Apple Fitness+ can now be used with just an iPhone
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(Pocket-lint) – Apple announced Fitness+ in 2020, but when it arrived you needed an Apple Watch to use it. This is no longer the case today, as those who own an iPhone can now use the subscription-based fitness app, even if they don’t have an Apple Watch.
Those with an Apple Watch will still be able to see real-time metrics on their iPhone, iPad or Apple TV for a more detailed view, but if you only have an iPhone you can use Fitness+ and it will contribute to your Move ring , which you’ll see in the Fitness app on your iPhone.
Along with the extension of the Fitness+ subscription service to iPhone users, a number of new features will be added to the platform, including a series of Taylor Swift Artist Features, featuring songs from his album Midnights.
Three new collections are also launching, including Totally ’80s Cycling, Best Mindful Cooldowns for Athletes, and 14-Day HIIT and Strength Challenge. Time to Walk workouts have new guests including Hannah Waddingham, Meghan Trainor and Eileen M. Collins.
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A workout program called Yoga for Every Runner is also launching, featuring ultramarathon athlete Scott Jurek and Fitness+ yoga trainer Jessica Skye, so there’s plenty to do.
Apple Fitness+ costs £9.99 per month or £79.99 per year if you’re in the UK, and $9.99 per month or $79.99 per year in the US. However, you will get three months of free service with the purchase of a new iPhone, iPad or Apple TV. The service is also included in the Apple One Premier offer and is available in 21 countries.
You’ll need to be using iOS 16.1 on an iPhone 8 or later to get the latest features. Open the Fitness app on your iPhone and tap the Fitness+ tab in the bottom center to access Fitness+ content.
Written by Britta O’Boyle.