Today marks the release date for Apple's new subscription service, Apple Fitness+!
After weeks of promotion, the fitness subscription will finally hit iOS for Apple users. Through a series of guided workouts in various categories, Apple Fitness+ is designed for Apple users to track their fitness journey on iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.
Some YouTubers have already started putting out Apple Fitness+ first impressions and review videos!
Apple Fitness+: What You Need to Know
Announced at the Apple event on September 13, 2020, Fitness+ is a new fitness experience for everyone, powered by Apple Watch.
The subscription is one that dynamically integrates your personal metrics from Apple Watch, equipped with sensors combined with advanced algorithms to give you all the metrics you need to track your workouts. This, along with the best of Apple Music, is aimed to inspire like no other workout in the world!
The new service allows users access to world-class workouts by the world's top trainers. You can find new workouts every week and work out how you want, wherever you want.
Apple's incorporation of wicked metrics and additional features is perhaps the selling point of Fitness+. The metrics and features include:
- Heart monitoring through ECG
- Workouts in multiple categories such as HIIT, Cycling, Rowing, Dance, and more.
- Inspiring Music through Apple Music
- Apple Fitness+ Trainers making training videos just for Fitness+
- Device jumping letting you transition from your iPhone to iPad, Apple Watch to Apple TV.
What People Are Saying about Apple Fitness+
Popular tech YouTuber iJustine is amongst the top videos when you go to search Apple Fitness+ on YouTube.
iJustine's video is a review for Apple Fitness+ in which the YouTuber is seen trying out the service off of her Apple Watch, iPhone, and iPad. The first workout she engages in is the 10-minute "Treadmill with Scott" workout, via her Apple Watch and iPhone.
Before beginning the workout, iJustine tells her audiences that she has been using a Peloton treadmill and their streamed live and on-demand workouts for the past two years.
The workout video starts with the trainer, Scott using ASL (American Sign Language), keeping the hearing impaired in mind! Neat huh?!
The video continues with a speed through of the workout and iJustine showing her stats and metric results on her iPhone. iJustine then shares that her favorite parts of the service are how well it pairs with the Apple Watch and the Burn Bar.
You're able to have your heart rate data always-on screen, and when they call attention to your heart rate, whether you want it to be lower or if you're starting a cooldown, that is the only thing that will pop up on the screen. So you're not distracted by any other metrics; it's just what the instructor is talking about.
She goes on talking about why the Burn Bar is a particularly cool feature:
This is really neat because it allows you to see where you're at with other people that have taken this class. You do have the option of turning the burning bar off if you don't want to feel competitive and you want to relax and workout at your own pace.
The video continues as iJustine tries more guided workouts such as "Strength with Greg," "HIIT with Bakari," and "Yoga."
iJustine concludes the video with a sit-down review of her first experience with the Fitness+ workout library, metrics summary, and overall feel for it all.
Be sure to check out iJustine's full video below!
Get Started with Apple Fitness+
Apple Fitness+ will be available starting today and requires iOS 14.3, watchOS 7.2, iPadOS 14.3, and tvOS 14.3.
For Apple Watch users, Apple Fitness+ will automatically appear as a new tab in the Fitness app on iPhone; the Fitness app for iPad will be available to download from the App Store; and on Apple TV, the Fitness app will automatically appear once users upgrade to tvOS 14.3.
Other details to note include the following:
- Fitness+ will be available as a subscription service for $9.99 (US) per month or $79.99 (US) per year.
- Fitness+ can be shared among up to six family members for the same price, making it easy for other Apple Watch users in the household to enjoy the service.
- Three months of Apple Fitness+ are included for customers who purchase Apple Watch Series 3 or later, and one month of Fitness+ is included for existing Apple Watch users.2
- 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 $29.95 per month. They can be shared among up to six family members.
- Follow the Fitness+ trainer team at instagram.com/applefitnessplus.
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