Apple's 'Time to Walk' features reflections from Dolly Parton on growing up in Tennessee

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Apple's 'Time to Walk' features reflections from Dolly Parton on growing up in Tennessee. (Apple)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Fans of Dolly Parton who enjoy getting outdoors and have an Apple Watch have reason to be excited with the Cupertino company's new 'Time to Walk' feature.

Apple announced on Monday the debut of the feature for Apple Watch and Apple Fitness+ subscribers. The feature is meant to encourage users to walk more often by providing the stories, photos, and music of influential and interesting personalities.

One of those personalities is Country Music icon Dolly Parton. According to Apple, each of the 'Time to Walk' episodes " is shaped by the guest’s personal, life-shaping moments and includes lessons learned, meaningful memories, thoughts on purpose and gratitude, moments of levity, and other thought-provoking topics, recorded while walking outside or in locations that are meaningful to them. The narrative comes to life through photos that appear on Apple Watch, perfectly timed to amplify a corresponding moment the guest shares. Following the guest’s stories, the experience extends with the guest introducing a short playlist of songs that has given them motivation and inspiration, so the listener can continue their walk to a soundtrack intimately connected to each guest."

Apple states Parton's episode reflects on her career, family, and growing up in rural Tennessee. In a news release on the feature, Parton says “I’ve loved walking ever since I was a little girl in the Smoky Mountains. I think it’s so important to be able to get out and walk if we can during this time. I do my best thinking when I walk. And while many of us feel confined during this time, I’m hopeful that people will take a walk down memory lane with me and we can all feel a little more freedom taking the time to walk together.”

Other personalities to be included are NBA player Draymond Green, musician Shawn Mendes, actress Uzo Aduba, and others. The Time to Walk episodes will be downloaded to Apple Watch owners with a Fitness+ subscription, with a new episode unveiled every Monday through the end of April.

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