I’d been skiing for the better half of the morning with my Apple Watch Series 3 fitted snugly to my wrist. Mainly blue runs with my ski instructor Oly. Even though there was no fresh snow on the mountain, it was good enough for me! I’m no seasoned skier, but I do love to ski and find it so therapeutic at the best of times, especially when it’s a bluebird day.
Here’s a run down of the Apple Watch Series 3 and its brand new snow capabilities!
With a built-in GPS, the Apple Watch Series 3 has some nifty skiing features of a built-in altimeter that measures elevation and, can even tell when you’re standing still, sitting on a lift or skiing downhill. It’s the ultimate ski watch as it accurately tracks my ski and workout data.
If there’s one ski app that I recommend, it’s the snoww app—created by U.K born Eddy Healey—out of a pure need of wanting to track his own ski data. The snoww app is a social ski tracking app that allows you to follow friends and compare vital ski/snowboard statistics or compete with other skiers/snowboarders to climb your way to the top of the mountain’s leaderboard.
“We designed snoww thinking about quick interactions and glances while out on the mountain so these updates have helped us make it easy to record accurate, relevant metrics as well as create a fun and social experience for our users,” says Eddy Healy, developer of snoww.
Although the new Apple Watch Series 3 snow functionalities don’t teach form, it totally helped me to close out my activity rings for the day and got me studying my ski data—totally addictive and such a great way to improve and track my skiing. Way to go Apple.