Apple touts it as a tougher version of its regular Apple Watch, but a recent test calls its actual impact resistance into question.
The big news this year was the Apple Watch Ultra , the first model in a new series of Apple-branded smartwatches designed to be very resistant, and therefore also suitable for extreme sports (and environments).
It is not surprising then that youtubers and bloggers wanted to put the new Apple Watch Ultra to the test, in an attempt to understand how effectively it is able to withstand bumps, knocks and scratches. The master of this kind of test is JerryRigEverything , a youtuber who subjects every tech product to extreme resistance tests.
The JerryRigEverything test showed that the Watch Ultra is actually a little more resistant than normal Apple Watches, but in any case it would seem to be not quite up to par with other similar products, such as the Garmin Fenix 7 Sapphire Solar . To be honest, it would seem that the glass of the display is even less resistant to scratches than that of the Galaxy Watch 5 (which, however, costs 299 euros, not more than 1,000).
In the youtuber’s test, the Apple Watch Ultra, which mounts a sapphire crystal, showed the first serious scratches already after abrasion with a point of level 6 on the Mohs scale, then being irreparably damaged after the screen was abraded with a tip of hardness 7. Conversely, both the Galaxy Watch 5 and the Fenix 7 have demonstrated superior resistance, showing the first real scratches of serious entity only with a tip of level 8. You can get an idea by watching the video by JerryRigEverything that found at the bottom of this news.