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Apple Watch Series 3 with watchOS 4.2 now tracks skiing and snowboarding

Apple has added the ability for skiers and snowboarders to use the Apple Watch Series 3 to track activities through new updates to apps just updated in the App Store.




Watch users can now record runs, see vertical descent and other stats, and contribute active calorie measurements directly to the Apple Watch Activity app. With the new additions, app can track total vertical descent and horizontal distance, number of runs, average and maximum speeds, total time spent, and calories burned.

"Having the ability to track the details of runs with Apple Watch is an incredible asset for everyone from training athletes to skiers and riders just looking to have fun and stay active," said Olympic Moguls Gold Medalist and Squaw Alpine Mountain Ambassador Jonny Moseley. "The Squaw Alpine app for Apple Watch helps me when I'm out with my family to not only track exactly where my kids are on the mountain, but also compare our performance, so I can make sure I'm keeping up with my sons and add some fun competition to our day."

Apps can auto pause and resume and users will get credit towards their Activity rings. Workout information will also be recorded to the Health app on iPhone with user permission.

The new additions require watchOS 4.2. Updates for Snoww , Slopes, Squaw Valley / Alpine Meadows, Snocru and Ski Tracks are available now.