Apple Fitness+ Comes With 3 Month Free Trial When Purchasing Apple Watch, But Best Buy Customers Get 6 Months

Apple today announced a new Fitness+ service which is set to launch later this year. Fitness+ is a fitness experience that was designed with the Apple Watch in mind, and it pairs fitness videos watched on the iPad, iPhone, or Apple TV with Apple Watch fitness measuring metrics.

applefitness
Fitness+, accessible in the Fitness app on ‌iPhone‌, ‌iPad‌, and ‌Apple TV‌, provides studio-style workouts across several workout categories including Cycling, Treadmill, Rowing, HIIT, Strength, Yoga, Dance, Core, and Mindful Cooldown. Users will be able to choose workout type, trainer, duration, and music, plus Apple will offer up custom recommendations.

All Apple Customers are eligible for a free one-month trial of Fitness+ when it launches, but those who purchase an Apple Watch Series 3 or later from Apple will get a free three-month trial.

Apple has an even sweeter deal in collaboration with Best Buy. Anyone who purchases an Apple Watch Series 3 or later from Best Buy will get six months of Fitness+ for free. My Best Buy members who already own an Apple Watch Series 3 or later can get two months of Fitness+ for free, with details available on Best Buy's website.

CVS Health is also offering access to Fitness+ for Aetna commercial and Caremark members, CVS Pharmacy ExtraCare retail customers, and CVS Health employees. Fitness+ is also included in Apple's Premier Apple One bundle plan, priced at $29.95 per month.

After the free trial, Fitness+ is priced at $9.99 per month or $79.99 per year. Purchasing the yearly plan offers savings of $40, dropping the price to $6.67 per month. Fitness+ is eligible for family sharing, so for the monthly price, up to six family members can access the guided workout options.

When it launches later this year, Fitness+ will be available in the United States, UK, New Zealand, Canada, Australia, and Ireland. Fitness+ requires an Apple Watch Series 3 or later paired with an ‌iPhone‌ 6s/iPhone SE or later.

Related Roundup: Apple Watch Series 7
Buyer's Guide: Apple Watch (Caution)
Related Forum: Apple Watch

Top Rated Comments

Akrapovic Avatar
25 months ago

How is Fitness+ different than just watching YouTube videos of workout classes?
I mean...doesn't this apply to anything? Why is Udemy better than YouTube? Because you get well built courses with reviews to let you know if it's good, and a curriculum. Why do cooking classes when you have YouTube? Why go to college to learn how to be a joiner (talking UK college here, not US), when you can watch YouTube?

How is Fitness+ better than YouTube? It integrates into the Apple Watch/Fitness ecosystem, which gives you all your stats in relation to the video. The video production quality is guaranteed (which it isn't on YouTube), and it's easily searchable, knowing you won't get ads for products in your search results. You can filter it by your equipment level too, so you know you won't get videos telling you to use equipment X when you don't own it.

You can do fitness stuff on YouTube if you want - just like you can do anything with YouTube videos. But if you want an easier, more integrated experience, then you sign up to specialised services. It's up to you to find where the balance of price vs quality/convince falls for you.
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
yaxomoxay Avatar
25 months ago

How is Fitness+ different than just watching YouTube videos of workout classes?
I think we're seeing the dawn of a new era in virtually-delivered fitness to be honest.
Fitness+ will integrate your wearable. Right now it's for stats, but I think that pretty soon we'll see workouts being adjusted in real time based on actual performance.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kierkegaarden Avatar
25 months ago

How is Fitness+ different than just watching YouTube videos of workout classes?
For one thing, you won’t hear “click that subscribe button”.

Integration with Apple Watch, ability to customize music and workouts, professional quality — what they are offering is a steal for the price. With minimal or no equipment, you could skip the gym and get a great workout at home (depending on your fitness goals).
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Yojimbo007 Avatar
25 months ago

How is Fitness+ different than just watching YouTube videos of workout classes?
I believe its in integrated with ones AppleWatch and real time display of stats from the watch on screen.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dragoon2745 Avatar
25 months ago
How is Fitness+ different than just watching YouTube videos of workout classes?
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ipedro Avatar
25 months ago
I'd just like to say: Peloton is f@$d.

Peloton is $30/month plus the cost of a very expensive, overpriced treadmill whose only price is justified by the display mounted to it and the associated classes.

Fitness+ is only $9.99 and works with an iPad or any existing TV with tv and also works with dozens of other workouts, not just running — and it's included in Apple One for even less than that (essentially free with other services).

Peloton has a head start by the installed base of treadmill owners but anybody thinking of getting into smart fitness at home will think twice about spending thousands of dollars on this premium treadmill when they can instead use their Apple Watch.

I think we'll see a community build up around Fitness+ as it gets going. You'll be able to challenge your friends and join classes simultaneously.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Related Stories

Apple fitness plus feature

Peloton Now in Trouble Thanks to Apple Fitness+

Friday January 7, 2022 2:20 am PST by
Peloton's business model is in peril due to the growth of Apple Fitness+ and a clash of interests in the digital health space, according to analyst Neil Cybart. In a thread on Twitter, Cybart explained that despite rapid expansion in recent years, Peloton is now "in a precarious state." As a business, Peloton has high customer acquisition costs, translating to high product pricing. The...
apple fitness workout

Apple Fitness+ Launching in 15 New Countries on November 3

Monday October 25, 2021 9:57 am PDT by
Last month, Apple announced that its subscription-based Fitness+ workout service would be launching in 15 additional countries "later this year," and today, the company confirmed the launch will take place on November 3. Apple Fitness+ launched in December 2020 in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Ireland, and New Zealand. Less than a year later, on November 3, Apple...
Apple fitness plus winter update collections yoga

