The most important thing to know about Woo (which I I couldn’t figure out until purchasing a subscription….grrrr) is you cannot use the Woo device to track freeride sessions. You have to use the Woo app on your phone! That’s right you need to lug your phone out on the water with you, which for me defeats the purpose of buying an apple watch to track freeride sessions. It’s odd that Woo has an apple watch app which could easily track speed through gps data, calories, heart rate, etc…. just like all the above apps do, but that functionality has simply just not been programmed into the Woo apple watch app yet. It is strictly a recent jump screen. Hopefully they add it in the future because then it would be the all-in-one solution that does it all. Big Air and Freeride. Until then if your like me and want to track metrics for both, you need to use two different devices and apps.
Woo is hands down the most popular kiteboarding app for big air jumps and freestyle. I did get myself a Woo 3 just for that purpose. The cool thing is it is also social, so you can see what riders are out posting sessions at your favorite spots. I quite like the app, but even here I feel Strava does a slightly better job of the feature in that you can browse your sessions on a pc/laptop. Woo is confined to your phone.
One thing that annoyed me about the Woo apple watch app, is that when activated it immediately puts the water lock on, and the only thing you can do is end the sync if you want to switch over to other apps while out on the water. This causes a major app conflict which was annoying in that if you wanted to use Waterspeed to track your speed and Woo to track your jumps it was almost impossible to do so. Also I found it was not particularly good at maintaining sync either. If all you care about is seeing the height of your last jump, it’s fine, but if you wanna track speed as well it’s going to be problematic. I ended up just uninstalling Woo from my watch and reviewing my jumps after a session on my phone.
For those curious about the Woo jump data collected here are some screenshots.