One of the fitness trends that has been growing in popularity, is using technology to improve your ability to workout anywhere. Now Apple has introduced a subscription service that will be able to help you with such a thing.
For years the Apple Watch has been a multifaceted tool that has been able to assist users in being able to better maintain their health. Not only does it serve the usual purpose of a smart watch, being able to answer calls and listen to music and the like, but it also monitors your heart rate and other bodily responses, even having a history of saving people’s lives. In the age of technological advancements improving the ability to live a healthy lifestyle, these watches have served as something of a pioneer in the field.
Now it would appear that Apple has figured out a way to take the data provided by their watches, and use it for even more help. It was recently revealed that they will be launching a new subscription service called Fitness+, beginning in several countries before the end of the year. This service, which costs $9.99 per month or $79.99 for a year, will add more use to their already helpful watches.
Fitness+ will give subscribers access to videos from fitness instructors, all of whom you can already see on their Instagram page, which they can view on any iPad, iPhone or Apple TV. Once these videos are launched, the metrics coming from your Watch will display on the screen, and it will interact with the videos in various ways, such as enlarging when appropriate. The videos, which are updated monthly, will center around a variety of different aspects of exercising, including yoga, cycling, treadmill walking and running, as well strength and core exercises.
In terms of the security of the data, Apple assures it’s users that their metrics will stay private. Moreover, if you purchase a watch you will get three months of the service free. In addition to that, you can add up five different members of your family to access the workouts, with no additional charges.
This is an exciting new addition to the world of fitness subscription services. For Apple to be able to utilize their already existing technology in a new way, that can further expand it’s uses, is interesting. Time will tell how much this actually differs from other similar workout services, but for now it seems that they have a lot of big plans coming soon.