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Today in Apple history: Nike+iPod Sport Kit puts fitness tracking in your pocket


The Nike+iPod Sports Kit was a nifty innovation.
The Nike+iPod Sport Kit was a nifty innovation.
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July 13: Today in Apple history: Nike+iPod Sport Kit brings fitness tracking to your pocket July 13, 2006: Apple releases its first activity tracker, the Nike+iPod Sport Kit, which combines Cupertino’s popular music player with a smart pedometer.

The product marks Apple’s first step toward the kind of mobile health-tracking initiatives it will pursue in the following decade — most notably through its iOS Health app and the Apple Watch.

Looking back on our top apps of 2022


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After careful consideration and a lengthy review of all the apps we use on a regular basis, these are some of our favorites from the year.
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With 2022 officially and fully in the rear-view, we’re all looking at how 2023 will be different. But some things don’t need to change. With that, it seemed only fair that we look back at some of the apps that made the biggest difference this past year. With so many apps to choose from, knowing the ones we (the Cult of Mac team) actually used and loved this last year may even help you nail that New Year’s resolution.

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As we approach a new year, it’s time to start reaching our fitness goals. Yes, there are tons of fitness features to help you track your fitness and monitor your health on Apple Watches, but they’re not much good unless you actually do some exercise. If you need a little extra incentive to move in 2023, the Jillian Michaels Fitness App might be just the thing — especially now that you can get it for 66% off.

Get fit with the award-winning Jillian Michaels app, less than $150 for life


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Get in the best shape of your life with this award-winning trainer app.
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The best way to up your fitness is with a complete health app that puts world-class training right in your pocket. One of the very best is the award-winning Jillian Michaels: The Fitness App. Right now, you can get a lifetime subscription to this powerful fitness app for just $149.99. That’s a 66% discount off the regular price of $449.

Get fit for the new year with this top-rated workout app


Optimize your health with this top-rated fitness app.
Achieve your fitness goals with this highly rated app.
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Gyms are notoriously crowded once the new year hits and people with fresh resolutions start pouring in. Skip the wait and meet your wellness goals with this BetterMe Home Workout & Diet subscription.

The highly rated app delivers customized workouts you can do from home, paired with nutrition plans to keep your progress going. It’s basically like having your own personal trainer — on your own time, and on call 24/7.

Stream a huge variety of fitness classes with this discounted app


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This top-rated fitness app offers unlimited access to a library of classes on cycling, yoga, boot camp and more.
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While your health probably sits somewhere at the top of the list of your priorities, it can prove difficult to find the motivation to get out of the house and go to the gym or whatever fitness class you wanted to take that day.

Apple Fitness+ is an option, but this one-year subscription to Studio Sweat onDemand is the perfect pick for anyone who has difficulty leaving the house to break a sweat — or who even just gets bored easily at the gym. And it’s available now for just $99.

AR is the future of fitness [Cult of Mac Magazine 400]


Apple AR glasses will turbocharge fitness.
Apple AR glasses will turbocharge fitness.
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If you think Apple Watch makes workouts fun and efficient, wait till Apple’s mixed-reality glasses land on your face. Graham Bower outlines how and why augmented reality will take fitness to the next level in Cult of Mac Magazines cover story this week. It all sounds quite incredible — and yet also quite possible.

Also this week, we’ve got plenty of fresh Apple rumors, plus a trove of tantalizing tidbits gleaned from insider emails that came to light during the Epic Games v. Apple trial that’s currently unfolding.

And if you haven’t watched Mythic Quest or The Mosquito Coast yet, it’s time to start streaming. It looks like Apple TV+ has a couple more winners on its hands.

Mixed-reality Apple glasses could add a new dimension to fitness


How augmented reality could augment your workout
Will augmented reality augment your workouts?
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Like Apple Watch before it, Cupertino’s much-anticipated mixed-reality headset looks set to be another leap forward for fitness wearables.

Mixed reality is already commonplace in TV sports. You see it every time the virtual line of scrimmage is superimposed onto a football field. Now imagine that the players on the field can see that virtual line too, just like the viewers at home. That’s exactly what Apple’s latest gadget could deliver, adding a whole new dimension to sports and fitness.

Our semi-annual sale features top health, fitness and wellness apps for 30% off


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Fitness and wellness apps are essential for a healthy lifestyle. And these won't make your wallet sick.
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As with anything health-related you commit yourself to, consistency is key — as is having different tools to support you in your wellness journey. We’ve rounded up the top nine health and fitness apps we have, delivering different approaches and methodologies so that you’re your healthiest self yet. Plus, for a limited time you can get them for an extra 30% off with discount code DOWNLOADIT.

Prioritize wellness in 2021 with this comprehensive health and fitness app


This all-in-one health and fitness app is what you need to accomplish your new years resolutions
This all-in-one health and fitness app is what you need to accomplish your goals in 2021.
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There’s plenty of ways you can take care of your health in 2021. You could start a steady workout regimen with Apple Fitness+. You could begin being more mindful about nutrition and what you consume. Or you might set aside time in your week to meditate and get away from your iPhone.

While some apps will help you accomplish these things individually, there isn’t a more comprehensive wellness app on the market than Verv Premium Home Workout Planner.