Active Fitness launches Universal app with half a million 3D trails


Active Fitness launches a Universal app on Windows 10, bringing a large and small screen versions to users with one beautifully crafted responsive user interface. Active Fitness is a sports social network that quickly expanded to two million users in the last two years. Now Windows PC, tablets, phones, as well as iOS and Android users can now use the app with a great visual experience, including 3D trails, action photos, social network. You can download a universal version of the app for Windows devices, as well as iOS and Android from here.

Gorgeous 3D Trails

Active Fitness brings gorgeous 3D trails to those who love running, hiking, walking, skiing or snowboarding. There’s more than half a million trails now in Active Fitness from all over the world, and all 500,000+ trails you can view in 3D!


Beautiful Photography

Want to share your trail with your friends? Active Fitness makes it really easy with social sharing.




Active Fitness adds weight tracker

With its latest update Active Fitness brings weight tracker in addition to an already comprehensive set of tools for fitness. The weight tracker is cleanly and well designed, and adds powerful charts and history tracking for your weight goals. Best part of Active Fitness solution is that it automatically synchronizes your tracking data with all devices you log into.



Ski and snowboard with Active Fitness and Winter Sports at National Academy

Winter Sports app, a snow sports app built on Active Fitness cloud platform, has for a long time been the best kept secret ski app for tracking your skiing and snowboarding: it allows snow sports lovers to track skiing while disconnected, has thousands of ski resorts data, supports tracking with your smart phone (and now with 3D maps!) or wearables, has tracking battery life for more than 12 hours of non-stop tracking, plus anything you need to track during apres-ski time.

Winter Sports app truly cares about snow-sports community, by participating in professional ski and snowboards events, contributing to education and really being a grass root community of skiers and snowboarders.


Today we’ll join National Academy, an annual professional ski in snowboard instructors event in Breckenridge, Colorado to ski and ride with top national ski and snowboard professionals and see how we can use Winter Sports app to track our elevation, impress buddies on chairlifts and more.


Snow-storm in Denver dumped more than 4-5 feet of fresh powder in April over the course of two weeks. More than enough for the end of the ski season.

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Winter Sports app is very easy to use: at the beginning of your ski day simply start tracking and the app diligently keeps counting your runs, speed, elevation and statistics.


What’s really cool about the app is its voice announcements features. The app detects when you are done with your run and reads you statistics on the chair lift up to a massive enjoyment of your lift buddies. For single riders it’s a great conversation starter! At the end of the day the app also shows you all your runs, displaying your highest elevation points and speed:


Winter Sports app uniquely supports Telemark Skiing

Winter Sports is the only app that supports Telemark in addition to Ski and Snowboard. Most apps simply focus on running and cycling, but Active Fitness has more than 50 activities to chose from!



Telemark with Jim Shaw, Scott McGee and Charlie McArthur


We had a chance to telemark with all three of legendary authors and contributors to the official Telemark Technical Manual and track our telemark skiing with Winter Sports app and Microsoft Band. How lucky we are!? This is an incredible luck to hit the slopes in this company. As far as I know, Winter Sports app is the only app in the work that tracks telemark as a separate activity, and Microsoft Band when connected to Winter Sports app can actually show you telemark performance vs other fellow freeheelers. I doubt I can compete with National Telemark Team members, such as Charlie McArthur, Scott McGee or Jim Shaw, but I feel that my modest app contribution to telemark as a sport was well received by professionals!

Conveniently, you can see your and your friends’ trails in the app:


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How to use Winter Sports app and Microsoft Band while Skiing

Winter Sports app expands Microsoft Band with snow-sport related activities: skiing, snowboarding, telemark, cross-country and more.

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How to use 3D Maps with Winter Sports app

Skiers and snowboarders care about elevations and mountains they ski! With Winter Sports app you can now view and share gorgeous trails you ski in 3D:


How to share on Facebook, Twitter, Vkontakte etc with Winter Sports app

Winter Sports app is very social and allows you to post your trails live on Facebook, Twitter, VKontakte, Instagram and other social networks! Simply hit share button on any of your trails. Users can also attach images and pictures to trails.


