Many, many other features are a direct appeal to dedicated Garmin users. For example, a new precision onboard dual-frequency GPS system is designed to help you pinpoint the exact position of your satellite, even in environments like cities full of skyscrapers or Tall tree-lined forests often block satellite signals — something that was previously a problem for, for example, events like running a marathon through a large city.
This GPS system goes hand in hand with a host of navigational features. The compass app has been redesigned, with a new hybrid view showing both analog and digital views, and turning the digital crown allows you to see latitude, longitude, and degrees. his high. Features like Backtrack are a live recap of Garmin’s breadcrumb feature, allowing you to retrace your steps when you inevitably have to wander off the hiking trail to pee and sadly get lost in distant lands.
There are other features that are all Apple, such as beamforming algorithms that allow the microphone to pick up your voice and reduce background noise with special wind-reduction algorithms when you have to make calls. Call the job from the top of the ski lift.
This is Apple, I must also mention the accessories. The Ultra comes with one of three new bands: the soft, thin, flexible Trail loop; an Alpine strap with high-strength thread and a titanium G-hook strap; and the Ocean strap is made of fluoroelastomer, again with a titanium buckle. And of course, the Ultra has been certified to the MIL-STD-810H standard for military equipment, with testing against the elements like low and high temperatures, sand and dust, shock, etc.
The Ultra is also designed to be a fully wrist-worn diving computer. It meets recreational diving standards for waterproofing and has a new depth gauge. When it launches this fall, the Oceanic+ app (designed in partnership with Huish Outdoors) will allow divers to view decompression schedules, dive planning, logs, and other features divers have. diving rod. Apple’s foray into water sports seems illogical, unless you already know that Garmin makes the two most popular diving and sailing wearables, Lower and Quatix.