Skiers are going to be very happy about this. A new Apple Watch update has enabled the smartwatch to track ski performance. This means that users will now be able to see how many calories they’ve burned in a session or how fast they were going. The relevant apps will now be able to offer additional data given to skiers.
The update enables the Apple Watch to track ski performance by combining the GPS and altitude measuring. Apps like Slopes, Ski Tracks, Snoww, and Snocru have all been updated today to take advantage of this new functionality. Apps like Slopes will let skiers track vertical feet, heart rate, distance and also let them know how much time they spent actually skiing compared to riding lifts and waiting in a line.
Slopes also provides data for snowboarders as well which includes top and average speeds. Users will even get Activity ring credits so they will be able to stay on top of their fitness goals while skiing. The update also enables all skiing and snowboarding apps to become the default app to be shown when the user raises their wrist, that’s similar to the native Workout app.
These apps are most compatible with the Apple Watch Series 3 and can collect all of this data when an iPhone isn’t connected using LTE. Apple Watch Series 2 and Series 3 models with GPS allow users to track distance and speed natively even when cellular reception is not available.