“Time to Walk”: Apple’s Fitness+ Service Now Features an Audio Walking Experience from Celebrities such as Dolly Parton, Shawn Mendes and others.
Apple’s Fitness+ service has just been updated this week with a cool new feature to switch up subscribers’ workout routines. Available only to Fitness+ subscribers, Time to Walk is a feature that offers audio stories and narrations from some of the most influential and famous people in the world. You can now take a walk while listening to some of your favorite people on the planet share their coming-of-age experiences, most important career lessons, happiest memories, tragic experiences, and a wide range of other engaging topics.
Recorded while the guests are out walking in locations special to them, complete with all the allure of outdoor sounds, this new feature is intended to encourage Apple users to walk more – and listen to some inspiring stories while at it.
At the end of each story, the episode continues with a short list of pre-selected songs special to the guest so the user can finish their workout with a playback of motivational tunes.
For fitness enthusiasts who use a wheelchair, Time to Walk is varied as Time to Push, and once activated, it starts an “Outdoor Wheelchair Walk Pace” exercise.
Here’s what you need to enjoy the Time to Walk Feature:
– Apple Watch Series 3 or later
– An active Apple Fitness+ subscription
– AirPods or other Bluetooth headphones
– A Wi-Fi connection or cellular data (once the episodes are download, cellular data or a Wi-Fi connection are no longer required).
To access this feature, note that Apple’s Fitness+ service is currently only available in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK, and the US.
It’s priced at US $9.99 per month or US $79.99 per year. Apple Watch customers can connect to Fitness+ in the Fitness app on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.
Once you’ve subscribed, you’ll find Time to Walk on the Workout App on your Apple Watch Series 3 or newer versions. This feature automatically downloads the five most recent episodes, each ranging 25-40 minutes – as long as there’s enough storage space on your watch.
Launching Time to walk on your watch:
– Open the workout app on your Apple Watch Series 3 or newer.
– Select the Time to Walk window.
– Start the featured episode or click the menu button to show other episodes.
– For more information on an episode, click the “i” button in the top right corner.
Apple plans to release a new episode every Monday through the end of April. Time to Walk is programmed to be self-managing, automatically deleting older episodes once they’ve been listened to. However, you can still manually download any episode you want at any time. Just head over to the fitness app on your iPhone and click the Fitness+ tab. Select “Time to walk”, tap show all, and simply download any episode you’d like to listen to again.
The GPS tracker in your watch detects distances traveled and if any, it records an “outdoor walk”. If none, it marks the listening as an “indoor walk”. This awesome new feature seems like a pretty good motivation to start walking more and keeping fit, right?