5 Fun Winter Apps For Android: Stay Active in The Snow!
Winter does not have to be about blistering cold, snow storms and putting on a few pounds after the holidays. It can be a season just as active as summer, bringing with it lots of entertainment – provided you have several interesting ideas and an adventurous spirit to try them out. With all this talk about global warming – who knows how many real winters we have left? And of you are lucky enough to find yourself surrounded by the white wonder this season – why not explore all the best it has to offer?
Below we have a few fun winter apps to keep you on the go (and safe) this winter.
Winter Wake Up
Have you ever had to dig you way to the office through layers and layers of snow that had fallen during the night? How about clearing out that driveway? The truth is, that no matter how wonderful, romantic and fairytale-like snow may be, all of that is somehow lost in the morning light. And what remains – is that tedious task of getting to your destination in time. Winter Wake Up is an app that will stay on guard for any nighttime snow falls and wake you up earlier depending on the weather to allow you the extra time to get through the nasty weather.
Winter Survival Kit
Winter Survival Kit is a good app to install during winter months – just in case. If you get stuck in the middle of the road, the app will help you determine your location, call emergency numbers (already stored in the app), warn your friends and family and even determine how long your running engine can keep you warm, thanks to the handy gas calculator. A great feature is that the app will also alert you to turn off the engine every 30 minutes or so and check for exhaust build-up – which is a crucial part of staying safe on the winter road.
As the name implies, the app is a great tool for ski lovers or anyone wishing to try out the sport this winter. It will alert you to the best times to ski and snow conditions, depending on the recent snowfalls and temperature updates. The app can also report snow conditions in different ski resort and comes with a handy feature, allowing you to enter what snow conditions you are looking for with the app telling you when to wake up for the best “powder”.
We are already used to using all sorts of jogging apps, helping us track our progress, routes and share accomplishments with friends. Ski Tracks does the same for those whose winter sport of choice is skiing. You will be able to plan your skiing trips, as well as look back at the tracks you have covered and the slopes you’ve conquered. The application will monitor your speed, altitude and distance and is a helpful tool in analyzing your progress overtime.
Gas Buddy is not necessarily a winter-specific application, but it is the one that you may be especially thankful for during winter road trips. The app helps you locate nearby gas stations and reports the prices – so that you can not only make sure you are always gassed up, but also save a few bucks on the way to that fancy ski resort