Oceanic+ turns Apple Watch Ultra into dive-computer

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Basic display on the Apple Watch Ultra with Oceanic+ app

Last Updated on December 15, 2022 by Divernet

The Apple Watch Ultra, which goes on sale on 23 September, can be used as a dive-computer at depths down to 40m with the addition of a new version of the Oceanic+ app already used with iPhones.

The £849 Ultra is certified to WR100 (waterproof to 5 bar), twice the resistance of the Apple Watch Series 8, to allow it to be used with air or nitrox at normal recreational scuba depths. It is also certified to EN13319, the international standard for depth gauges and other dive accessories. 

The watch has its own basic built-in Depth app, which shows current time, depth and maximum depth while under water (to a maximum 40m), but Apple has also linked up with Huish Outdoors, which owns the Oceanic brand, to turn the Apple Watch Ultra into what they both describe as a “capable dive-computer”.

UPDATE: UK subscription prices for the Oceanic+ app for the Apple Watch Ultra have been announced: annual plan is £77, monthly pass £9 and daily pass £5. Scuba Diver magazine has produced the first review of the combo – and it’s impressed!

Apple Watch Ultra
Safety stop guidance

The Oceanic+ app is based on a Bühlmann decompression algorithm. The watch’s new Action button can be programmed to launch it instantly on dives, with time, current depth, water temperature, duration under water and maximum depth reached then displayed. Underwater control is through the buttons and a digital crown redesigned to be easier to turn with gloves.

“Unlike most dive-computers, Oceanic+ app uses simple gestures to operate,” says Huish. “The app provides all the safety warnings smartly colour-coded to make complex information easy to understand.”

Dives can be planned directly or using the app on an iPhone, with no-decompression times based on the input depth, selected gas and surface time. Dive conditions such as tides, water temperature and the latest community-supplied data on aspects such as visibility and currents can be factored in.

Oceanic+ also offers a personalised user profile and dive logbook. After a dive, data including GPS entry and exit location automatically syncs to the diver’s iPhone and the Cloud to display a shareable summary of the latest dive profile.

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Apple Watch Ultra with Yellow Ocean Band

New single-size Ocean Bands made from a stretchable elastomer with titanium buckles are available for divers in three colours: Midnight, White and Yellow.

The redesigned 49mm case is titanium, and the watch comes with a magnetic fast charger. Maximum battery life has been boosted to 36 hours by fitting a bigger battery. And a new 86dB siren might come in useful for divers needing to attract attention at the surface.

Less welcome news is that the free version of the Oceanic+ app will enable only snorkelling with the Apple Watch Ultra. US subscription price for the full scuba version is $80 annually ($10 a month or $5 a day).

Apple Watch Ultra
The Wayfinder watch/compass face includes depth and water temperature data

Apart from telling the time, the Ultra model includes all the features that Apple says have made the Apple Watch the world’s best-selling smartwatch since it was launched eight years ago – from heart-rate monitoring and ECG and blood oxygen apps to activity rings and mindfulness, along with additional health, safety and navigation features. 

New topside features include temperature-sensing for women’s health, cycle tracking to indicate underlying health conditions, vehicle crash detection and recycled elements in the watch’s construction. More information can be found at Apple and Oceanic.

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Dave H
Dave H
1 year ago

Why would anyone pay a monthly subscription for a dive computer. Pointless. Would have bought one if it weren’t for that….

Gary Riggs
Gary Riggs
Reply to  Dave H
1 year ago

If it is as easy to subscribe and unsubscribe other apple subscriptions, you can subscribe for one month, then unsubscribe paying just $10 per trip. That’s what I’m banking on. That and the probability that someone else makes a dive app with all the same features for free.

Martin
Martin
1 year ago

Too bad there is no air integration using Oceanic transmitter, maybe in a next release.

Alejandro
Alejandro
1 year ago

Not paying 80 bucks a year to turn an already expensive watch into a dive computer. I’ll look at the Garmin Descent instead.

Elliot otto
Elliot otto
Reply to  Alejandro
1 year ago

I would take the 80 per year it a lot less expensive

David
David
1 year ago

Sorry, not paying a subscription for a watch this expensive when I can buy a dedicated dive computer at the same price.

BRUCE
BRUCE
1 year ago

Not paying a subscription to use a dive computer. I use my computer all year round, not just for holidays. This makes it an expensive subscription on a premium watch.

karim
karim
1 year ago

nitrox support?

bertrand
bertrand
Reply to  karim
1 year ago

yes

Eric
Eric
1 year ago

I don’t think you need to expect a “bells and whistles” version as it is not a dedicated dive computer, it’s a Apple watch with extra options for people who love leisure water activities…

Dave P
Dave P
1 year ago

It’s rated to 100m, not 40m

Elliot otto
Elliot otto
Reply to  Steve Weinman
1 year ago

apple does not have good scuba gear

Leo
Leo
Reply to  Dave P
1 year ago

“Rated”, not dive to. Think 200 meter diver watch is good only for up to recreational diving depth.

Scubadon
Scubadon
Reply to  Dave P
1 year ago

It is not rated to 100m. It’s rater to 132 feet, 4atm water column or 5 atm risk pressure…

Jim
Jim
Reply to  Scubadon
1 year ago

there is a difference between hard-ware and software.
Hardware the watch can handle approx 100m
Software the application Scuba (Oceanic) is programmed to approx 40m for safety as this is approx recreational diving.
Oceanic+ software will come out later and has safety stops, diveplanner, gas mixture etc.
Hope this clarifies

J Allan
J Allan
1 year ago

Should say , “may eventually be used as a dive watch, as Apple has handed that application over to the international dive corporation; Oceanic who has not yet announced a release date for either a beta app, or a ready for prime time application!

Elliot otto
Elliot otto
1 year ago

Hi i am new to this diving thing and I love it! and the watch it is a real help

Elliot otto
Elliot otto
1 year ago

Divernet is obviously helping me keep up in diving.

Garreth
Garreth
1 year ago

It would be nice to know when the app is going to be launched. Fall this year or next?

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