Apple Watch Series 3 Can Track Your Skiing and Snowboarding Workout

Apple Watch Series 3 Can Track Your Skiing and Snowboarding Workout

Apple Watch Series 3 Can Track Your Skiing and Snowboarding Workout

by March 1, 2018

Apple’s smart watch has decided to delight its snow sports users. The new APIs for tracking skiing and snowboarding activity has been incorporated in its OS version, watchOS 4.2.

Proud owners of Apple Watch Series 3 will be able to leverage its capabilities and track snowboarding and skiing activity. Apps such as Slopes, snoww, Squaw Alpine, Snocru, and Ski Tracks will work on Apple Watch series 3 to report key metrics and enable snow sports users to gauge and improve their performance.

They will receive critical insights about vertical descent, distance covered, their average speed, the number of runs and the corresponding calories burnt. This is facilitated by the new and in-built altimeter in the Apple series 3 watch that helps to determine elevation.

While Apple has incorporated these APIs in its watchOS 4.2, it has not yet integrated it with its official workout apps. It is currently promoting only a handful of third-party apps through which its users can experience these features.

The latest Apple watch models have integrated altimeter with elevation tracking, accelerometer and GPS tracking to determine snow sports user’s metrics such as calories burnt, run count, and the speed at which he skis or snowboards.

With this new update in watchOS 4.2, Apple has optimized the algorithm and the underlying data is provided on the watch interface through carefully handpicked APIs.

The update enables to transmit data collected from snow sports activity into the user’s HealthKit database. The users can gain positive credits based on their activity and new workout records.

Slopes and snoww is equipped to support SiriKit, so all you need is a voice command to ensure that your activity is accurately tracked while you go skiing or snowboarding.