Apple Fitness+ Price, Release Date, Features, and News

The Apple Watch fitness service brings the gym to you

Apple Fitness+ (aka Apple Fitness Plus) offers hours of workouts (and adds more weekly) that Apple Watch owners can follow on their iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV.

What is Apple Fitness+?

Apple Fitness+ is a subscription workout service available on iOS 14.3 and watchOS 7.2. You don't need any special exercise equipment: you can use what you already have at home and still track your statistics and compare your performance with others that have taken the same class. Many workouts won't require any equipment at all or minimal equipment like a set of dumbbells.

Workouts include yoga, high-intensity interval training (HIIT), treadmill training, and many more. You can choose by duration, trainer, and even music type to find a class that fits you.

The new subscription service feels like a direct challenge to Peloton, the company with the expensive, proprietary bikes and monthly workout subscription.

When Was Apple Fitness+ Released? 

Apple Fitness+ became available on Monday, December 14, as did the updates to iOS and watchOS. (Just in time for New Years' resolutions.) Go to Apple’s Fitness+ website and click Try it free to sign up. All Apple Watch owners get one month free. If you buy a new Apple Watch Series 3 or later, you get three months free. You can share the subscription with up to five family members.

Fitness+ Details

Here are all the details about the subscription service, including the price.

Price $9.99/month or $79.99/year
Discounts Current Apple Watch owners get one month free and can share with up to 5 family members. When you buy a new Apple Watch (Series 3 or later), you get three months free.
Elevator pitch  Fitness+ offers live workout classes that you can attend at home or the gym. Your Apple Watch measures your heart rate and other metrics and displays them on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV.
Compatible devices Apple Watch Series 3 or later with watchOS 7 or later and one of the following: 
—iPhone 6s or later with iOS 14 or later
—iPad with iPadOS 14 or later
—Apple TV with tvOS 14 or later
Required equipment Depending on the workout, you might need a treadmill, exercise bike, dumbbells, or other equipment. Apple says there are plenty of activities that don’t require anything.
Who it’s for Workouts are available for all levels, including beginners.
How to get it Fitness+ is available in the Fitness app on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. A separate Watch app is also available. 

Notable Apple Fitness+ Features

Apple Fitness+ is integrated with your Apple Watch, tracking your metrics and measuring your heart rate, distance, calorie burn, and more. That information displays on your iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, so you don’t have to look at your wrist while you’re sweating it out.

When you close an Activity ring (meet your daily goal), a congratulatory animation pops on the screen to keep you motivated. The Apple Watch sets three goals (move, exercise, and stand) tracks them daily.

When you use Apple Fitness+, it will offer recommendations for workouts based on your history and suggest new trainers and exercises for you to try. You can also search and filter workouts based on your preferences, such as the length of the class intensity level.

Apple Fitness+ app.

Apple’s trainers create workout-friendly playlists in concert with editors at Apple Music.

Apple Fitness+ playlist powered by Apple Music.

If you’re an Apple Music subscriber, you can download the playlists to your account.

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