The activity tracking tool gains independence on the new version of the operating system.
The keynote for this WWDC 2022 was very rich in announcements. In addition to the iOS 16, watchOS 9, or even macOS Ventura operating systems, we were also treated to real revelations on the hardware side. Thus, the Cupertino company presented us with its new ultra-powerful M2 chip, and a brand new MacBook Air on which it will work.
The Fitness application breaks away from the Apple Watch
If you missed this event, no worries, you can find our very complete article which goes into detail on this meeting. We also offer you this video dedicated to the new features on iOS 16.
And precisely, Apple has also announced something new on the side of the Fitness application already present for a while on the iPhone. The latter now allows the monitoring of activities provided, however, that you have an Apple Watch. But, with iOS 16, this will change, and an activity tracking option will be offered to those who do not have a connected watch.
Concretely, this tool will work using the movement sensors of the iPhone which is able to measure the number of steps taken, as well as your different training sessions and an estimate of the number of calories burned.
There is no doubt that this novelty will appeal to all those who do not intend to buy an Apple Watch but would like to be able to follow and count their physical efforts on a daily basis. Ultimate detail revealed by our colleagues from MacRumors , the Fitness+ option will not be available for those who do not have an Apple Watch.
On your side, are you interested in this new option?