Apple Fitness + will add audio running feature on January 10

Apple is not slowing down when it comes to new features. This several more will be added on January 10, including Time to Run. It is a ride on the experience, in which to provide narration and a playlist to accompany the walks.

The goal of Time to Run is to help people “become more consistent and better runners.” It operates some popular running routes from various cities and offers playlists designed to evoke the spirit of those places 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 start every week.

Rather than famous guests, trainers familiar with Fitness + will lead the Time to Run sessions. On your Apple Watch, you will be able to see the photos taken by the trainer throughout their journey. You can view these images in the training summary and save them to your photo library. For those who use a wheelchair, the function will be renamed Time to Run or Push, and they will be able to select either a run or an Outdoor Push Running Pace workout.

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


Also on January 10, Apple will launch the collections. This is an organized series of guided exercises and meditations taken from the Fitness + library. The feature will suggest plans to help people make intentional workout choices in the days and weeks that follow. Six collections will be available from 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 will air. The final group of guests includes Rebel Wilson, Bernice A. King, Chris Meloni and Hasan Minhaj. Episodes will be added every week. Others will also be available on Monday, featuring music by Ed Sheeran, Pharrell Williams, Shakira and an upcoming band named The Beatles.

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