Apple Fitness+, a fitness experience which offers integration between Apple Watch and iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, is now available in several countries, namely Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Mexico, the United States, and Canada.
Apple Fitness+ provides 10 workout types including High Intensity Interval Training, Yoga, Mindful Cooldown, and Core, with recommendations available based on factors like familiarity or complementing a current routine. There are also Absolute Beginner workouts. The workouts are accompanied by “motivating music from the world’s top artists” and feature a “diverse, inclusive, and approachable” group of specialists as trainers.
To make use of it, users will need at least an Apple Watch Series 3 with an iPhone 6s or better. An iPhone SE with iOS 14.3 and watchOS 7.2 is also compatible. For iPads, an iPad Pro, 5th gen or better iPad, iPad mini 4 or later, iPad Air 2, or 3rd gen or better iPad Air with iOS 14.3 is needed, while an Apple TV 4K or Apple TV HD with tvOS 14.3 is needed on the TV side.
Apple also announced that the Apple Watch, with iOS 14.3 and watchOS 7.2, now allows users to check cardio fitness levels via the iPhone’s Health app, and can receive a notification on the watch if the level drops to the low range. “Apple Watch already estimates average and higher levels of VO2 max during vigorous outdoor walks, runs, or hikes, which many runners and other athletes monitor to improve performance,” said Apple in a press release. “Now, with watchOS 7, Apple Watch uses multiple sensors, including the optical heart sensor, GPS, and the accelerometer, to estimate lower levels, too.”
Fitness+ will require a subscription of US$9.99 (~RM41) a month or US$79.99 (~RM325) a year, with up to six family members allowed to share the service. It is also included with the Apple One Premier plan, and several months of free subscriptions are offered with purchases of devices like the Apple Watch Series 3 or later. The service is located within the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV’s Fitness app. A Malaysian release has not been announced yet at the time of writing.