Apple’s Fitness+ subscription service is now officially live after Apple announced it back in September alongside the Apple Watch Series 6 launch.
The new fitness service revolves around the Apple Watch, which tracks your metrics and displays them on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV overlayed on guided workout videos. The workouts will be led by a team of 21 fitness trainers that will guide you through each step of the workout. Our friends over at MyHealthyApple have offered a comprehensive account of every Fitness+ trainer. So, if you might want to know them before commencing your workouts, it’s worth checking out.
Fitness+ will include only these 10 workouts in the beginning:
High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
Furthermore, Fitness+ is currently only available in select countries including Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK, and the US. In order to sign up, you’ll either need to head over to the subscriptions tab within iCloud settings on your iPhone or visit the Fitness app from your iPhone’s home screen.
A monthly subscription will cost you $9.99 and a yearly subscription will set you back $79.99. You can share this subscription with your family via iCloud Family Sharing, though. Apart from that, Fitness+ is also included in the Premium Apple One Subscription plan. If you purchase that, you can also benefit from Apple’s other services including Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple News+, Apple Arcade, and more.
First-time users also get a free month of Fitness+. You can also claim three months of Fitness+ for free if you purchased an Apple Watch Series 3 or later after September 15, 2020.
It’s worth noting that the Apple Watch is central to the existence of Fitness+ without which you won’t be able to sign up. The Apple Watch will actively track your metrics and display them on the screen during the guided video. Moreover, you can also compete with other family members that you share the Fitness+ subscription. For example, when you log in to initiate your workout, the metrics on the screen will display how many calories the previous user burnt.
Apple says that Fitness+ will add new content each week with a variety of trainers, times, and music. Furthermore, you won’t necessarily require equipment to keep up with the workouts and the workouts themselves will be in increments of 10, 20, 30, and 45 minutes.