Apple releases “Time to walk” feature on its Fitness+ platform

Apple Time to Walk feature

Apple released a new “Time to walk” feature on its Apple Fitness+ platform. This new feature brings an inspiring walking experience to Fitness+ subscribers.

Time to Walk feature is designed to encourage users to walk more often and reap health benefits.  The new Apple Fitness+ feature combines the walking experience with content that consists of interesting and inspiring stories, photos and music.


Time to Walk requirements

This new Apple Fitness+ feature requires users to have an Apple Watch and AirPods or any other Bluetooth headphone. The feature is available to all Apple Fitness+ subscribers. The feature is currently available only in the six countries where Apple Fitness+ has been released.

Get Inspired with Apple Time to Walk

According to Apple, Each episode is shaped by the guest’s personal, life-shaping moments and includes lessons learned, meaningful memories, thoughts on purpose and gratitude, moments of levity, and other thought-provoking topics, recorded while walking outside or in locations that are meaningful to them. 

The narrative comes to life through photos that appear on Apple Watch, perfectly timed to amplify a corresponding moment the guest shares. 

Following the guest’s stories, the experience extends with the guest introducing a short playlist of songs that has given them motivation and inspiration, so the listener can continue their walk to a soundtrack intimately connected to each guest. Time to walk selections

Users can access content and commentary made with stories from country music star Dolly Parton, NBA player Draymond Green, musician Shawn Mendes and Emmy Award winner Uzo Aduba.

Apple plans on releasing new episodes from different guests each Monday through the end of April.

How does it work?

The time to walk episodes are automatically downloaded to Apple  Watch with a Fitness+ subscription. 

Once the users selects a Time to Walk episode using the workout app, the watch automatically launches a walk workout. Users can use any pace and a pair of Bluetooth headphones to enjoy the experience.

Episodes vary from 25 to 40 minutes and new episodes will appear automatically in the workout app on Apple Watch and users can also browse and select episodes directly from the Fitness+ tab in the Fitness app on their iPhone.

Once Time to Walk episodes are downloaded, a WiFi or cellular connection is not required. You do not need to have a cellular version of Apple Watch to enjoy this feature.

Each episode is a combination of talk and music. For example, Time to Walk with Shawn Mendes is designed for a total of 28 minutes, where the talk is 15 minutes and the music list is 12 minutes or three songs.Add Time to Walk episode to Apple Watch

How to use Time to Walk feature on Apple Watch

From Apple Fitness+, simply tap on the ‘Add’ button to download and add the episode automatically.

When you open the Workout app on your Apple Watch, the Time to Walk episodes show up at the top of your screen.How to use Time to walk on Apple Watch

If the episode is already downloaded, you can tap on it and get started. If it has not been downloaded, you will see a cloud icon on the right-hand bottom of the episode. 

On your iPhone’s Fitness+ section, downloaded episodes will show ‘Remove’ button and new episodes that have not been added will show the familiar ‘Add’ action button.

Time to Walk feature is currently available in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK, and the US.

If you got a new pup recently with seemingly unlimited energy, this is bound to become your new go-to on walks.


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