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Apple is launching a partnership program for gyms today called “Apple Watch Connected” that’s meant to highlight chains that integrate with its wearable and offer perks for owners. In some cases, perks include discounted membership fees and gift cards for people who regularly work out, according to CNBC.
For a gym to get the Apple Watch Connected branding, it’ll have to offer three things:
An app for iPhones and Apple Watches that offers information like class times
Support for Apple Pay to buy things at the gym
Some kind of perk for wearers, like membership discounts
One thing that’s not required across the board: machines that support GymKit, Apple’s system for syncing an Apple Watch with fitness equipment like treadmills and...
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