Apple Fitness+ available without Apple Watch from iOS 16.1, tvOS 16.1

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


In the second beta of iOS 16.1 posted 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 discovered a new screen that allows users to connect an iPhone for Apple Fitness+ workouts, without the need for Apple Watch.

Apple has already announced that Fitness+ will be available to iPhone users who don’t 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, UAE and UK.

Launched in December 2020, Apple Fitness+ offers a library of more than 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 a US pricing of $9.99 per month or $79.99 per year. Without Apple Watch, iPhone users won’t see real-time stats like heart rate and calories burned during a workout.

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