Apple Fitness+ might launch with the upcoming iOS 14.3 and watchOS 7.2 public updates. On MacRumors Forum, images of Fitness+ service were discovered listed as a feature in watchOS 7.2 developer beta. Reference to Fitness+ was also found in the Analytics section of Privacy settings in the first release of iOS 14.3 beta. However, it was later removed.
Apple announced the new Fitness+ service at the September Apple Watch Series 6 and SE event with a late 2020 release date. As there are few days left in 2020, it can be presumed that the iPhone maker would be releasing the new iOS 14.3 and watchOS 7.2 updates (currently in beta testing) to the public as early as next week.
This is Apple’s new health-related subscription service powered by Apple Watch and available on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. Found in the Fitness app (previously called the Activity app), the fitness service will offer a wide variety of workout videos for strength, core, and other trainings. As the service will be compatible across iOS, iPadOS, and tvOS devices, users’ workout progress on Apple Watch will be displayed on bigger screens of their preference.
In addition, users will also be able to complete their workouts anywhere at any time. Easily set the duration depending on time available for a workout as short as 5 and as long as 45 minutes, select a trainer, and type of music tailored for the session. Fitness+ will offer intelligent recommendations for workouts based on users’ most frequently used workout types on the Apple Watch and routine, and new trainers. Apple explains:
“Apple Fitness+ trainers are welcoming, unique individuals, chosen as much for their approach as for their expertise. They don’t just create their own workouts, they weigh in on each other’s — and even join in on their videos. It’s a collaboration that lifts the whole team up.”
Apple Fitness+ will be available for $9.99 monthly or $79.99 annual subscription fee. The fitness service is compatible with Apple Watch Series 3 or later on watchOS 7 or later, iPhone 6s or later with iOS 14 or later, iPad on iPadOS 14 or later and Apple TV on tvOS 14 or later.