How to check how many steps you made

Checking how many steps you made is easy with step-counter. The app automatically tracks your steps or turns and shows you statistics and charts.



Social action photography with Winter Sports

Winter Sports has always been a strong app for action photos. You can take photos or attach pictures to trails and activities and share them on social networks.



Training with Winter Sports

Winter Sports has built-in training programs that track interval activity, for example for hiking, walking or cross-country skiing.



Statistics and data from more than 2,000 ski resorts

Winter Sports has snow reports and data from more than 2,000 ski resorts worldwide.



San Francisco with Active Fitness and Microsoft Band

For //BUILD Active Fitness announced it expands Microsoft Band with 50+ new activities and helps conserving GPS battery for up-to 24 hours via clever programming. Today, to play with that we will make a trip to San Francisco, to enjoy a sunny day by the Golden Gate bridge, have oyster po’boy, tuna tartar, ride some bike, buy some t-shirts, check the new awesome Active Fitness Windows 10 app with Microsoft Band integration. After searching for some trails on Active Fitness website, I came up with this route, and may be thinking of crossing Golden Gate and having a lunch in Sausalito:

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The plan is also to post some pictures on Active Fitness, Facebook and Twitter and overall enjoy ourselves while riding a bike around San Francisco. I’ll use Microsoft Band which has Cycling built in, but at the bike rental shop I had a mountain bike, wouldn’t it be cool to use Mountain Bike tracking? With 50+ activities added by Active Fitness, there’s a chance you can find your favorite activity. I simply added Mountain Bike to the band.

Et voila!



Our morning starts at Golden Gate Ferry Terminal, with a poached egg, grits, bacon and café au lait at Cowgirl Creamery, which looks like this:

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Opening my Active Fitness Windows 10 app, I find some fresh trails near San Francisco. So the idea is to rent a bike, ride it towards Golden Gate, cross it, have a lunch at Sausalito and then ride back. Have a dinner at a Ferry Terminal market. Sound good? Let’s go!

Crossing Golden Gate, I stopped in Sausalito, to have a lunch and check Active Fitness app and the Microsoft Band, results looking good, I have >12 miles on my Band, and it’s been over 6 hours, the Band is still fully charged because Active Fitness uses phone battery to track GPS, so Band battery is almost full!


A lunch at Trident restaurant in Sausalito: tuna tartar is highly recommended, as well as crabcakes and large bottles of sparkling water.


After lunch, I decide not to take an easy way back via ferry, and instead cross Golden Gate bridge back to San Francisco on the bike: that’s another 12 miles trip and quite a bit of steep elevation. My heart rate is at 170 bpm, Microsoft Band diligently tracks that.

One of the coolest features of Active Fitness is its ability to post pictures just like Instagram, but you can associate it with sports activities. So everything I track, I also attach pictures to document my journey. Simply brilliant!

After the day is over, it’s hard to believe I made 25 miles, crossed San Francisco, Golden Gate bridge, made it to Sausalito and tested Active Fitness and Microsoft Band integration! Have a wonderful weekend!

To learn more about Microsoft Band and Active Fitness integration, check:

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Snow Storm in Tahoe as seen by Active Fitness users

Over the weekend Sierra Nevada mountain range and Lake Tahoe enjoyed a great snowstorm. This made many skiers and snowboarders very happy. Active Fitness users used our Winter Sports app to track their activities. Today we can look at some of the most amazing runs we made during the snowstorm.

If you like snow-sports you can download our Winter Sports app. In addition to traditional activities, it will give snow reports and data from more than 2,000 ski resorts worldwide. The app provides weather forecast and trail information in addition to tracking your favorite runs. Thanks to GPS tracking and advanced sensor data, you can see your vertical, distance and spWP_20160308_08_48_05_Proeed, as well as airtime if you happen to jump in the park.

Northstar Ski Resort – is a great place to ski if you want to stay at Tahoe and ski in the trees.

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Mammoth – another popular destination this weekend

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Squaw Valley – the heart of Olympic Games in 1960 is a popular ski destination in 2016.

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