Apple Fitness+ launches December 14 for $9.99 per month | GeekComparison

Today’s big Apple news was the introduction of AirPods Max, but Apple also made a smaller announcement: Apple Fitness+ launches next Monday, December 14.

Apple Fitness+ is a new service that includes music from Apple Music, the health tracking features of the Apple Watch, and original workout videos led by experienced trainers, Apple said. It’s the latest in a series of new services Apple has launched in recent years to boost its revenue, including Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and Apple News+.

At launch, Fitness+ offers the following training programs:

  • High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
  • power
  • Yoga
  • Dance
  • Core
  • Cycling
  • Treadmill
  • Rowing
  • Conscious cooling

In addition, Fitness+ users can customize what music drives their workouts from the following genres:

  • Latest Hits
  • Chill vibes
  • Cheerful folk songs
  • Pure dance
  • Throwback hits
  • Everything rocks
  • Latin grooves
  • Hip hop/R&B
  • Top country

Apple notes that an Apple Music subscription is not necessary to listen to these playlists in the context of a workout, but music subscribers can save songs to their own playlists and library during workouts.

The training programs consist of on-demand videos, not live streams. But new programs will be released every week and users will see their own exercise data (such as heart rate) on the screen if they wear an Apple Watch, for example, and watch the exercise videos on an iPad. Users can also share their exercise activity with friends or family to stay accountable for their goals.

In general, the training videos are designed so that no special equipment is required; in most cases, users just need a screen to look at, an Apple Watch on their wrist, and some room to move around.

On its own, the service costs $9.99 per month or $79.99 per year. Alternatively, users can subscribe to it as part of a broader Apple One subscription bundle that costs $29.95 per month. Apple Fitness+ requires iOS, iPadOS or tvOS 14.3 or watchOS 7.2. None of these software updates have been released yet, but Apple today pushed out the release candidates for them, suggesting that final releases should be expected by the time Apple Fitness+ launches.

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