Apple's next-generation wearable is both beautiful and functional. It is rugged and durable, yet it has a variety of features that can be used for running, hiking, or diving, including virtual breadcrumbs trail tracking and cutting-edge dive computer functionality. It allows me to travel out in the wild without worrying about my headaches--and I think it will also do that for many others. Drawing from my experiences test driving the Apple Watch Ultra and meeting professional adventurers while doing so, I have compiled the following information. It's a huge watch compared to my 41mm regular Apple Watch. I don't wear it every day if that's not the case. The Alpine Loop is a textured, earthy-hued polyester Alpine Loop that can be used for climbing and hiking; the fluoro-bright Ocean Band that can be used for swimming and diving; and the Trail Loop, a two-tone soft nylon weave made for running. I will admit that I loved coordinating my workout looks with each of these bands. They can be used as virtual breadcrumbs and can help you track your route or retrace your steps in case you get lost. Safety measures include emergency SOS, fall detection and the brand new siren feature. This emergency mode plays an 86 decibel sound that can be heard up to 600ft away. Even though I don't plan on scaling mountains, it is a comfort to know that these features are available in the worst case. It was a comfort during a hike into the Pololu Valley. This is a deep cut on the side of Kohala Mountain that had no cell phone service. Knowing that I had the ultimate fail-safe device on me, I confidently unplugged my phone. It's the best of both!