We used Apple Fitness Plus for two months. Here’s what you need to know

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Often in our reviews the question is “Is this thing good?”, but for the Apple Fitness+ review the real question becomes “Who is it good for?”. Four Verge staffers spent months exercising with Apple’s latest service to see how it compares to others like Peloton and if it's worth your money.
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The Verge
The Verge 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
What tech do you use for your workout?
假作真時真亦假
假作真時真亦假 17 दिवसांपूर्वी
I use my left hand mostly. But sometimes I switch to the right for some balance.
Dwikky Yudha Irshandi
Dwikky Yudha Irshandi महिन्यापूर्वी
No tech, just by going outside.
Matthew Smith
Matthew Smith महिन्यापूर्वी
Apple Watch, Sole E35 elliptical, 55" TV in front of it for MRpost workouts (which are virtual scenic runs if on elliptical, strength/HIIT if not). I also have Ring Fit Adventure for Switch that I do fairly frequently
Firebrand B.
Firebrand B. महिन्यापूर्वी
Nature.
Vincent Pascual
Vincent Pascual महिन्यापूर्वी
Tech gear: Apple Watch Series 6, iPad Pro, and sometimes my iPhone X Workout equipment: Manduka Pro yoga mat, Peloton dumbbells (they’re actually very well designed and different from most dumbbells), and a TRX Tactical suspension strap set (TRX has their own app that syncs with Apple Watch)
MoCHa
MoCHa 23 तासांपूर्वी
What about resistance training?
Mary W
Mary W 2 दिवसांपूर्वी
My takeaway is that it's getting borderline insane how closed off Apple is. Part of me wishes the rest of the world would restrict their products with the iPhone like Apple does and give them a taste of their own medicine.
Jo Ad
Jo Ad 5 दिवसांपूर्वी
The trainers are diverse? What do you mean?... you mean RACIALLY DIVERSE? PLEASE STOP LOOKING AT EVERYTHING THROUGH THE LENSE OF RACE!!!!!!!!!
Djalil
Djalil 7 दिवसांपूर्वी
I have never done an actual workout on the service because I couldn’t AirPlay to my TV. This has apparently been fixed in 14.5, but my trial has lapsed out untouched. Also, this is not included in the first two tiers of Apple One! So yeah, even if it’s maybe amazing, I am not going to become an Apple Fitness+ subscriber after all.
WISH BAKER
WISH BAKER 7 दिवसांपूर्वी
Hello, You can not stream through air play if your TV is not apple.
Josh DeYoung
Josh DeYoung 9 दिवसांपूर्वी
It’s actually pretty good. Very intense work outs.
Ayush Garg
Ayush Garg 10 दिवसांपूर्वी
Seems more advertisement than review.
Yu Wu
Yu Wu 17 दिवसांपूर्वी
That’s it?
Ying Tu
Ying Tu 22 दिवसांपूर्वी
Apple fitness is pretty good. I like that it shows HR on the screen. I primarily use them for cardio stuff (treadmill and bike). The best strength training videos I've seen are still from HASFit. a free resource on youtube.
Ivan Tirado
Ivan Tirado 23 दिवसांपूर्वी
45mins is plenty if you use the proper intensity. 90mins? How intense can that be? That has to be more or less steady state cardio or pretty low intensity intervals. Just do that then for those sessions, no need for a class that long.
Major Tob
Major Tob 25 दिवसांपूर्वी
TL;DR: Good service with a lot of potential... If you have an iPhone, Apple Watch, airPods and Apple TV
Ryan Lennox-Bradley
Ryan Lennox-Bradley 25 दिवसांपूर्वी
Talks about apple Uses the beans
Heather D
Heather D 27 दिवसांपूर्वी
Except you cannot cast this to your TV....
Alex Terrieur
Alex Terrieur महिन्यापूर्वी
Dankpods subscribers at 8:38 "the BEANS!!!"
Desmond Davis
Desmond Davis महिन्यापूर्वी
Airplay isn’t working for me I just got a new Samsung Qled 4k
Craig Lafferty
Craig Lafferty महिन्यापूर्वी
Best review ever! Truly honest and unbiased.
fightmeirl
fightmeirl महिन्यापूर्वी
So is apple fitness plus just the tutorials? nothing to do with the telemetry data?
Unnati Singla
Unnati Singla महिन्यापूर्वी
You can’t stream to a TV via AirPlay :(
DeviantMotives
DeviantMotives महिन्यापूर्वी
Great vid
yanic barrett
yanic barrett महिन्यापूर्वी
I agreeeee I hated using it from my phone I wish it ws integrated with apple tv which I have on my fire stick
Matthew Smith
Matthew Smith महिन्यापूर्वी
I agree with the general sentiments in this video. It's cool and has good groundwork down, but just not quite there yet for me. Maybe they'll improve upon it a bunch and throw another trial out once they do and get me hooked. It's a little too limited in what it offers, how you can watch the videos and a bit too clunky to find things when you're looking for specific workouts.
