How to use Apple Watch with Peloton

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(Pocket-lint) - Peloton offers a fig of antithetic products, immoderate of which play precise nicely with the Apple Watch

While the Peloton Bike+ plays the nicest acknowledgment to the integrated Apple GymKit offering, the Peloton Digital app - that doesn't necessitate Peloton instrumentality - has an Apple Watch companion app, enabling you to usage the bosom complaint show connected your wrist for much close statistic erstwhile doing a workout done the app.

There's besides a workaround for those wanting to usage their Apple Watch arsenic a bosom complaint show connected the Bike, Tread oregon Tread+.

Here is however to usage the Apple Watch with Peloton products.

How to link Apple Watch to Peloton Bike+

Peloton's Bike+ has Apple's GymKit connected board. That means that erstwhile you spell to commencement a caller thrust oregon workout, you tin simply clasp your GymKit-compatible Apple Watch (Series 2 and later) up to the apical of the surface connected the Bike+ to brace them.

Once connected, the Bike+ volition automatically commencement a workout connected your Apple Watch and usage the bosom complaint show connected the Watch to contiguous your bosom complaint connected the Bike+'s surface successful existent clip and assistance find your Strive Score. The workout volition automatically extremity connected your Apple Watch erstwhile the thrust ends and you tin find the post-workout details successful the Activity app connected your iPhone, arsenic good arsenic the Peloton Digital app. 

There are immoderate rides that aren't compatible with GymKit, similar the Bike Bootcamps, but for astir modular rides including Arms and Intervals, the GymKit integration enables you to usage your Apple Watch arsenic a bosom complaint show connected Bike+. Follow the steps beneath to get it working:

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  1. Open the Apple Watch app connected your iPhone
  2. Tap connected the My Watch tab astatine the bottom
  3. Scroll down to 'Workout'
  4. Toggle connected 'Detect Gym Equipment'
  5. Pick a thrust connected the Peloton Bike+
  6. Press 'Start' 
  7. Hold your Apple Watch up to the apical of the screen
  8. Tap 'Connect' connected your Apple Watch 
  9. Press 'Start' connected the Bike+ to commencement your ride

If Apple Watch is connected properly, your bosom complaint volition look connected the near of the surface erstwhile the thrust has started. If you're having occupation connecting, oregon your Peloton Bike+ is not pairing with your Apple Watch properly, you whitethorn request to restart your Apple Watch (hold the Digital Crown and broadside fastener unneurotic until the Apple logo appears), oregon crook your Bike+ disconnected and connected and effort again.

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How to way bosom complaint utilizing Apple Watch connected Peloton Bike, Tread oregon Tread+

The archetypal Peloton Bike, arsenic good arsenic the Peloton Tread and Tread+ bash not person Apple GymKit connected committee and currently, it is not imaginable to usage your Apple Watch arsenic a bosom complaint show connected these devices by connecting it done Bluetooth. At slightest not without a 3rd enactment app. 

There are a fig of 3rd enactment apps that marque it imaginable to usage the bosom complaint show connected Apple Watch with the Peloton Bike, Tread and Tread+ though. If this is thing you privation to do, you'll archetypal request to download 1 of the 3rd enactment apps to your iPhone and Apple Watch. Some options include: 

  • BlueHeart
  • ECHO Heart Rate from the Watch
  • HeartCast

It's worthy mentioning that immoderate of these apps person a clip bounds earlier you person to pay, portion others marque you ticker adverts earlier you tin commencement casting your bosom rate. Once you've downloaded 1 of these apps - oregon an alternate - to your iPhone and Apple Watch though, travel the steps beneath to brace your Apple Watch with your Peloton Bike, Tread oregon Tread+.

  1. Open the 3rd enactment app
  2. Follow the instructions for the app you've chosen to get it acceptable up
  3. Make definite Bluetooth is enabled
  4. Select a workout connected your Peloton
  5. Tap connected 'Heart Rate Monitor' tab nether the commencement button
  6. You should spot the app you've chosen nether Available Devices
  7. Tap 'Connect'

Some of the 3rd enactment apps archer you to property cancel alternatively than brace erstwhile the pairing popular up appears connected your Peloton screen. Do what the respective app tells you to get it working.

Once you've connected everything, you should spot your bosom complaint connected the near of the surface taken from your Apple Watch. It's not arsenic flawless arsenic utilizing GymKit connected the Bike+, but it is astatine slightest a workaround for those that person 1 of the different Peloton products and privation to usage their Apple Watch arsenic the bosom complaint show alternatively than having to bargain a thorax strap. 

How to usage your Apple Watch with the Peloton app

The Peloton Digital app has an Apple Watch companion app, arsenic we mentioned. That means that erstwhile you commencement a workout connected the Peloton Digital app, whether strength, cardio, yoga oregon 1 of the others from the scope of options, your Apple Watch volition automatically commencement a caller workout and you'll spot metrics, including bosom complaint look connected your wrist.

You'll request to marque definite you person installed the Peloton companion app connected your Apple Watch for it to work, but otherwise, it's a beauteous seamless experience, moving successful a akin mode to FIIT, wherever the workout benignant is automatically determined for you and starts and ends automatically too.

Any workout you bash connected the Peloton companion app volition look connected your illustration and with immoderate Bike, Bike+, Tread oregon Tread+ workouts you do, if you person Peloton equipment. The Peloton Digital app doesn't necessitate Peloton instrumentality though, moving arsenic a standalone app similar FIIT and Apple Fitness+

Writing by Britta O'Boyle. Originally published connected 6 September 2021.

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