Three months after Apple first announced its Fitness+ workout service, it's finally ready to go live. Apple Fitness+ will launch December 14 at a price of $9.99 per month or $79.99 per year. Apple is offering three months of free Fitness+ to customers who buy a new Apple Watch Series 3 or later, while existing Apple Watch owners get one month of Fitness+ free.
You can also get Apple Fitness+ as part of the Apple One Premier bundle, which is priced at $29.99 per month and includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+, and 2TB of iCloud storage. All of these services can be shared between six family members.
Fitness+ offers on-demand video workouts and will launch with 10 workout types, including High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Strength, Yoga, Dance, Core, Cycling, Treadmill, Rowing, and Mindful Cooldown. Workouts are lead by a variety of trainers who are experts in their fields and are available in increments of 10, 20, 30, and 45 minutes.
Apple says that many of its Fitness+ workouts require no equipment or a set of dumbbells. However, you do need an Apple Watch Series 3 or later to use Apple Fitness+.
When you're performing a workout, Apple Fitness+ can integrate with an Apple Watch and show your time, heart rate, and calories burned on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV screen so you don't have to look down at your wrist to check those metrics. Select workouts will also display a "Burn Bar" on screen to show how your effort compares to others who have completed the same workout.
The Apple Fitness+ app can let you filter workouts by type, trainer, time, and music. There's a recommendation engine that can take into consideration info like your previous workouts and third-party fitness apps that integrate with Apple Health. This can help you to quickly jump into a workout you already enjoy doing, find something new, or suggest a workout that'll complement the routine you're in the middle of.