Apple Fitness+ may soon add running and meditative versions of the Time to Walk feature

New Apple Fitness+ audio workouts may be in the works, arriving as extensions of the existing ”Time to Walk” fitness feature alongside an upcoming Apple Watch Series 7 revision.

STORY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Apple prepping new “Time to Run” and “Audio Meditations” features
  • They are versions of the current ”Time to Walk” feature
  • These should launch alongside Apple Watch Series 7

Apple Watch screenshots showing the Time to Walk audio walking session with Shawn Mendes

New Apple Fitness+ audio workouts in the works

Reliable Apple reporter Mark Gurman wrote in his Power On newsletter on Bloomberg that new audio workouts are coming alongside Apple Watch Series 7.

  • Time to Run
  • Audio Meditations

These are being described as variations of the current ”Time to Walk” feature.

It’s unclear if these new workouts will be exclusive to the next Apple Watch or available on older models as well. Apple Watch Series 7 is said to feature modest improvements such as better displays and faster processors.

Is it time to walk yet?

Unveiled in January 2021, the ”Time to Walk” feature is billed as an audio walking experience for Fitness+ subscribers. Featuring personal stories, photos and music from celebrities and influencers, these guided audio workouts were designed to make running more interesting and perhaps motivate you to move even more.

Once a Time to Walk episode is selected on Apple Watch, a Walk workout automatically begins and users can go at any pace that suits them while listening with AirPods or paired Bluetooth headphones. New episodes ranging from 25 to 40 minutes will appear automatically in the Workout app on Apple Watch, and users can also browse episodes in the Fitness+ tab in the Fitness app on iPhone.

You can start a Time to Walk session right from the Workout app on your wrist, with new episodes being automatically downloaded to your watch. For wheelchair users, this feature is dubbed ”Time to Push” and starts automatically as an ”Outdoor Wheelchair Walk Pace” workout. A support document on the Apple website clarifies that ”Time to Walk” requires Apple Watch Series 3 or newer.