Our Apple watches came with an activity monitor. It merely reports how long you're been sitting or on your feet. Not the distance or paces walked.
It'll nag me to stand up and walk around for a while, because I do sit a lot. Whether at home or when I go out. I find that's an OK thing to know, and to correct. Prolonged sitting isn't good for my leg circulation, and overall calorie burning. In fact, sitting idle for long periods puts on weight, that I'm trying to lose.
So for me, that basic information is a good thing, in my view.
As far as gym membership, my last gym closed again, second time now for them in a different location. I found another fairly local gym that accepts my Silver Sneakers card. They're called "Crunch", don't know yet if they're some kind of chain or what.
Silver Sneakers is a program for those over 65, and underwritten by your Medicare supplement provider. It pays for your gym or spa full membership totally, you pay nothing yourself.
Of course the VA offers nothing comparable, whose services I'm eligible to also use. But using the VA in Florida is like going to a Third-World country. You're lucky if you get a doctor who speaks comprehensible English, and with ridiculously long waits. And every follow-up visit is with a different doctor, who doesn't know you. You're supposed to be assigned to a primary care "team", but that means nothing. And the specialists are always different.
Well, anyway, I've gotta drop by that gym this week and join. And Silver Sneakers lets me join as many gyms as I want. Thanks for prompting me! I tend to let these things slip.