Apple has today announced that the Oceanic+ app is now available for the Apple Watch Ultra. Designed by Huish Outdoors in collaboration with Apple, the app serves as a dive computer for recreational scuba diving at depths up to 40 meters/130 feet.
Apple already offers a basic depth app on the Apple Watch Ultra for viewing your current depth, maximum depth reached, water temperature, and duration under water. The Oceanic+ App is for scuba divers looking for more advanced scuba diving data.
Oceanic+ App Features
Oceanic+ indicates a diver’s current depth, dive time, no-decompression time, water temperature, time to surface, maximum depth, ascent speed, battery level, gas mix selected (air or Nitrox mix up to 40%), and more.
The app also has color-coded safety warnings for no-decompression limit, excessive ascent rates, and safety stop guidance.
Other features of the app include haptic feedback and watch face complications for no-fly time, surface time, quick access to the dive planner, dive settings, current elevation, maximum elevation allowed, and a quick access button back into the app.
The app is available on the App Store and requires an Apple Watch Ultra running watchOS 9.1 or later paired with an iPhone 8 or later running iOS 16.1 or later.
The app’s basic plan is free and includes many common dive functions, including depth, time, and a log of most recent dives. For $9.99 per month or $79.99 per year, users get access to decompression tracking, tissue loading, unlimited logbook capacity, and more.
After a dive, data such as GPS entry and exit locations is shown on the watch, along with a summary of the user’s dive profile.
A companion Oceanic+ app for the iPhone provides more detailed post-dive summaries, tides over the next three days, and more.
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