Apple Watch Series 3 Adds Skiing, Snowboarding Activity Tracking

Posted in Apple News on 01/03/2018 by Chris Hauk


Apple on Wednesday announced that the Apple Watch Series 3 can now be used to track skiing and snowboarding activity.

Apple Watch Series 3 Adds Skiing, Snowboarding Activity Tracking

Starting today, skiers and snowboarders can use Apple Watch Series 3 to track their activities via new updates to apps available in the App Store. Watch users can now record runs, see vertical descent and other stats, and contribute active calorie measurements directly to the Apple Watch Activity app.

Apple Watch Series 3 Adds Skiing, Snowboarding Activity TrackingApp updates for snoww, Slopes, Squaw Alpine, Snocru and Ski Tracks now track new metrics on the slopes including:

  • Total vertical descent and horizontal distance
  • Number of runs
  • Average and maximum speeds
  • Total time spent
  • Calories burned

Apple Watch Series 3 Adds Skiing, Snowboarding Activity Tracking

The updates take advantage of the Apple Watch Series 3’s built-in GPS and altimeter, as well as custom workout APIs released in watchOS 4.2 to enable tracking of specialized metrics.

“Having the ability to track the details of runs with Apple Watch is an incredible asset for everyone from training athletes to skiers and riders just looking to have fun and stay active,” said Jonny Moseley, Olympic Moguls Gold Medalist and Squaw Alpine Mountain Ambassador. “The Squaw Alpine app for Apple Watch helps me when I’m out with my family to not only track exactly where my kids are on the mountain, but also compare our performance, so I can make sure I’m keeping up with my sons and add some fun competition to our day.”

The updated apps are now available on the App Store and require watchOS 4.2 or later.


Chris Hauk

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