Apple Fitness + is “powered by the Apple Watch,”
Supported Apple Watch models
To use Apple Fitness Plus, you need an Apple Watch Series 3 or later with watchOS 7.2 or later. This means that the following models support Fitness +:
- Apple Watch Series 3
- Apple Watch Series 4
- Apple Watch Series 5
- Apple Watch Series 6
- Apple Watch SE
Apple Watches released in 2021 and beyond also support the app. Unfortunately, Apple Fitness + does not work with the Apple Watch (1st generation), Apple Watch Series 1 or Apple Watch Series 2.
How to find out which Apple Watch you have
If you’re not sure which Apple Watch you have, the model number is on the back of the case. You can also find it in your watch’s settings.
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Why does Apple Fitness + not support older watches?
While the Series 1 and Series 2 Apple Watches both have heart rate monitors, support and updates have ended for them this year. This means that they cannot be upgraded to watchOS 7 and therefore do not support Fitness +.
The Series 2 debuted in September 2016, so by the time Apple released Fitness +, that model was already over four years old.
Apple Fitness + has a one-month free trial for anyone who already owns an Apple Watch Series 3 or newer. If you bought your watch after September 15, 2020 (or will be buying one soon), you got a free three-month trial of Apple Fitness +.
For more information, check out our full guide to getting started with Apple Fitness +.
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