Tracking skiing

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by tl01, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. tl01 macrumors 68020

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    If you were tracking your skiing as a workout...would you pause each time you are on the chair lift? Do you use a particular app for tracking skiing?
     
  2. hughm123 macrumors newbie

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    The good apps will distinguish when you're going up (chair lift) versus going down so there's no need to pause.

    Some resorts (e.g. owned by Vail) have their own app, for example "Epic Mix" tracks which lifts you go up to give you daily reports. Or you can use a standalone app. There are a few of these: personally I use "Ski Tracks" which is pretty good, but there are others.

    The reports from "Ski Tracks" are mooch more detailed than Epic Mix including things like speed profiles which the resort app may not have. But the resort app may be better in terms on knowing exactly which lift(s) you used.
     
  3. magicschoolbus macrumors 65816

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    Download the slopes app - it does everything automatically and is virtually seamless.
     
  4. ftaok macrumors 603

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    I used the Slopes app last week. It worked very well, expect it killed the battery life on my AW. The iPhone's battery was barely drained.

    The AW (series 2) had the HR sensor on the whole time. Not sure which GPS the app used, but if it was the AW's GPS, that would explain a lot.

    I carried an external battery with me and a lightning cable. I was thinking that I'd have to recharge the phone during lunch. Next time, I'll bring the AW charging puck as well. I quick charge for the AW at lunch would have gotten me through the day, easily.
     
  5. magicschoolbus macrumors 65816

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    I do not have my HR sensor set to on when tracking my runs. I let the watch just operate normally to track calories and the watch to track runs and speed. Works perfectly.. Id reccomend turning the HR sensor off.
     
  6. ftaok macrumors 603

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    No can do on that. I want to be able to close my rings.

    Edit - I just reread you post. I guess that would be easier to just turn off the HR and still be able to close my rings
     
  7. magicschoolbus macrumors 65816

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    I still close my rings - it still picks up on calories (i think) - just not within the app.
     
  8. tl01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I want to close my rings. I have a series 4 so I wonder how it would handle 6 hours in the slopes.
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    Thanks all for the info! I will look into these apps for my next trip:).
     
  9. ftaok, Jan 8, 2019
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    ftaok macrumors 603

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    The website for Slopes says something about battery efficiency tricks for S3 and S4 Apple Watches. Didn't work for me as I have a S2, but your S4 might be OK.

    EDIT - I can't find the details about battery savings on the S3/S4 on the website. Maybe I was imagining things.
     

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