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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What tech do you use for your workout?

3 ай мурун
RelaxedKoi
RelaxedKoi

The gym lol

Ай мурун
李杜文章在,光焰萬丈晐。
李杜文章在,光焰萬丈晐。

I use my left hand mostly. But sometimes I switch to the right for some balance.

Ай мурун
Dwikky Yudha Irshandi
Dwikky Yudha Irshandi

No tech, just by going outside.

2 ай мурун
Matthew Smith
Matthew Smith

Apple Watch, Sole E35 elliptical, 55" TV in front of it for YouTube 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

2 ай мурун
Firebrand B.
Firebrand B.

Nature.

3 ай мурун
cat -.-
cat -.-

Yeah I totally agree with dieter on the vibe thing lol, I hope they have a roaster of “chill instructors” that talks only when necessary, only smiling a bit and nodding a bit.

2 күн мурун
trischulte
trischulte

They need to allow more than one users

5 күн мурун
Joe Lazala
Joe Lazala

It’s reviewed like this that make me love The Verge. Thank you all so much!

23 күн мурун
Jennifer Stephens
Jennifer Stephens

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26 күн мурун
Elizabeth Cook
Elizabeth Cook

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27 күн мурун
Jonathan Busby
Jonathan Busby

Is everyone at the verge this pretentious (maybe just everyone with a Peleton is that way?)

27 күн мурун
MoCHa
MoCHa

What about resistance training?

Ай мурун
Mary W
Mary W

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.

Ай мурун
Jo Ad
Jo Ad

The trainers are diverse? What do you mean?... you mean RACIALLY DIVERSE? PLEASE STOP LOOKING AT EVERYTHING THROUGH THE LENSE OF RACE!!!!!!!!!

Ай мурун
Djalil
Djalil

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.

Ай мурун
WISH BAKER
WISH BAKER

Hello, You can not stream through air play if your TV is not apple.

Ай мурун
A Ranting Culinarian Pastor
A Ranting Culinarian Pastor

It’s actually pretty good. Very intense work outs.

Ай мурун
Will Wu
Will Wu

That’s it?

Ай мурун
Ying Tu
Ying Tu

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.

Ай мурун
Ivan Tirado
Ivan Tirado

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.

Ай мурун
Major Tob
Major Tob

TL;DR: Good service with a lot of potential... If you have an iPhone, Apple Watch, airPods and Apple TV

2 ай мурун
Ryan Lennox-Bradley
Ryan Lennox-Bradley

Talks about apple Uses the beans

2 ай мурун
Heather D
Heather D

Except you cannot cast this to your TV....

2 ай мурун
Alex Terrieur
Alex Terrieur

Dankpods subscribers at 8:38 "the BEANS!!!"

2 ай мурун
Desmond Davis
Desmond Davis

Airplay isn’t working for me I just got a new Samsung Qled 4k

2 ай мурун
Craig Lafferty
Craig Lafferty

Best review ever! Truly honest and unbiased.

2 ай мурун
fightmeirl
fightmeirl

So is apple fitness plus just the tutorials? nothing to do with the telemetry data?

2 ай мурун
Unnati Singla
Unnati Singla

You can’t stream to a TV via AirPlay :(

2 ай мурун
DeviantMotives
DeviantMotives

Great vid

2 ай мурун
yanic barrett
yanic barrett

I agreeeee I hated using it from my phone I wish it ws integrated with apple tv which I have on my fire stick

2 ай мурун
Matthew Smith
Matthew Smith

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.

2 ай мурун
Judith Smith
Judith Smith

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 !

2 ай мурун
Mary W
Mary W

I think headspace has something like this too, though obv not christian

Ай мурун
Michael - Janos Lengyel
Michael - Janos Lengyel

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.

2 ай мурун
PaperRoman
PaperRoman

Why the heck ain't anyone talking about the new Chrome 89 update !? It's a a huge jump in browsing!

2 ай мурун
slickrickcm
slickrickcm

Any apps for people in wheelchairs?

2 ай мурун
Fed Donovan
Fed Donovan

VR fitness is coming ....peloton still superior ...Tonal + peloton ...you dont need anything else .no even a gym ..sorry apple fans...

2 ай мурун
Dwain Alfred
Dwain Alfred

when is fitness coming to the rest of the world ? Mainly the Caribbean

2 ай мурун
Dwikky Yudha Irshandi
Dwikky Yudha Irshandi

0:53 Me on every single day.

2 ай мурун
eidem live
eidem live

its a nice idea but i dont like to be locked in a ecosystem to use this

2 ай мурун
Melissa Borunda
Melissa Borunda

Sadly you can’t use airplay with it yet. That won’t be available until iOS 14.5.

2 ай мурун
Ashish Porwal
Ashish Porwal

Who the fack need instructor to know how to use gym bycycle??

2 ай мурун
mohammad hayat
mohammad hayat

Ok no

2 ай мурун
Mr. M
Mr. M

Shout out to gen X'rs!

2 ай мурун
Miracles Await
Miracles Await

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

2 ай мурун
Captain Aayush
Captain Aayush

On my series 6, Waiting !!

2 ай мурун
Skylar Bacote-Tsaoys
Skylar Bacote-Tsaoys

Apple Fitness + is designed for people that workout at Planet Fitness.

2 ай мурун
Americano Mondays
Americano Mondays

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.

3 ай мурун
dexterter
dexterter

Hahaha this will never take off. it's obvious apple so much money to waste they don't really care anymore.

