Starting October 24, iPhone owners will be able to enjoy a workout from Apple Fitness Plus without the need to Apple Watch device.
The Fitness Plus app was already on iPhones before that, but you must have an Apple Watch in order to use the service. move forward, Users will have full access to the entire Fitness Plus library (Opens in a new tab) Featuring over 3,000 studio-style exercises and meditations in all 21 countries where the service is available. This includes Australia, Brazil, Russia and the United States. Setup seems very easy because you are only using your iPhone for recording. You can also stream the workouts to the corresponding iPad or Apple TV. If you don’t have either, Apple states that you can use AirPlay to stream “on compatible third-party devices.”
To support the updated service, the Fitness app will fully integrate Fitness Plus which can be found in the middle tab. There, you’ll be greeted with a familiar sight where the Apple Watch’s motion ring, training tips, awards, and activity-sharing features can be found. However, it doesn’t look like everything from the Apple Watch version of the Fitness Plus will be on iPhones.
To see real-time metrics, you’ll still need to connect your smartphone to your Apple Watch. Also, certain types of content, such as Time to Run, will not work.
Speaking of content, Apple has also announced new training programs and specials for people interested in trying Fitness Plus before committing to a subscription.
Coming to the service is a new entry for Artist Spotlight starring Taylor Swift. Every Monday for the next three weeks, there will be a new workout featuring Swift music based on different types of activities such as cycling or dancing. FitnessPlus also adds Three new additions to the collections (Opens in a new tab)A curated series of exercises and meditations from [service’s] Library.” One of them is Totally ’80s cycling, consisting of eight cardio exercises geared to the energetic music of the ’80s.
For deals, Apple is offering a three-month trial of Fitness Plus to people who buy select devices like the iPhone 14 or the fifth generation iPad Air. The full list of supported devices can be found at end of ad (Opens in a new tab). Apple is also partnering with four other companies, including SilverSneakers, to “offer new ways to sign up for the Service…”. SilverSneakers members can enjoy a free subscription to Fitness Plus starting next year, as well as access to exclusive workouts.
To use the new Fitness Plus, you will need an iPhone 8 or later Download iOS 16.1, which is also slated to launch on October 24. There is a fair amount of hype surrounding this latest version of iOS because iPhone owners are going to get some important new features. One of them is Live Activities, a series of widgets on the lock screen that “follows up on current events.”
This date will also see the release of the much-anticipated iPadOS 16.1 and macOS Ventura. Make sure to read TechRadar’s coverage of the new operating system And new cool features that will arrive. Apple is getting rid of passwords in this update; Instead of going with Passkeys to improve security.