Apple has listed two new apps on the App Store that are designed exclusively for the Apple Watch Ultra: “Siren” and “Depth”.
The siren is designed for emergency situations if users get lost or injured to draw attention to their location. When the Apple Watch Ultra’s Action button is pressed and held, Siren emits a unique 86-decibel sound pattern that can be heard up to 600 feet (180 meters).
The Depth app is intended for use during recreational underwater activities up to 40 meters (130 feet), from snorkeling and free diving to just playing in a pool.
Users can see their current depth, water temperature, duration underwater as well as the maximum depth they have reached up to 130 feet (40 meters). It can activate automatically as soon as the Apple Watch Ultra is submerged or launched manually like any other application.
Both apps are exclusively for Apple Watch Ultra models, which will launch on Friday, September 23, so they can’t be used by the general public just yet.
Apple Watch Ultra models will come with both apps preinstalled, and if users choose to remove the stock apps and then change their mind, they can redownload both from the App Store.
Priced at $799, the Apple Watch Ultra comes in a single 49mm size, with Trail, Ocean, and Alpine band options available. The new smartwatch can be pre-ordered now and will launch alongside the second-generation AirPods Pro this coming Friday. To learn more about the design and features of Apple Watch Ultra, be sure to check out our dedicated roundup.
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