Apple has announced Fitness+ is launching on December 14 to bring studio-style workouts to iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, intelligently incorporating workout metrics from Apple Watch for a first-of-its-kind personalized and immersive experience users can complete wherever and whenever is convenient for them. The first fitness experience built around Apple Watch will launch with 10 of the most popular workout types, including High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Strength, Yoga, Dance, Core, Cycling, Treadmill (for running and walking), Rowing, and Mindful Cooldown.
Fueled by inspiring music from today’s top artists designed to keep users motivated from start to finish, Apple Fitness+ integrates personal metrics from Apple Watch to inspire users stay motivated. The Fitness+ recommends workouts that match what the user already enjoys doing so they can jump right in with something familiar, suggests they try something new, helps them discover a new trainer, or proposes a workout to complement their current routine.
Moreover, Apple claims that Fitness+ comprises of a team of celebrated, charismatic, and passionate trainers who are specialists in their fields, working together to create outstanding fitness content for everyone. The trainers also appear in the users’ workouts, giving users the chance to be inspired by a favorite trainer, while also getting motivation from the rest of the team. Additionally, the tech giant has revealed all workouts include a trainer demonstrating modifications, so users of varying ability levels have someone to follow.
As music is a central part of the Apple Fitness+ experience, it was notified an Apple Music subscription is not required to enjoy the music in Fitness+, but for those who have one, favorite songs or an entire playlist from Fitness+ workouts can be downloaded to their Apple Music library to listen anytime.
Additionally, Apple Fitness+ gives subscribers the option to work out anywhere and at any time with the screen that best suits them across iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV. And regardless of where users begin a workout, personalized recommendations are synced across devices.
Apple Fitness+ will be available Monday, December 14 as a subscription service for $9.99 (US) per month or $79.99 (US) per year. It 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.
Interestingly, Apple 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. 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, and neither calories nor the workouts or trainers users choose will be stored along with their Apple ID.
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