It was a big week for Apple after delivering its all-virtual "Time Flies" media event on September 15. Both iOS 14 and watchOS 7 were rolled out to customers, and Apple launched several new products. Apple fans looking for a glimpse of the iPhone 12 lineup will have to wait a little bit longer, with the release delayed until next month. Despite not revealing a new iPhone the Apple event had plenty to offer.
No, non-Apple smart watches and fitness / movement trackers are not compatible with Apple Fitness+.
Yes, Apple Watch is required to use Apple Fitness+.
Apple Fitness+ personalizes your experience by combining real-time personal health metrics from Apple Watch into your workout. Data from Apple Watch is fully integrated into the screen while watching Apple Fitness+ trainers.
Apple Fitness+ requires an Apple Watch Series 3 or later. Earlier models are not compatible with Apple Fitness+ services.
The Apple Watch models currently working with Apple Fitness+ include:
Apple Fitness+ can be accessed through the Fitness app on the iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV.
For those who already use an Apple Watch, Fitness+ appears as the center tab at the bottom of the iPhone Fitness app.
iPad and Apple TV owners must download the Fitness app from the App Store.