Judith Smith
Judith Smith महिन्यापूर्वी
I’m SO interested in the “time to walk” feature; are there any Christian inspiration walks on there? I’d LITERALLY be obsessed. I’d pay more than $10 if I could have that as an option. The way that audio sounded was so good and relaxing when they were walking. I HAVE to try that. Hopefully they talk about something interesting. Because that is REALLY REALLY cool !
Mary W
Mary W 2 दिवसांपूर्वी
I think headspace has something like this too, though obv not christian
Michael - Janos Lengyel
Michael - Janos Lengyel महिन्यापूर्वी
I use apple fitness+, but l don't like it a lot because even yoga classes super energize, but the Nike app for fitness is free, and you can use it the same way as an apple fitness app.
PaperRoman
PaperRoman महिन्यापूर्वी
Why the heck ain't anyone talking about the new Chrome 89 update !? It's a a huge jump in browsing!
slickrickcm
slickrickcm महिन्यापूर्वी
Any apps for people in wheelchairs?
Fed Donovan
Fed Donovan महिन्यापूर्वी
VR fitness is coming ....peloton still superior ...Tonal + peloton ...you dont need anything else .no even a gym ..sorry apple fans...
Dwain Alfred
Dwain Alfred महिन्यापूर्वी
when is fitness coming to the rest of the world ? Mainly the Caribbean
Dwikky Yudha Irshandi
Dwikky Yudha Irshandi महिन्यापूर्वी
0:53 Me on every single day.
eidem live
eidem live महिन्यापूर्वी
its a nice idea but i dont like to be locked in a ecosystem to use this
Melissa Borunda
Melissa Borunda महिन्यापूर्वी
Sadly you can’t use airplay with it yet. That won’t be available until iOS 14.5.
Ashish Porwal
Ashish Porwal महिन्यापूर्वी
Who the fack need instructor to know how to use gym bycycle??
mohammad hayat
mohammad hayat महिन्यापूर्वी
Ok no
Mr. M
Mr. M महिन्यापूर्वी
Shout out to gen X'rs!
Miracles Await
Miracles Await महिन्यापूर्वी
I enjoy it. I already have my favourite trainers but have been in since the beginnings. I do find now tho I have taken the moves I enjoy the lost and just made my own workouts. I do come back every Monday tho to see what’s new
Captain Aayush
Captain Aayush महिन्यापूर्वी
On my series 6, Waiting !!
Skylar Bacote-Tsaoys
Skylar Bacote-Tsaoys महिन्यापूर्वी
Apple Fitness + is designed for people that workout at Planet Fitness.
Americano Mondays
Americano Mondays महिन्यापूर्वी
Dang. As a 43-year-old, Gen X - who’s all in on Apple One Sub - and recently purchased a bike trainer for my bike as well. I felt like I was listening to myself as Dieter talked. Ha. I do need to try out those guided walks though. Those sound pretty cool. I heard about them but completely forgot to check them out.
dexterter
dexterter महिन्यापूर्वी
Hahaha this will never take off. it's obvious apple so much money to waste they don't really care anymore.
Bill BB
Bill BB महिन्यापूर्वी
Ty
Hector Ordorica
Hector Ordorica महिन्यापूर्वी
Apple, pay me for this idea. Gamify your app and trainers. Act scenes and responses based on your health data to provide encouragement. Guitar hero style. I'm a deadbeat millennial (elder millennial) and am too cynical for mindfulness.
Jeffrey Ehimuh
Jeffrey Ehimuh महिन्यापूर्वी
Great review! The service is how I thought it would be. Really wish the time to walk feature was available separately like the guided runs for the Nike run+ app. For some people that need a bigger screen but don’t own other Apple products such as the TV our bigger iPad, one could also use the lightning to hdmi adaptor that works wonders!
Gavin Pereira
Gavin Pereira महिन्यापूर्वी
Anyone know what brand of mask Becca was wearing?
Lily Magana
Lily Magana महिन्यापूर्वी
This review is it. I like the style. It offers different problems, perspectives, and conclusions. This pretty much answers all the questions I had about the service.
jessusfx
jessusfx महिन्यापूर्वी
Lol
Călin H
Călin H महिन्यापूर्वी
I’ve heard people who use this type of service or youtube videos in the gym. Then I’ve seen then live working out... dear God!
