Winter Sports, is a free Windows 8 winter sports app. It’s the only Windows 8 sports app which is officially backed by PSIA (Professional Ski Instructor of America) and AASI (American Association of Snowboard Instructors). This is an app that keeps a track of all your winter sports activities be it Ski, or Cross Country, Snowboard, Hiking, Snow Mobile etc. The app lets you import the data of an activity, from other tracking apps and devices, plus it also lets you edit your sports activities. The app presents all the data and information in an easy and rich interface, which lets you to see weather information, resorts around a skiing/snowboarding hub location, and see the resorts mapped in Bing maps within the app.
Based on the activities added in the app’s cloud, this app also shows you the total calories that you burned, total distance you covered, total vertical height covered so far etc. The app also connects to friends within the app. You can invite other users of this app, who are also into same skiing, snowboarding etc. sports, and connect to them for viewing how they are doing in their respective sports. Plus the app has a global leaderboard within, which shows the top performers globally according to their performance in respective sports. Plus for the beginners, the app has a trainings section; where you’ll get the training plans on how to successfully complete professional ski, snow boarding, telemark skiing, cross-country and freestyle lessons.
Track, plan your Winter Sports activities and socialize with friends using this Windows 8 winter sports app:
This Windows 8 Winter sports app, certainly is a good app, specially for the skiers and snowboarders. They’ll love this app. The app has very good design, which makes it easy to use. The app has multiple uses, like it can be used to learn lessons according to the difficulty of the lessons. All the lessons are from the professionals. Therefore these lessons are not for free, and costs few bucks. The app lets you purchase these lessons from within the app.
Since winter is almost here, so it’s a good time to get out and play winter sports. However the weather does becomes a problem. The good thing about this Windows winter sports app is, it lets you see the weather forecast of your current location, plus any other location. All you have to do search using the location name. The app will then show you a list of resorts near that location and 3 days weather forecast over there, the location mapped in inbuilt Bing map, and the contact information of that resort. So before getting all set up for long trip to the desired location you can check the weather forecast, and then plan your trip.
The biggest use of this Windows 8 winter sports app is, to track your winter activities. It doesn’t mean that you have to carry your Windows 8 devices out on skiing or snowboarding with you, to track your activity, like how long you skied, or how much calories you burnt. But, actually the app lets you synchronize the activities data between the app and other apps or devices like Garmin, RunKeeper etc. and then import the data directly from SkyDrive. The integration with SkyDrive works very well. And respective to the activities you have done so far, the app shows a graph-chart for Calories, Vertical distance, and Total Distance (including all: vertical, horizontal, diagonal etc.).
Not only you can just see your personal track record, but also see friends track records with whom you are connected to in the app. The app is a part of Active Fitness network, that has thousand of users. Just click on Friend Finder button in the Main Screen, and you’ll get all your friends listed in next screen using which you can quickly find out your friends and see where they are skiing or riding etc. Or if you want to view who’s on the top of world leader board in the winter sports, then simply click on Leaderboard button in main screen.
Key features of this Windows 8 winter sports app:
- Freely available.
- Track your winter sports activity.
- See weather forecast and resorts details.
- Be friends with other users of this app, and see how are they doing.
- See world leader board.
- Learn winter sports lessons from professionals.
Winter Sports, certainly is a good Windows 8 winter sports app. It’s functional, easy, and very useful. So, if you are planning for skiing, snowboarding, or snow mobile, then make sure you have this app. Download this Windows 8 winter sports app from Health & Fitness Category from Windows Store or get it here.