Slopes winter activity tracker goes free up front, gets a bigger maps, and more

Slopes, a tracking app for winter sports like skiing, snowboarding, and other stats, has been updated to version 2.0, going free up front, adding a bigger map, a refreshed interface, and support for 3D Touch. The Apple Watch app for Slopes now takes advantage of watchOS 2.

The update comes with a number of new features, improvements, and fixes. Check out the list below to see the highlights.

  • Brand new runs & lifts view.
  • The map is now ~40% bigger.
  • Visually see you how long a lift / run was with the new timeline scrubber at the bottom.
  • Scrolling through your timeline updates the map with an icon showing exactly where you were.
  • The maps are now interactive, too. You can now pinch / zoom / pan around the map.
  • New start recording screen with your lifetime stats. How much vertical can you grab?
  • The recording screen has also been redesigned: see lift vs run time estimates live, and enjoy a more legible interface despite the sun's glare.
  • Calorie burn estimates are now also available while recording.
  • Huge improvements to the GPS processor giving you more accurate stats, especially in poor-GPS situations (old activities will be re-analyzed, too). Thanks to everyone who sent in their inaccurate runs!
  • Peak and Pop gestures for devices with 3d touch.
  • The Watch app as been updated to take advantage of watchOS 2.
  • Fixed what looked like a loss of data when you restored from an iCloud backup.
  • Fixed a flickering issue when opening a photo full-screen.
  • Fixed a bunch of other bugs and crashes that no one complained about, but I knew needed to be crushed.

Slopes is now free to try up front. For users that want to get the most out of the app, they can sign up for a Season Pass subscription of $7.99 per month.