Here's How to Sync Your Peloton and Apple Watch

Learn how to connect your Apple Watch with your Peloton equipment so you get the most accurate stats — and close that ring!

Black Apple Watch synced up to a peloton bike in the background
Photo: Courtesy of Apple / Peloton

For anyone who finds motivation from looking to health metrics, using multiple devices to track data is probably commonplace for you at this point. While your smartwatch can track your movement, and the numbers on your cardio equipment can push you to go harder — you truly get the most accurate insights into your overall fitness and performance by syncing the two during your workout. That's why connecting your Peloton to your Apple Watch it easy to see your stats on everything from calories burned to distance traveled. Plus, recording Peloton workouts on the Apple Watch will make sure you close those activity rings, and who doesn't love the satisfaction of all three rings conquered? (

To find out how to make your Peloton and Apple Watch speak to each other, read on for a how-to guide to connect the two devices, according to both Peloton and Apple support.

Yes, You Can Connect All Peloton Equipment to Your Apple Watch

The Apple Watch will directly pair with the Peloton Bike+, Bike, and Tread, as well as the App if you have a digital subscription, according to Peloton's website. The feature also works for all Peloton workouts, including cycling, strength, HIIT, and Bootcamp classes.

How to Connect Peloton Equipment to Your Apple Watch

First, download the Peloton App both on your phone (or tablet) and your Apple Watch. On the phone App, tap "More," then "Apple Watch," and then follow the instructions to give your phone's Health App permission to access your Peloton data. Once that's complete, head back to the Peloton App press "Done." Make sure to enable location services, movement tracking, and motion and fitness options on your devices for the most accurate stats. (BTW, the Peloton App is compatible with WatchOS 6 and later and mobile devices with iOS 13 and later.)

Now that you're synced up, your Apple Watch will give you a notification to begin monitoring your workout the second you start a class on any Peloton equipment or the App. Give it a tap, and you'll instantly start recording your workout. How easy is that?

When you do that, make sure you turn off the low power mode on the iPhone and the watch. This will allow you to easily see all your metrics on the watch as you work out since power reserve mode disables activity tracking features.

visual demonstration of how to connect the Peloton app with your Apple Watch

Other Ways to Connect Peloton Equipment and Your Apple Watch

While the method outlined above is super easy, it's not the only way you can connect your Peloton equipment with your Apple Watch. If you have the Bike+, you can do so by opening the Apple Watch App on your phone and then opening the Workout app. Then, tap the "Detect Gym Equipment" option to enable pairing. When you're ready to take a cycling class, choose a live or on-demand sweat sesh. (Note: this feature isn't available for Bike Bootcamp classes.)

If you're going for a live workout, pair with the Apple Watch only when the countdown clock reaches 1 minute — pair too early, and the watch will time out and disconnect. If you're opting for an on-demand ride, choose the class and then hit "Start" on the Bike+'s pop-up menu. Next, make sure the Apple Watch is unlocked and put the watch face in front of the camera at the top of the Peloton touchscreen. You'll feel the watch vibrate and then see an on-screen prompt for "connecting." Make sure you hit "OK" to pair up. Then, click "Start" on the workout.

Courtesy of Peloton

You'll see a green symbol on the top right corner of your Peloton touchscreen to show you're connected — that's how you can double-check the Peloton and Apple Watch paired successfully. The watch will automatically disconnect at the end of your ride, so you'll have to reconnect it each time you start a new ride.

While you can't view your completed stats post-workout on the watch itself — it serves more as a companion device so you can view your heart rate and other workout stats in real-time— you will see all your final numbers in the Peloton app on your phone. This includes heart rate, calories burned, average and best pace, total distance, and elevation (at least for workouts that test these measures such as biking and running).

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