Category Archives: Fitness+

Episode 196, Apple Watch Ultra field test proves value of new design, breakthrough features and improved capabilities



Apple Watch Ultra field test of nearly a month proves value of new design, breakthrough features and improved capabilities.  Apple unveiled the revolutionary new design with breakthrough capabilities for the inspired athlete.  The Ultra’s bold design and wide range of features built for endurance, exploration, and adventure is truly noteworthy.  Apple marketed the device for those individuals, but the device makes its mark as well for the novice weekend warrior.  I’ll tell you why it’s a good value to the average person.

There are three specialized bands for outdoor adventures, endurance training, and water sports Apple introduced as well.

Apple Watch Ultra features a new depth gauge. It also delivers the data and functionality required by scuba and free divers for descents down to 40 meters.

Episode 192, Apple launches new features in watchOS 9



In this episode, we will discuss the launching Monday, Sept. 12 of watchOS 9 bringing new watch faces, an enhanced Workout app, sleep stages, a first-of-its-kind AFib History feature, a redesigned Compass app, and an all-new Medications app.  We will cover all these new features in this show.

watchOS 9 brings new features, enhanced apps, and more personalization to Apple Watch.For triathletes and duathletes, the Workout app now supports a new Multisport workout type that automatically switches between any sequence of swimming, biking, and running workouts.
For triathletes and duathletes, the Workout app now supports a new Multisport workout type that automatically switches between any sequence of swimming, biking, and running workouts.
The completely redesigned Compass app includes Waypoints, a quick and convenient way to mark a point of interest directly in the app.
The new Medications experience on Apple Watch and iPhone helps users manage and track their medications, vitamins, and supplements, plus provides an alert if there are potential critical interactions with medications they have added to the Health app.

Episode 191, Apple launches iPhones, Apple Watch Series 8, SE and Ultra, and AirPods Pro 2; Fitness+ expands to all iPhone users in 21 countries this fall with new guests and integration



In this episode, we will discuss Apple’s introduction Wednesday of an all-new iPhone lineup, rebuilt AirPods Pro, three new Apple Watch models, and an exciting update to Apple Fitness+ and finish up by giving you when they will be available pricing and features along with the information needed to preorder those available beginning Friday, Sep 9.

iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max represent the biggest leap ever for iPhone, featuring the Dynamic Island, the first-ever 48MP camera on iPhone, the Always-On display, and groundbreaking safety capabilities.
Available in a 6.1-inch display and a new, larger 6.7-inch size, iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus feature impressive camera upgrades and groundbreaking new safety capabilities.
Introducing Apple Watch Ultra, the most rugged and capable Apple Watch.
The new AirPods Pro bring major upgrades to Transparency mode, Spatial Audio, and customer-loved convenience features, while cancelling up to twice as much noise over their predecessor.
Later this fall, for the first time ever Fitness+ will be available for all iPhone users to subscribe to and enjoy in the 21 countries it is available in, even if they don’t have an Apple Watch.

Episode 182, Apple unveils watchOS 9 for AppleWatch delivering new ways to stay connected, active, and healthy



In this episode, we will continue our discussion of the events from the Worldwide Developer Conference 2022 (WWDC22) focusing on the features unveiled in watch OS9, the operating system for the AppleWatch. Specifically, we will discuss an enhanced Workout app, swimming enhancements, sleep stages, a first-of-its-kind AFib History feature, and an all-new Medications app.  All this and and much more is available from Apple here.

Introducing more customizable watch faces, an enhanced Workout app, sleep stages, a first-of-its-kind AFib History feature, and an all-new Medications app.
The new Medications experience on Apple Watch and iPhone helps users manage and track their medications, vitamins, and supplements. Custom schedules can be created for each medication, and users can set up reminders to help keep them on track.
For users diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, AFib History estimates the time a user’s heart is in AFib and provides useful insights on lifestyle factors that may influence their condition.
watchOS 9 adds even more insights to the Sleep app with sleep stages. Using signals from the accelerometer and heart rate sensor, Apple Watch can detect when users are in REM, Core, or Deep sleep.

Episode 176, Apple announces 2022 International Dance Day Activity Award, Friday, April 29; Apple Fitness+ gives users ‘Permission to Dance’ with new Artist Spotlight series, curated Dance workouts, and more



In this episode, we will discuss Apple’s celebration of the 2022 International Dance Day coming up this Friday, April 29. In the second half of the podcast we will discuss Apple Fitness+ gives users “Permission to Dance” with new Artist Spotlight series, curated Dance workouts, and more.

To get the International Dance Day award, Apple will ask Apple Watch users to do a dance workout of 20 minutes or more on Friday, April 29.
This spring, Apple Fitness+, the first fitness and wellness service built entirely around Apple Watch and designed to be welcoming to all, is celebrating music and dance with a new lineup of world-renowned Artist Spotlight musicians and curated Dance content in the lead-up to International Dance Day on April 29.

Apple Watch users who successfully complete a dance workout on the appropriate day will unlock a badge in the Fitness app along with animated stickers that can be used in the Messages and FaceTime apps.