Starting this fall, you no longer need an Apple Watch to use Apple Fitness+. The service will be available on iPhone in all 21 countries where Apple currently offers it. Apple said at WWDC that a watch-free iPhone fitness app is on the way, so the news isn’t exactly unexpected.
When Apple Fitness+ debuted in 2020, the experience was all about its smartwatches, which seemed a little outrageous for workouts you could watch on Apple TV. However, soon only iPhone users will be able to access the full Fitness+ service, including 3,000 workouts and meditations led by trainers. Your iPhone estimates the calories you’re burning, which counts for progress on the Move ring (Apple Watch will almost certainly provide more accurate stats though). While you need an iPhone to join Fitness+, you can also access it via iPad and Apple TV.
Additionally, Apple will be releasing more Time to Walk episodes this fall. Time to Walk is an audio experience designed to inspire people to get out and walk more often. Season four will feature stories from Regina Hall, Nicky Jam, Constance Wu and Meghan Trainor. Time to Run, on the other hand, offers Fitness+ subscribers virtual running routes from places like Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park; Mexico City; Anchorage, Alaska; Monterey, California; and Seattle. Both Time to Walk and Time to Run will also be available in the iPhone Fitness App.
Beginning September 12, Fitness+ users will have access to more Artist Spotlight workouts featuring music from the likes of Mary J. Blige, The Rolling Stones and The Weeknd. There was also a fresh collection of full-body Pilates workouts and classes with a new yoga instructor. On Apple Watch, select Fitness+ workouts have additional on-screen guidance and trainer coaching.
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