Best Buy customers get 6 months of Apple Fitness+ free with Apple Watch purchase [u]
Apple is offering new Apple Watch buyers three free months of its upcoming Apple Fitness+ service, but prospective subscribers can score a better trial offer from Best Buy.
Announced on Tuesday, Apple Fitness+ is a workout app and subscription service with native Apple Watch integration. Pre-recorded workouts are displayed on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV, and users can keep close tabs on their progress with sensor data pulled from Watch appearing as an overlay on screen.
The subscription service is priced at $9.99 per month or $79.99 a year. Apple is offering a 30-day free trial for all users, while customers who buy an Apple Watch Series 3 or newer can nab three months free.
As with some other Apple digital services, third-party resellers are offering better promotions.
Shortly after Apple's Fitness+ unveiling, Best Buy announced an exclusive offer that nets Apple Watch buyers six months of the new workout service with the purchase of a Series 3 or newer device. Further, members of the big box store's My Best Buy program who already own an eligible Apple Watch get two months gratis.
Best Buy customers can redeem the offer when Fitness+ launches later this year, the company said.
Update: CVS is also running a Fitness+ promotion that extends two months of free service to CVS Pharmacy ExtraCare members and current CVS Health employees. The company is also developing a one-year subscription offer for Aetna commercial and CVS Caremark members. Details on the subscription will follow at a later date.