A YouTuber staked Apple’s claims on the durability of the Apple Watch Ultra to the test by subjecting it to a drop test, a jar of nails and repeated hammer blows to test the sapphire crystal protecting the display.

TechRax, a popular product durability testing channel, first tested the Apple Watch Ultra by dropping it from about four feet. The Apple Watch Ultra was left almost scratch-free, except for some minor dents on the titanium case. The Apple Watch Ultra was then mixed in a jar of nails and left with no visible traces again.

TechRax also tested the durability of the Apple Watch Ultra’s sapphire crystal display cover by repeatedly hitting it with a hammer. In the test, the watch withstood repeated hammer blows until it finally cracked, and only after the table first sustained some damage.

Apple Watch ultra hammer test
While the Apple Watch Ultra’s display was initially undamaged, the watch failed to turn on after repeated shocks. A failed power-on may mean that while the sapphire may not have broken to begin with, some internal components may have suffered damage. Of course, the test is unrealistic in describing a typical Apple Watch Ultra use case, but it may reassure some customers about the strength of the sapphire crystal display coating.

Apple claims that the Apple Watch Ultra is the most rugged, durable and extreme Apple Watch yet, seemingly aimed at competing directly with Garmin. In response to the Apple Watch Ultra, Garmin said so measures battery life in “months” not “hours”. The Apple Watch Ultra is priced at $799 and began shipping to customers on Friday.

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