Apple hosted its ‘Time Flies’ online event tonight with the focus on new-generation iPads and the Apple Watch Series 6. At the same event, the Cupertino giant also announced a new fitness service for Apple Watch users called Fitness+. The new service is a workout class subscription service, which integrates with the Apple Watch and the Fitness app on the iPhone.
At the same event, Apple also announced the launch of its much anticipated Apple One plan. The bundle brings all of Apple’s subscription services under one header. Those opting for an Apple One subscription will be able to save up to Rs 177 per month, as per Apple.
Apple Fitness+ details
The Apple Fitness+ will be accessible across the entire ecosystem including Apple Watch, iPhones, iPads, and the Apple TV. As part of this service, Apple users will be able to choose from curated workout classes and also choose from a number of trainers available. The brand also announced that the service will be able to analyse previous workouts and intelligently suggest new workouts to users.
Apple has announced that the service will include 10 different types of workouts, including yoga, core, strength, rowing, and HIIT routines. There is also a program for absolute beginners and many workouts require just a set of dumbbells or no equipment at all. Additionally, users can select workouts based on their duration. Apple has curated a team of Fitness+ trainers to add new workouts across a range of lengths, disciplines, and music genres, every week.
The Fitness+ service will show workout stats like heart rate and calories burned on top of the workout video with a data summary presented at the end of each workout. The Activity rings are also shown on the screen showing the progress Apple has also integrated Apple Music in the service and users will be able to save their favourite music from Fitness+ workouts to listen later.
The Fitness+ is also in sync with Apple’s privacy-first approach and is powered by an on-device intelligence. Apple assures that all workout data is saved to the Health app on the iPhone. When using the service, data like calories burnt, workouts used and trainers chosen will not be stored along with their Apple ID.
The new Fitness+ service will be offered for free to new Apple Watch customers for the first three months. It’s also included with the Apple One Premiere plan.
Apple One subscription bundle details
Speaking of Apple One, it’s a subscription bundle that brings together Apple Music, Apple TV Plus, Apple Arcade, Apple News Plus, and iCloud storage. Apple is offering three subscription bundles under Apple One – Individual, Family and Premier. The Individual Apple One Plan offers Apple Music, Apple TV Plus, Apple Arcade, and 50GB iCloud storage.
Moving on to the Family Apple One Plan, it offers the same services as the Individual plan, but with 200GB of iCloud storage. The Family plan can be shared with up to six family members. Lastly, the Premiere plan includes all of the above services as well as Apple News+, Apple Fitness+, and 2TB of iCloud storage. The Premier plan can also be shared amongst six family members.
Those opting for the Apple One subscription will receive a 30-day free trial of any services that they are not already subscribed to. Users will be able to cancel their Apple One plan at any time if need be.
Apple One and Apple Fitness+ pricing and availability
The Apple One Individual and Family plan will cost Rs 195 and Rs 365 per month respectively. The service will be made available starting this fall in India.
The Premier Plan will be offered in Australia, Canada, the UK, and the US, where Apple News+ is available. The Fitness+ service will also be made available in these countries later this year, but India availability hasn’t been announced yet. In the US, Fitness+ is priced at $9.99 (~Rs 730) per month or $79.99 (~Rs 5,900) per year.