The beta version of the highly anticipated Oceanic+ app for Apple Watch Ultra launched today.
Several individuals were lucky enough to get hands-on with the app, which allows divers equipped with the Apple Watch Ultra to have their smartwatches act as dive computers down to a depth of 40 meters or 40 feet.
The Oceanic+ app is designed to prevent decompression sickness, or a condition where the diver surfaces too quickly. The dive computer acts as a monitor to measure elapsed time and depth during a dive, warning users that they are surfacing too quickly.
Apple added the Buhlmann decompression algorithm, a widely trusted and used technology in the diving industry. The Oceanic+ app has a free basic plan to keep dive logs, time and depth. For a fixed price, the app unlocks other stats, unlimited log capacity, tissue load, and access to decompression tracking.