Popular skiing and snowboarding app Slopes added support for the Apple Watch Ultra action button over the weekend, making it one of the few third-party apps with native support for the feature.


Apple Watch Ultra owners can program the action button to start a workout with the Slopes app, so you can start a skiing or snowboarding session faster. The Slopes app is designed to automatically determine your resort or backcountry location when a workout is started. So all you have to do is activate the action button.

There are currently a limited number of third-party apps that support the action button, and popular titles like Strava have yet to implement support. Apps and features can be launched with shortcuts, but it is more convenient for users if developers build the feature into their apps.

The action button can be customized through the Settings app on the Apple Watch Ultra. It supports several native Apple Watch features, e.g. B. starting a workout, starting the stopwatch, adding a waypoint to the compass app, starting a dive, activating the flashlight, and starting a user-created shortcut.

Slopes is available for free on the App Store, but requires a Premium or Daypass subscription to unlock all features. The developers behind Slopes are often quick to add new iOS features, so the app also offers live activity support for the lock screen and dynamic island, widgets, and other features.

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