When Apple launched its Fitness + last December, it was only available for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV set-top boxes. For those who didn’t know, Fitness + is a monthly subscription service that offers on-demand fitness classes from professional trainers so you can do a HIIT, strength, yoga, cycling, core or training from the comfort of your home Attend Rowing Class – The Apple Watch allows you to keep track of key stats while attending exercise classes.
However, if you don’t have an Apple TV plugged into your TV, you can’t currently watch the largest screen in your house. Fortunately, that could change soon.
TV manufacturers that already support Apple’s AirPlay 2 technology could soon allow iPhone and iPad owners to broadcast their Fitness + training instructions to the big screen. Unfortunately, your experience with AirPlay 2 is not quite as good as with Apple TV. First of all, you can’t see live stats from your Apple Watch, including heart rate and calories burned, on the screen next to the instructor like you can when using an Apple TV.
As a result, Fitness + cannot see the activity rings fill up throughout the class, or what is known as the burn bar, which shows how you compare yourself to others who have taken the course without taking your eyes off the instructor and looking down at yours Apple Watch.
So if you bought an Apple TV earlier this year to bring your exercises to the canvas – don’t worry, you still get better integration with the Apple Watch on your wrist to measure your progress.
However, if you don’t already have an Apple TV set-top box, AirPlay 2 will let you keep track of your latest Fitness + exercise number. The biggest brands in the world have supported AirPlay 2. Apple has a list of compatible devices but there are models from all the major brands including LG, Sony, Samsung, and Vizio.
The ability to beam with AirPlay 2 is not yet available. It is still in beta testing with developers. Keep your fingers crossed, but this process doesn’t take long and will be rolled out in the coming weeks.