Android Watches Can Now Be Used as A Heart Rate Monitor on Peloton

Today, an exciting update has been released for the Peloton Watch on Android devices. Now, your Android watch can serve as a heart rate monitor for various Peloton hardware devices. This feature extends to the Peloton Bike/Bike+, Tread/Tread+, Row, and Guide.

In a recent blog post, Peloton shared this fantastic news along with a step-by-step guide on how to set up this new heart rate monitor functionality. For those seeking even more detailed instructions, Peloton has also introduced a dedicated support page to assist you.

If you’re using an Android watch running WearOS 3 or a more recent version, you’re in luck. This functionality is compatible with watches like the Samsung Galaxy 4, Samsung Galaxy 5, Google Pixel watch, and the Fossil Smart Watch Gen 6.

While today marks the launch of this feature, it’s important to note that the rollout will be gradual. Thus, not all compatible watches might immediately work with the update.

The journey toward using watches as heart rate monitors began with Peloton’s inclusion of GymKit capability for the Bike+. This innovation allowed an Apple Watch to function as a heart rate monitor. Last year, Peloton took it a step further by updating the Apple Watch Peloton app to enable heart rate monitoring for all device types and classes.

Now, with this latest update, the same empowering capabilities that were granted to Apple Watch users last year are extended to Android watch owners. It’s an exciting stride toward enhancing your Peloton experience.

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