SkiLynx

SkiLynx

By Wearlynx, Inc.

  • Category: Sports
  • Release Date: 2015-12-09
  • Current Version: 4.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 119.84 MB
  • Developer: Wearlynx, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4/5 ( 22 App Reviews)
  • Price:
    $2.99
SkiLynx App Ratings: 4
4
Based on 22 App Reviews
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SkiLynx App Details

See exactly what run or lift your friends are on - with SkiLynx! Instantly create your own private ski group for the day, to share location and chat on the mountain. “If you ski with friends, you need this app!” – Outside Magazine Easily keep in contact with your group on the mountain with SkiLynx. See exactly what run or lift each person in your group is riding, in real-time, including the run difficulty rating and their percentage down the trail, as well as their current location on the resort map. Chat with your group with just a tap, using customizable quick messages that let you communicate with a single touch from your iPhone or Apple Watch. SkiLynx automatically logs every run and lift you ride, as well as how many miles you’ve skied, giving you a summary of your day and an ongoing history of your ski season at all your resorts. “The best new ski app for keeping track of your crew on the hill…” – Outside Magazine “One of the best health and fitness apps for Apple Watch...” - Men's Fitness SkiLynx is featured in: Tom’s Guide - “Best New Apps for Skiers” Wired Magazine - "Apps We Love" CurbedSki - “Top 6 Ski Apps You Need to Download This Winter” Elevation Outdoors - “The Must-Have Outdoors Apps for 2016” Techcrunch - “Apps for Hitting the Slopes” BraveSkiMom – “SkiLynx: Track Your Friends, Your Family & Your Day” Share your favorite runs, lifts, ski days, even your full ski season on Facebook and Twitter. Let your friends and followers share in your experience on the mountain, even when they can't be with you in person. Location-aware hashtags let you automatically insert your current location into a message: "Meet me at #here" becomes "Meet me at Burnout" when you're on the Burnout run, or “Meet me at Base Lodge” when you’re at the Base Lodge. SkiLynx keeps track of where you are, so you don’t have to. Just a single tap to your iPhone or Apple Watch sends that message to your group. No need to type when you'd rather be riding! With your Apple Watch, your iPhone stays safely in your pocket as you ride the lift - your group's locations are right on your wrist and you can chat with a tap or just by talking into your Apple Watch. Connect with whatever friends or family you chose that day, with SkiLynx’s one-touch invite-only group creation, or just ski solo and let SkiLynx track your day on the mountain for you. SkiLynx connects you at the major North American ski mountain resorts from coast to coast, across the Rockies, Sierras, Tetons, Wasatch, New England, Canada, and more: ● Alpine Meadows ● Bear Mountain ● Bear Valley ● Boreal ● Heavenly Mountain ● Homewood ● Kirkwood ● Mammoth Mountain ● Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe ● Northstar California Resort ● Sierra at Tahoe ● Snow Summit ● Squaw Valley ● Sugar Bowl ● Arapahoe Basin ● Aspen Highlands ● Aspen Mountain ● Beaver Creek ● Breckenridge ● Buttermilk ● Copper Mountain ● Keystone ● Snowmass ● Steamboat ● Telluride ● Vail ● Sun Valley ● Taos ● Mount Bachelor ● Alta ● Deer Valley ● Park City ● Snowbird ● Killington ● Okemo ● Stowe ● Crystal Mountain ● Jackson Hole ● Lake Louise ● Revelstoke ● Whistler Blackcomb Get the latest weather updates, and open lift and trail counts straight from the SkiLynx app even before you get there. Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

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SkiLynx App Reviews

  • Does what it says really well

    5
    By Nutmac
    SkyLinx is primarily about one thing. Automatically mapping lifts and runs, and sharing them with your friends or family in real time. It’s essentially “Find My Friends at a ski resort” and as a bonus, it will keep track of which lifts and tracks you rode each day and for each ski season, as well as total distance. I frequent Lake Tahoe (e.g., Squaw, Northstar, Heavenly) and the app is incredibly accurate. It obviously needs data connection to indicate where your friends are, but it logs my own data just fine with weak or no signal. This app does not track your ski performance. No average and maximum speed, altitude, slope degree, duration, and difficulty level. No HealthKit integration. I would gladly buy an IAP to enable performance monitoring if available. On-board messaging feature works fine, and it has useful set of quick replies. But I much prefer to use Apple’s Messages app. The app has a polished overall look and feel, but slightly dated. It depends on hamburger menu for navigation. I would much prefer navigation tool bar on the bottom. I wish the app would let me create a permanent family group. Instead, I have to send a text message each day to kick start the ski run. Apple Watch app is also quite nice. It uses very little resource and performs okay even on series 0 Apple Watch. The battery impact is surprisingly low. Even with heavy video and photo shooting, and allowing my kids to play games during the lunch break, my iPhone 7 Plus ended 9-hour day with 50% battery life to spare.
  • Worked well for our group

    4
    By Must for travel
    App did an admirable job of locating our group of six during a three day trip at Park City. GPS was off a few times but the tracking down lifts and runs was pretty solid and kept a record of the day. Combined with group text it made it easy to meet up. For the fee it would be nice if it tracked speed or other movements as well as runs and distance.
  • Great trail map overlay, sets this app apart!

