De nieuwe Apple Watch 9

The new Apple Watch 9

Discover the Apple Watch 9 and its latest features.

Apple launched the long-awaited Apple Watch Series 9 on September 12. This latest addition to the Apple Watch family has many surprises in store. In addition to the Apple Watch being the best-selling smartwatch worldwide, the Series 9 also represents a significant step forward in Apple's efforts to become more environmentally friendly. In this article we discuss all the new features of the new Apple Watch 9.

The most important changes in brief:

  • A new S9 SiP chip.
  • Easy to operate by hand using the 'double tap' gesture.
  • Brighter display.
  • Software of the WatchOS 10 .
  • Available for the first time as a CO2 neutral product .
  • Available from  449.
  • Available from September 22, 2023.


The Series 9 stands out for its impressive power, made possible by the brand new S9 SiP chip. This chip provides better performance and endless possibilities. But that's not all: the new Apple Watch 9 also introduces a magical new 'Double Tap' gesture, a display that shines brighter than ever before, lightning-fast access to Siri (now able to track your health data), and the smart 'Precise Search' function for your iPhone, among many other innovations.

Running on watchOS 10, the Series 9 brings updated apps, the smart 'Stack View,' new watch faces and useful tools to support your mental health. It is without a doubt the most advanced smartwatch yet.

What makes this launch even more special is that for the first time, customers can choose a carbon neutral option, as part of Apple's ambitious 'Apple 2030' initiative to make the entire production chain and life cycle of their products carbon neutral by 2030.

Apple Watch 9

The new S9 SiP Chip

At the heart of the Apple Watch Series 9 lies the revolutionary S9 SiP, an exclusive creation of Apple itself. Unparalleled in its power, this impressive Apple Watch chip has opened the door to a world of improvements and innovations. With the S9 SiP, Apple has been able to take the entire system to the next level, resulting in some remarkable features that take the user experience to a whole new level.

One of the most notable additions is the mesmerizing 'Double Tap' gesture, which allows you to effortlessly control the Apple Watch Series 9. Plus, this powerhouse gives you the ability to access and record your health data securely and privately, all through on-device Siri. But that's not all. The Apple Watch Series 9 also features an all-new 4-core Neural Engine, which can process machine learning tasks up to two times faster than its predecessor, the Apple Watch Series 8 .

However, the most remarkable thing about the S9 SiP is its unparalleled energy efficiency. This powerful chip not only extends the battery life of the Apple Watch Series 9, but also ensures that you can enjoy all the new features without having to worry about charging, with an impressive battery life of up to 18 hours. This is the future of wearable technology, and it all starts with the groundbreaking S9 SiP in the Apple Watch Series 9.

Tap double gesture

Thanks to technologies like the Digital Crown and the Taptic Engine, in addition to swipes, taps, wrist movements and cover to mute, the Apple Watch has always offered an easy-to-use and intuitive experience.

With the all-new 'Double Tap' gesture, you can now effortlessly operate the Apple Watch Series 9 with just one hand without touching the screen. All you have to do is double tap quickly with your index finger and thumb of the hand where you are wearing your Watch, and voilà, you can easily perform common tasks on your Apple Watch Series 9.

This intuitive gesture allows you to control key actions within an app, such as stopping a timer, playing and pausing music, or selecting the snooze mode of your alarm clock. Even answering or ending phone calls is at your fingertips with this new gesture, which can also be used to take a photo with ease using your Apple Watch's camera remote. Moreover, it opens 'Tap. double' gesture the smart stack right from the watch face, and you can tap again to cycle through widgets.

This stunning addition is made possible by the Apple Watch Series 9's faster Neural Engine. This engine processes data from the accelerometer, gyroscope and optical heart rate sensor using an entirely new machine learning algorithm. This algorithm recognizes the subtle wrist movements and changes in your circulation when you make the 'Tap double' gesture with your index finger and thumb.

Double tap gesture - Apple Watch 9

Brighter display

With the efficient S9 SiP and the advanced display technology of the Apple Watch Series 9, you can now enjoy a stunning maximum brightness of up to 2000 nits. That is twice as bright as its predecessor, the Series 8. This impressive brightness ensures that the display is effortless to read even in the brightest sunlight.

But there's more. If you need subtlety, you can also lower the screen brightness to just one nit. This is extremely practical when you don't want to disturb the people around you.

Apple Watch 9 - brightness

The WatchOS 10 software in short

The Apple Watch 9 runs on the software WatchOS 10 . Its main features are as follows:

  • A revamped interface that puts apps in a new light and introduces a smart stack where the right widgets always appear.
  • Discover fun new watch faces like Snoopy, Palette and Sun Position analog. Nike Globe, a brand new watch face from Nike, makes the lines of the globe light up every second.
  • There's good news for cyclists: you can now pair power meters, speed sensors and cadence sensors via Bluetooth, providing access to new measurements, training views and cycling workouts.
  • Your cycling workout can automatically appear as a Live activity on your iPhone; With a simple tap you can see the workout in full screen.
  • Explore new Compass waypoints and expanded mapping capabilities to guide you on all your outdoor adventures.
  • In addition, additional tools have been added to support your mental wellbeing, including tracking your mood in the Mindfulness app.
  • The ambient light sensor is used to measure how much time you spend in natural daylight. This not only protects against myopia, but also provides other benefits for both your physical and mental health, regardless of your age.

WatchOS 10

CO2 neutral Apple Watch

For the first time, various case and strap combinations of the Apple Watch Series 9, Apple Watch Ultra 2 and Apple Watch SE are now available as carbon-neutral products. As part of Apple 2030, Apple has taken significant steps to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of the Apple Watch. This includes drastically reducing emissions from the three largest sources of greenhouse gases, namely materials, electricity and transport.

The limited remaining emissions are compensated through high-quality carbon credits through participation in nature projects. In addition, the new Apple Watch packaging is made entirely of fiber, making it even more environmentally friendly. You can recognize the CO₂-neutral models by a special logo on the packaging. Apple is taking an important step towards sustainability and environmental awareness.

Apple Watch 9 models

  • The Apple Watch Series 9 is available in sizes 41mm and 49mm.
  • Available in the colours: starlight, midnight, silver, red and the new pink.
  • The cases of the smartwatch are made of stainless steel and are available in gold, silver and graphite.

How much will the Apple Watch 9 cost?

The Apple Watch 9 is available from 449. This concerns the aluminum model with a matte finish made of Ion-X glass. The stainless model of the Apple Watch 9 is available from €799.

Apple Watch 9 bands

Of course, Apple has also developed new straps with the unveiling of the new Apple Watch Series 9. Our Apple Watch straps are also available at Oblac for the Apple Watch 9. View all straps via the link below:

Tip: Leather Apple Watch straps


With the unveiling of the Apple Watch Series 9, we have taken an exciting journey through the latest innovations and features of this powerful watch. From the revolutionary S9 SiP chip to the stunning display clarity, and from intuitive gestures to the support for a healthy lifestyle, the Apple Watch Series 9 promises to be a true game changer.

This watch not only marks a leap forward in technology, but also in sustainability, with carbon neutral options and eco-friendly packaging. It's tangible proof of Apple's commitment to a greener future.

Whether you're a sports enthusiast, adventurer, or simply a lover of cutting-edge technology, the Apple Watch Series 9 offers something for everyone. It is the perfect companion for an active lifestyle and an extension of your iPhone.

We hope this article has helped you discover the exciting possibilities of the Apple Watch Series 9 and that you are now ready to experience this innovative smartwatch in action.

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