This week, Apple gave skiers and snowboarders a bunch of new reasons to get a new Apple Watch.
The company finally delivered the long awaited Apple Watch update that adds new workout-tracking features designed specifically for skiing and snowboarding. And with the update, Slopes, already one of the very best ski tracking apps out there, just became an even more essential tool to bring to the mountain with you.
The iPhone app lets you track your runs in meticulous detail throughout the day. Start recording when you first get to the mountain, and the app tracks every stat you could possibly want, from your altitude and speed at any given moment to how much time you spend on each run and lift.
At the end of the day, the app breaks it all down for you and overlays your runs onto an interactive map so you can relive the day any time you want.
But adding in Slopes’ new Apple Watch app takes everything to a whole new level. The Watch app has a new design that makes it easier to see your latest stats with a glance at your wrist, and better heart rate tracking means calorie estimates will be more accurate.
And, if you have a Series 3 Apple Watch, you don’t even have to have your phone on you — you’re free to track it all untethered.