Apple Shares 'All You Need is iPhone' Apple Fitness+ Ad

Apple today shared an Apple Fitness+ ad highlighting the new iOS 16.1 feature that allows iPhone users to access and use the subscription service without an Apple Watch.


Since launch, Apple Fitness+ has required an Apple Watch in order to track workouts, with the fitness information collected by the Apple Watch shown on the television screen. With iOS 16.1, Apple began allowing ‌iPhone‌ owners who do not have an Apple Watch to do workouts directly on the ‌iPhone‌, but there are no tracking metrics available.

The new capabilities allow ‌iPhone‌ owners to subscribe to the Apple Fitness+ service after upgrading their software to iOS 16.1. Apple Fitness+ is priced at $9.99 per month or $79.99 annually, with multiple family members able to share a single subscription.

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yaxomoxay Avatar
21 months ago
For fitness you don’t even need a phone or watch. All you need is your body.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mansplains Avatar
21 months ago
I don't understand the appeal for Fitness+. Especially if you have gym friends, they bring plenty of encouragement, may help lead your workout, and can actually spot you with weights. Fitness+ just looks like a bunch of people exercising who are way too happy... Can someone who uses Fitness+ enlighten me on what keeps you subscribed? Genuinely asking, not trying to be snarky.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
OutOfShape80sWrestler Avatar
21 months ago

I don't understand the appeal for Fitness+. Especially if you have gym friends, they bring plenty of encouragement, may help lead your workout, and can actually spot you with weights. Fitness+ just looks like a bunch of people exercising who are way too happy... Can someone who uses Fitness+ enlighten me on what keeps you subscribed? Genuinely asking, not trying to be snarky.
Fat guy here-- 50 next week. Yay! I think. Just got my Apple Watch and signed up for Fitness+ with a lot of negative preconceptions. Let me say that after a month I am very impressed with the service. I love the stretching and yoga. They also have workouts for 50+ people like myself. I also live with a senior who loves to work out in the gym but is easily susceptible to colds and illness. She loves Fitness+ and as a family we have been exercising TOGETHER in front of the big screen TV. We all have a gym membership. In the time it takes us to get into gym clothes and travel to the gym and back, we can get in 3-4 15-20 minute workouts in a single Fitness+ session. The variety is also quite good-- both in terms of different workouts AND instructors. I love that they have people that look like me. And in most workouts they have three people, one or two of which perform the workouts at a simpler level. So while I sound like an ad for Fitness+, truth is I really am because I really think it helps a lot of people like me. I sit for my job. I get stressed and my back begins to spasm. I can spend over a week dealing with lots of pain. The yoga stretching has all but eliminated that issue. It comes back but now I have a new way to combat it. Also, having the watch feedback has been pretty awesome. Both in Fitness+ and in general. Im convinced the watch is a medical device and the more features they add over the years, I will upgrade. Getting old is no fun when you're unhealthy. I appreciate what Apple is doing. If going to a gym or doing other exercise is your thing, by all means go for it. For me Fitness+ is a benefit.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ted_Appleseed Avatar
21 months ago
No longer requires an Apple Watch. Let's celebrate...

...wait, what?

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Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jbc25 Avatar
21 months ago

I don't understand the appeal for Fitness+. Especially if you have gym friends, they bring plenty of encouragement, may help lead your workout, and can actually spot you with weights. Fitness+ just looks like a bunch of people exercising who are way too happy... Can someone who uses Fitness+ enlighten me on what keeps you subscribed? Genuinely asking, not trying to be snarky.
Not everyone has or wants gym friends. These guided workouts are a great replacement for a gym especially if you're a beginner.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jcshas Avatar
21 months ago
I use Apple Fitness + when I‘m bored with some of my other workout routines, and looking for something different but I find some of the fitness trainers to be a little annoying. It feels like I’m working out with a cheer leading squad. I also wish you could choose your own background music and up the volume to drown out the chatter from the overly enthusiastic trainers. LOL.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)