Face Exercises is a new AR workout app for your mug

Face Exercises Promo Art
Face Exercises Promo Art (Image credit: Rihab Mehboob)

What you need to know

  • Face Exercises is a new app that uses AR to help you carry out exercises for your face.
  • Users follow instructions and the app tracks their workout using an iPhone camera.
  • Game Center support adds a different dimension to the usual workout app

There are tons of workout apps in the App Store already — and some of them are even designed to help you do workouts for your face. But Face Exerciser is a newcomer that offers something different — AR support for tracking your face as you follow the app's instructions.

Available in the App Store for $1.99 now, the new exercise app is unlike any you're likely to have come across before. Designed to help you carry out movements that exercise your eyes, mouth, eyebrows, cheeks, and more, Face Exercises will give you a full facial workout every time you open it. Follow the on-screen instructions and the app will track your workout as you go. It's like guided Memoji!

Game Center support might not be something you expect to see in a workout app, but Face Exercises includes it to help gamify the actions you're taking, with achievements keeping you motivated along the way. Game Center might not be the best iPhone feature around, but it's always interesting to see it used in creative ways like this.

Notable features include:

  • Simple and beautiful user interface
  • Game Center support with many fun achievements to get
  • Small haptics when interacting, improving the overall experience
  • VoiceOver support
  • 3D Touch

While there is some debate about whether facial exercises help with aging or not, you'll definitely feel like you've done a workout by the time you're done with Face Exercises. Grab it now and try it for yourself — it won't break the bank at just $1.99.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.