Apple Watch Ultra Preorder: Save on Apple’s First Rugged Smartwatch at Launch With Trade-In Deals

This story is part of Focal Point iPhone 2022, CNET’s collection of news, tips and advice around Apple’s most popular product.

Apple has unveiled an all-new Apple Watch line: Apple Watch Ultra. The device is now available to preorder and will begin shipping on Sept. 23, a week after iPhone 14 preorders begin shipping.

Revealed alongside the Apple Watch Series 8, the new Ultra offers a more rugged Apple Watch experience with several features aimed at elite athletes, hikers and scuba divers. The Ultra offers biggest and brightest Apple Watch display yet with a 49mm titanium case and a flat sapphire front crystal. The device is more durable than ever with MIL-STD-810H-grade certification for altitude, temperature and dust, as well as a higher water-resistance rating up to EN13319 for diving. There’s also a new customizable Action button that offers instant access to a range of features to suit your needs. 

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A headline feature of the Apple Watch Ultra for outdoor types is the increased battery life, now up to 36 hours per charge — double that of the regular Apple Watch models — and that can be extended to up to 60 hours with a new low-power setting. 

The Apple Watch Ultra retails at $799 (£849, AU$1,299). We’ll be sure to keep our eyes peeled for any Apple Watch Ultra deals as they appear.

Best Apple Watch Ultra preorder deals 

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Preorder your Apple Watch Ultra from Apple to be among the first to try on its first rugged smartwatch. All configurations cost $799 and will begin shipping on Sept. 23. With Apple’s trade-in program, you can get as much as $155 by handing over your old Apple Watch.


Place your Apple Watch Ultra preorder at Amazon and receive yours on Sept. 23. You can bundle your watch with a set of Beats Studio Buds at 20% off, too. 


Best Buy now has all Apple Watch Ultra configurations up for preorder and you can save as much as $200 on one when you trade in your old smartwatch. You’ll also score four free months of Apple Fitness Plus there in addition to six months of Apple Music and four months of Apple News Plus for new or returning subscribers. 


Target’s Apple Watch Ultra preorders are now open with various configurations available there.

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