Often in our reviews the question is “Is this thing good?”, but for the Apple Fitness+ review the real question becomes “Who is it good for?”. Four Verge staffers spent months exercising with Apple’s latest service to see how it compares to others like Peloton and if it’s worth your money.

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47 Comments

  • The Verge

    Posted July 14, 2021 12:13 pm

    What tech do you use for your workout?

  • Willie Bennett II

    Posted July 14, 2021 12:13 pm

    Even though I appreciate the reviews, it’s not completely fair to compare AF+ to Pelaton IMO, especially when it come to cycling. Pelaton is a behemoth in the fitness app space, one of pioneers in social fitness. Apple is still very green in this world, so I feel there are better apps to compare it to (i.e. Nike Training Club, Under Armour’s MyFitnessPal and others).

  • Todd Smith

    Posted July 14, 2021 12:13 pm

    Thanks for this review. I'm recovering from cancer treatment and use the Apple ecosystem to help me with…just about everything. I appreciate the honest feedback.

  • Melissa Mikaelson

    Posted July 14, 2021 12:13 pm

    I have a 3 month free trial offer. I want to see if it’s worth it or not. I know Apple TV was useless so I’m not sure if this is

  • david woolfe

    Posted July 14, 2021 12:13 pm

    Be careful Apple's logo is the Very Dark Web representation of Sodomy, they will steal relentlessly from you…

  • Wardiecam UK

    Posted July 14, 2021 12:13 pm

    You don’t need to use an Apple Watch , if you try to start a workout you get the option to continue without Apple Watch . I do the cycling workout using a Garmin

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  • Sagar Shroff

    Posted July 14, 2021 12:13 pm

    That’s quite strange where they need the user to buy Apple TV in order to see the program on the big screen. Too much integration not good.

  • cat -.-

    Posted July 14, 2021 12:13 pm

    Yeah I totally agree with dieter on the vibe thing lol, I hope they have a roaster of “chill instructors” that talks only when necessary, only smiling a bit and nodding a bit.

  • trischulte

    Posted July 14, 2021 12:13 pm

    They need to allow more than one users

  • Joe Lazala

    Posted July 14, 2021 12:13 pm

    It’s reviewed like this that make me love The Verge. Thank you all so much!

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  • Jonathan Busby

    Posted July 14, 2021 12:13 pm

    Is everyone at the verge this pretentious (maybe just everyone with a Peleton is that way?)

  • MoCHa

    Posted July 14, 2021 12:13 pm

    What about resistance training?

  • Mary W

    Posted July 14, 2021 12:13 pm

    My takeaway is that it's getting borderline insane how closed off Apple is. Part of me wishes the rest of the world would restrict their products with the iPhone like Apple does and give them a taste of their own medicine.

  • Jo Ad

    Posted July 14, 2021 12:13 pm

    The trainers are diverse? What do you mean?… you mean RACIALLY DIVERSE?
    PLEASE STOP LOOKING AT EVERYTHING THROUGH THE LENSE OF RACE!!!!!!!!!

  • Djalil

    Posted July 14, 2021 12:13 pm

    I have never done an actual workout on the service because I couldn’t AirPlay to my TV. This has apparently been fixed in 14.5, but my trial has lapsed out untouched. Also, this is not included in the first two tiers of Apple One!
    So yeah, even if it’s maybe amazing, I am not going to become an Apple Fitness+ subscriber after all.

  • WISH BAKER

    Posted July 14, 2021 12:13 pm

    Hello, You can not stream through air play if your TV is not apple.

  • A Ranting Culinarian Pastor

    Posted July 14, 2021 12:13 pm

    It’s actually pretty good. Very intense work outs.

  • Will Wu

    Posted July 14, 2021 12:13 pm

    That’s it?

  • Ying Tu

    Posted July 14, 2021 12:13 pm

    Apple fitness is pretty good. I like that it shows HR on the screen. I primarily use them for cardio stuff (treadmill and bike). The best strength training videos I've seen are still from HASFit. a free resource on youtube.

