Apple Fitness+

Apple just unveiled Fitness+, the first fitness experience built for Apple Watch, arriving later this year. Apple Fitness+ will intelligently incorporate metrics from Apple Watch right to your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV, for a unique and personalized workout experience.

Whether you’re a beginner, just getting back into fitness, or a hard-core gym fan, you’ll be able to access studio-style workouts by inspiring world-class trainers including a selection of motivational music from renowned artists.

“We’re so excited to energize our customers with new ways to get active and stay active with Apple Watch,” according to Jay Blahnik, Apple’s senior director of fitness for Health Technologies.

“With diverse studio workouts that are suitable for all ability levels, led by a phenomenal group of unique trainers, and an approachable program designed for beginners all the way through to the fitness enthusiast — as well as the flexibility to work out anywhere — there’s something for everyone.”

Apple Fitness+

Intelligence and Engagement

Using a custom recommendation engine, Fitness+ considers previously completed workouts and intelligently suggests new options to match workouts you select most often, or something fresh to balance your current routine.

There’s also an intuitive filtering tool to choose what’s most important to you: workout type, trainer, duration, or music. And if you’re an Apple Music subscriber, favourite music from Fitness+ workouts can also be easily saved and listened to later, whether for a workout or just personal enjoyment.

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When a workout is selected and started on iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV, the correct workout type will automatically start on Apple Watch. During the session, metrics from Apple Watch are shown on the screen and come to life for moments of inspiration.

For example, when the trainer says to check heart rate or begins a countdown timer, those numbers will animate on the screen. And if you’re into pushing your limit with a little healthy competition, the optional Burn Bar shows how your current effort stacks up against anyone who’s done the same workout previously.

The familiar Activity rings from Apple Watch also appear, highlighting progress and launching an animated celebration as they close. With Activity Sharing, you can also allow friends and family to view completed Fitness+ workouts, then share them to your fave social media channels. Once launched, find Fitness+ in the tab located in the new Fitness app on iPhone, which will also arrive on iPad and Apple TV.

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Studio Workouts

Imagine on-demand cycling, treadmill, rowing, HIIT, strength, yoga, dance, core, and mindful cooldown workouts, all accessible from your watch! Each week, the team of Fitness+ trainers will deliver fresh workouts from the studio across a range of lengths, disciplines and music genres so there’s always new workouts to explore.

Many workouts can be done without equipment, or with just a set of dumbbells and an exercise mat. If you begin a Treadmill session with Fitness+ on Apple GymKit-enabled machines, the workout will prompt you to tap to connect your Apple Watch so that the metrics are in sync.

Introducing the Fitness+ Trainers

Each trainer will have their own unique, inspirational story that transcends the screen. Spanning professional athletes, yogis, personal trainers, martial artists, health coaches, gymnasts, Ironman champions, marathoners, fitness club founders and many others, Fitness+ trainers will offer an inviting, multidimensional experience for all.

Privacy

As with all features, particularly those health-related, Apple Fitness+ is designed with privacy in mind. All Apple Fitness+ workout recommendations are powered using on-device intelligence. When using Fitness+, all workout data is saved to the Health app on iPhone. Neither calories nor chosen workouts and trainers will be stored, along with your Apple ID.

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Pricing and Availability

– At launch, Apple Fitness+ will be available in Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK and the US.
– Available to Apple Watch customers as a subscription service before the end of 2020 for $12.99 (CAD) per month or for $99.99 (CAD) per year (free one-month trial).
– Customers will be able to share their Fitness+ subscription with up to five other people in their family with Family Sharing (Apple Watch Series 3 or later required).
– Three months of Apple Fitness+ are included for customers who purchase Apple Watch Series 3 or later. This extended trial is available for a limited time.
– Apple Fitness+ is included in the Apple One Premier plan, which, where available, also gives customers access to Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+, and 2TB of iCloud storage for $33.95 (CAD) per month, and can be shared among up to six family members.
– Fitness+ requires Apple Watch Series 3 or later paired with iPhone 6s or later or iPhone SE.
– For usage with iPad, Fitness+ requires iPad Pro, iPad (5th gen or later), iPad mini 4 or later, iPad Air 2, or iPad Air (3rd gen).
– Fitness+ is supported on Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD.
– Apple Music subscription is not required.
– Specific software requirements for Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV will be shared ahead of availability and will be compatible with devices listed.

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