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With its durable design and high-end features, the Apple Watch Ultra is one of the best wearables for sports and outdoor enthusiasts, but at $800, it’s not cheap. If you’ve been waiting for a deal, it’s now on sale on Amazon for just $730 with instant rebate, or $70 (9 percent) off, matching the best deal we’ve seen to date.
Apple Watch Ultra is truly designed for outdoor activities. It offers refined navigation and compass-based features like the ability to set waypoints and the ability to retrace your steps if you get lost. For diving enthusiasts and others, there is also a depth gauge and dive computer. As such, it is the ideal portable device for hikers and divers.
Other features are aimed at endurance athletes, such as precise route tracking and pace calculations using dual-frequency GPS. And Apple still includes the health features found on other Watch models, such as sleep tracking, temperature detection, and EKG readings, along with messaging, audio playback, and Apple Pay. It also offers a stellar 36 hours of battery life and up to 60 hours in low power mode.
On the downside, the Apple Watch Ultra has a thick (albeit sturdy) case that you might not find comfortable wearing to bed. Also, the position of the action button is a bit awkward, because it’s right where many people will go to hold the Apple Watch Ultra with one finger while pressing the digital crown or side button. Still, it scored an excellent 85 in our review.
That $730 sum is still a lot, but Amazon has other deals, too. If you need a solid smartwatch that’s only missing a few features, the Watch SE is still on sale at an all-time low price of $219. Plus, Apple’s mainstream Watch Series 8 continues to be a nice 18 percent off, allowing you to pick one up for $329.
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