The Apple Watch Ultra made its debut alongside the Apple Watch 8 and the iPhone 14 lineup at Apple’s Far Out event last week. Unlike the latter two, the Apple Watch Ultra has yet to hit store shelves, with general availability this week (September 23).
The Apple Watch Ultra is no ordinary wearable. It is equipped with a wide range of features, most of which are tailored to the lifestyle of athletes and highly physically active individuals.
This also means that Apple has specifically developed a number of apps that take advantage of the enhanced functionality of the Apple Watch Ultra.
Two such apps came to the App Store just before the Ultra’s launch. The apps in question are Siren and Depth. This information was first covered by 9to5Mac in a dedicated article.
Siren is a pretty simple and self-explanatory app. This allows the Apple Watch Ultra to issue an 86-decibel warning that can be heard (according to Apple) within a radius of 180 meters. This can be useful for users who enjoy hiking and other potentially risky outdoor activities.
The Depth app isn’t particularly difficult to understand, either. It allows users to track their current depth, water temperature and duration underwater. It can be used to a depth of 40 meters.
Unsurprisingly, both apps have a rather simplistic user interface that allows users to easily interact with the Apple Watch Ultra, while staying involved in other physical activities at the same time.
It should be noted that these apps cannot be installed on the regular Apple Watch models. They are pre-installed on the Apple Watch Ultra and can only be used on it. In fact, the only reason they were made available on the App Store is to allow users to potentially uninstall them.