Apple is launching a digital fitness service called Fitness+ to use with Apple Watch.
Fitness+ will feature a catalog of workout videos that can be accessed from any screen — iPad, iPhone, Apple TV and so on. The workouts will range from yoga and dance to strength and high intensity interval training, and many won't require equipment. New videos will be added each week, and will sync with Apple Music.
The service will work with users' Apple Watches, which will help track metrics such as heart rate, calories burned, pace and distance throughout the workouts. When trainers prompt users to check their metrics during the workout, the numbers will automatically get bigger on their watch face.
Fitness+ will be available before the end of the year, for $9.99 per month or $79.99 for a full year. One subscription can be shared within a family. Apple is offering three months of the service free with a new Apple Watch purchase.
The fitness subscription adds a new offering to Apple's growing services business. It also comes as consumers increasingly rely on digital fitness services because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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