Fitness was a huge focus of the Apple ‘Time Flies’ Event 2020. During this event, the tech giant introduced an amazing line-up of gadgets. This lineup included the new iPad Air and Apple Watch Series 6. The Apple watch 6 became the show-stealer with its new advanced health sensor that allows the users to monitor the blood oxygen levels (SpO2) and an ECG to monitor the heart rhythm. However, there was something else during the event that caught the attention of health enthusiasts worldwide – Apple Fitness+.
What is Apple Fitness+?
Apple Fitness+ is a new subscription service for virtual workout classes. It aims to provide personalized fitness services for its users, powered by Apple Watch. So as a result, everyone, from beginners to fitness freaks, can access any kind of workout they prefer delivered by renowned trainers.
How does it work?
When you select a workout and stream it on iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV, it will automatically start on your Apple watch. However, do not fall into the trap of thinking that you can just stick to YouTube because YouTube does this free of cost. You are missing the bigger picture here. This is because there are cool, unmissable features that make Apple Fitness+ stand out from the rest.
1. Interactive workouts
Your Apple Watch will measure in-session metrics. These metrics, such as calories burned and heart rate will be measured and shown on screen. The metrics will come to life to make your session more fun and productive. For example, when the trainer in the video says to check the heart rate or begins a countdown timer, those numbers will be animated on the screen. It is a fusion of pre-recorded video and dynamic stats from your workout session.
2. Intelligent recommendations
Apple Fitness+ gives you personalized recommendations based on your activities. It considers previously completed workouts and intelligently suggests new workouts that you would like or something new to balance your current workout routine.
3. Activity sharing
You can enable your friends and family to see your Fitness+ workouts completed. Users can also share it on their favourite social media platforms. There is also an optional Burn Bar that shows how your current effort stacks up against others who have done the same workout previously.
Apple Fitness+ Studio workouts
According to Apple, Fitness+ will launch with the most popular workout types. These will include Cycling, HIIT, Yoga, Rowing, Core, Strength, Dance, Treadmill, and Mindful cooldown. Most of these workouts can be done with no equipment at all, or with just a set of dumbbells. The Fitness+ trainers will deliver fresh workouts across various lengths, disciplines, and music genres each week. For new users who are just beginning their fitness journey, Fitness+ has an Absolute Beginner program that will teach the basics and help them prepare for Studio Workouts.
Apple Fitness+ trainers
Apple’s new service offers you various types of workout from a team of renowned, unique, passionate trainers who are specialists in their fields. Apple claims that each trainer has their own unique story that transcends the screen. You can see professional athletes, martial artists, yogis, and fitness club founders in Fitness+, guiding you to achieve your fitness goal. They work as a collective team and even appear in each other’s videos. These trainers also specialize in picking the right music for your workout to keep you engaged and pumped up.
Apple Fitness+ compatibility
• Apple Fitness+ requires Apple Watch Series 3 or later.
• The watchOS must be updated to watchOS 7 or later.
• The users also any one of these: iPhone 6s or later device with iOS 14 or later, iPad with iPadOS 14 or later, Apple TV with tvOS 14 or later.
Apple Fitness+ release date
• Apple announced that this new subscription service will be starting in late 2020.
Subscription cost of Apple’s new service
• The plans start at $9.99/month and $79.99 for a yearly plan.
• New Apple Watch buyers will get three months free access to the service
• Users who already own an Apple Watch will be given the service for free in the first month.
Apple Fitness+ is the all-new fitness suite, powered by Apple Watch, designed to provide a personalized fitness experience for everyone. As you can see, it is truly one of a kind. All you need is a device to stream your workout and your Apple Watch to convert your living room into a full-fledged workout studio any time you desire!