With 2023 fast approaching, many people are making New Year’s resolutions, and one of the most popular is always the desire to get in better shape. To appeal to those looking for help making that happen, Apple has turned its homepage over to Fitness+, the company’s subscription service that offers thousands of workouts in nearly a dozen different types.
Apple’s homepage begins with the tagline “Welcome to your year,” and also states “Now all you need is an iPhone,” a nod to a change in iOS 16.1 that allows Fitness+ to be used without an Apple Watch.
While Fitness+ only works with the iPhone, the Apple Watch offers even more utility by allowing real-time, personalized metrics to be displayed on-screen, including your heart rate, Burn Bar, and activity rings.
Apple Fitness+ costs $9.99 per month or $79.99 per year, or it can be bundled with other Apple services in an Apple One Premier subscription. An Apple Fitness+ subscription can be shared with up to five other family members, and all users get a one-month free trial. Customers who purchase a new iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad or Apple TV are eligible for a three-month free trial.
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