Today, Apple released macOS Monterey and Apple Fitness + so that users can now workout or meditate together from a different location with the power of SharePlay. Apple also added new skier training workout with two Olympic gold medalists.
Apple’s macOS Monterey offers revolutionary new features that help users connect in new ways, accomplish more, and work seamlessly across their Apple devices. FaceTime includes new audio and video features that make calls more natural and realistic, and new continuity tools like AirPlay to Mac make Apple devices work better together.
Live text and visual search bring new intelligence features to reveal useful information.
Safari includes a powerful tab organization with tab groups, and the ease of automation comes to the Mac with shortcuts.
SharePlay will arrive later this fall on macOS which will allow Mac users to share experiences together via FaceTime, and Universal Control will make it easy for users to work on their Macs and iPads.
macOS Monterey is available today as a free software update on Macs with Apple silicon and Intel-based Macs. Read Apple’s full press release for more details.
Apple Fitness +
Apple Fitness +, the first fitness service built entirely around the Apple Watch and designed to be welcoming to everyone, introduces a new way to workout or meditate with people in other places with SharePlay, from today. SharePlay allows iPhone, iPad, and Mac users to share experiences with friends and family during a FaceTime call.
As of November 3, 2021, Fitness + will also be available in 15 new countries, bringing the total number of countries in which the service is available to 21. In new and existing markets, Fitness + will be available in English, with subtitles in Brazilian Portuguese, English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish.
Additionally, as of November 1, 2021, as part of their plan benefits, approximately 3 million fully insured UnitedHealthcare members in nearly every state in the United States can enroll in Apple Fitness + for a one-year membership. , no additional cost.
Jay Blahnik, vice president of fitness technologies at Apple: “We created Fitness + so that everyone has a place to feel inspired and motivated, no matter where they are in their fitness journey. We’re excited to be available to millions more as we introduce Fitness + in 15 new countries next week, and I can’t wait for them to meet our welcoming team of trainers. We also think our users will love working out or meditating with SharePlay. It’s a really fun way to connect with friends and family even exchange words of encouragement or chatter friendship, while moving towards closing their alliances. “
As Fitness + expands to new countries, the service also builds on its offerings, providing more options to maintain and improve overall well-being. Fitness + recently introduced a new program – Prepare for the snow season – starring and designed with two-time Olympic gold medalist and five-time ski world champion Ted Ligety, as well as Fitness + trainer Anja Garcia. To prepare users to resume their favorite winter sports, the program will help build strength, balance and endurance so everyone can have more fun on the slopes, until the last descent.
For more details, see Apple’s full press release.