With the official launch of the Apple Watch Ultra looming, Apple has shared a support document about the new Depth app exclusive to the device. Designed to be used for recreational diving, the Depth app provides information on water temperature, current depth, maximum depth and more. ‌Apple Watch Ultra‌ can be used for diving up to 40 meters deep (130 feet).

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Apple cautions that the Depth app is not a dive computer and cannot provide decompression stop or gas analysis information. In situations where failure of the ‌Apple Watch Ultra‌ could lead to death or personal injury, Apple suggests using a secondary depth gauge and timer. Apple further recommends that the ‌Apple Watch Ultra‌ be used only by trained divers who follow safety protocols and dive with a buddy.

The support document goes over how to use the Depth app, which can be set to automatically launch when the ‌Apple Watch Ultra‌ is submerged in water one meter deep or more. When the Depth app starts, the ‌Apple Watch Ultra‌ turns on Water Lock to prevent screen activation, and a session can be ended with a tap and hold on the Digital Crown.

The Depth app provides a consolidated dive summary at the end of a dive session, telling users the length of the dive, water temperature range and maximum depth.

Apple has also provided a new support document detailing everything the new Compass app can do, highlighting how to use the Backtrack and Waypoint features, plus there’s information on the recommended temperature range for various Apple Watch Ultra activities.

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