If you decide to get the new, high-end one, it’s probably a good idea to pay for AppleCare+ protection. Without AppleCare+, an Apple Watch Ultra repair will cost a whopping $499, as Point. Not only is it nearly two-thirds the price of the Ultra at $799, it’s the cost of an Apple Watch Series 8 with cellular connectivity.

Apple to repair physical damage to the device. During the coverage period, AppleCare+ includes “unlimited incidents of accidental damage protection.” You’ll still need to pay a $79 service fee for the repairs. Meanwhile, Apple will charge $99 to replace the battery, even if you have AppleCare+.

Depending on the model, repairs will cost between $299 and $399 without AppleCare+ protection (device starts at $399). The service fee is $69 with AppleCare+. Apple Watch SE repairs outside of AppleCare+ coverage will cost you between $199 and $229. Battery replacements for non-Ultra models are $79.

Meanwhile, we had with the Ultra this week. While the device certainly seems sturdier than other Apple Watch models, it’s not immune to damage, so paying $99 for AppleCare+ coverage could save your wallet from taking a much sharper sting.

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