Apple Watch apps now track ski performance

TechCrunch | 2/28/2018 | Katie Roof
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Skiers, rejoice!

It just got a lot easier to track your mountain treks.

Due - Apple - Watch - Update - GPS

Due to an Apple Watch update that combines GPS and altimeter (altitude) measuring, ski apps are now able to quantify performance. If you’re wondering how many calories you’ve burned or how fast you were going, all that data is available and more.

The new features are rolling out today, with Ski Tracks, Slopes, Snocru, Snoww, and Squaw Valley’s apps all getting updates. They are most compatible with Apple Watch Series 3 and an updated operating system of watchOS 4.2.

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TechCrunch had the opportunity to get a sneak preview of the apps.

Slopes was one of our favorites. The app lets you track your vertical feet, distance, heart rate, and lets you know exactly how much time you’re spending skiing versus waiting in lines and riding lifts. And it’s not just skiers. Slopes works for snowboarders, too. It tells you both your top and average speeds. It also shows you a map of your journey. The app auto-detects when you’re idle, so there’s no need to stop and restart with each run. The app is free, but users can upgrade to “Season Pass” for $19.99 per year and receive terrain...
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