Sunny Lyndis
Sunny Lyndis महिन्यापूर्वी
I have a watch and a apple tv (though you should be able to watch on a apple computer) but the workouts are boring to me- after a week or two. However that might be because it’s a new service and there aren’t many videos. I dont like the over the top mindful talks. That’s just not my personal style... I’ve followed some of the fitness trainers on youtube for YEARS. They don’t talk like that. It’s purely an Apple message. It feels weird. I understand that the fitness+ is connected to the watch to improve the experience but if you have an apple device and are willing to pay the subscription I dont think you need a watch. I have roommates and family who like the dance workouts but can only do them when Im present (they don’t have a watch). To me that fact clearly states it’s not about fitness otherwise it’d be accessible to all apple devices. It’s about having Apple products that happen to do fitness. Not a big deal if you already have everything but not everyone does and not everyone wants/can buy an apple watch just to pay for a subscription. Fitness isn’t a cash grab. Convenience for fitness can be, but I don’t believe it should be. $199 for a series 3 watch, $80 annually and $149 for apple tv if you don’t have airplay/want to look at a phone while working out. That’s expensive as f. Buy decent athletic shoes and go outside to walk for 30 minutes+ daily.
Javier Matusevich
Javier Matusevich महिन्यापूर्वी
*complains that app is only available in apple products* - *praises peloton, a bike with a screen you have to buy*
Virru112
Virru112 महिन्यापूर्वी
I love it so far. I love the trainer's style. Apple is going for the general market which is key because the average person may not want to go for something like a Peloton. I think it's a key app to keep the general public healthy. It's maybe for beginners/casuals, but that's not a bad thing at all. It's all their first few months, so don't expect it all off the bat. I agree however that it should be available without the need to go buy the latest apple tv or a tv with apple airplay included. I ended up having both, so worked out for me, but it should be on the Macbooks as standard too.
Thomas Hartmann
Thomas Hartmann 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Great review, but ... my only concern is the recurring use of Peleton as a reference point, because being from Sweden I’ve never heard about it before this review.
Gold Formation
Gold Formation 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
🥰
Ninja Nerd Student #69
Ninja Nerd Student #69 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I liked seeing all the Verge employees in a single video. Please do that more often.
Ninja Nerd Student #69
Ninja Nerd Student #69 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
At the rec center, they have treadmills and ellipticals with scenic videos. Apple should add interactive fact videos like that and then sell iPad mounts for home equipment.
newfnshow031
newfnshow031 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
There are tons of free workouts on youtube and tons of free workout apps in either app store
newfnshow031
newfnshow031 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
185 calories for 20 mins.... Less than a can of soda
Music Theory 4u
Music Theory 4u 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Pelleton? Where, what?
jake liu
jake liu 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Hmm 90 mins workout and still. I think need to bump up the intensity level to get the result.
AG Garza
AG Garza 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Excellent job guys, I’d call that a useful, compact yet comprehensive review. I’m subscribed!
Sam Slocombe
Sam Slocombe 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
This might be the most millennial video I’ve seen in quite a long time.
Courtney Moore
Courtney Moore 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I dont know why.. but this entire time I thought Dieter lived in New York! I guess I was mixing it up with Becks..
NTH THN
NTH THN 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Why can't you stream an Apple service on Apple MacBook?
Alex Romero
Alex Romero 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
beca is still using the beans until now.... ADD TO CART
Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Ummmm you cannot stream via airplay. Only the audio comes through the TV speakers. Has this changed?
James Sydney
James Sydney 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
we use Fitness +
Eric Gonzalez
Eric Gonzalez 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Agree with everyone reviewing the service.
Isaac Chavez
Isaac Chavez 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
YES @ THE MACBOOK THING IT DRIVES ME CRAZY THAT I CANT DO WORKOUTS ON MY COMPUTER
Whitney Annie
Whitney Annie 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Lmao it is better than nothing, I was doing nothing before and I’m basically active everyday now
photogenic works
photogenic works 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Fitness + got so weird last month I had to stop using it. It was my place to escape from politics.
breathe carolina
breathe carolina 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
ive been using my free trial and i like the workouts but it’s actually kinda useless if you don’t have an apple tv or ipad. it’s filmed in such a way that the people look extremely small and it’s hard to see them. airplay doesn’t work either. hopefully they’ll change that. not sure if i’ll keep paying if they don’t
chas_ 3
chas_ 3 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I like AF+ more than Nike’s services.
Radu-Andrei Zaharia
Radu-Andrei Zaharia 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Did I just watch a Peloton ad?
TAEgames
TAEgames 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Easy moderate or hard just goes back to our RPE rate and having a good understanding of fitness but even if you don’t know that terminology you you’re so still knows what feels extremely hard and what feels like a piece you can keep up with the pace that you feel like you can improve with
Kenny B
Kenny B 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I find Apple Fitness + is boring. I preferred the peloton app. I don't own the bike. But the other classes peloton provide are more fun.
