Apple Fitness+ launches on December 14th in six countries

heart rate monitoring in Apple Fitness+

Apple announced today that it will be launching its much anticipated Fitness+ services on December 14th. 

Apple Fitness+ 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, led by a phenomenal team of trainers whose approach is welcoming to all. 

“Being more active is one of the most important things we can do for our health, but we know choosing to work out can often be a challenge whether you’re very active or just getting started,” said Jay Blahnik, Apple’s senior director of Fitness Technologies. “We’re excited for Apple Fitness+ to bring together the metrics from Apple Watch, great music, and a diverse and inspiring trainer team — in a uniquely simple, easy-to-access way across Apple devices — to encourage our users to get fit and stay healthy.”

Apple Fitness+ will be available in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK, and the US.

The new optional Burn Bar feature will be available for HIIT, Treadmill, Cycling, and Rowing workouts and will show in real-time, how a user’s effort stacks up against anyone who has previously completed the same workout.

Many Fitness+ workouts require no equipment at all or just a set of dumbbells, and Cycling, Treadmill, and Rowing workouts can be done using equipment from any manufacturer.the Apple fitness+ burn bar on screen

For ultimate flexibility, most workouts range in increments of 10, 20, 30, and 45 minutes.

With Activity Sharing, users can allow friends and family to see Fitness+ workouts completed, and workouts can also be shared to their favorite social media channels.

Key Fitness+ Requirements

  • Fitness+ requires Apple Watch Series 3 or later paired with iPhone 6s or later, or iPhone SE, with watchOS 7.2 and iOS 14.3. 
  • For usage with iPad, Fitness+ requires iPad Pro, iPad (5th generation or later), iPad mini 4 or later, iPad Air 2, or iPad Air (3rd generation or later). Fitness+ is supported on Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD. 
  • Apple Music subscription is not required.

Fitness+ Availability

Apple Fitness+ will be available Monday, December 14, 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.

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.

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