Apple is working on a new app for the iPhone codenamed “Seymour.” An app that will guide users through workout routines on their Watches and iPhones.
The app will provide guidance on a range of workout options and is connected to both the iPhone and Apple Watch. According to MacRumors. It includes a wide range of activity types from cycling to strength training. Users may be able to follow along with downloadable videos.
The app would be compelling for people who don’t know how to work out or want to get a workout in when they’re away from the gym, like in a hotel room during a business trip.
It’s set to launch in iOS 14 and the next version of the Apple Watch software. It typically announces its big new iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch updates in June before releasing them to everyone’s devices in September.
Seemingly, the company appears to be providing the workouts through its fitness app for free. As there are no in-app purchases or costs associated with the content at this time.
With the fitness app, users may be able to download fitness videos that cover a range of different workout options and activities. They will also get guidance on completing those activities on the Apple Watch. Apple provides a gallery of different workout routines that can be downloaded and synced to the Apple Watch. With the videos themselves shown on the iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV.
Fitness has been a feature of the Apple Watch. It first launched in 2015 with step counting and a heart rate monitor. The latest effort shows Apple’s increasing focus on encouraging people to be more healthy. And would allow people to learn how to properly work out with a sort of digital trainer.
The fitness app has some similarity to Peloton, which offer digital content for fitness classes like yoga and spin at a subscription price. But, Apple’s health-tracking features are currently free and it has used the capabilities of the Apple Watch to sell units.
The Apple Watch appears to be used to track your progress through each workout routine. Similar to how the Apple Watch can track existing fitness activities through the Activity app. Rather than counting steps, it introduced users to the idea of “closing rings. The rings are designed to provide attainable goals that users can set for themselves.
The app’s existence was previously reported by MacRumors.The initiative is an idea by Jay Blahnik, the fitness instructor and author who joined the company in 2013. Blahnik is known internally for pushing a more positive philosophy around workouts to guide behaviour.