iOS 16.1 will expand Apple Fitness+ to all compatible iPhones

At September 7 event, it was announced that Apple Fitness+ will expand to all iPhones later this year. In the code of iOS 16.1 beta 2 references to the service’s release in the build are found which means it might be part of the public release of the upcoming iOS 16.1 update.

Currently, the Fitness+ home workout service is powered by Apple Watch so subscribers can enjoy studio-style workouts on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV with workout metrics from Apple Watch for a “personalized and immersive experience”.  The upcoming update is going to change that.

Apple Fitness+ - iOS 16.1

iOS 16.1 and tvOS 16.1 will allow iPhone users to subscribe to Apple Fitness+ without an Apple Watch

Recently, Apple seeded iOS 16.1 beta 2 to developers and beta testers. As per the release notes, the update includes a new battery percentage indicator, and lock screen charging indicator. It also fixes the “allow paste” prompts.

A Twitter user @Jadyn Daniel found that in the latest beta update, he could subscribe to Apple Fitness+ without having an Apple Watch. And a new Fitness+ tab is added to the Activity app for users to subscribe to the service and access workouts.

Apple Fitness+

Another user and Founder & Editor-in-chief @screentimesnet, Sigmund Judge found that tvOS 16.1 beta 2 also added Fitness+ to Apple TV via iPhone on iOS 16.1 beta 2.

Apple Fitness+

Everything new coming to Fitness+

  1. “Pilates for More Than Your Core” Collection with a new Yoga trainer, Dice Iida-Klein.
  2. Fourth season of Time To Walk with new guests including Regina Hall, Nicky Jam, Leslie Jordan, and others.
  3. Second season of Time To Run with new locations like Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, Mexico City, Anchorage in Alaska, and others.
  4. Artist Spotlight series featuring music from The Rolling Stones, Mary J. Blige, and The Weeknd.

Furthermore, Fitness+ will also launch in 21 new regions in the upcoming update. Fitness+ is available for $9.99 per month on iPhone 6s or later with iOS 14.3 and new features are available on iPhone 8 or later on. 

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