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  • Writer's pictureJack Deyes

Why I'm Not Getting The Apple Watch S8/Ultra

To anyone who's into Apple-like myself, you will know that Apple releases a new Apple Watch every year. Every watch they realise in my eyes always looks amazing and has loads of new things that really keep Apple ahead of the smartwatch game.


This year when Apple realised the Apple Watch S8 I thought they would have added way more things new things but I feel like this year Apple let itself down with the new Apple Watch S8.


Now don't get me wrong when Apple realised the new watch is a little 50/50 on making my mind up if I was going to get it or not. At that time the only thing that set me off getting the S8 watch was the colures but I thought maybe if I go to the Apple Store I might change my mind and it a little bit until I went home and went on to the Apple website, do some research and watch some YouTube videos about it and after all that I made my mind up and decided not to go for it.



Apple Watch S7/S8

​​APPLE WATCH S7

​APPLE WATCH S8 (NEW)

​41mm or 45mm case

​41mm or 45mm case

​Always-On Retina LTPO OLED display

​Always-On Retina LTPO OLED display

​Ion-X glass display on aluminium cases; sapphire crystal display on stainless steel and titanium cases

​Ion-X glass display on aluminium cases; sapphire crystal display on stainless steel and titanium cases

GPS and GPS & Cellular

GPS and GPS & Cellular

​S7 SiP with 64-bit dual-core processor; W3 wireless chip; U1 chip

​S8 SiP with 64-bit dual-core processor; W3 wireless chip; U1 chip

Digital Crown with haptic feedback

Digital Crown with haptic feedback

Blood oxygen & heart sensor

Blood oxygen & heart sensor

High and low heart rate notifications, irregular rhythm notifications & ECG reader

High and low heart rate notifications, irregular rhythm notifications & ECG reader

Emergency calling, SOS & Fall Detection

Emergency calling, SOS & Fall Detection

Water resistant up to 50 metres

Water resistant up to 50 metres

​4G, Wi‑Fi & Bluetooth

​4G, Wi‑Fi & Bluetooth

​GPS/GNSS compass & always-on altimeter

​GPS/GNSS compass & always-on altimeter

​Built-in speaker & mic

​Built-in speaker & mic

​32GB capacity

​32GB capacity

​Fast charge time

​Fast charge time

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(NEW) ​Crash Detection

There will be other features that the Apple Watch S8 has that the Apple Watch S7 will not have but it's nothing that really jumps out to me



(This Photo Belongs To Apple)


Apple Watch Ultra

Apple realised the all-new Apple Watch Ultra is the first one Apple has ever realised it's an amazing watch and it's not like your normal Apple Watch. I went to the Southampton Apple Store to have a look at the Apple Watch Ultra and it is way too big for my wrist and would just look silly plus I have straps/bands for the Apple Watch S7.


The Apple Watch Ultra is not made for the everyday person it's made more people who go deep diving, rock climbing, swimming, hiking and things like that plus the battery life is amazing and so far people have been able to get around about 2 days out of the watch all from one charge.


Also unlike your everyday Apple Watch the Apple Watch Ultra automatically get cellular and a load of amazing features such as...


  1. All-day battery life (2-Days)

  2. It's hard to break

  3. Crash detection

  4. Sireon that that people can from far away

  5. Night mode

  6. Low-power mode (I've heard that some people think that the low power mof=de is only on the Apple Watch Ultra. It's not it's on all of them you need to know where to find it)

  7. Great for people who do deep diving

  8. Running

  9. Outdoor climbing and walking

  10. People who travel a lot

That are just some of the teachers that the new Apple Watch Ultra has and to anyone who would like to find out more about the Apple Watch Ultra then I recommend you head to the Apple website because they go deep into it




(This Photo Belongs To Apple)




When it comes to all-day battery life is good but I manage to get at least 2 days out of my Apple Watch S7 and I do all kinds of things with my Apple Watch S7 from workouts on Apple Fitness Plus, Maps, Apple Pay, Text, Call, Track my sleeping, Connect my AirPods to it, Use the apps on there as well like the health app, bus app, banking app and I also sometimes control my home from my Apple Watch and use Siri. Now I'm not saying I use all this in one day every day but it's safe to say that for me the Apple Watch Ultra being able to get at least 2 days out of it isn't much to me especially when I can get the same amount of a battery that is now 1 year old.


In my opinion, if you've got the Apple Watch S7 then I wouldn't bother upgrading to the Apple Watch S8. Instead, I'd wait for the S9 to come out and you never know there may be some new feathers that are worth upgrading for.


If you have the S6 or S7 and you do a lot of sports, travel or something like that then I'd recommend you look into getting the Apple Watch Ultra but I'd do some more research before you go getting it and also try it on in the Apple Store as well before you get it as they only have a big size.


To find out more about the Apple Watch S8 & Apple Watch Ultra click on the buttons below






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