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Apple new smartwatch program rewards gym-goers for reaching fitness goals

Apple new smartwatch program rewards gym-goers for reaching fitness goals

Apple has launched a brand new program for its Apple Watch users which brings special rewards for gym-goers who accomplish pre-determined goals. Apple Watch Connected will bring discounts on gym memberships, Apple and Nike gift cards, donations to community initiatives as well as the chance to earn back the cost of your Apple Watch Series 5. Each gym will have its own set of goals and challenges but there aren’t any clear examples of what these are at the time being.

The program itself relies on Apple’s GymKit system which uses NFC to establish a connection between compatible fitness equipment and the watch. After the pairing process, you can sync your workout data for more accurate results.

The Watch Connected program is currently supported in select franchises of the YMCA, Crunch fitness, Basecamp fitness and Orangetheory fitness in the US. There is no word on an international roll-out for now.

Apple also outlined the main requirements for gyms that want to join the Connected program in the future. These include offering an iPhone and Apple Watch app with class schedules, having Apple Pay terminals and bringing special rewards such as discounts for the gym members.

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Apple on a brief

Apple is one of the top four IT companies, American giant and a multinational technology company is headquartered in Cupertino, California, the company designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services.

The company’s hardware products include the iPhone smartphone, the iPad tablet computer, the Mac personal computer, the iPod portable media player, the Apple Watch smartwatch, the Apple TV digital media player, the AirPods wireless earbuds and the HomePod smart speaker.

Apple’s software includes the macOS, iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and tvOS operating systems, the iTunes media player, the Safari web browser, the Shazam acoustic fingerprint utility, and the iLife and iWork creativity and productivity suites, as well as professional applications like Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro, and Xcode.

Its online services include the iTunes Store, the iOS App Store, Mac App Store, Apple Music, Apple TV+, iMessage, and iCloud. Other services include Apple Store, Genius Bar, AppleCare, Apple Pay, Apple Pay Cash, and Apple Card.

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