So you’re ready to perform your first workout with Apple Fitness+? Before you start, you have to know that you can use Apple’s premium service with an iPhone, iPad or Apple TV. Unfortunately, Fitness+ is not available on your Mac, running macOS Big Sur 11.1.
Contrary to initial beliefs, you can perform Fitness+ workouts using an iPhone or iPad without owning an Apple Watch. However, you won’t get the complete experience because your metrics won’t be measured, displayed in real-time and saved in the Fitness app.
Fact: You do need to wear the watchOS device if you intend to run Fitness+ on an Apple TV!
How To Start Workouts In Apple Fitness+
Considering that you already subscribed for Fitness+ here is how to perform your first workout:
- 1. Open the Fitness app on iPhone, iPad or Apple TV.
- 2. Tap on the Fitness+ tab available between Summary and Sharing.
Fact: Fitness+ not available in your Fitness app? This means that Apple’s new workout service isn’t available yet in your location. Supported countries are: United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Ireland, Canada and Australia.
- 3. Browse workouts and select the one that you would want to perform, by tapping on the workout.
- 4. Tap Let’s Go to start the workout.
Tip: You can also use the Preview option to check out what the workout includes.
- 5. Workout starts on the Apple Watch. Tap the Play button on the watchOS device to launch the workout.
Tip: If it’s the first time you use an Apple TV with Apple Watch for Fitness+ you will have to tap on ‘connect’ and follow the on-screen instructions.
Apple Fitness+ Metrics
During a Fitness+ workout the time elapsed as well as your heart rate, active calories burned, and total calories burned are displayed on the screen. You’re also prompted when you reach specific activity milestones!
After you complete a workout, you’ll get a summary of the active and total calories burned, heart rate, and the progress of your Activity Rings.
Tip: You have the option to share your result with your friends.
Fact: All workouts performed with Fitness+ are saved and available in the Fitness app Summary tab. Each entry comes with a specific photo, the title of the workout and the amount of calories burned.
Apple Watch Fitness+ Metrics Not Displaying?
Are your workout metrics recorded with Apple Watch not displaying in real-time on your iPhone, iPad or Apple TV? Please make sure that you’re using the same Apple ID across all devices!
Apple Fitness+ Free Trial
If you’re not looking for another paid subscription, you can try out Fitness+ for free for 1-month or even 3 months (if your purchased the Apple Watch Series 6, Series 3 or SE after September 15).
If you don’t like it, you won’t be charged a cent, if you remember to cancel your subscription one day before its expiry.
Important: Is the Fitness app only offering you 1 month Fitness+ free although you qualify for the 3-month-long free membership? Here is how to fix this!
Have you performed your first Apple Fitness+ workout? What’s your feedback? Which device you prefer to play the workouts on? Use the comments section and share your thoughts.
Related: Do you have problems downloading the Fitness app on your iPad. Here is how to do troubleshoot it!