apple watch cases It’s getting to the point that it feels like the Apple watch can do just about anything. With the new update comes new features for cycling, and hiking. And honestly, if you’re bikepacking (or if you were at Unbound last weekend ) those hiking features might come in handy for cyclists, too.
Apple says the watchOS 10 cycling features include automatic workout reminders, calorimetry for e-biking, and fall detection. When a power meter is detected, the Apple Watch will automatically estimate functional threshold power —the highest level of intensity you can maintain for an hour. This information enables “ Power Zones ,” which show which zone you’re in, and how long you spend in each zone. Related Story What to Know About Cycling Power Zones
If you start a cycling workout from your Apple watch, it will now automatically show up as a “Live Activity” on your iPhone. If you tap it, the activity will take over the entire display, making it easier to see metrics while riding . Video player poster image The hiking features could be useful for both mountain biking and bikepacking . The new features allow you to see a three-dimensional view of where you’ve been using the “Elevation Views.” You can get estimates of where you last had reception with “Cellular Connectivity Waypoints.” Those waypoints can also let you know where you can next make an emergency call. Related Story The hiking features include detailed topographic maps that allow you […]