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      Apple launches “Time to Walk” fitness service with celebrity guests

      Samuel Axon · / ArsTechnica · Monday, 25 January, 2021 - 18:12

    Today, Apple launched a new component of its Fitness+ personal health subscription service: "Time to Walk." With it, users who own an Apple Watch can take a tracked walk exercise while listening to stories or inspiring talks from "influential and interesting people."

    These talks will be automatically downloaded to users' Apple Watch, provided those users subscribe to Fitness+. When users start listening to one of the 25-40 minute episodes, the Watch will begin tracking a Walk workout. For users in weelchairs, Time to Walk is instead called "Time to Push" and offers up an Outdoor Weelchair Walk Pace workout instead.

    The announcement states that "each Time to Walk episode is shaped by the guest’s personal, life-shaping moments and includes lessons learned, meaningful memories, thoughts on purpose and gratitude, moments of levity, and other thought-provoking topics, recorded while walking outside or in locations that are meaningful to them."

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      Apple Fitness+ launches this coming Monday at $9.99 per month

      Samuel Axon · / ArsTechnica · Tuesday, 8 December, 2020 - 21:10

    The big Apple news today was the introduction of AirPods Max, but Apple made a smaller announcement today, too: Apple Fitness+ will launch next Monday, December 14.

    Apple Fitness+ is a new service that incorporates music from Apple Music, the health-tracking features of the Apple Watch, and original workout videos led by accomplished trainers, according to Apple. It's the latest in a series of new services that Apple has launched to bolster its revenue over the past couple years, such as Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and Apple News+.

    At launch, Fitness+ will offer the following workout programs:

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      Apple One launches today, bundling Music, iCloud, more for $14.95 and up

      Samuel Axon · / ArsTechnica · Friday, 30 October, 2020 - 18:45

    Apple One tiers.

    Enlarge / Apple One tiers. (credit: Apple)

    Apple’s all-in-one subscription services bundle, Apple One, launches today, according to a confirmation given to Bloomberg by Apple CFO Luca Maestri.

    CEO Tim Cook also confirmed the bundle’s imminent launch on the company’s quarterly investor call yesterday.

    Apple One offers three plans: individual, family, and premier. Each offers some subset or combination of Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, iCloud, Apple News+, and soon, Apple Fitness+.

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