Apple Fitness Plus: features, compatibility, training levels
- Apple Fitness + offers many different types of workouts, including HIIT, yoga, and cycling.
- You must have an Apple Watch to sign up, but you can workout without using an iPhone or iPad.
- Apple Fitness + workouts track details like heart rate, calories, and duration.
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Although they have similar names, Apple Fitness + is very different from Apple Fitness. While Apple Fitness is a simple health and fitness app that tracks your movement, exercise, and standing stats, Apple Fitness + is a subscription service that offers a host of guided workouts, exercises, and exercises. workouts and meditations. Workouts include treadmill, stationary bike, weight training, yoga, and more.
While you can do your Fitness + workouts on any iOS device, including an iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV, you need an Apple Watch Series 3 or later to purchase a subscription, and Apple clearly has it. designed the service with the Apple Watch in mind.
Here’s what you need to know to use Apple Fitness +.
What is Apple Fitness +?
Apple Fitness + is Apple’s subscription fitness and training service. It offers workouts and activities in categories like High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Yoga, Core, Strength Training, Treadmill, Cycling, Rowing, Dancing, and Coolups (which combine stretches and guided exercises).
It offers workouts led by fitness trainers in recorded and guided sessions that you can play on your iPhone, iPad or Apple TV. It also tracks data such as workout duration as well as your heart rate and estimated calories burned with your Apple Watch.
Apple Fitness + costs $ 9.99 per month (or $ 79.99 per year), or you can get it with other services in Apple One for a reduced price. The Apple One Individual plan, for example, costs $ 14.95 per month and includes Apple Music, Apple Arcade, Apple TV +, and iCloud +.
To begin the Apple Fitness + subscription process, start the Apple Fitness app and press the button Fitness + icon at the bottom of the screen. For full instructions, see our article on how to sign up for Apple Fitness +.
Apple Fitness + compatibility
To use Apple Fitness +, you need an Apple Watch Series 3 running watchOS 7.2 or later (although to get all the latest features, you need to be running watchOS 8). The watch must be paired with one of these devices:
- An iPhone 6s or later with iOS 14.3 is required, but you need iOS 15 to get all the latest Fitness + features.
- An iPad with iPadOS 14.3 is required, but you need iPadOS 15 to get all of the latest Fitness + features.
- Apple TV with tvOS 14.3 is required, but you need Apple TV 4K or Apple TV HD with tvOS 15 or later to get all the latest Fitness + features.
How Apple Watch Works with Apple Fitness +
Apple designed Apple Fitness + to work with your Apple Watch and an iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV simultaneously while training. The watch tracks your movements, activity, and bioanalyses (like heart rate and calories burned), while the phone, tablet, or TV displays the workout and trainer.
You can refer to your watch during training to see your progress and stats, although the information is also displayed in a window on your iPhone, iPad, or TV. Milestones (like closing an activity ring) also appear both on your watch and on your display device screen.
Without Apple Fitness +, to track your heart rate while you workout, you need to start a workout in the Workout app on your watch – press the button Coaching app on your watch, find the workout activity, and select it. Once training is in progress, you will see your heart rate on the watch.
However, when using Fitness +, you do not need to start the heart rate monitor manually. Instead, just find the workout you want in the Fitness + app on your iPhone, iPad, or TV, and then start it. The app automatically syncs the activity with your watch, and you’ll see details, including your heart rate, appearing both on the watch and in the app on your device. Heart rate data from your Apple Watch doesn’t just appear on the screen; some workouts are interactive in that they are able to read that data and use it to motivate you to push harder.
How to use Apple Fitness + without your Apple Watch
Although Fitness + is designed for use with the Apple Watch, the app will allow you to perform workouts without the watch. This is handy if you forget your watch or the battery is dead when you are ready to start exercising. To use Apple Fitness + without your Apple Watch, just select the workout you want to do as you normally would and press Let’s go.
When the app detects that there is no Apple Watch within range, it alerts you. To continue anyway, press Continue without looking. The workout will start, but you won’t see details like heart rate and calories.
Workout Levels on Apple Fitness +
Apple doesn’t offer a lot of customization for your Fitness + workouts – you can’t choose from beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes, for example. However, there are two main ways to refine your experience:
- You can filter your workout search by trainer, workout duration, music, and equipment required. To do this, tap the type of workout you want at the top of the Fitness + home screen, and then, on the workout page, tap Filtered. You can now refine your search and press Ended.
- In most workouts, you should see three trainers on the screen. The trainers that accompany the main trainers usually have changes, such as a different range of motion or a slower pace, so you can choose the one that suits your body or your level of fitness.