Most people are geared up to hear about the new apple gear in Apple’s fall annual announcement event. And the new Apple watch 6 is certainly an interesting announcement with its new health monitoring capabilities. They’re surely moving with the times in their health focus. They already added COVID proximity warnings to their iPhones where they’ll alert you if you’ve been close to someone who has tested positive for the illness.
The new Apple watch brings EKG and blood oxygen measurements with a promise of sleep analysis, something that Fitbit has long had an edge over the Apple watch.
And now a new Fitness+ service brings class-style workouts to your home, further capitalizing on the stay-at-home lifestyles we find ourselves in. Services like Peloton are taking a shot straight in the stomach on that one while Apple leverages their position to push out their app-store customers with competing products.
What makes this at all even conceivable to take advantage of is that they’re offering all their separate services in a single subscription, Apple One. Personally, I’m already paying for icloud and music for my family, and it isn’t a far leap from there to go to even their Premier service at $30/mo. I mean just to elminate the annoying paywall in Apple News makes me want this. So that plus Fitness+ for six of us seems like a win.
It’s no secret that services is where Apple makes the majority of their revenues and profits, and this one will surely take it even further.
I can see a few new Apple watches in our future. Maybe they’ll finally be able to display my Fitbit Versa.