You can now track skiing and snowboarding on your Apple Watch Series 3. Additionally, developers can take advantage of the wearable device’s GPS and altimeter as well as custom workout APIs to enable tracking of specialized metrics.
Watch users can now record runs, see vertical descent and other stats, and contribute active calorie measurements directly to the Apple Watch Activity app.
In addition, third-party apps like snoww, Slopes, Squaw Alpine, Snocru, and Ski Tracks already 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
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According to Jonny Moseley, Olympic Moguls Gold Medalist and Squaw Alpine Mountain Ambassador:
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
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.
To use the new skiing and snowboarding features you must have an Apple Watch Series 3 with the iOS 4.2 update installed.