Using Fitness+ requires iOS 14.3 and an Apple Watch with WatchOS 7.2. The Apple Watch SE may be just the right option for this if you don’t have one yet.
How to Start Workouts In Apple Fitness+
Monday December 14, 2020 1:49 PM PST by Juli Clover
Apple Fitness+ is Apple’s latest subscription service, offering home workout options for Apple Watch users across a range of different fitness categories like yoga, cycling, running, core, and more.
- On iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV, open up the Fitness app and choose the Fitness+ tab. It’s installed automatically on iPhone and Apple TV, and must be downloaded on iPad.
- Find a workout that you want to do.
- Tap the workout.
- Tap on the “Let’s Go” button on iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV, or tap on preview first to see what the workout includes.
- From there, you’ll see the workout start on your linked Apple Watch. Tap on the play button on the Apple Watch to launch the workout on your device.
Note that if this is the first time you’re using the Apple TV with your Apple Watch for Fitness+, you will need to tap on the “connect” option and follow the steps. If you’re signed into the same Apple ID on all of your devices, starting a workout should be a seamless process, with the Apple Watch metrics showing up right on your device’s screen as well as on the wrist.
Note that you can choose to do a workout even if your Apple Watch is not available, you just won’t see the metrics on the screen. This only works for iPhone and iPad, with the Apple TV requiring an Apple Watch.
The workout time elapsed, your heart rate, active calories burned, and total calories burned are displayed on the screen, as are any activity milestones that are met.
At the conclusion of a workout, you’ll see a complete overview of active and total calories burned, heart rate, and activity ring progress, which can be shared if desired.
The workout is also then listed in the Fitness app with a specific photo and the title of the workout.
Using Fitness+ requires an Apple Watch Series 3 or later with watchOS 7.2 installed along with an iPhone 6s or later with iOS 14.3 or later. It can also be used with the 2014 iPad Air 2 with iPadOS 14.3 or later, and the Apple TV 4K or Apple TV HD with tvOS 14.3 or later.