Watch: Table breaks before Apple Watch Ultra in durability test with a hammer

The watch holds strong against multiple hits, but the table starts to crack.

Highlights
  • Apple Watch Ultra undergoes a durability test of a drop test, a jar of nails, and a hitting spree with a hammer.
  • Apple claims that the Apple Watch Ultra is the most rugged and durable Apple Watch yet.
  • It gives you a rough idea of how strong the Watch Ultra sapphire crystal display cover is. 

Apple launched the Watch Ultra alongside the Watch 8 series and iPhone 14 lineup at the Far Out event on September 7th. The Cupertino giant pleas that the Apple Watch Ultra is the most rugged and durable Apple Watch yet. Now, a popular YouTube channel – TechRax – puts the claim of Apple Watch Ultra’s durability to the test. In 4 minutes and 34 seconds video, the YouTuber puts the Watch Ultra against a drop test and a jar of nails – and goes on a hitting spree with a hammer the check the display’s sapphire crystal protection. See what happens.

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Apple Watch Ultra durability test

The video starts with a drop test of the Apple Watch Ultra from around four feet from the ground. Apart from minor dents on the casing, the Watch was mostly unharmed. Next, the Watch goes inside a jar of nails, and the jar gets shaken around. Again, the Watch Ultra comes out with no visible marks.

Further, the Apple Watch Ultra receives durability treatment via hammer. The ‌Apple Watch Ultra‌’s sapphire crystal display gets rapidly hit by a hammer. The Watch holds strong against multiple hits, but the table starts to crack. After a few more hits, the Watch Ultra finally cracks.

While the Apple Watch Ultra’s display didn’t take much damage with those hits, the smartwatch stopped responding shortly. This failure to boot could be because some internal components could have got damaged due to frequent hits. The Youtuber then smashes the watch until the glass gets fully cracked.

There’s no denying that the test is unrealistic and wasn’t near a typical use case of the Apple Watch Ultra. However, it does give you a rough idea of how strong the Watch Ultra sapphire crystal display cover is.