Apple Watch Ultra gains ski and snowboard workout detection

Ro, 29 November 2022

Apple's sporty Watch Ultra just gained more workout options thanks to the third-party app Slopes. Once installed, the watch will be able to track your ski or snowboard workout and it can even identify the resort you are in. All those features, however, are limited to paying subscribers.

Apple Watch Ultra gains ski and snowboard workout detection

Slopes even works with the Action button on the Watch Ultra. The key is exclusive to the Watch Ultra and Slopes is one of the few apps to take advantage of it so far. You can assign the button to start a workout through Slopes with a single press. Pausing it requires you to press the Action button and the Side button simultaneously. Slopes works with Siri as well so voice commands are on the menu.

Additionally, all Apple Watch devices can switch to water lock mode when a Slopes workout is started in order to prevent accidental touches on the display with all that snow around. You can exit the water lock mode by pressing down and holding the Digital Crown for a few seconds.



Reader comments

  • Muncho
  • 03 Feb 2023
  • SHp

Garmin is far better… downhill workout on ultra don’t track your runs… Slopes don’t track your pulse.. it’s so annoying

  • Mike
  • 29 Nov 2022
  • mxB

It would be nice if Garmin introduced fully functional communication applications. What for ? In order not to take the phone every single time - one person will buy a version with LTE and the other without LTE. But on both I would like to see Wha...

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