macOS Monterey is now available & Apple Fitness+ Introduces 'SharePlay' and new training for skiers with two-time Olympic Gold Medalist
Today Apple released both macOS Monterey and Apple Fitness+ so that users can now work out or meditate together from different location with the power of SharePlay. Apple also added a new skier training workout with two-time Olympic Gold Medalist.
Apple's macOS Monterey delivers groundbreaking 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 feel more natural and lifelike, and new Continuity tools like AirPlay to Mac enable Apple devices to work even better together.
Live Text and Visual Lookup bring new intelligence features to surface useful information.
Safari includes powerful tab organization with Tab Groups, and the ease of automation comes to the Mac with Shortcuts.
Coming later this fall to macOS is SharePlay that will enable Mac users to have shared experiences together through FaceTime, and Universal Control will make it easy for users to work effortlessly across their Mac and iPad.
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+, the first fitness service built entirely around Apple Watch and designed to be welcoming to all, is introducing a new way to work out or meditate together with people in other locations with SharePlay, starting today. SharePlay makes it possible for iPhone, iPad, and Mac users to have shared experiences with friends and family while on a FaceTime call.
Beginning November 3, 2021, Fitness+ will also be available in 15 new countries, bringing the total number of countries the service is available in to 21. In both new and existing markets, Fitness+ will be available in English, with subtitles in Brazilian Portuguese, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish.
Additionally, beginning November 1, 2021, as part of their plan benefits, approximately 3 million fully insured UnitedHealthcare members in nearly every state in the US can enroll with Apple Fitness+ for a year-long subscription, at no additional cost.
Jay Blahnik, Apple’s vice president of Fitness Technologies: "We created Fitness+ so everyone would have a place they feel inspired and motivated, no matter where they are on their fitness journey. We are so excited to be available to millions more people as we bring Fitness+ to 15 new countries next week, and can’t wait for them to meet our welcoming trainer team. We also think our users are going to love working out or meditating together with SharePlay. It’s a really fun way to connect with friends and family, even trade some words of encouragement or friendly smack talk, while also making progress toward closing their rings."
As Fitness+ expands to new countries, the service is also building on its offerings, providing more options for maintaining and improving overall well-being. Fitness+ recently introduced a new program — Get Ready for Snow Season — featuring and designed with two-time Olympic gold medalist and five-time world champion skier Ted Ligety, along with Fitness+ trainer Anja Garcia. To prepare users to get back to their favorite winter sports, the program will help build strength, balance, and endurance so everyone can have more fun on the slopes, all the way to the last run.
For more details, review Apple's full press release.