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Snow, Ski Tracks or Slopes

 Poster: A snowHead
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Hi,

I just wondered which app is best for an iPhone/Apple Watch combo… Snow, Ski Tracks or Slopes?

I have them all installed but have no idea which to use and why. I would just like to track my speed and where I have been really!

Any thoughts would be great!

Thanks

Ben
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Please don't.

I swear these apps make the slopes more dangerous.

Apple watch will track your distance and strava too.
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Or any Garmin.
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I’ve used Ski Tracks since 2012 to track where I’ve been on a day by viewing the .kmz file and also it keeps a log of days skied. When we’ve been skinning it’s good at showing elevation climbed. I also use ST for recording days on the water foiling. No idea how accurate it is for speed, not concerned about that.

I use Strava for cycling exclusively.

FatMap is great for visualising and planning trips and they added a ‘record’ function last year so I’ve probably switched to FatMap now over ST. FatMap is £30 a year so if you just want it for a couple of weeks a year then stick with ST.
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Nadenoodlee wrote:
Please don't.

I swear these apps make the slopes more dangerous.

Apple watch will track your distance and strava too.


Honestly, for me it's not about going faster or anything live that, I just like looking back on where we went, altitude etc.... a bit like tracking a scuba dive on a dive computer!
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phil_w wrote:
Or any Garmin.


I only have an Apple Watch!
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Nadenoodlee wrote:
Please don't.

I swear these apps make the slopes more dangerous.

Apple watch will track your distance and strava too.


I think you’re right. I made the mistake of allowing my kids to have it. When my girls were about 12 they set off down a slope in tuck and stayed in tuck until they were out of sight around the corner and god knows how long after (Campanule in Les Gets for those that know it). I chased after them but could no way keep up. When I caught up with them, they were in hysterics huddling around their phones. One of the little buggers had hit 50mph Shocked
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Timmycb5 wrote:
Nadenoodlee wrote:
Please don't.

I swear these apps make the slopes more dangerous.

Apple watch will track your distance and strava too.


I think you’re right. I made the mistake of allowing my kids to have it. When my girls were about 12 they set off down a slope in tuck and stayed in tuck until they were out of sight around the corner and god knows how long after (Campanule in Les Gets for those that know it). I chased after them but could no way keep up. When I caught up with them, they were in hysterics huddling around their phones. One of the little buggers had hit 50mph Shocked


Yeah, I totally understand that and there is no way that will be me... too old and too cautious! I just love looking back at the data and I wondered which would give the best output!
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I've used Ski Tracks* for years and found it does exactly what you want. I've not used the others, so can't comment on them

*Disclaimer - I had the name before the App was created Smile
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I used to use Skitracks on an iPhone but switched to using my Garmin Fenix 5 instead. Distance travelled is pretty much the same but my max speed is consistently higher on the phone. I think the Garmin is much more accurate than the phone GPS.
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Garmin and FATMAP is a great combo.

I quite often get a reported speed around 250kmh but it’s sitting inside a helicopter so doesn’t really count Happy
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I have only used ski Tracks. I have also used it on the kids phones when they were in ski school. This gave me a good idea of what they were upto in it.

I also use it to keep and eye on myself. Make sure I take it eash and don't go too fast rather than to see if I can go faster. Conscious of the remnants of my knee.
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I use ski tracks and the resort app - both seldom agree with mileage altitude lifts used etc Toofy Grin
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 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
I had a Suunto X10 so-called wrist-top computer with GPS and was surprised to find the Ski Tracks app gave virtually identical readouts Confused
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 Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
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another apple watch user being using Ski tracks for a few years, does the job and doesn't seem to eat battery! I've looked at a few others but some seem to want you to pay a subscription whereas Ski Tracks is a one off purchase (& I believe they also have a free version?)

https://www.corecoders.com/ski-tracks-app/
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@kitenski, yes I use the Ski Tracks Lite free version. Lets you keep 5 tracks, then you have to decide which one to delete
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