A week ago, Apple released a new feature for subscribers of its Fitness Plus service, and it’s accessible at this moment. Time to Walk features different celebrities, including Dolly Parton and Draymond Green, telling stories as they themselves are on a walk, and incorporates a few songs to listen to as you take a walk around the block.
You can consider Time to Walk as short podcast episodes accessible straightforwardly on your Apple Watch, intended to motivate you to get moving, ranging from 25 to 45 minutes.
Here is everything you need to know about Time to Walk, including what Apple gear is needed, as well as how to sync episodes and start exercises.
What you’ll need
- A subscription to Fitness Plus
- An Apple Watch Series 3 or newer
- AirPods or Bluetooth earphones
- The most recent version of iOS (14.3 and up) and WatchOS (7.2 and up) on your Apple gadgets.
You’ll require an iPhone that is synced with your Apple Watch ($399 at Apple) as well. A Fitness Plus subscription is $10 (£10, AU$15) a month, or $80 (£80, AU$120) a year.
It tends to be shared through Apple’s Family Sharing feature and is incorporated with the Apple One Premier plan that receives you 2TB of iCloud Drive storage, Apple Music, Apple TV Plus, Apple Arcade, and Apple News Plus for $30 (£30, AU$40) a month.
If you’ve just set up your AirPods ($120 at Amazon) with another Apple gadget, they’ll automatically be accessible on your Apple Watch. To pair regular Bluetooth earphones with your Watch, put your earphones in pairing mode, at that point on your Watch go to Settings > Bluetooth and afterward tap the name of your earphones and follow the prompts.
How to start a Time to Walk workout
At the point when you’re prepared to begin a walk, open the Workout app on your Apple Watch. At the top of the exercises will be a Time to Walk session that has been synced with your watch (more on how to sync them below).
You can tap on the tile to launch the exercise right away, or if you tap the small icon close to the top-right corner, you’ll discover a list of all the sessions currently accessible – even those that haven’t been downloaded to your watch.
Select any of the cards to launch that exercise immediately, or tap on the i icon to view length, subtleties, and the rundown of tunes that you’ll listen to all through the session.
On the off chance that there’s a small cloud icon on the card, that implies it hasn’t been synced with your watch and rather you’ll require either a cellular plan on your watch (should you want to leave your iPhone ($599 at Apple) behind) or to carry your iPhone with you so it can stream the exercise.
During every episode, you will periodically feel delicate taps on your wrist that let you realize a photograph identified with whatever the speaker is discussing is accessible to take a gander at.
Shawn Mendes, for example, discusses performing with Justin Bieber during his episode, which prompts you to take a gander at a photograph of the two celebrities sitting together. Later in the episode, he discusses walking on a beach, and a photograph of him on that beach appears.
Download Time to Walk episodes to your Apple Watch
With a Fitness Plus subscription, new Time to Walk sessions ought to automatically sync with your Apple Watch while it’s on the charger and your iPhone is close by. Or then again you can manually install them by opening the Fitness app on your iPhone and selecting the Time to Walk tile.
For every episode, you’ll see a short description, its length, and which songs are incorporated. Tap the Add button to download that episode to your watch; simply make a point to place your watch on a charger when syncing shows. Wait a few minutes for the session to sync, at that point set your watch back on your wrist.
New sessions are added each Monday
Apple says it will add new episodes each Monday through April, and you’ll have the option to return and listen to past episodes whenever.
There are right now four different episodes accessible: Dolly Parton, Draymond Green, Shawn Mendes, and Uzo Aduba. The organization hasn’t declared who else will share their perambulatory stories.