Apple Watch Series 3 users can now track their skiing and snowboarding activity through Apple Watch apps snoww, Slopes, Squaw Alpine, Snocru, and Ski Tracks that have been specially updated to use the custom workout APIs released in watchOS 4.2.
The news was announced by Apple on Wednesday with the company promoting how Apple 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 APIs released in watchOS 4.2 all data collected by the updated skiing and snowboarding apps will share data with the Health app on iPhone when permission has been granted and all activity will be put towards a users Activity rings.
Apple shared quotes from Eddy Healey, developer of snoww who said how thrilled the team is to roll this update out to users…
We’re thrilled with the updates Apple Watch Series 3 and watchOS 4.2 allow us to make. 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.