Fitness

iOS 16 to Bring the Fitness App to All iPhones, No Apple Watch Needed

Apple announced its Fitness app is coming to all iPhone users—without the need for an Apple Watch. "The Fitness app is available to all iPhone users to help track and meet fitness goals, even if they don’t have an Apple Watch,” explains Apple. "iPhone users can set up a daily Move goal in the Fitness...

Apple Fitness+ Cycling Review vs Peloton vs Zwift

Apple launched its Fitness+ subscription service yesterday, offering a range of trainer-led on-demand exercise videos for customers with an Apple Watch. This will be quick dive (well, that was the plan) into how Fitness+ cycling workouts compare to Peloton and Zwift. Backgrounder: 2020 Cycling Season Cut Short 2020 was a year cut short for cyclists...

Peloton CEO Calls Apple Fitness+ Subscription Service a ‘Legitimization of Fitness Content’

With Apple announcing Fitness+ during Peloton's first investor meeting, the latter's CEO was questioned about Apple entering the same business. Peloton CEO John Foley responded to Apple's announcement of its new Fitness+ service by saying that it has legitimized fitness subscription content, reads a new report from CNBC. "We're just digesting the announcement like everybody," Foley...

Apple’s Free iOS App of the Week: Streaks Workout

Streaks Workout by Crunchy Bagel is Apple’s free app of the week. The app normally retails for $2.99 and is free for this week only. The app provides you with a personal trainer that you can use anywhere, whether you are at home, in the park, or at the gym. Users can customize which exercises...

Future Apple Watch Will Reportedly Include Glucose Monitoring, Smart Bands

According to a new report from BGR, Apple is planning major new health features for future versions of the Apple Watch. Future Apple Watch models will reportedly include support for glucose monitoring, which will be non-invasive. Glucose levels are typically monitored by collecting blood, but that would be impractical on a wrist-worn device. However, Apple has...

McDonald’s Officially Recalls Happy Meal Step-It Fitness Trackers

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, McDonald's Step-It activity wristbands are being recalled due to risks of skin irritation or burns. The recall was issued after the fast-food company received more than 70 reports of incidents, including seven reports of blisters after wearing the device and various reports of skin irritation and burns....

Many iPhone Fitness Apps Ignore Comprehensive Workout Guidelines: Study

According to a recent study, many workout apps for the iPhone are too narrow in focus and omit important guidelines recommended by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Researchers at the University of Florida tested 30 popular free apps, examining them for their handling of three essential aspects of fitness: aerobic exercise, strength/resistance, and...