With the release of the Apple Watch, there are a lot of new ways to interact with your fitness equipment. One way is to use the Apple Watch’s built-in heart rate monitor. You can track your workouts and see how you’re doing in comparison to others, but there are a few limitations to this feature. For example, if you have an iPhone or Android device, you can’t control the music that plays while you work out. And if you want to use your Apple Watch as a standalone fitness tracker, you need to pair it with an exercise band or other wearable device.
In this guide, we’ll show you how to connect your Apple Watch to the Peloton exercise bike. This will give you a more comprehensive workout experience than using the watch as a standalone fitness tracker. Plus, by using Peloton’s app, you can customize your workouts to be more challenging and burn more calories.
How To Connect Your Apple Watch to the Peloton
Did you know that your Peloton Bike and Apple Watch are compatible? Just like me, you’ll be able to link your Apple watch to your Peloton bike and take your fitness to a whole new level.
I like how it keeps me fit by monitoring my heart rate whenever I workout.
It is possible to link an Apple Watch and a Peloton Bike, but the user must first check that the timepiece is set up to interact with workout equipment.
You’ll be all set if you open the Apple Watch’s Settings app, pick Workout, and make sure Detect Gym Equipment is switched on.
Following these precise instructions, you may use the Apple Watch with Peloton goods. But first, let’s go through a few basics on how to link Peloton to Apple Watch so you don’t get confused.
The Peloton Digital app includes an Apple Watch app that allows you to use your wrist-worn heart rate monitor to get more accurate numbers.
It’s also a good option for people who wish to use their Apple Watch to track their heart rate while cycling or using Tread+.
There is another way to connect an Apple watch to Peloton Bike for Peloton Bike customers.
Apple GymKit allows you to connect your Apple Watch to Peloton. This software allows an Apple Watch to connect to a variety of cardio machines.
Option 1: The Apple GymKit
We’ll use the Apple Gym Kit to keep track of our workout. Apple’s GymKit is incorporated with Peloton’s Bike+, as you may know. To begin a workout course or challenge, just place your Apple Watch (Series 2 or later) above the screen of the Bike+ to link the two devices.
The Bike+ displays your real-time heart rate on the Bike+’s display, which is used to determine your Strive Score, using your Apple Watch heart rate tracking technology.
When the workout is over, your Apple Watch will alert you. All of your exercise results are shown on your iPhone’s Activity app as well as the Peloton Digital app.
Bicycle Bootcamps are incompatible with GymKit, so keep that in mind. For the most part, though,
- Step 1: On your iPhone, open the Apple Watch app
- Step 2: Tap on ‘My Watch’ tab at the bottom part
- Step 3: Scroll down and select ‘Workout’
- Step 4: Toggle on ‘Detect Gym Equipment’
- Step 5: Pick a ride on the Peloton Bike+
- Step 6: Tap ‘Start’
- Step 7: Hold the Apple Watch to the display’s topmost area
- Step 8: Tap ‘Connect’ on the Apple Watch
- Step 9: Press ‘Start’ on the Bike+ to begin cycling
Step 1: Enable Your Watch’s GymKit
The Apple Watch uses Gymkit to connect to exercise machines, so when we launch the workout app, we’ll see the workout equipment for connection.
As a result, simply open your Fitness app and browse the workout equipment on the left side of the screen.
Select the sidebar in the “Detect Gym Equipment” page to activate the Apple Watch and find your Peloton cycle.
Make sure your watch’s settings and fitness activity are both appropriate for your Peloton ride as a last check.
Step 2: Operate The Peloton Tablet
Take your spot on the touchpad of your Peloton as you prepare for the exercise challenge or course! For your convenience, the watch is also compatible with on-demand and streaming sessions.
Assume you’re utilising your Peloton to take on-demand lessons. When you select an on-demand class, pop-up menus will appear on your display. By clicking on it, you may join the class right now. Those who want to take part in a live session merely need to touch the screen to select a live lesson.
Then, to avoid running out of time during the connection operation, set aside a minute before attaching the watch.
Step 3: Connection to Peloton Class via Apple Watch
Select ‘Unlock’ on your Apple Watch by turning the watch head to the left side of the display.