Apple announces the Apple Watch Ultra 2, with a blazing 3,000-nit display

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The Apple Watch Ultra was first announced just last year, and it brought more specialized fitness and outdoor features and a more durable, expensive design to the popular wearable. Today, Apple revealed its plans for the first refresh to the device. It’s calling the new device the “Apple Watch Ultra 2.”

The Ultra 2 has the same new S9 chip as the cheaper Apple Watch Series 9 and the same new “double tap” feature, which lets you tap your fingers together to trigger an action on the watch. There’s a new display that hits a whopping 3,000 nits, a jump over even the 2,000 nits in the Series 9. There’s also a new “modular ultra” watchface that uses the edge of the display, support for Bluetooth cycling accessories, and ANT+ support.

The battery is the same as last time, hitting 36 hours on a single charge and 72 hours in low-power mode.

The Apple Watch Ultra 2 costs $799. Preorders start today, and it ships September 22.

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