Apple adds new features to Fitness+, including option to workout with your friends

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Apple has updated its Fitness+ service, bringing new features to new countries.

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Fitness+ was introduced at the beginning of the year, and allows the user to stream a variety of exercise classes to their iPhone or Apple TV. It connects to the Apple Watch, which needs to use it, so they can use the “rings” on the workout watch.

The new updates bring new types of workouts, including Pilates and exercises that have been specifically calibrated to “get ready for snow weather.” The company hired new trainers to lead those workouts.


It also includes guided meditation. Some of them will be audio meditations so they can be played directly from the Apple Watch and allow people to be present wherever they are.

Apple already offers a similar tool with its Time to Walk feature, in which celebrities talk about their careers and other stories to guide people on the go. Apple said it would offer more of those episodes throughout the year through its second “season”, with new episodes each week.

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Fitness+ will also get new weekly Artist Spotlight workouts that focus on the work of a particular musician. Upcoming ones include Billie Eilish and Nicki Minaj.

It will also get a new group workout feature that lets people work out at the same time over the internet. 32 people will be able to join in, and they will be ready to compete to fill their rings.

As well as new features, Apple also said it would expand to several new countries: Austria, Brazil, Colombia, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland. and United Arab Emirates.

It also said it would give existing Apple Watch owners one free month of Fitness+ and three months to those buying a new one.


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