Apple Fitness+ has announced that starting October 25, people can exercise or meditate with others even if they are in different locations with SharePlay.
Apple Fitness+ is the first fitness service especially built for the Apple Watch, bringing guided meditations and studio-style workouts led by an inclusive and diverse team of trainers to everyone all around the world. Thanks to SharePlay, it is now possible for iPad, iPhone and Mac users to engage in shared experiences with family and friends while on a FaceTime call.
The Apple Fitness+ will also be made available in 15 new countries starting on November 3 this year. The newly added countries are: Austria, Brazil, Colombia, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Arab Emirates. This makes the total number of countries the service is available in to 21. The service will be available mainly in English, with subtitles in Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish.
Moreover, beginning November 1, 2021, as part of their plan benefits, around 3 million fully-insured members of UnitedHealthcare in nearly every US state can enroll with Apple Fitness+ for a 1-year subscription, absolutely for free.
Apple’s vice president of Fitness Technologies Jay Blahnik said, “We created Fitness+ so everyone would have a place they feel inspired and motivated, no matter where they are on their fitness journey. We are so excited to be available to millions more people as we bring Fitness+ to 15 new countries next week, and can’t wait for them to meet our welcoming trainer team. We also think our users are going to love working out or meditating together with SharePlay. It’s a really fun way to connect with friends and family, even trade some words of encouragement or friendly smack talk, while also making progress toward closing their rings.”