Released yesterday, the new iPhone boasts features that can make you healthier and more fit.

By Jennipher Walters
Updated: September 14, 2012

While the technology world was waiting for the new iPhone with bated breath, we were waiting for the new iPhone to see how it could help us to be a little healthier and a little more fit. And now that the new iPhone has been released, we're excited about what it has to offer. While the new iPhone isn't a huge update to the iPhone 4 (we'll have to wait for the full new iPhone 5 a little bit longer!), this new iPhone update does have some cool features we're itching to take advantage of!

First and foremost, the new virtual-assistant capabilities sound pretty amazing. While the current iPhones do have voice recognition, the new iPhone will come equipped with "Siri," which is said to understand a much broader range of instructions in natural language. For example, according to The New York Times technology page, you'll be able to ask the new iPhone, "Do I need a raincoat today?" and the device will respond with something like "It sure looks like rain today." We can only imagine that eventually instead of inputting our workouts and healthy eats, we'll soon be able to just tell our iPhone what we did or what we ate for lunch. Pretty cool!

Whether you're waiting for the new iPhone to get your fitness or are sticking with an older version of the iPhone, be sure to check out Shape's guide to the best free running apps and the best free apps that can help you lose weight.

Will you buy the new iPhone? Excited for it? Tell us in the comments!

Jennipher Walters is the CEO and co-founder of the healthy living websites and A certified personal trainer, lifestyle and weight management coach and group exercise instructor, she also holds an MA in health journalism and regularly writes about all things fitness and wellness for various online publications.



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