Chennai: It’s like having a personal trainer of your own, and for free. Apple is said to be working on a fitness app for the Apple Watch that lets you download videos of various physical activities and guidance on how to complete them.
You won’t have to pay for the app, which doesn’t seem to have any in-app purchases or charges for content, except of course that you would be paying the data cost of downloading videos.
Apple will most likely release the app in iOS 14, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14 as a standalone app available alongside the existing Activity app, according to the MacRumours site, which gives out near accurate predictions of Apple releases.
Fitness videos provided can be downloaded on to you iPhone, iPad or Apple TV and synced to your Apple Watch, which then tracks your progress through your chosen activity as you watch the videos on the other devices. This is similar to how the Apple Watch tracks your fitness through the existing Activity App.
The difference is that the new app, codenamed Seymour, will provide a wide variety of activities including indoor running, outdoor walking, yoga, dance, stretching, core training, strength training, cycling and rowing.
The website issued a caveat saying that while Apple seems to be working on the new fitness app for the next software update, there was no guarantee that it would be available for the finalised versions of iOS 14, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14.