Apple Watch Series 9 gets 30% faster GPU and Double Tap

by | Sep 12, 2023


If you’re a wearable tech enthusiast like us, you’re probably just as excited about the Apple Watch Series 9.

Apple’s latest smartwatch is packed with innovative features that promise to redefine our user experience.

In this in-depth article, we’ll break down everything we know about the Apple Watch Series 9, from its super-fast S9 chip to the intuitive WatchOS10 features.

Apple Watch Series 9 Price and Release Date

The Apple Watch 9 will be starting at $399 and will be available to purchase as of September 12, 2023, but won’t ship until September 22, 2023.

Key New Features

The Apple Watch Series 9 has a few standout features.

A Super-Fast GPU

The Series 9 comes with a GPU that’s 30% faster, ensuring smoother transitions and better graphics for all your apps and activities.

It will be interesting to see how the battery life holds up with this extra processing power.

S9 Chip

This powerhouse of a chip, which is the same as the Apple Watch Ultra 2, will enhance everything from battery life (supposedly) to overall speed and performance.

This should provide for a much better overall user experience.

Siri On-Device Processing

Thanks to on-device processing, Siri is now 25% more accurate and significantly faster since it doesn’t have to access the cloud for data processing.

Apple stated that this new and improved Siri will allow you to have it log medications taken, as well as edit your weight.

Find My iPhone

With a feature like ‘Find My iPhone,’ the Series 9 will guide you right to your misplaced iPhone with haptic and audible feedback.

It tells you the distance and direction to your iPhone, so you never have to worry about losing it again.

And the closer you get to your iPhone, the louder and stronger the vibration will get.

This will be a super useful feature for those who are constantly losing their phone or AirPods.

Name Drop

One of the nifty features is the “name drop” that allows you to easily share contacts with other people by simply holding your wrists together.

However, this feature isn’t exclusive to the new watches. It is a feature that will be available in all WatchOS10 devices.

Double Tap

The Apple Watch Series 9 introduces a “new” Double Tap feature. However, this functionality already existed as Double Pinch in Accessibility settings.

The revamped Double Tap will likely allow quicker app controls due to the S9 chip.

Design and Aesthetic

The Series 9 comes in a variety of stunning colors including pink, starlight, silver, midnight, and product red.

For those looking for a more premium finish, stainless cases are available in gold, silver, and graphite.

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Ken Lynch

by Ken Lynch

Ken is a Technologist, Healthcare Data Analyst, and the owner and sole contributor to The Wearable Guy.

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