Garmin Makes Battery Life Dig at Apple’s New Watch Ultra

  • Garmin tweeted last week that it measures battery life in months, “not hours.”
  • The apparent jab came after Apple unveiled its first watch geared toward extreme athletes.
  • The iPhone maker’s Watch Ultra puts it more in competition with longtime outdoor watchmakers like Garmin.

Apple waded into the adventure watch market last week, and Garmin, a leading player in the space, took notice.

At Apple’s annual fall event, the company rolled out a number of new products, including the Watch Ultra. It’s a brand-new product geared toward extreme athletes, like scuba divers and hikers, and represents the first time Apple has branched out of its core general fitness offerings.

Garmin, on the other hand, was founded in 1989 and has long been known for such GPS-oriented trackers and watches for activities like watersports, cycling, and running.

The company tweeted a day after Apple’s event highlighting its Enduro 2 watch, which rolled out in August.

“We measure battery life in months. Not hours,” Garmin apple-watch-ultras-36-hour-battery-life-does-it-have-a-point” data-analytics-module=”body_link”tweeted, an apparent reference to Apple emphasizing the Watch Ultra’s 36-hour battery life. Apple did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment on the ad.


Garmin does list battery life in hours as well as days for its products —” data-analytics-module=”body_link”the Enduro 2, for example, can last up to 46 days in smartwatch mode, 550 days using solar in battery saver mode, and 110 hours in GPS mode.

Apple said its new watch has 36 hours of battery life and has the biggest battery of any Apple watch yet, although a new power saver mode will roll out this fall that will raise that to 60 hours. 

The Ultra comes with a bright display that makes it easier for

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iOS 16’s 2 Essential Updates for Apple Maps: How They Make Travel Easier

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

Today’s release of iOS 16 — Apple’s latest version of its iPhone operating system — adds a long list of cool, new features, and Apple Maps showcases several of them. Some of the additions to Apple Maps include high-resolution imagery for apps such as Zillow and new tools for developers that could make rentable scooters and bikes easier to find.

Along with these updates, Apple Maps will roll out its redesigned map in 11 more countries later this year. Those features include cycling directions and Look Around, a new 3D city experience. It also plans to add detailed maps for 16 more major cities in the US and across the world.

Two of the biggest new features for iPhone users, however, are more immediately apparent — multistop routing for directions and more comprehensive information about public transit options. Read on to learn how these new features will work on your iPhone. For more, see how iOS 16 will now let you edit or unsend text messages you’ve already sent.

Multistop routing finally lands on Apple Maps

If you often use Google Maps for features that Apple Maps lacks, that could change now that iOS 16 is here. One major update for the native iPhone Maps app is called multistop routing. Apple has said previously that it was one of its “most requested features.”

With this new feature, you can now plan up to 15 stops on your iPhone. You can also start planning your trip on your Mac and send it to your iPhone when you’re ready to go. Maps will store your previous routes in Recents so they’re easier to find when planning

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