I’ve always loved checking these three rings on my Apple Watch and iPhone to make sure I can collect these Fitness badges. They remind me of gym badges from the Pokemon games, but I’m at the point where I want to see this and health info on my other Apple devices.
I use a 14-inch MacBook Pro daily, and while widgets on macOS are falling behind compared to what’s offered on iOS and iPadOS, there’s currently no app where I can easily check my fitness goals or visions. general tips on Health for my cardio and new trends.
The same (almost) goes for the iPad. While there is a ‘Fitness’ app available, it’s only for Fitness Plus users to help perform the video workouts available as part of their subscriptions, which feels like a missed opportunity.
With macOS Ventura, iOS 16.1, and iPadOS 16.1 scheduled to arrive later today (October 24), I want to see Apple make these two apps available on all devices, not just the iPhone and Apple Watch.
Let’s check these rings on macOS and iPadOS
Health is important to Apple – you see it everywhere, from the privacy settings that keep your information safe from others, to the many different features the Apple Watch offers to monitor your heart, blood oxygen levels, and a lot more.
Checking your fitness on the new lock screen in iOS 16 is great, but I want Apple to go further. I want to see the ability to place extra-large fitness widgets on an iPadOS home screen, for example, or at least be able to see Health and Fitness updates that I can access from the macOS menu bar.
All of this would be very helpful to me and others as we could see how our motion goals are going without lifting our wrists or touching iPhone screens.
Health isn’t limited to the smartphones we use – it’s everywhere and should be easier to access, rather than feeling like a feature exclusive to iOS and watchOS.
We’re at the point where we’re wondering what we might see in iOS 17, watchOS 10, and macOS 14, and now that widgets finally have their place on the iPhone and iPad, we’re going to see health and fitness come to the Mac and iPad in a big way. like they have on the Watch and iPhone in recent years.