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.
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.
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.
Everything new coming to Fitness+
- “Pilates for More Than Your Core” Collection with a new Yoga trainer, Dice Iida-Klein.
- Fourth season of Time To Walk with new guests including Regina Hall, Nicky Jam, Leslie Jordan, and others.
- Second season of Time To Run with new locations like Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, Mexico City, Anchorage in Alaska, and others.
- 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.