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Apple Watch Apps compared for Freeriding

Postby Gestalt » Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:54 am

I recently bought an Apple watch just so I could track my freeride kiteboarding sessions. I was curious to know what distance I traveled, what my average and top speed were, gps log maps, and how many calories I burned in a given session. I also thought it would be nice to start accumulating a log of all my sessions to get an idea how many hours I spend on the water per year and how many successful sessions I have per trip.

Through my research these seemed to be the most popular apps out there. I found very little reviews and no comparative reviews so this is my attempt to remedy that. The apps I tried out and compared in order of most favorite to least are as follows.

1. Waterspeed
2. Zef
3. Strava
4. Sessions
5. Woo (sorta)


See full comparative review (with pics) on my site here: http://www.gestaltreality.com/2020/09/2 ... -freeride/

If you have any feedback or questions please let me know. I'm curious what other Apple watch users have tried and liked.

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Re: Apple Watch Apps compared for Freeriding

Postby PeteTh » Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:18 pm

I currently use https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/waterspor ... 1224941533 to record tracks (it seems really good, but does require a subscription to use all features) and Sessions for Jumps, but I will give Waterspeed a go to compare.
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Re: Apple Watch Apps compared for Freeriding

Postby Leon van Bergen » Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:14 pm

Why don't you use the standard Activity sports app and select the ''Open water course'' activity! it will show everything you ask for!

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Re: Apple Watch Apps compared for Freeriding

Postby Si_B » Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:45 pm

I can’t see an “open water course” option? What data does that record?

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Re: Apple Watch Apps compared for Freeriding

Postby Leon van Bergen » Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:09 pm

Si_B wrote:
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I can’t see an “open water course” option? What data does that record?

Simon
They you need to add it. You have the sports app with the green runner icon? Or you can use the ''surfing'' activity..
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Re: Apple Watch Apps compared for Freeriding

Postby Si_B » Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:55 pm

Will add the “surfing” activity and try it next time. Can’t see the other option you mentioned in the list.

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Re: Apple Watch Apps compared for Freeriding

Postby Gestalt » Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:59 pm

PeteTh wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:18 pm
I currently use https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/waterspor ... 1224941533 to record tracks (it seems really good, but does require a subscription to use all features) and Sessions for Jumps, but I will give Waterspeed a go to compare.
I just downloaded the app, it looks pretty slick! Very nice find, thanks for sharing Pete. I will try it out the next time I go for a session.
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Re: Apple Watch Apps compared for Freeriding

Postby alunj » Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:31 am

:)
I’m a big fan of sessions
They seem to have woken from hibernation and are promising some new features soon. For me it works well
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Re: Apple Watch Apps compared for Freeriding

Postby PoweredbyNorth » Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:52 am

Leon van Bergen wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:14 pm
Why don't you use the standard Activity sports app and select the ''Open water course'' activity! it will show everything you ask for!
Leon, does the 'Open Water' activity also track your location with GPS? I always use 'Outside Cycling' for that reason. The only downside is that you manually have to lock the Watch for water.

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Re: Apple Watch Apps compared for Freeriding

Postby Leon van Bergen » Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:08 am

PoweredbyNorth wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:52 am
Leon van Bergen wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:14 pm
Why don't you use the standard Activity sports app and select the ''Open water course'' activity! it will show everything you ask for!
Leon, does the 'Open Water' activity also track your location with GPS? I always use 'Outside Cycling' for that reason. The only downside is that you manually have to lock the Watch for water.
Yes also GPS, And the watch auto locks for you!
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