also if the

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is right for you if you have a certain situation you use it well see you later peace
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