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Here come the holidays, and that as many as nine days off. We have prepared for you a selection of interesting leisure activities and how this can help iPhone.

The smartphone is so tightly embedded in the life of each of us that it is hard to imagine without it, many, even the most everyday actions. That is why I want to use it when playing their favorite sports. For runners, it’s simple! There are many applications designed just for this. But for lovers of extreme sports, skiers or lovers of skating, the choice is more poor. So maybe this review will help you to find for yourself something new and the followers of these sports.

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Let’s start with those applications which led to the idea of creating this review. Namely, applications for snowboarders and skiers.

I’m a snowboarder with experience, and the first time I rolled downhill at anything other than sleds, about fifteen years ago. Then the common man was not available such a large number of technical means for tracking and fixing of skiing.

Recently, such technical means become more and more. We picked the most interesting and useful.


Trekking skiing

Measurement of total riding time, distance travelled and maximum and average speed are not the most important, but quite an interesting performance. For this there are a large number of applications that allow you to collect such statistics. But among others I would mention two that I use while riding.

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For me, the main app for driving in the mountains is “SkiSpeed”. Its main advantage is that they do not need to manage. Simply before riding, press the “Start” button, and after riding for “Stop”. During its work the application on the basis of GPS data will gather all the statistics of the slopes for the day, and eventually we will receive data at maximum speed, the total elevations, longest descent, and their number, as well as time riding. A nice feature of the app is that in the settings you can specify the minimum battery level at which his work must cease. The Internet apps are not needed, which is especially useful in roaming.

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Name: SkiSpeed
Publisher/developer: Leaf.Duan
Price: Free
In app purchases: No
Compatibility: Universal app
Link: Set

There’s another good app called “iSki Austria”. Besides the version for Austria, there are several other versions for different countries. So in the App Store, you can find the app “iSki Russia”, “iSki Italy”, “iSki France, iSki Germany”. The app, importantly, has the Russification. Otherwise, its functionality is not much different from other similar applications. It, as others do, can track all the parameters that can be collected or calculated on the basis of information received from the GPS sensor. Also when you connect to the Internet have the ability to view real-time information, weather and video from web cameras installed in the resorts. To collect information while riding the Network connection is not required.

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Name: iSKI Austria
Publisher/developer: Intermaps AG
Price: Free
In app purchases: No
Compatibility: Universal app
Link: Set

Both apps can be useful for snowboarders and skiers, as the principle of information collection is no different.

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Another application for lovers of extreme sports is “Riders”, the essence of which is learning tricks. Sports in the app are a lot, from the trampoline to surfing, and just include downhill skiing and snowboarding. Well, the tricks themselves are presented for all levels of training starting with the basics and become familiar with sports equipment. It should be noted that to treat these lessons should be with caution and be sure to think through your actions before you attempt to repeat the described steps.

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Title: RIDERS
Publisher/developer: Riders App Inc
Price: Free
In app purchases: No
Compatibility: Universal app
Link: Set

Skating

For residents of Moscow created the app, called “Rinks of Moscow”. From the title you can guess that you created it just for fans to skate. It can be used to find a skating rink near the house or place where you are. While the list includes even those rinks that are just located in the courts and prepared by enthusiasts, and accordingly, are free. Many rinks are marked with a rating, and provides photographs, hours and phone numbers, if they exist. Look for rollers as you can on the map, and rating. The app itself is free.

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Title: Skating Rinks Of Moscow
Publisher/developer: Sergey Kozyrev
Price: Free
In app purchases: Yes
Compatibility: Universal app
Link: Set

Cross country skiing

Unfortunately for lovers of Nordic skiing provides a large number of applications. Nevertheless, there is one universal application that you can use to improve the quality of training. The app called “Runtastic” and many already know it. It is possible to pick one from the list, and then safely begin training. The app works closely with the iPhone and Apple Watch that allows you to synchronize with the regular Health program and receive various data as well as pulse.

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Name: Runtastic
Publisher/developer: runtastic
Price: Free
In app purchases: Yes
Compatibility: Universal app
Link: Set

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The analogue can result in the application of “Aerobia” which also collects data about their distance, expended energy, and displays all this in the form of statistics training. The app has Russian roots and is therefore completely Russified and has the support of Yandex.Cards. Information about training can be viewed on the device and browser version.

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Name: Aerobia
Publisher/developer: SCADA SIA
Price: Free
In app purchases: No
Compatibility: Universal app
Link: Set

Shooting from first person

Whatever sport you do, it can always be removed from the first person. Of course, it is better to use a special camera such as a GoPro or a cheaper Chinese counterparts. But there are solutions that will allow you to shoot action videos without buying the camera and only using the iPhone. The disadvantage of this method is that it is absolutely not aesthetic, but nevertheless it exists. I’m talking about the mount for your helmet. If you start searching for such accessories for the iPhone, one of the first search engines will give the company Optrix cases that are released for the iPhone and protect it from water and shock. The price is not small and starts on the manufacturer’s website from $ 120, and the mounting on the helmet is sold separately and costs another $ 25. I would imagine this kit is not bought, but if you need a solution not only for filming while riding, but just Hiking or fishing, then maybe this is a good option. Of course, there is a more expensive and cheaper ones.

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The idea was more convenient use of the smartphone as a action camera, but, unfortunately, beyond the idea it never came. The project was placed on Kickstarter, but failed to collect the required amount and was closed. The system was called S. 1, and its essence was to ensure to secure the phone to the helmet sideways. It was envisaged the lens, which refract the image and send it to the lens, the camera knows not a helmet, and what is happening ahead.

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I don’t need to remind you that all the funds operate using the battery, which naturally leads to the accelerated decrease in the level of charge. But if you want to use them, you can always bring a PowerBank and charge your phone while relaxing or backpack, not looking up from your favorite things.

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Glad that active types of recreation nowadays, more and more, but unfortunately, not all of them have separate gadgets or apps. Nevertheless, something can always be found. Of course, their usage is not the main lesson in any sport, but only complements it. So you just have to enjoy an active lifestyle, even if the developers haven’t figured out how to combine your favorite sport and iPhone. But if invented, then collect information and use it for self-improvement or just to share with your friends your results.

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