Apple Watch Ultra gains ski and snowboard workout detection
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.
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.