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Recently, the World Surf League (WSL) announced the Apple Watch as its official wearable device. This is the first time the Apple Watch has been set up by WSL to be used as official competition device in a sports environment.
During the 2023 Championships, WSL athletes will use the WSL Surfer app on their Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch Ultra to receive notifications while they’re surfing in the competition. This app is designed to synchronize with the WSL Scoring System during live competition, providing athletes with important insights into scores, wave priority and timing. remaining time in the game.
Each athlete will receive an Apple Watch before each game, with the watch pre-installed with the WSL app. This app has been tested with Championship surfers on two previous tours to ensure that it meets the needs of athletes.
Apple Watch Product Marketing Manager Eric Jue said the company is “delighted” that WSL is using the Apple Watch as its official competition device:We’re thrilled that WSL is using Apple Watch for Championships, making it easy for surfers to quickly glance at their wrists for quick and easy instant access to important information. This innovative solution leverages many of Apple Watch’s advanced features such as a bright high-resolution display, durability, water resistance, cellular connectivity, and a powerful platform for organizations to build apps on. custom use. New WSL Surfer App will assist competitive surfers at the highest level with the information they need while in the water“.
The 2023 Championship Tour includes 10 events in 7 countries and will kick off in January with the Billabong Pro Pipeline. Trivia events will be broadcast in the WSL app, on the WSL YouTube channel, and on the website.
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