Apple Announces Fitness+ Workout Collections and Time to Run [Updated]

Friday January 7, 2022 6:05 am PST by
Apple today announced Collections and Time to Run for Apple Fitness+, as well as expanded Time to Walk and Artist Spotlight suites. Collections are curated series of workouts and meditations from the Fitness+ library, providing users with a new way to get motivated, remain consistent, and make progress with their sessions. Fitness+ Collections include a suggested plan to help users make...
apple time to walk apple watch airpods 01252021 inline

Apple to Launch Running Variation of Its 'Time to Walk' Fitness+ Audio Feature

Monday August 16, 2021 3:11 am PDT by
Apple intends to bring new variations of its Time to Walk feature to Apple Fitness+ subscribers, with "Time to Run" and "Audio Meditations" set to debut alongside the Apple Watch Series 7 launch, according to well-connected Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman. Launched in January, Time to Walk are audio stories from influential people that Apple Watch users can listen to with AirPods or other...
apple fitness plus time to walk june 2021

Apple Fitness+ Getting New 'Time to Walk' Episodes and More Next Week

Thursday June 24, 2021 7:31 am PDT by
Apple today announced it will be releasing new "Time to Walk" episodes for Apple Fitness+ subscribers starting June 28. "Time to Walk" launched in January and features audio stories from influential people that Apple Watch users can listen to with AirPods or other wireless headphones while walking. The episodes are automatically downloaded to the Apple Watch with an Apple Fitness+...
apple watch womens day

Apple Planning Apple Watch Activity Challenge for International Women's Day in March

Tuesday March 1, 2022 11:25 am PST by
Apple's next Apple Watch activity challenge is set to take place on International Women's Day, which will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 8. The Activity Challenge will show up on the Apple Watch as a notification in the days leading up to the event. To win the International Women's Day award, Apple Watch users will need to complete a workout of any kind with a length of at least 20 minutes.M...
Apple fitness plus feature

Apple Fitness+ Starts Rolling Out in 15 Additional Countries

Wednesday November 3, 2021 8:42 am PDT by
Apple Fitness+, Apple's subscription-based fitness service, is now rolling out in 15 new countries, including Austria, Brazil, Colombia, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Arab Emirates. Priced at $9.99 per month, or available as part of the Apple One Premier bundle that has also expanded to new countries,...
Apple fitness plus feature

Fitness+ Gains Pilates and Guided Meditation Workouts, Including New 'Workouts to Get Ready for Snow Season'

Monday September 27, 2021 3:41 am PDT by
Apple today added Guided Meditations and Pilates to Apple Fitness+, expanding the existing catalog of workout types already available on the service ahead of a significant expansion of 15+ additional countries later this year. During the last Apple event earlier this month, Apple announced it would be expanding Fitness+ with Guided Meditations. This new workout type builds on the current...

Popular Stories

iPhone 14 Pro Purple Rear Flat MacRumors Exclusive

iPhone 14 Pro Predicted to Start With Increased 256GB Storage Alongside Rumored Price Increase

Wednesday August 10, 2022 11:14 am PDT by
Earlier today, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed iPhone 14 Pro models will be more expensive than iPhone 13 Pro models. Kuo did not reveal exact pricing, but he said that the average selling price of all four iPhone 14 models will increase by about 15% overall. While higher prices would be disappointing for customers, it is possible the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will offer increased...
iPhone 14 Pro Lineup Feature Silver

Kuo: Apple to Increase Prices of iPhone 14 Pro Models

Wednesday August 10, 2022 8:22 am PDT by
Apple plans to increase the prices of iPhone 14 Pro models compared to iPhone 13 Pro models, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo did not reveal exact pricing for the iPhone 14 Pro models. However, in a tweet today, he estimated that the average selling price of the iPhone 14 lineup as a whole will increase by about 15% compared to the iPhone 13 lineup. In the United States, the iPhone...
iPhone 14 Pro Purple Front and Back MacRumors Exclusive feature

iPhone 14 Is Just a Few Weeks Away: Three Tips to Prepare for the New iPhone

Wednesday August 10, 2022 4:08 am PDT by
The launch of the new iPhone 14 is just a few weeks away, meaning millions of iPhone customers will soon upgrade their existing iPhone or perhaps get an iPhone for the first time. Exclusive MacRumors iPhone 14 Pro renders by graphic designer Ian Zelbo Whether upgrading from an older model or this is your first iPhone, we've rounded up a few tips to help you prepare for the next flagship...
battery percentage ios 16

Here's Why the iPhone Battery Status Icon in iOS 16 Is So Controversial

Wednesday August 10, 2022 4:34 am PDT by
In the latest iOS 16 beta, Apple has updated the status bar battery icon on iPhones with Face ID to display the exact percentage remaining rather than just a visual representation of battery level, and while the change has been largely welcomed, some users are unhappy with the way it has been implemented. In iOS 15 and earlier, battery percent has not been present on iPhones that have...
Apple Watch Body Temperature Finished

'High-Accuracy' Apple Watch Temperature Sensor Revealed by Patent Filing Just Weeks Before Series 8 Unveiling

Wednesday August 10, 2022 5:39 am PDT by
Apple has been granted a patent for a temperature sensor suitable for the Apple Watch, just weeks before the company is expected to unveil the Apple Watch Series 8 with body temperature sensing capabilities. The newly granted patent, spotted by MyHealthyApple, was filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and is titled "Temperature gradient sensing in electronic devices."...