Starting with iOS 16.1 and tvOS 16.1, which are presently in beta testing, developers have discovered that iPhone users will be able to subscribe to Apple Fitness+ without an Apple Watch.
According to Macrumors, user Jadyn Daniel first discovered the function recently and provided screenshots of the service on the iOS 16.1 beta. In addition, Sigmund Judge, editor-in-chief of Screen Times, also noticed a new screen in the second beta of tvOS 16.1 for the Apple TV that allows users to connect an iPhone for Apple Fitness+ workouts without an Apple Watch.
For your information, Fitness+ for iPhone users was revealed by Apple to roll out “later this fall” to the 21 countries where it is currently available including Malaysia, the United States, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.
Apple had announced during the Far Out event that Apple Fitness+ will be made available to iPhone users “later this fall” even if they don’t own an Apple Watch.
iPhone users may be glad to hear that they too can soon enjoy all the fitness benefits and workout videos that Fitness+ has to offer. However, during an exercise, an iPhone user won’t be able to monitor their heart rate or calorie burn in real-time without an Apple Watch.