By now it’s no surprise that iOS 14.3 and watchOS 7.2 are bringing Apple Fitness+ support. Apple basically gave it away in the early betas of watchOS 7.2, which showed a rare “What’s New” screen — something almost never seen on the Apple Watch — that highlighted the arrival of the new fitness service.
Of course, that wasn’t a big secret either — Apple said that Fitness+ would be coming by the end of the year, and recently gave it an official launch date of December 14th.
While the support for Apple Fitness+ is clearly already baked into iOS 14.3 and watchOS 7.2, it’s one of these features that won’t be unlocked until Apple Fitness+ actually launches, at which point you should see a new “Fitness+” option in the middle of the bottom tab bar of the Fitness app (nee “Activity”), tucked right in between “Summary” and “Sharing.”
For Apple TV and iPad users, the iPadOS and tvOS 14.3 updates will include a Fitness app on the home screen for the first time, although unlike the corresponding iPhone app, this will only offer access to Apple Fitness+, as opposed to showing activity rings and workout history.
In all of these cases, however, these will be your gateways into Apple Fitness+, offering up access to the various training videos, playlists, and other features. Since Apple Fitness+ is only available in six countries at launch, however, we’re suspecting that users outside of the U.S., Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and the U.K. won’t see the option at all.