Apple announced during their keynote last night that Apple Fitness+ will be available in 15 new countries later this year—including Malaysia. They have previously offered their feature for the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Ireland, and New Zealand.
Apple Fitness+ is the company’s first fitness service built entirely around Apple Watch. It is a subscription service that helps you work out through videos and audio specially made for the service, but it will also help sync and track work out through your Apple Watch in real time.
The service will help keep an eye on your heart rate and check the status of your rings. Your information will also be right there on the screen of your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV to stay motivated throughout your workout without looking down at your wrist.
It has previously offered like HIIT, Strength, Yoga, and Walking and as well many others—and will soon will offer guided meditation and pilates. They will also introduce Group Workouts with SharePlay, where users can work out with up to 32 people at once. This means that users will be able to start a Group Workout from a group message thread or FaceTime call on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV with AirPlay.
“We are excited to be introducing new workouts that bring Fitness+ users more options to stay active and motivated, plus immersive guided Meditation experiences that are approachable for all and easy to fit into your day. With new ways to work out together or alone—and coming to more countries later this year—we can’t wait to welcome even more people to experience Fitness+,” said Jay Blahnik, Apple’s senior director of Fitness Technologies.
One of their new features—Guided Meditation—aims to “help users reduce everyday stress”, building on “Mindful Cooldowns” that they have already offered in Fitness+. You would be able to choose from nine guided Meditation themes—Purpose, Kindness, Gratitude, Awareness, Creativity, Wisdom, Calm, Focus, and Resilience. The feature also lets you follow a video experience where you can meditate with the Fitness+ trainers. Each practice will be five, 10, or 20 minutes long.
Another new feature is Pilates, a “low-impact workout type” for for maintaining and improving strength and flexibility. Fitness+ Pilates workouts will require you to get your own mat, and sometimes a resistance band. All Pilates workouts will be 10, 20, or 30 minutes long.
Other new additions include “Workouts to Get Ready for Snow Season”—which might not be the most practical for us near the equator, and more additions to the Artist Spotlight series and the Time To Walk series. The Artist Spotlight series will add the music of Billie Eilish, Calvin Harris, Imagine Dragons, and Nicki Minaj to Cycling, Rowing, HIIT, Strength, Yoga, Dance, and Treadmill programs.
As for Time to Walk, an audio experience that helps you with walking-based activity, adds its second season with new guests. They include singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha, singer-songwriter Camila Cabello, country musician and actor Reba McEntire, activist and founder of the Me Too movement Tarana Burke, professional basketball player and 10-time NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony, and actor, activist, and author Gabrielle Union.
“Regardless of a person’s season of life or specific point in a person’s fitness journey, Fitness+ has targeted workout programs like Workouts for Pregnancy, Workouts for Older Adults, Workouts for Beginners, and Workouts to Get Ready for Snow Season that keep users moving and prepare them to live a healthier lifestyle,” wrote Apple.
Apple Fitness+ it will be available for users in Malaysia “later this year”—but we don’t have the exact date yet. The price for Malaysia is also unconfirmed but it cost USD 9.99 (RM41.56) per month or USD 79.99 (RM332.80) per year in the U.S. It will also be available for users in Austria, Brazil, Colombia, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland and the UAE.
Fitness+ can be shared among up to six family members for the same price, and requires an Apple Watch Series 3 or later with watchOS 7.2, and is available when paired with iPhone 6s or later with iOS 14.3. The service is also included in the Premier Apple One plan, which isn’t available yet in Malaysia.
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