The resistance of Apple Watch Ultra seems to be much greater than that of any other smartwatch, also considering the price and the user for which the device is intended. Today, however, a new Apple Watch Ultra stress test shows the “muscles” of the smartwatch in terms of durability.
To publish the stress test of Apple Watch Ultra is the “usual” JerryRigEverythingwhich this time he wanted compare the sapphire crystal screen of Cupertino’s top-of-the-line smartwatch with that of competing products. Some time ago, however, Jerry himself said he was “concerned” about the repairability of the Apple Watch Ultra, which does not seem to be the best.
Alongside the Apple Watch Ultra, Jerry has tested a Galaxy Watch 5 from Samsung and a Garmin Fenix 7, to see if all three smartwatches were actually equipped with sapphire crystal glass, as established by the three watch manufacturers. On Moh’s Durability Scale, the YouTuber explains, sapphire has a durability similar to that of diamondreaching a hardness level of 8 or 9 out of 10, where 10 is the score of a diamond.
Apple actually says it does been using sapphire glass since the days of the iPhone 5, on which the material had been implemented to cover the camera lenses. However, in the past many experts have been able to verify that Cupertino is actually a composite material with a sapphire part, and not pure sapphire.
Apple Watch Ultra, on the other hand, seems to be composed of real glass with sapphire crystals: the watch, in fact, only suffers damage with peaks equal to level 8 on the Moh’s scale, while small scratches can be seen at level 7. The same result was also achieved by the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and the Garmin Fenix, which even showed less evident abrasions at levels 6 and 7 of the Moh’s scale.