Apple reportedly working on VR-focused Apple Fitness+ experience for upcoming mixed-reality headset
Apple is said to be working on an all-new VR-focused Apple Fitness+ experience for its upcoming mixed-reality headset, according to Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman who says the new experience will allow users to wear the headset while working out, though this feature likely won’t arrive until later.
In his weekly Power On newsletter, Gurman says Apple is working on a range of new VR-focused apps for its new headset, including collaboration tools via the Freeform app that let users work on virtual whiteboards and go over material together, and a way to watch video while immersed in a virtual environment, such as a desert scene or in the sky.
According to Gurman, Apple plans to add VR-focused features to the Apple Fitness+ app for the mixed-reality headset, although these new features likely won’t be available at launch, with Gurman saying they “won’t arrive until later,” most likely in a software update to the device.
Apple Fitness+ 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.
Apple Fitness+ is available as a subscription service for $9.99 (US) per month or $79.99 (US) per year, and can be shared with up to five other family members. Apple Fitness+ is available in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, the UAE, the UK, and the US.