Sunday, September 25, 2022 2:27 PM PDT by Sami Fathi
A YouTuber has put Apple’s claims about the durability of the Apple Watch Ultra to the test by comparing it to a drop test, a jar of nails and repeated blows with a hammer to test the sapphire crystal glass.
TechRax, a channel popular for product durability testing, first tested the Apple Watch Ultra by dropping it from about 1.2 meters high. The Apple Watch Ultra remained largely undamaged, save for a few dents next to the titanium case of the drop. Then the Apple Watch Ultra was mixed in a jar of nails and again no visible traces were left.
TechRax also tested the durability of the sapphire crystal screen of the Apple Watch Ultra by hitting it repeatedly with a hammer. In the test, the watch withstood repeated blows with the hammer until it finally cracked after repeated blows, only after the table had suffered some damage first.
Although the Apple Watch Ultra’s display initially took no damage, the watch did not turn on after repeated hits. Failure to turn on may indicate that while the glass may not be broken initially, some internal components may have been damaged. Of course, the test is unrealistic in depicting a typical use case of the Apple Watch Ultra, but it may reassure some customers about the power of the sapphire crystal display.
Apple claims that the Apple Watch Ultra is the most rugged, durable and extreme Apple Watch yet and is intended to compete directly with Garmin. In response to the “Apple Watch Ultra,” Garmin said it measures battery life in “months” and not “hours.” The Apple Watch Ultra starts at $799 and started arriving at customers this Friday.
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