Do you own a Peloton machine and an Apple Watch? Are you wondering how you can attach your wearable to your bike? Well, you’re lucky. Below, we explain how to pair an Apple Watch with the Peloton and use the two devices side by side. Thanks to a new update from Peloton, it’s easier now than ever.
Set up the Peloton app on your Apple Watch, then start a workout on your Peloton device or iPhone. Finally, tap the workout notification on your watch to start tracking.
How to connect Apple Watch to Peloton
First, if you haven’t yet installed the Peloton app on your iPhone or Apple Watch, then tap the button below to download now. You’ll need it to make a connection between your Peloton, iPhone, and Apple Watch.
Previously, the Apple Watch was not only compatible with Bike Plus, but a recent update from Peloton also brought support for trade and original bikes. The company has also made the pairing process much less complicated with Apple Watch.
Here’s how to pair an Apple Watch with a Peloton
- Once you’ve downloaded and installed the Peloton app, open it on your Apple Watch.
- In the Peloton app, tap More > Apple Watch > Set up > Connect to the health app. This will open the Health app on your iPhone.
- Switch to your iPhone and tap on the Health app Turn it all on. This will give Peloton full access to your Apple Health data. You can also go to this page manually with the title Settings > Privacy > Apps > Peloton > Turn it all on.
- Finally, open and select the Peloton app on your Apple Watch Allow When it requests notification permission.
Start a workout from your bike or trade or the Peloton app on your iPhone. If all goes well, you’ll see a notification on your Apple Watch to start monitoring your workout. Significantly, according to Peloton, you can’t start a workout directly from the Apple Watch app. You can open the Peloton app on your Apple Watch to follow the live progress of your workout.
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What can you do with Peloton on Apple Watch?
The Apple Watch will track your heart rate and allow Peloton to calculate your endurance score. The latter is Peloton’s performance metrics that allow users to evaluate and balance their workouts, whether it’s cycling or strength training.
You can use the Apple Watch to keep track of your live workout metrics. These include your speed, distance, calories and heart rate. Of course, the convenience of using the Apple Watch with Peloton devices is also turning off your activity rings.
Note that some features are not yet supported. For now, the Apple Watch Peloton app remains a companion app. This means you can’t view GPS data, leaderboards or follow friends Here it is Leaderboards from the Apple Watch app.
See also: Your complete guide to Apple Health, Apple Fitness and Apple Fitness Plus
Q: Which Peloton devices work with the Apple Watch?
A: Original Bike, Bike Plus and Trade now work with Apple Watch.
Q: What if I don’t have a Peloton device? Can I still use the app with my Apple Watch?
A: Yes. Peloton notes that you can also use the Apple Watch with the Peloton App Workout. However, you’ll need to buy a Peloton App subscription for 12.99 per month, so keep in mind that there will be additional costs either way.
Q: Which Apple Watch model can I use with my Peloton device or app?
A: All iOS watches running watchOS 6 or later are supported.