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At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, many of us did our first virtual workouts. Since then, brands like Peloton, Lululemon’s Mirror and even Bowflex have exploded in popularity.
With their brand-new Fitness+ program, Apple is ready to be next. They’re going to unleash 10 different kinds of workouts from world-renowned trainers, set to hit music you can add to your Apple Music playlists later.
Fitness is trending towards home workouts, and Apple is using gear you might already have, and an attractive price point, to make their mark.
Here’s what you need to know:
You gotta have an Apple Watch to do Fitness+.
Apple calls Fitness+ “the first fitness experience built for Apple Watch.” Although you view the numerous workouts with an iPad, iPhone or Apple TV, the Apple Watch makes the experience interactive and immersive.
Your time, heart rate, calories burned and activity rings are part of the workout, thanks to realtime date from the Apple Watch.
Fitness+ costs $9.99/month after a 1-month free trial.
Everyone can try Fitness+ free for a month. Then, either pay monthly or $79.99 annually.
Once it launches (no date has been announced yet), it’ll be available via the new Fitness app on iPhone/iPad/Apple TV.
Once you sign up, you can share the subscription with up to five other people via Family Sharing.
Find great deals on Apple Watch with KCL (so you can join Fitness+).
You’ll want to pay attention to our Apple Deals on KCL. Here’s why:
Fitness+ requires Apple Watch Series 3 or later, paired with iPhone 6s or later or iPhone SE.
To use with iPad, you’ll need iPad Pro, iPad (5th generation or later), iPad mini 4 or later, iPad Air 2, or iPad Air (3rd generation). It works on all Apple TV devices.
Here’s what you need:
Get 6 months of Apple Fitness+ free when you get an Apple Watch at Best Buy.
Buy an Apple Watch Series 3 or later from Best Buy and you’ll get 6 months of Fitness+ free. And if you’re a My Best Buy member who owns an Apple Watch, you’ll get 2 months free.
Keep tabs on all the top Best Buy Deals.
CVS will give two months of Fitness+ free to ExtraCare members.
According to a press release, CVS Health is also giving a free year subscription of Fitness+ to Aetna commercial and CVS Caremark members, once the service launches.
Browse CVS coupons on KCL.