Installing the Peloton Apple® Watch App
- Download the Peloton App on the iPhone through the Apple® App Store.
- Next, open the Peloton App and select "More" on the bottom-right of the screen.
- Select the Apple® Watch option from the list of add-ons.
- Then, click the "Set Up" button.
- At the bottom of the start-up screen, click the "Install" button.
- If you do not have the automatic installation setting enabled, you will need to select the Peloton Apple® Watch App from the list of apps available to install.
- Now that the Peloton Apple® Watch App has been installed, you will need to open the Peloton App for the iPhone to set up location services for the Apple® Watch to track their metrics accurately.
- There is an option that asks if you would like to connect to the Apple® Health app. From here, select the edit option and ensure that all the permissions are toggled on.
- We recommend that the "Share your location" option is toggled on so that your running routes will be shown.
- Ensure the "Track Your Movement" and "Motion and Fitness" options are toggled on in order to sync the data correctly from your workouts.
Taking A Class With Your Apple® Watch
Starting A Workout
Workouts can only be initiated from the Peloton App on the Apple® iPhone, not directly from the Peloton Apple® Watch App.
Before starting a workout, please turn off the low power mode on the Apple® iPhone and Watch. There can be interruptions to the workout summary metrics if these options are turned on.
During a workout, heart rate, Heart Rate Zones, distance, timeline, and pace will display on the watch. (Distance and pace will only be visible during indoor workouts.)
Completing a Workout
Just like starting a workout, ending a workout should be initiated from the Apple® iPhone. You will need to select the “End Workout” option from the class. Once a class is complete, you will receive a summary of your workout right on your Watch.
Note: If a workout is not ended by selecting “DONE” on the Apple® Watch, the App may continue running, affecting your workout results.
Apple® Watch FAQs
Which versions of Apple® iOS are compatible with the Peloton App & Peloton App for Apple® Watch?
Apple® mobile devices at iOS 14 and later.
WatchOS 7 and later for Apple® Watch.
Which Apple® iOS devices are capable of running the latest version of iOS?
The iPhone 6s and above.
The Peloton Apple® Watch App requires Members to be on WatchOS 7.0 for Watch series 3 and above.
Do I have to own a Peloton Bike or Tread to be able to use the Peloton app on Apple® iOS?
No. A Peloton App Membership is needed to access the Peloton app. You can subscribe to Peloton App by downloading the Peloton app from the Apple® Appstore on your mobile device. Once the Peloton app has been downloaded, select “Get Started” and create an account from the Peloton app’s login screen.
How much will the Peloton App Membership cost if subscribing through an Apple® device?
The cost of the Peloton App Membership is $12.99, plus applicable taxes per month.
Will I be able to view my Workout History (i.e. workout graphs) on the Peloton App for Apple® mobile devices?
Yes! You will have an overview of your workout including the following metrics on the Peloton App for Apple® mobile devices:
Heart rate (all class types)
Total calories (not meditation)
Average pace (only run/walk/bootcamp)
Best pace (only run/walk/bootcamp)
Total distance (only run/walk/bootcamp)
Total elevation (only run/walk/bootcamp)
Would I be able to see my Workout History and Graphs on the Peloton app for Apple® Watch?
No. Viewing workout history is available only on the Peloton Bike, Tread, Web, Android® and Apple® iOS app.
Does Apple® Watch app work independently from the phone?
No. At this time, the Apple® Watch app functions solely as a companion app.
Will the Apple® Watch show GPS data?
At this time, since the Apple® Watch App will solely function as a companion app, the only metrics that will display are pace, distance, calories, and heart rate.
Can I start a workout from my Apple® Watch?
All workouts must be initiated from your Apple® mobile device.
Can I connect my Peloton Heart Rate Monitor to the Peloton app for workouts?
Great news! Although you cannot connect an external HRM to the Apple® Watch, the Peloton App with Apple® Watch integrates the Heart Rate Monitor already on your Apple® Watch for workouts!
Can I use two Heart Rate Monitors while using my Apple® Watch app?
At this time you are only able to use your watch as a Heart Rate Monitor while using the Apple® Watch app with Peloton App. You can still connect a cadence sensor to your iPhone to track your cadence while cycling.
Can I connect my cadence sensor to Peloton Apple® Watch App?
No, but you can connect your cadence sensor to the Peloton app for the iPhone.
Can I see my Workout History on the Watch?
No, you cannot see Workout History on the Apple® Watch—however, you can see your Workout History on the Peloton app for the iPhone.
Will the Leaderboard be available within classes on the Peloton App?
The Here Now leaderboard will be available on the Apple® iOS device, but will not display on the Apple® Watch screen.
Will I be able to follow my friends while taking a live or on-demand class in the Peloton App?
At this time, the “Follow” feature on the Here Now Leaderboard will not be available on the Peloton App for Apple® Watch.
Will I be able to filter classes according to the same categories as on the Bike and Tread (i.e. instructor, class type, music genre, etc.)?
While you won't be able to filter from your Apple® Watch, you will be able to filter classes based on the instructor, class type, music genre, and length on your mobile device.
How do you switch between different Rider Profiles?
Only one Peloton Member account can be logged into the Peloton Apple® Watch App at a time.
Will I be able to opt-in to challenges (i.e. October Running Challenge) and will classes that I take on the Peloton App count towards my daily streaks?
Peloton opt-in challenges and streaks will be displayed only from the Peloton Bike and Tread Touchscreen—but classes taken on the Peloton App will count towards challenges and streaks when applicable.
Will I be able to fast-forward or rewind classes once I have started the workout?
Yes, the Peloton App does allow fast-forwarding and rewinding classes—however, you cannot initiate this function from the Apple® Watch itself. Fast-forwarding must be done from the App on your Apple® mobile device.
Will social media fitness sharing apps (or any other health app) be compatible with the Peloton Apple® Watch App?
Fitness sharing apps will not sync with the Apple® Watch App—however, they will integrate with your Apple® Health app!