Apple Fitness + will add an audio-based running feature on January 10th

Deepak Gupta January 7, 2022
Updated 2022/01/07 at 6:12 PM

Apple isn’t slowing down when it comes to new features for the . This several more that will be added on January 10th, including Time to Run. This is a twist on the experience, in which they bring narration and a playlist to accompany the walks.

The purpose of Time to Run is to help people “become more consistent and better runners”. It explores some popular running routes from various cities and features playlists designed to evoke the spirit of these locations and match the intensity and training of each race. The first three episodes coming out on Monday are based on London, Brooklyn and Miami Beach. A new episode will be released every week.

Instead of famous guests, well-known Fitness+ trainers will lead the Time to Run sessions. On your Apple Watch, you can see the photos taken by the trainer along the way. You can view these images in the workout summary and save them to your photo library. For those using a wheelchair, the feature will be renamed to Run Time or Push, and they will be able to select a run or an outdoor running pace workout.

Apple told Ploonge that Time to Run episodes last about 30 or 60 minutes, which is longer than the typical Time to Walk runtime of 25 to 40 minutes. Other fitness apps offer audio-guided running features such as Aaptiv, Nike+Run Club, and Runtastic. Apple isn’t exactly breaking new ground here, but Fitness+ users will have another option to break a sweat.

Apple Fitness+ collections displayed on an iPad.

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Also on January 10th, Apple will release the Collections. It is a curated series of exercises and guided meditations drawn from the Fitness+ library. The resource will suggest plans to help people make intentional training choices in the coming days and weeks. Six collections will be available at the start, including Run Your First 5K, Perfect Your Yoga Balance Poses, and Wind Down for a Better Bedtime.

On the same day, the third season of Time to Walk opens. The latest group of guests includes Rebel Wilson, Bernice A. King, Chris Meloni and Hasan Minhaj. Episodes will be added weekly. More will be available on Monday as well, featuring songs by Ed Sheeran, Pharrell Williams, Shakira and an upcoming group called The Beatles.

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