3 ай мурун
Bill BB
Bill BB

Ty

3 ай мурун
Hector Ordorica
Hector Ordorica

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.

3 ай мурун
Jeffrey Ehimuh
Jeffrey Ehimuh

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!

3 ай мурун
Gavin Pereira
Gavin Pereira

Anyone know what brand of mask Becca was wearing?

3 ай мурун
Lily Magana
Lily Magana

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.

3 ай мурун
jessusfx
jessusfx

Lol

3 ай мурун
Călin H
Călin H

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!

3 ай мурун
Sunny Lyndis
Sunny Lyndis

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.

3 ай мурун
Javier Matusevich
Javier Matusevich

*complains that app is only available in apple products* - *praises peloton, a bike with a screen you have to buy*

3 ай мурун
Virru112
Virru112

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.

3 ай мурун
Thomas Hartmann
Thomas Hartmann

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.

3 ай мурун
Gold Formation
Gold Formation

🥰

3 ай мурун
Ninja Nerd Student #69
Ninja Nerd Student #69

I liked seeing all the Verge employees in a single video. Please do that more often.

3 ай мурун
Ninja Nerd Student #69
Ninja Nerd Student #69

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.

3 ай мурун
newfnshow031
newfnshow031

There are tons of free workouts on youtube and tons of free workout apps in either app store

3 ай мурун
newfnshow031
newfnshow031

185 calories for 20 mins.... Less than a can of soda

3 ай мурун
Music Theory 4u
Music Theory 4u

Pelleton? Where, what?

3 ай мурун
jake liu
jake liu

Hmm 90 mins workout and still. I think need to bump up the intensity level to get the result.

3 ай мурун
AG Garza
AG Garza

Excellent job guys, I’d call that a useful, compact yet comprehensive review. I’m subscribed!

3 ай мурун
Sam Slocombe
Sam Slocombe

This might be the most millennial video I’ve seen in quite a long time.

3 ай мурун
Courtney Moore
Courtney Moore

I dont know why.. but this entire time I thought Dieter lived in New York! I guess I was mixing it up with Becks..

3 ай мурун
NTH THN
NTH THN

Why can't you stream an Apple service on Apple MacBook?

3 ай мурун
Alex Romero
Alex Romero

beca is still using the beans until now.... ADD TO CART

3 ай мурун
Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart

Ummmm you cannot stream via airplay. Only the audio comes through the TV speakers. Has this changed?

3 ай мурун
James Sydney
James Sydney

we use Fitness +

3 ай мурун
Eric Gonzalez
Eric Gonzalez

Agree with everyone reviewing the service.

3 ай мурун
Isaac Chavez
Isaac Chavez

YES @ THE MACBOOK THING IT DRIVES ME CRAZY THAT I CANT DO WORKOUTS ON MY COMPUTER

3 ай мурун
Whitney Annie
Whitney Annie

Lmao it is better than nothing, I was doing nothing before and I’m basically active everyday now

3 ай мурун
photogenic works
photogenic works

Fitness + got so weird last month I had to stop using it. It was my place to escape from politics.

3 ай мурун
breathe carolina
breathe carolina

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

3 ай мурун
chas_ 3
chas_ 3

I like AF+ more than Nike’s services.

3 ай мурун
Radu-Andrei Zaharia
Radu-Andrei Zaharia

Did I just watch a Peloton ad?

3 ай мурун
TAEgames
TAEgames

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

3 ай мурун
Kenny B
Kenny B

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.

3 ай мурун
D Karras
D Karras

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 👍🏻

3 ай мурун
mohinish92
mohinish92

Seems useless review..

3 ай мурун
davidwave4
davidwave4

"Apple Fitness Plus is literally better than nothing" is a banner endorsement.

3 ай мурун
Bill Roditski
Bill Roditski

Dieter is spot-on about the vibe from the trainers 😂

3 ай мурун
Aaron Domanais
Aaron Domanais

i looove that multiple people participated in this review

3 ай мурун
Nick
Nick

I got an ad about fitness at the start of this video, *now that's consistency*

3 ай мурун
Tech & Komsan
Tech & Komsan

Apple Fitness+ - Apple

3 ай мурун
Daniel Castro Maia
Daniel Castro Maia

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.

3 ай мурун
Alex Cameron
Alex Cameron

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.

3 ай мурун
Alex F
Alex F

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

3 ай мурун
Jeremias Menichelli
Jeremias Menichelli

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.

3 ай мурун
CB Mateas
CB Mateas

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.

3 ай мурун
MightyRob1
MightyRob1

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.

3 ай мурун
J H
J H

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!

3 ай мурун
Daniel Cook
Daniel Cook

It's hard to beat the king at this area and that's BeachBody. Obviously some cool technical options with apple echo system.

3 ай мурун
테크boy
테크boy

I use Galaxy Fit 2

3 ай мурун
Lithium
Lithium

Verge is an island.. serene and almost unique✨

3 ай мурун
Brandon Forte'
Brandon Forte'

Does the airplay feature work now?

3 ай мурун
mrcraggle
mrcraggle

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.

3 ай мурун
Alvin varianto Setyawan
Alvin varianto Setyawan

at the first glance of the video, feels like a notch-less iPhone LOL

3 ай мурун
Timothy Collins
Timothy Collins

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.

3 ай мурун
Seila Hy
Seila Hy

Why pay for that when u can just run outside in the morning or evening? What a waste of money

3 ай мурун
bigmaxcc
bigmaxcc

True don't forget music

3 ай мурун

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