Apple works on new fitness app for iPhone, Apple Watch and Apple TV

Apple works on new fitness app for iPhone, Apple Watch and Apple TV


Max-out your aerobic fitness with Apple Watch by checking the VO2 max metric.
Apple Watch may soon serve up workouts on your wrist.
Photo: Graham Bower/Cult of Mac

Peloton and other workout apps could soon get some fresh competition from Apple in the form of a new fitness app that runs on Apple Watch, iPhone and Apple TV.

MacRumors revealed this week that Apple is working on a special project code-named “Seymour” that will serve up a series of workouts and other fitness-related videos that users can download and complete to improve their health.

New Apple fitness app in iOS 14?

Some of the icons found related to the upcoming Apple fitness app
Some of the icons found related to the fitness app.
Photo: Macrumors

The unreleased Apple fitness app reportedly will arrive in iOS 14, watchOS 7 and tvOS 14. Instead of adding it as a feature in the Health or Activity apps, Apple reportedly will launch it as a standalone app. Cupertino probably will call the app “Fit,” “Fitness” or something along those lines.

Glyphs found in the app indicate it will present exercises for a stationary bike, yoga, running, rowing, aerobics, dancing and bodyweight fitness. Users will be able to download workouts on one device and sync to other devices to complete later.

Apple Watch wearers will be able to track their progress from their smartwatch. That packs the added benefit of collecting heart-rate data to track the intensity of their workouts.

Apple supposedly will offer all workouts for free. That’s certain to anger the dozens of fitness app companies that make a living off subscriptions through the App Store.

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