Apple Fitness+ now available — here’s everything you need to know
Apple’s new fitness subscription service, Apple Fitness+, is now available — here’s everything you need to know, including how much it costs, availability, workout types, and more.
Announced alongside the Apple Watch Series 6 in September, Apple touts Apple Fitness+ as “the future of fitness,” offering access to guided workouts from a team of trainers on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.
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What is Apple Fitness+?
Apple Fitness+ is a new pay-monthly subscription service from Apple that gives access to studio-style workouts on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. Using the Workouts features on Apple Watch, the service integrates personal metrics such as heart rate and calorie burn within the on-screen sessions, making classes personalized and interactive.
At launch the service features 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 trainers who will share new content each week.
How much is Apple Fitness+?
Apple Fitness+ is priced at $9.99 (US) per month or $79.99 (US) per year.
Three months of Apple Fitness+ access is included with the purchase of an Apple Watch Series 3 or later, and a free one-month of Fitness+ trial is available for existing Apple Watch users.
What can you do with Apple Fitness+?
Apple Fitness+ has a range of guided workouts to help you keep fit and active. These include:
- Treadmill Walk
- Treadmill Run
- Mindful Cooldown
Apple says new content across all workout types will be added weekly.
How to sign up for Apple Fitness+:
- Open the Fitness app on your iPhone or iPad
- Tap the new Fitness+ button
Apple Fitness+ requires iOS 14.3, watchOS 7.2, iPadOS 14.3, and tvOS 14.3. The service comes with a three-month free trial for customers who purchase a new Apple Watch, and a one-month free trial for everyone else.
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The service is currently limited to customers in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK, and the US.
Do you need an Apple Watch to use Apple Fitness+?
Yes. Apple Fitness+ requires an Apple Watch, as that’s how the service monitors personal metrics, like your heart rate and the calories you burn, into every workout. Users must have an Apple Watch Series 3 or later.