Finally, Peloton has advanced its Gymkit technology to accommodate Peloton. Now, you cannot only connect the Apple watch with the Peloton Apple, but also with the Peloton bike.
You already knew this, but the process on how to go about the process frustrating? You came to the right place because you now have the opportunity to learn how to connect Apple Watch to Peloton. Better still, learn how to connect both the app and the bike.
How to Connect Apple Watch to Peloton?
Yes, because it is possible to connect the Apple Watch to Peloton. The Apple Watch helps you track the calories burned during the workout, distance traveled, and heart rate monitoring.
Let’s have a glimpse at how the connection process works:
How to Connect Apple Watch to Peloton Bike
If you have the Peloton bike, here’s a step by step guide on how you can connect your bike workouts to the Apple Watch:
Step 1: Enable the Watch’s Gymkit
As stated in the introduction of this article, the Apple Watch uses Gymkit to connect with workout equipment. Therefore, go to the Apple Watch App, which is available on the iPhone.
Then, open the Workout app, and scroll down the various workout equipment available. Once you get to the “Detect Gym Equipment” tab, click on the sidebar to allow the watch to detect the peloton bike.
Step 2: On to Your Peloton Tablet
Now open your peloton tablet, ready for a class as usual. Whether you take on-demand or live classes, the watch is still compatible.
So, select the class that you wish to attend for the day. In this case, let’s assume that you are taking an on-demand class on your Peloton.
Select any on-demand class, and a Start pop-up menu will appear on your screen. Click on it to join the class immediately.
But what if you want to join the live class? You simply have to select the live class on the touchscreen. Then, wait before pairing the watch for a minute so that the pairing process will not time out.
Step 3: Connect the Apple Watch to the Peloton Class
At this point, click Unlock on the Apple Watch, then point the watch face towards the left side of the touchscreen camera.
You will feel the watch vibrating, indicating that it has established a connection with the screen. At the same time, the screen will feature a prompt message saying “Connecting.” Click Ok on the watch and continue with the connecting process.
Step 4: Start the Workout
On the touchscreen workout page, a green logo will appear at the top, the same one on the Apple Watch’s Workout App. The logo indicates that the connection was successfully completed.
Click on “Start” and enjoy your Apple Watch connected workout in peace. You will track all the metrics that the watch can handle, such as distance, heart rate, time, calories burned, and more.
Amazingly, once you are through with the workout, the Apple Watch will automatically disconnect, so you don’t need an extra disconnection process.
How to Connect Apple Watch to Peloton App
The Peloton Digital App is the best alternative to owning a piece of peloton equipment. With the 12.99 dollars subscription, you will have access to a wide range of peloton workouts. Yet, you have the freedom to use equipment from other brands to enjoy the peloton experience.
Now let’s get the show on the road on the intricate details of connecting the Apple Watch to the Peloton App:
Step 1: Download the Peloton App
First, you have to download the Peloton app on your iPhone from the Apple App Store. You can either scroll down through the different available apps or simply type Peloton on the search bar for quicker results.
Step 2: Open the Peloton App
Once you download the app, click on it to open it. Inside the Peloton App will be the “More” option at the bottom-right, which you will again click.
You will be led to the options, among which the Apple Watch is one.
Step 3: Install the Apple Watch App
At this point, you can click on the Apple Watch option, after which you will click on the “Set Up button. After this, you will see an “Install” button at the bottom of your start-up screen. Click on it to install the Watch app.
Step 4: Complete the Connection
Go back to the peloton app you installed and click on it. Once you open the app and log in to your peloton account, set the location on for your Apple Watch to track accurately.
Also put on other metrics that the Apple Watch tracks, such as Tracking Movement, Motion and Fitness, burn Calories, and others.
Can I Start a Workout from My Apple Watch?
No, you can’t. You can only start the peloton app from the iPhone where you installed it, then connect the app to the Apple Watch
Will the Apple Watch show GPS Data?
The Apple Watch does not show GPS data, but you can track your path when connected to the phone. However, it essentially tracks the calories burned, distance traveled, the heart rate, and the pace.
Can I use two heart rate monitors with Peloton when using the Apple Watch App?
No, you cannot. You will use only one heart rate monitor at a time when connected to Peloton. So, when you decide to use the Apple Watch heart rate monitor, you will not need another heart rate monitor for the same.
Actually, once the Apple Watch App activates, you can only use it for your heart rate monitoring and no other HRM device.
How to connect Apple Watch to Peloton is a matter of the right steps. Whether you want to connect it to the bike or the digital app, the steps are clear, right above you.
Now the ball is in your hands, and all you need is to follow the proper steps for you.