Time to Walk: An inspiring audio walking experience comes to Apple Fitness+

Joanna Estrada
January 26, 2021

We took a quick look at Time to Walk in our latest YouTube video to see what it's all about and whether it's a worthwhile addition to the Fitness+ service.

The new "Time to Walk" feature requires iOS 14.3, on an iPhone 6s or later, or iPhone SE.

"From the video my understanding was that it was something that'll be dropping from time to time", Othmane tweeted on Sunday, citing the "initial lineup" as entertainer Dolly Parton, NBA player Draymond Green, Orange is the New Black actor Uzo Aduba, and Mendes. The person telling the story is also on a walk, and will describe their surroundings before jumping into a personal discussion.

So get outside, enjoy the sun, and a walk with our very own, Shawn Mendes.

According to Apple, each original Time to Walk episode (which range in time from 25-40 mins) invites users to immerse themselves in a walk alongside influential and interesting people as they share thoughtful and meaningful stories, photos, and music. After a story has finished, each speaker provides three songs to listen to that are related.

"Even throughout this challenging period of time, one activity that has remained available to many is walking". Since the audio is coming from the Apple Watch, AirPods or other Bluetooth headphones are required to listen.

New episodes will be launched with a different guest each Monday through the end of April.

Apple is hoping that Time to Walk might serve as a gateway to getting people more involved with Apple Fitness+, which has been created to be welcoming to people of all skill levels. For $9.99 per month (or $79.99 for one year), the platform displays studio-style workouts over an iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV device.

At launch, Fitness+ features 10 workout types, including high intensity interval training (HIIT), strength, yoga, dance, core, cycling, treadmill (for running or walking), rowing, and mindful cooldown, with new routines arriving each week.

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