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Apple Fitness+ will be available to iPhone users without an Apple Watch starting with iOS 16.1 and tvOS 16.1, which are currently in beta testing.

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In the second beta of iOS 16.1 seeded to developers earlier today, user Jadyn Daniel noticed that it is now possible to subscribe to Apple Fitness+ on the iPhone without having an Apple Watch. And in the second beta of tvOS 16.1 for the Apple TV, Screen Times editor-in-chief Sigmund Judge uncovered a new screen that allows users to connect an iPhone for Apple Fitness+ workouts, with no Apple Watch required.

Apple already announced that Fitness+ would be available to iPhone users who do not own an Apple Watch starting "later this fall" in all 21 countries where the service is currently offered, including the United States, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, the UAE, and the UK.


Launched in December 2020, Apple Fitness+ features a library of over 3,000 workout and meditation videos, with new content added weekly. The subscription-based service is available through the Fitness app on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, with U.S. pricing set at $9.99 per month or $79.99 per year. Without an Apple Watch, iPhone users will not see real-time metrics like heart rate and calories burned during a workout.

Article Link: Apple Fitness+ Available Without Apple Watch on iOS 16.1 and tvOS 16.1
 
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senttoschool

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Still no macOS app. This means it's very difficult to display the workout videos in a large screen.

With a macOS app, you can connect to a big monitor or big TV easily. Without a macOS app, you need an Apple TV or a new TV that has Airplay built in - both of which are not common.

Come on Apple. Come on "work" from home employees. Make a macOS app already. I mean for f sakes, Apple Silicon should have made building macOS apps easy. Just check the box that would enable the Fitness iPad app to be downloaded by Apple Silicon macs. Then we can start using it with our macs immediately.
 

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Still no macOS app. This means it's very difficult to display the workout videos in a large screen.

With a macOS app, you can connect to a big monitor or big TV easily. Without a macOS app, you need an Apple TV or a new TV that has Airplay built in - both of which are not common.

Come on Apple. Come on "work" from home employees. Make a macOS app already. I mean for f sakes, Apple Silicon should have made building macOS apps easy. Just check the box that would enable the Fitness iPad app to be downloaded by Apple Silicon macs. Then we can start using it with our macs immediately.
Did you read the article? It’s coming to tvOS.
 
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Sirious

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Still no macOS app. This means it's very difficult to display the workout videos in a large screen.

With a macOS app, you can connect to a big monitor or big TV easily. Without a macOS app, you need an Apple TV or a new TV that has Airplay built in - both of which are not common.

Come on Apple. Come on "work" from home employees. Make a macOS app already. I mean for f sakes, Apple Silicon should have made building macOS apps easy. Just check the box that would enable the Fitness iPad app to be downloaded by Apple Silicon macs. Then we can start using it with our macs immediately.
I completely agree with you. I've used the workaround of AirPlaying the video to my iMac but it doesn't show metrics that way so a bit of a bummer.
 
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tonie walker

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This is super disappointing - for almost 2 years, the Fitness+ has been running and only 21 countries are supported. What about other countries, why this can not be launched in the rest of Europe / EU countries? :(

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was expecting they will announce available to more countries but so far none, the problem with other countries is that Apple has existing agreement or contract with third party fitness reward scheme provider.
 

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was expecting they will announce available to more countries but so far none, the problem with other countries is that Apple has existing agreement or contract with third party fitness reward scheme provider.
Heard about music licensing issues but not that before. Can you give an example what that could look like?

Apple are very peculiar with their language support which is why they didn't release HomePod mini in the Nordic countries before they had Siri in the respective languages before releasing.

The same seems to be happening Fittness+ which is very strange. I would say almost the entire target population for Fitness+ in these countries has trained with an app or a youtuber in English.
 

Xand&Roby

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Desperate move to save a service that doesn't pay for itself, given the high costs, and whose purpose was to sell Apple Watch, but failed, relegating the same device to uselessness because it has already lost its fashion attractiveness and it was abandoned for 4 generations without a serious update of the sensors, to the point that they had to pretend to make it rugged in order to sell it.
I see it as bad for the Apple Watch, if Fitness+ and the Fitness app will work without it.
For Fitness+, as with too many Apple services oriented exclusively to the US, as long as it lasts the shareholders will be happy, otherwise they will cut those too. Apple will try to sell everything it can and cut where it can, in order to give shareholders its own dividends.
 

doolar

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Heard about music licensing issues but not that before. Can you give an example what that could look like?

Apple are very peculiar with their language support which is why they didn't release HomePod mini in the Nordic countries before they had Siri in the respective languages before releasing.

The same seems to be happening Fittness+ which is very strange. I would say almost the entire target population for Fitness+ in these countries has trained with an app or a youtuber in English.
And the general penetration of English in the Nordic countries where I live. My son is 9, he’s pretty good in English already. Most people here would have no problem following Fitness+ in English.

And those who can’t? There are other ways to workout… 😊
 

sharkzor

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can't understand why Fitness+ is not available in other european countries.
I live in the netherlands, we can perfectly understand english.
i even have my phone set to english. i can't make head or tails of iOS in dutch.
 
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