Apple’s Fitness + subscription service gets its first major novelty today. In the same way rumor earlier today, “Time to Walk” is a set of stories that accompany a walking training initiated by the Apple Watch. Essentially, these are standalone podcast episodes exclusive to those with an Apple Watch and Fitness + subscription; the first four episodes go live today. They are hosted by very big names in entertainment: musicians Dolly Parton and Shawn Mendes, NBA star Draymond Green and actor Uzo Aduba. New episodes will be arriving on Apple Watch every Monday from now through the end of April, and users can go back to browse and play previous episodes.
Apple says that each episode is “shaped by the personal and defining moments in the guest’s life and includes lessons learned, meaningful memories, deliberate thoughts and gratitude, moments of levity, and other topics that elicit discussion. reflection. Seems like there is no common thread running through these, although the guests recorded episodes while walking outside of themselves (or “in places they care about” ).