The arrival of Fitness+ without Apple Watch is becoming clearer. Apple had announced the possibility of registering for the service only with an iPhone ” in the course of autumn “. It looks like the option is in the works, with users noticing some changes in the iOS 16.1 and tvOS 16.1 betas.
Apple Fitness+ connectivity via iPhone running iOS 16.1 pic.twitter.com/4nG49bXbUT
— Sigmund Judge (@sigjudge) September 21, 2022
On Twitter, user Jadyn Daniel spotted that it was now possible to sign up for the service without Apple Watch on the second beta of iOS 16.1. For his part, Sigmund Judge shows that he new screen is available on the latest version of tvOS 16.1 inviting to connect an iPhone for Fitness + training. You don’t need an Apple Watch to enjoy it.
This change will undoubtedly allow Apple to recover new subscribers for its service. In the absence of Apple Watch, customers will be able to find a simple estimate of their calorie expenditure on the screen. Once the subscription is taken on an iPhone, it can also be used on an iPad and an Apple TV.