You won’t need an Apple Watch to try Fitness Plus starting October 24th

Apple Fitness Plus trainer Gregg Cook meditating.
You won’t need an Apple Watch to chill with Gregg Cook. | Image: Apple

Soon, you won’t need an Apple Watch to close your rings. Starting October 24th, anyone with an iPhone updated to iOS 16.1 can subscribe to Apple’s Fitness Plus service. Folks who buy a new iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV can also get a free three-month trial. But if you aren’t keen on buying a new gadget, Apple is also working with SilverSneakers, Target, UnitedHealthcare, and Mobile Health to help users sign up at no extra cost.

This move has been in the works for a while. Back at WWDC in June, Apple announced that iOS 16 would include the Fitness app for all iPhone owners. Then, at last month’s Far Out event, Apple clarified that also meant it was decoupling Fitness Plus from the Apple Watch as well. Previously, both the Fitness app and…

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Author: Victoria Song