Apple Watch a hit on the mountain: 25% of Slopes app skiers and riders start tracking via wrist

| March 8, 2018

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The developer revealed high Apple Watch usage in the release notes for its revamped Slopes app, which hit iOS and watchOS on Wednesday. The update coincides with a number of other mountain-focused app updates that dropped on Tuesday, to allow fitness tracking from skiing and snowboarding on Apple Watch Series 3 and watchOS 4.2.For Slopes, 25 percent of skiers and snowboarders using the app start recording via Apple Watch, rather than the iPhone app.

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Q-dance is a Dutch dance event organization that focuses on the harder styles of dance music, like hardcore, hardstyle, techno and hardhouse. Widely known concepts are Defqon.1 Weekend Festival, Q-BASE, Qlimax and X-Qlusive. Q-dance events are easy to recognize by their names; there's always a Q in it. The Q-dance logo was launched in 2001 with the TURN YOU ON campaign and is inspired by the power button of a computer.

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Q-dance is a Dutch dance event organization that focuses on the harder styles of dance music, like hardcore, hardstyle, techno and hardhouse. Widely known concepts are Defqon.1 Weekend Festival, Q-BASE, Qlimax and X-Qlusive. Q-dance events are easy to recognize by their names; there's always a Q in it. The Q-dance logo was launched in 2001 with the TURN YOU ON campaign and is inspired by the power button of a computer.

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