How durable is Apple Watch Ultra?

Launched with the claim of being a more “rugged and durable” version of the staple Apple Watch Series 8, the Apple Watch Ultra has caused a lot of buzz in the market. Is it worth the money? Does it meet the requirements and expectations of the users?

To be fair, when you first look at the spec sheet of the Apple Watch Ultra, you can’t deny that the model has a more durable and stronger build and build. However, a popular YouTuber, DC Rainmaker, wanted to put the durability of the Apple Watch Ultra to the test.

The YouTubers have now put this brand new smartwatch through a series of tests to check whether it lives up to expectations or not.

Following are some of the durability tests conducted by YouTubers.

How durable is Apple Watch Ultra?

The first test of the Apple Watch Ultra’s durability began with DC Rainmaker, who wanted to test the smartwatch’s diving capabilities. Since the model is EN13319 certified, which makes it water resistant to 100 meters, it offers a better depth show unlike the other smartwatches released by Apple.

The YouTuber created an impromptu dive situation using a tabletop dive room. Combined with the Depth app, the results were mostly accurate and showed very prominent measurements.

When the YouTuber submerged it beyond 100 feet, the app immediately showed the incompatibility message, but functioned quite well up to the 159 feet. It went beyond the 144-foot mark, which is above the limit at which Apple markets the smartwatch.

The following durability test on the Apple Watch Ultra was done by TechRax. The first durability test was the drop test, immediately after unpacking the device.

After unpacking, the YouTuber dropped the brand new watch from a height onto the rough concrete floor. It fell face down on the floor and had only a few minor scratches on the titanium case of the smartwatch.

The second durability test involved dropping the Apple Watch Ultra into a jar filled with screws. The YouTuber then closed the lid and shook the device rigorously.

When taking the watch out, they found minor scratches on the watch’s case, but it functioned normally and without any difficulty.

The last and arguably the biggest durability test was with durability. The YouTuber started hitting the watch face with the hammer, starting with soft blows and then increasing. The watch stopped working after the 12th hit. But there was no external damage to the body of the smartwatch.


While these videos managed to garner a large audience, the results show that Apple has lived up to its claims. The Apple Watch Ultra is everything you need in a durable and stretchy smartwatch intended for hiking, adventure sports, etc. With these real-time durability tests, we can suggest that the smartwatch lives up to expectations and much more.

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