D Karras
D Karras 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I scrolled through all the comments and to my surprise there wasn’t even one about Dieter’s “virtuous CYCLE” ... I 👀 what you did there, nice one 👍🏻
mohinish92
mohinish92 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Seems useless review..
davidwave4
davidwave4 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
"Apple Fitness Plus is literally better than nothing" is a banner endorsement.
Bill Roditski
Bill Roditski 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Dieter is spot-on about the vibe from the trainers 😂
Aaron Domanais
Aaron Domanais 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
i looove that multiple people participated in this review
Nick
Nick 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I got an ad about fitness at the start of this video, *now that's consistency*
Tech & Komsan
Tech & Komsan 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Apple Fitness+ - Apple
Daniel Castro Maia
Daniel Castro Maia 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
This is one the best reviews I’ve ever seen. It’s so obvious now that if you have the people, use multiple reviewers for each product! It’s a much more comprehensive look.
Alex Cameron
Alex Cameron 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
This is my favorite The Verge review so far. I really enjoyed the format of getting different perspectives which was perfect for a product that feels very different for different users.
Alex F
Alex F 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
This is such a great review, really loved having so much of the team (where’s Nilay tho?). Personally I’d never get it cos I’m not interested in an Apple Watch, I get why that’s mandatory for the integration but think it’s ridiculous you can’t get the tv app on any other platforms or chrome cast. I get Apple loves locking into their ecosystem but that seems like it’ll only cost users who don’t wanna be relying on tiny phone screen
Jeremias Menichelli
Jeremias Menichelli 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Just wanna give a huge thumbs up to this review, I miss this dedicated wide reviews of products and services. Lately all tech reviews, including the ones from The Verge sometimes, try something for two days and you can see the lack of insight on the experience and the rushing. This is how it's done, I'm happy waiting for weeks or months to get a better review. Kudos to all the team.
CB Mateas
CB Mateas 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
So buying a massively overpriced spinning bike to use peloton is ok but needing an Apple Watch to use fitness+ is somewhat an inconvenience? I do agree it needs more editing and diversity in the difficulty level of the workouts. The music volume is kind of too low and the trainers never shut up.
MightyRob1
MightyRob1 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Great review; obviously a lot of time and effort went into this, but I took a shot every time someone said “diversity” and now I can’t drive.
J H
J H 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Monica brought up a good point about the limited time frame of the workouts, but I actually view that as a positive. I like the shorter times of the workouts because I try to do a minimum of an hour a day and because all of the Fitness+ workouts are shorter than that...I need to string some together to hit my time target...and with that, I’m putting more variety in my workouts than I did pre-Fitness+. I definitely would like to see longer workouts, but I do find the shorter ones useful for the sake of variety of workout sessions. As for Time to Walk...I haven’t gotten a chance to try that one out yet (need some better weather)! I’m interested though and looking forward to trying it!
Daniel Cook
Daniel Cook 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
It's hard to beat the king at this area and that's BeachBody. Obviously some cool technical options with apple echo system.
테크boy
테크boy 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I use Galaxy Fit 2
Lithium
Lithium 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Verge is an island.. serene and almost unique✨
Brandon Forte'
Brandon Forte' 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Does the airplay feature work now?
mrcraggle
mrcraggle 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Tbh, I'm surprised that Apple didn't just partner with Nike. The Nike apps (Training and Run Club) are very sleek in their design and offer tons of functionality. Nike's training app even offers programmes that you can take part in that give you work out routines to follow based on your level as well as nutritional information which is especially hard for beginners. Diet is a huge factor fitness and the Nike apps are also free. The only thing the apple fitness + app seems to really have going for it is the only screen tracking and that's barely even mentioned in this review.
Alvin varianto Setyawan
Alvin varianto Setyawan 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
at the first glance of the video, feels like a notch-less iPhone LOL
Timothy Collins
Timothy Collins 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
So basically Apple recreated the now defunct Xbox fitness app that MS had when the Xbox one first launched. That's actually a good thing since I loved that app.
Seila Hy
Seila Hy 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Why pay for that when u can just run outside in the morning or evening? What a waste of money
bigmaxcc
bigmaxcc 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
True don't forget music
Tom Zach
Tom Zach 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I'm here for Becca 👊
buellreaucracy
buellreaucracy 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
The treadmill workouts are 🔥
Mike Hughes
Mike Hughes 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Great review!
Alan
Alan 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I think it would be fair to include the overhead costs of owning a peloton bike vs. generic w/AF+. Or also AF+ vs. peloton digital only. The costs can vary greatly and definitely would affect engagement and the need to stick with a platform if invested.
Darlin Lopez
Darlin Lopez 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Best buy offers 6 month free trial with a purchase of the Apple watch 6
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