Methods to Connect Apple Watch to Peloton: All You Should Know

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BY James Roland
Updated on 05/23/2022
7 min read

Your workout progress on the Peloton will be on the next level if you connect your Peloton equipment with the Apple watch. Thank to that, you can easily track your performance, heart rate, and more.

That’s why the question: ‘How to connect apple watch to Peloton’ becomes common in Peloton’s rider community. The following article will introduce the ways to connect Peloton with an Apple Watch in detail. Let’s get started!

Can You Pair Apple Watch with Peloton?

Recently, you can pair Apple Watch to Peloton with just one tap, according to the Peloton manufacturer. After connecting, you can track your workout process more effectively. You are able to track your Strive Score, and performance, or monitor your heart rate with just simple steps.

Connecting Apple Watch to Peloton Bike in Simple Ways

Method 1: Using The Apple Gymkit

This method is dedicated to Peloton Bike+ since this equipment is integrated with Apple’s Gymkit feature. The Bike+ will be compatible with Apple Watch version 2 and later.

Most exercises on the Peloton Bike+ such as Arms and Intervals can be connected to Apple Watch. After pairing, your workout will be automatically started on Apple Watch.

Also, the heart rate monitor function of the Watch will be connected to the Peloton Bike+ screen. That will help you track your heart rate in real-time. To connect Apple Watch to the Peloton Bike+ by using the Gymkit feature, you can follow these steps:

Step 1: Enable Gymkit on your Apple Watch

  • Access the Apple Watch application on your iPhone
  • Find the My Watch tab
  • Choose the ‘Workout’ section in the My Watch tab
  • Turn on the ‘Detect Gym Equipment’ and choose an exercise on the Peloton Bike+
step 1

step 1

Step 2: Pair Apple Watch with Peloton Bike+

  • Firstly, you need to choose a Riding class on Peloton Bike+ (it could be a live or on-demand class).
  • If you select a live class, you will need to wait for the countdown to reach 1 minute before connecting the Watch. In case an on-demand class is your option, all you have to do is click the ‘start’ button to enter the course.
  • Now, put the camera of your Apple Watch at the top of the touchscreen to link the Watch to Peloton Bike+. When you see the ‘Connecting’ notation on the Watch screen, click ‘Ok’ to start the connection.
step 2

step 2

  • Finally, click ‘start’ to enjoy your ride. 

Once linked, you will see your heart rate data on the left of the Bike+ screen. In case you cannot link Apple Watch to Peloton Bike+, try to restart your Watch or your Bike+.

step 3

step 3

The Apple Watch will automatically disconnect to the Peloton Bike+ after each ride. As such, you will have to repeat the process each time you need it.

The following video is a detailed guide for using Gymkit to pair Apple Watch with Peloton Bike+:

Method 2: Using Peloton App

Peloton app

Peloton app

Another way to sync Apple Watch to Peloton is by utilizing the Peloton Digital App. This one could be considered the best app to connect Apple Watch to Peloton.

Unlike the first method, this connection is available for all Peloton types of equipment, including the original Peloton Bike, Bike+, Tread, and Tread+.

In addition, you can use the Peloton app as an independent app. That means it could be linked to Apple Watch with or without Peloton equipment.

To sync Apple Watch with Peloton through the Peloton app, you can perform the process below:

Step 1: Install the Peloton app to your Apple Watch and your iPhone (iPad)

Step 2: Open the Peloton app on your phone, choose the ‘More’ option

Step 3: After that, click the ‘Apple Watch’ section and then, the ‘Set Up’ tab.

Step 4: Here, you will see the ‘Connect to Health App’ section. Open it and choose ‘Turn On All’.

Step 5: Open the Peloton app on your Watch and now you will see your data, such as heart rate on the Watch’s screen.

One thing you should keep in mind is that if you want to see all data on your Apple Watch, you need to turn off the iPhone and Watch’s low power mode.

How To Use Apple Watch With Peloton

Track Heart Rate

For Peloton Bike+, you can keep track of your heart rate easily with the Gymkit feature. So how to monitor the heart rate on the original Peloton Bike, Tread, and Tread+, which do not come with a built-in Gymkit?

Fortunately, you are able to use several third-party applications such as BlueHeart, and HeartCast to make the heart rate monitor function of the Apple Watch work on Peloton Bike, Tread, and Tread+.

To do that, you can follow these steps:

Step 1: Download the third-party app to your phone

apple watch 1

apple watch 1

Step 2: Open the app and set up it according to the given instructions

apple watch 2

apple watch 2

Step 3: Enable Bluetooth on your phone

apple watch 3

apple watch 3

Step 4: Choose a workout on the Peloton device

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apple watch 6

Step 5: Below the ‘Start’ tab, you will see the ‘Heart Rate Monitor’ option. Click it.

Step 6: In the Available Devices section, you will find your chosen third-party app.

Step 7: Click ‘Connect’ and start your workout.

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apple watch 7

Once connected, your heart rate data will appear on the left of Peloton’s screen.

The following video will show you how to connect your Apple Watch Heart Rate to Peloton with ECHO – a third-party application:

Track Performance For More Workouts

Once you use Apple Watch as a Heart rate monitor on your Peloton, the Peloton will depend on your heart rate data to measure your Strive Score.

That personalized metric will let you know the spent time in each heart rate zone. Thanks to that, you can track your workout intensity effectively.

It also allows you to see your workout improvement in all classes, including HIIT, Strength, Bootcamp, and Riding Classes.

Using apple watch with peloton

Using apple watch with peloton

FAQs

What should I do when Apple watch not connecting to peloton app?

In case you cannot connect your Apple Watch to the Peloton, you should restart your Watch. After 20-30 seconds, try the process of connection again.

How to connect Apple watch to original peloton bike?

The best way to pair Apple Watch with the original Peloton bike is using the Peloton Digital application.

Does peloton app sync with Apple watch?

Yes, it does. You can connect the Apple Watch with the Peloton app to track your heart rate more effectively.

How do I get rid of cycling app on Apple watch?

Firstly, you need to open the settings section on your Apple watch. After that, click to Workout section and choose the “End Workout Reminder” tab.

How do I remove Peloton from Apple watch?

To unlink the Apple watch from yout Peloton, you just need to follow these steps:

  1. Access the Health app.
  2. Click to the Summary section
  3. Choose the Show All Health Date section
  4. Tab to the Workouts part.
  5. Choose “Show all data” option
  6. Remove your workout.

Which Apple watch works with Peloton?

Peloton allows Watch OS 6.0 (series 3-5) and Watch OS 6.1 (series 1,2).

Does Apple watch double count Peloton?

No, it does not. The statistics on Peloton will not double when you use Apple watch.

Is Peloton or Apple watch more accurate?

Apple watch is more precise than the metabolic equivalent method of Peloton bike.

Conclusion

To sum up, it’s possible to connect your Apple Watch to your Peloton equipment. You can do that by two major methods, including using Apple Gymkit (for Peloton Bike+) and using the Peloton app (for all Peloton devices).

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