Latest in Gear

Image credit:

Apple Watch Series 3 will track your shredding on the slopes

Just in time for... spring?
Timothy J. Seppala, @timseppala
February 28, 2018
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Chris Velazco/Engadget

Fancy yourself a skier or snowboarder? Don't let winter's impending conclusion distract you from news that your Apple Watch Series 3 can now track those snowy workouts and put them toward your daily activity goals. Apps including Snoww, Slopes and Ski Tracks will take advantage of the Watch's built-in GPS and altimeter.

Apple says that in conjunction with those apps, the Watch will log your total vertical descent and horizontal distance (perfect for cross-country skiing), calories burned, average and maximum speed, number of runs and total time spent on the slopes. And of course, you'll be able to start a few of the apps with Siri voice commands.

What's a little weird though is that instead of adding these features directly to the Health app itself, Apple is relying on third-parties to make use of the functionality. This might all change once watchOS 5 rolls around, presumably, this fall. Regardless, the updated apps are on iTunes right now. There's always time for a trip to Vail this summer, right?

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's 2020 Back-to-School Guide

Engadget's 2020 Back-to-School Guide

View
Google brings dark mode to Docs, Sheets and Slides on Android

Google brings dark mode to Docs, Sheets and Slides on Android

View
Facebook envisions using holographics for super-slim VR glasses

Facebook envisions using holographics for super-slim VR glasses

View
You can buy 'Microsoft Flight Simulator' on 10 DVDs if you want

You can buy 'Microsoft Flight Simulator' on 10 DVDs if you want

View
Crypto scammers hack Elon Musk, Biden, Obama, and Kanye on Twitter

Crypto scammers hack Elon Musk, Biden, Obama, and Kanye on Twitter

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr