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Ski Tracks V2 + Apple Watch Series 3

We are pleased to announce V2 of Ski Tracks, with its award winning battery life and exciting features that has improved the experience for millions of Skiers.

Ski Tracks now fully supports all Apple Health ski features and the new Apple Watch Series 3. You really can leave you phone at home or in the lodge.

With incredible battery life the Ski Tracks Watch App is probably the most advanced Ski App in the world.

Once you finish your skiing all your data is automatically stored in Apple Health so completing your activity rings for the day.


Features

  • Live Run Information including Last Run.
  • Altimeter
  • Maximum and Average Ski Speeds.
  • Vertical
  • Calories
  • Cross Country Ski Mode.
  • Snow Shoe Mode.
  • Markers
  • Summary with Activity Rings.

User Guide

For more information in using your Watch with Ski Tracks please checkout our Apple Watch SkiTracks User Guide

2018 Ski Season

Chill In The Air

If you are in the European Alps you may well be enjoying great Skiing but the ‘beast from the east’ really has dropped those temperatures down. -20C is not uncommon at most high resorts.

The skiing however is amazing if you can force yourself out of the chalet.

 

US / Canada

Maybe not the best start to the season in the West Coast but the snow has been improving. Whistler certainly is having some good snowfall right now.

Outlook (Rest of 2018)

 

The current forecast expects more snow throughout Europe in March, expect more snowy conditions across the US/Canada with a possible return to dryer whether in April so 2018 could turn out to be one of the best Ski seasons for a long time.

Android Wear 2.0

Android Wear 2.0

We are pleased to announce that Ski Tracks for Android Version 1.3.7 now supports Android Wear 2.0 in companion mode.

This version provides the following features.

  1. Start/Stop of Ski Tracks Phone App.
  2. Last Run Details.
  3. Full Ski Day Summary.
  4. Altimeter.

We would like to thank our partners at Casio for their support and access to their amazing F20 ProTrek Smart Watches.

Full standalone mode coming soon.

New Phone?

New Phone

Getting a new phone is always exciting, but remember to backup your phone so you don’t lose any app data. All our applications implement a free secure backup/restore feature and is compatible across different phone suppliers.

Using our free service

Using our free backup and restore services is the easiest way of transferring your tracks to a new phone, you can synchronise all your data across multiple devices and even between Android and iOS versions of our apps.

Storing your activities and attached photos (in reduced resolution) is totally free with no limits and it does not add to your iCloud or Android backup costs.

Simply login with Facebook or an email and sync your ski days or rides, its simple and easy.

For more information on iOS click here.

For more information on Android click here.

Other Backup Options

Export and Import Activity Files

On iOS go to Settings ->Tools -> Backup All Tracks. You can then use iTunes document sharing to move the backup folder to your computer.

For more information click here.

On Android go to Menu -> Tools -> Track Backup. This will create SKIZ files of all your tracks in the directory Ski Tracks/Backup.

For more information click here.

Full Phone Backup & Restore

For iOS devices this guarantees getting all application data duplicated to your new phone. By backing up with iTunes and restoring that newest backup to your new phone guarantees the new phone will have all your data.

Some phone shops also offer phone transfer capabilities but check it copies all your application data.

 

Our Cloud Services

Server Maintenance

System Status: OK

Behind every great application now sits an increasingly complex set of server technologies and at Core Coders we are no different. Last season we moved to a new platform and service provider. This year we are increasing our server capabilities to add new features to our applications.

If you experience any issues with Sessions, Login or Backup or Restore please ensure you are now running the latest version of our apps.

Our current servers offer the following to all our customers.

  • Secure & Free unlimited storage of activity data and attached photographs.

This season we will rolling out our new services including

  • Groups & Leaderboards
  • Locate Your Friends

Update Ski Tracks and Bike Tracks

To access our new services you must be running the latest version of our applications.

The latest versions of our apps can be downloaded from here.

Ski Tracks Android v1.3.7 

Ski Tracks iOS 1.6.3

Ski Tracks Lite iOS 1.6.3

Bike Tracks iOS 1.2.5

Ski Tracks (iOS) 1.6

On the 10th anniversary of the launch of the iPhone, Ski Tracks 1.6 is available. Plenty of new features go get you ready for the 2017 ski season. This is just the beginning of a season of exciting updates.

New Features

  • Facebook Login improvements.
  • More export options include KML to mobile Google Earth.
  • Improvements for iOS 10.

Ski Tracks App Statistics

We get asked a lot for Ski Tracks statistics so we thought we would share some of the main numbers with you. Before we go through the statistics we would like to thank all our customers – we could have not done it without you.

Total Downloads

In the past 5 years we have had a total downloads of Ski Tracks in the region of 2.4 million downloads. Ski Tracks is regularly top in its category across most countries that have Winter Sports. In the height of the season it is regularly in the top 10 overall app in the US, Canada, UK and much of Europe.

Yearly Usage

This figure has increased every year and now has nearly 1.2 million unique users starting Ski Tracks every year.

Monthly Usage

Mid season we generally have between 300,000 – 350,000 unique users starting Ski Tracks making it the most used Ski application in the world.

Daily Usage

Mid season we generally have between 40,000 – 45,000 unique  users starting Ski Tracks every morning as they go and up the mountain.

 Our Cloud Backup

Our online cloud system has only been operational for less than a year and in that time we have recorded.

12+ Million miles of Skiing, with 5.6 Billion Vertical Feet, with nearly 1 million Ski Days.

This season we are aiming at least doubling these numbers. We will give a live update on the site as soon as the 2017 Ski Season starts.