Smartwatches and fitness trackers have been generally helpful for people who participate in a whole gauntlet of athletics, from distance and endurance activities to team sports, but thanks to a new update, the Apple Watch has a new sport functionality: it's compatible with skier-tracking apps. The latest Apple Watch update, which combines the watch's GPS data with its altimeter data, allows the device to accurately quantify skiing performance.
There are several skier-tracking apps that the Apple Watch can now accommodate, including Ski Tracks, Slopes, Snocru, Snoww, and Squaw Valley. Skiers can get the data that they expect from a smartwatch, like calories burned, but they can also get information that's specific to their sport, like total altitude change over time, speed over time, top speed, total distance skied, and much more.
The Apple Watch is Now Compatible with Skier-Tracking Apps