    5
    By Remoto244
    I purchased this app for the sole purpose of locating my buddies on the slopes, as we often decide to separate on different areas of the mountain. I will tell you now that the ski trail overlay is what stands this app apart from any other app I could find. I've seen some other reviews here complaining "why not just use the free Find Friends app to locate your buddies?" Don't fool yourself. There is no way other apps like Find Friends can effectively tell you which lift or trail someone is on. Even an app like Google Maps, which has trails and lifts for major resorts, does not do a good job of letting you know exactly where you are, simply because the context of trail names and tree cluster landmarks are simply not there. The SkiLynx app changes all that and lets me see exactly which lift or slope me or my friends are on, in a visual way with an overlay of the official ski map of the resort (official is just a guess, it definitely looks like the high quality resort map). I can't comment on the ski stats part of the app yet, as my testing so far has just been for locating myself and one other buddy, and so far we used the battery sparing option of only enabling GPS when app is active. But I was so excited about the effectiveness of the locating feature (in Telluride ski resort BTW) that I just had to get this review in. And anyone that tries to downplay the usefulness of this feature by saying "why not just text your buddy to ask where s/he is?" is just being silly. We all know what a pain it is to respond to a text while skiing hard, or even when riding a cold lift when wind and temps are brutal. I love this app as it eliminates that, I plan to check it out at other major resorts.
  • Great by yourself or with friends - now with Rockies!

    5
    By MonsterGriffin
    Update ———— And now Canada and the North East! People who are complaining obviously didn't read the description. The supported resorts are listed and this isn't a hardcore stats app. This is about skiing with your friends or tracking your runs by name (no other app does this!) Anyone who has done any skiing or snowboarding knows how hard it is to find people on the slopes. Plus just getting lost wondering which run you are on. The app does a great job of showing you exactly where you are on the map, as well as making it easy to coordinate with your friends. Perfect!
  • No way to review it

    1
    By findings kidneys
    I have no way to review the app because I'm at a mountain that it doesn't support, Crested Butte. Waste of my money and time!
  • Very disappointed considering the price

    1
    By ZachKaiser
    It doesn't even record your speed. There are much better (and free) alternatives, e.g. Trace Snow, resort apps (Epic, Squaw Valley). The only useful feature is group realtime location and messaging. But you can easily achieve that by using whatever IM app + Find My Friends. Definitely not worth it.
  • Useless if you're at an unsupported mountain

    1
    By JDSX
    It only works if you're at one of the mountains in its list. There's no "other" mode.
  • Disappointed

    2
    By TrevorWalton
    I purchased this app based on a few different comparisons I read of ski apps online, and some positive reviews, I think they were all sucked in by the "social" aspect, and being able to text from the app(big whoop), 'cause I was unimpressed. There were a few issues that caused me to be disappointed, after my first use. 1. My phone battery died halfway through my ski day, (Old phone, gps, and streaming music. Kills the battery pretty fast, and I forgot re-charge battery.) and even though I had the companion Apple Watch app installed I only got half a day's worth of stats. Seems like if the watch app is running and the watch has GPS, it should still be able to record stats and sync up w/ the phone once it is recharged. 2. Even after recharging my phone, and shutting down the app on the iPhone, it was still using my GPS, despite the fact that I set it to "When using the app" in location preferences, and no longer had the app in the foreground on the watch. I had to reboot my phone to get it to stop using the GPS. 3. Maybe it's buried in the preferences screens somewhere, but I couldn't a way to get to many of the stats available in other ski-tracking apps like top speed, total vert., etc. All I got were runs, miles, and lifts. I think I'll go back to using ski-tracks.
  • Finally a ski slope tracker that got it right

    5
    By Photojon1
    I have tried severa "track friends on the slopes" apps and most of them fall short. This one did a great job in the following areas (which were my key care abouts) (1) realtime updates of where your "party" is skiing. Clearn notes of not only what lift and run they are on but realtime updates of where they are on the lift or "run". For a lift it shows 0% when in line or just getting on. Then quick progressions as they ride up the chair with 10% increments. Then at the top of the run, it notes 0% when at the top and again progresses in 10% increments until at the bottom of the run which notes 100%. It was so reliable, that I could tell when the chair stopped and restarted. (2) Very power efficient. I was concerned that it would drain my battery and it did not! It also had cool messaging capabilities which I did not try but looks interesting. The only "shortcomming" is that it has a limited number of slopes, but I'm sure that will increase with time. Fantastic technology and glad to have finally have found an app that works in this space!!
  • Awesome

    5
    By Kachuchis
    You can never find your friends when you are ready for a bite or start your apres-ski ritual. When you finally do catch up with them and the ask you what your favorite run of the day was, you can't remember! This app does it all for you! It's everything you needed on the slopes but didn't know you could get!

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