Apple Fitness Plus’ biggest competitor isn’t Peloton — it’s your gym

The Verge Friday, 25 September 2020
Apple Fitness Plus’ biggest competitor isn’t Peloton — it’s your gymImage: Apple

On September 15th, Apple announced its new at-home workout platform, Fitness Plus. That same day, Peloton tweeted, “Friendly competition is in our DNA. Welcome to the world of digital fitness, @Apple.”

While Apple isn’t a new player to the fitness space (the Apple Watch has included fitness features for quite some time) Fitness Plus is its first shot at original workout content for the Watch. It’s a subscription service that costs $9.99 per month or $79.99 per year. Subscribers, who are required to have an Apple Watch and iPhone, will have access to a library of virtual classes, which they can stream through iPhones, iPads, and Apple TVs. Some won’t require any equipment, while others can leverage gadgets you have: there’s cycling,...

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Apple has announced two new versions of its Apple Watch and a fitness classsubscription service linked to the wearable to rival the likes of Peloton. TheApple Watch Series 6 contains a new health sensor which can measure bloodoxygen levels in 15 seconds.

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On Friday, Peloton stock rose as much as 13% in pre-market trading. The increase came after the connected-fitness group reported its first quarterly profit. Robust demand for at-home exercise equipment and online classes drove revenue up 172% to $607 million in the three months to June 30. That generated $89 million in net income for Peloton. Business Insider reports that Peloton executives expect to nearly double revenue to between $3.5 billion and $3.65 billion next year.

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Fitness Peloton went up 14% on Tuesday. The near record high comes after Peloton announced two new exercise products, along with a price cut to its existing connected bike. Peloton introduced the new Peloton Bike+, a premium version of its already popular connected bike. They also announced the Peloton Tread, a budget version of its treadmill that was originally launched in 2018. Peloton cut the price of its Peloton bike by $350. The original price tag of the bike was $2,245.

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Shares of exercise bike maker Peloton Interactive rallied Tuesday after the company announced two new equipment upgrades and a price cut for older models. Conway G. Gittens reports.

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