How to Connect Apple Watch to Peloton Bike and App


Finally, Peloton has advanced its Gymkit technology to accommodate Peloton. Now, you can connect the Apple Watch with the Peloton bike and the Peloton Digital App. The Apple Watch allows you to monitor distance, power, cadence, calories burned and time taken in the Peloton workout.

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.

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How to Connect Apple Watch to Peloton?

Yes, because it is possible to connect the Apple Watch to Peloton. The connection between the two facilitates the transfer of data from the Watch to the Peloton touchscreen or Peloton App and vice versa.

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. So, 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. Also, ensure that both the workout and settings on the Watch are favorable for your Peloton ride.

Step 2: On to Your Peloton Tablet

Now get on to your peloton touchscreen, 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 to not time out the pairing process.

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. The Watch features an NFC built-in chip, which allows it to sync with the touchscreen’s 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

A green logo on the touchscreen workout page will appear at the top, the same one on the Apple Watch’s Workout App. The logo indicates that the connection was successfully completed. You will see metrics on the Apple Watch displayed on the screen, while the Watch also starts taking in the distance, calories burned, and other metrics.

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.

The below video clearly help you to connect the Apple watch:

How to Connect Apple Watch to Peloton App

The best news to Peloton Digital App users is that the Gymkit has not limited the Apple Watch to just the peloton bike. It is also available for use with the Peloton App, which is really relaxing.

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.

The below video clearly help you to connect the Apple watch:

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.

Wrapping Up

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. You can finally have the joy of integrating your posh Apple Watch lifestyle into your adored peloton workouts.

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