YOUR iPhone is about to get a huge upgrade next week – and it'll help you get fit
The new iOS 14.3 update will arrive in just a few days, so check your mobile regularly.
We still don't have all the details about what features will be included.
But we do know that it will mark the launch of a brand new Apple service: Fitness+.
Fitness+ is a new service unveiled by Apple in September during a virtual event recorded at its headquarters in California.
Out this month, the app charges users a monthly fee for personalised workout routines and detailed health tracking.
Apple says it offers "world-class workouts by the world’s top trainers."
Health tracking is achieved using data from Apple Watch and the Apple health app.
The service is set to launch on December 14 – but it's not free.
It costs £9.99 / $9.99 a month or £79.99 / $79.99 for a year's subscription.
Those who already own an Apple Watch will get a month free of the service to try it out, Apple said.
The service builds you a personalised fitness routine based on data collected by your watch, as well as apps like Apple Health.
Fitness+ crunches the data and then delivers virtual workouts to you via your iPhone, iPad or Apple TV.
It features 10 workout categories, including yoga, cycling, dance, treadmill walk, treadmill run, strength, core, HIIT, rowing and mindful cool downs.
New workouts are added every week, according to Apple, and as they're delivered to your handheld devices, you can exercise almost anywhere.
Apple Watches have had fitness tracking tools for years, but Fitness+ is a new way to apply them, according to Apple.
"Your Apple Watch is equipped with sensors that, combined with advanced algorithms, give you all the metrics you need to track your workout," the firm writes on its website.
"With the creation of Apple Fitness+, that information is now transported to your iPhone, iPad or Apple TV in real time to keep you motivated and engaged."
Those metrics include heart rate, calories burnt, pace and distance, which will automatically be beamed from your watch to the larger screen.
All of your data and personalised workouts will be available through a new Apple app called Fitness.
The software uses artificial intelligence to recommend workouts based on the things you typically do with the Workout app on Apple Watch.
Fitness+ will even suggest new trainers and workouts to help you build a better routine, throwing in stuff you're not so practised at.
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