  • Ivan Tirado

    Posted July 14, 2021 12:13 pm

    45mins is plenty if you use the proper intensity. 90mins? How intense can that be? That has to be more or less steady state cardio or pretty low intensity intervals. Just do that then for those sessions, no need for a class that long.

  • Tobi

    Posted July 14, 2021 12:13 pm

    TL;DR: Good service with a lot of potential… If you have an iPhone, Apple Watch, airPods and Apple TV

  • Ryan Lennox-Bradley

    Posted July 14, 2021 12:13 pm

    Talks about apple
    Uses the beans

  • Heather D

    Posted July 14, 2021 12:13 pm

    Except you cannot cast this to your TV….

  • Alex Terrieur

    Posted July 14, 2021 12:13 pm

    Dankpods subscribers at 8:38
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  • Desmond Davis

    Posted July 14, 2021 12:13 pm

    Airplay isn’t working for me I just got a new Samsung Qled 4k

  • Craig Lafferty

    Posted July 14, 2021 12:13 pm

    Best review ever! Truly honest and unbiased.

  • fightmeirl

    Posted July 14, 2021 12:13 pm

    So is apple fitness plus just the tutorials? nothing to do with the telemetry data?

  • Unnati Singla

    Posted July 14, 2021 12:13 pm

    You can’t stream to a TV via AirPlay 🙁

  • DeviantMotives

    Posted July 14, 2021 12:13 pm

    Great vid

  • yanic barrett

    Posted July 14, 2021 12:13 pm

    I agreeeee I hated using it from my phone I wish it ws integrated with apple tv which I have on my fire stick

  • Matthew Smith

    Posted July 14, 2021 12:13 pm

    I agree with the general sentiments in this video. It's cool and has good groundwork down, but just not quite there yet for me. Maybe they'll improve upon it a bunch and throw another trial out once they do and get me hooked. It's a little too limited in what it offers, how you can watch the videos and a bit too clunky to find things when you're looking for specific workouts.

  • Judith Smith

    Posted July 14, 2021 12:13 pm

    I’m SO interested in the “time to walk” feature; are there any Christian inspiration walks on there? I’d LITERALLY be obsessed. I’d pay more than $10 if I could have that as an option.

    The way that audio sounded was so good and relaxing when they were walking. I HAVE to try that. Hopefully they talk about something interesting. Because that is REALLY REALLY cool !

  • Michael – Janos Lengyel

    Posted July 14, 2021 12:13 pm

    I use apple fitness+, but l don't like it a lot because even yoga classes super energize, but the Nike app for fitness is free, and you can use it the same way as an apple fitness app.

  • PaperRoman

    Posted July 14, 2021 12:13 pm

    Why the heck ain't anyone talking about the new Chrome 89 update !? It's a a huge jump in browsing!

  • slickrickcm

    Posted July 14, 2021 12:13 pm

    Any apps for people in wheelchairs?

  • Fed Donovan

    Posted July 14, 2021 12:13 pm

    VR fitness is coming ….peloton still superior …Tonal + peloton …you dont need anything else .no even a gym ..sorry apple fans…

  • Dwain Alfred

    Posted July 14, 2021 12:13 pm

    when is fitness coming to the rest of the world ? Mainly the Caribbean

  • Dwikky Yudha Irshandi

    Posted July 14, 2021 12:13 pm

    0:53 Me on every single day.

  • eidem live

    Posted July 14, 2021 12:13 pm

    its a nice idea but i dont like to be locked in a ecosystem to use this

  • Melissa Borunda

    Posted July 14, 2021 12:13 pm

    Sadly you can’t use airplay with it yet. That won’t be available until iOS 14.5.

  • Ashish Porwal

    Posted July 14, 2021 12:13 pm

    Who the fack need instructor to know how to use gym bycycle??

  • mohammad hayat

    Posted July 14, 2021 12:13 pm

    Ok no

  • Mr. M

    Posted July 14, 2021 12:13 pm

    Shout out to gen X'rs!

  • Miracles Await

    Posted July 14, 2021 12:13 pm

    I enjoy it. I already have my favourite trainers but have been in since the beginnings. I do find now tho I have taken the moves I enjoy the lost and just made my own workouts. I do come back every Monday tho to see what’s new

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