Apple Watch Series 9: Double Tap to the Future

The truly unique Double Tap functionality, designed exclusively for the new Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2, promises to redefine the way users engage with their device. Imagine performing a range of actions, from pausing your favorite tune to picking up a call, all with a simple double-tap of your thumb and index finger, eliminating the need to touch the watch screen.

But what’s the magic behind this feature? The answer lies in the prowess of the advanced Neural Engine in the S9 chip. Not only does this technology enable the ‘Double Tap’ functionality, but it also ensures the feature remains unique to the Series 9 and Ultra 2 models. By capturing the subtle movements of the wrist and shifts in blood flow when the fingers tap together, Apple delivers an unmatched user experience.


If you’re reminded of a similar feature, you’re not mistaken. Apple previously introduced AssistiveTouch, an accessibility feature available on the Apple Watch Series 4 and later models. However, while AssistiveTouch paved the way, ‘Double Tap’ is poised to elevate the user experience to new heights.

With the grand release of both the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2, the excitement is big. However, it’s important to note that the ‘Double Tap’ experience will fully bloom with the launch of watchOS 10.1. In the meantime, the latest available version, watchOS 10.0.1, offers a glimpse into the advancements Apple continues to bring to the wearable tech industry.

In a nutshell, Apple’s ‘Double Tap’ is not merely a gesture but a leap into the future of technology, melding sophistication with user-centric design.