Peloton’s making it simpler for Apple Watch customers to shut their rings. Today, the corporate introduced a brand new Apple Watch integration for the unique Bike, Bike Plus, and Tread.
According to a Peloton blog, the Peloton watch app will notify customers any time they begin a category on the Bike, Bike Plus, or Tread. It’ll additionally work for courses began on the app. Users may select to proactively begin recording exercises. If enabled, the Apple Watch may double as a coronary heart charge monitor so you possibly can view Peloton’s Strive Score characteristic. The Strive Score is a metric that tells customers how a lot time they spend in a particular coronary heart charge zone. It’ll additionally make it simpler to log Peloton exercises in Apple’s Activity app.
The integration isn’t computerized, nonetheless. You have to undergo a one-time setup course of. First, be certain that the Peloton app is on each your telephone (or pill) and the Apple Watch. From there, open the Peloton app in your telephone and faucet the “More” tab. Select “Apple Watch,” then “Set Up,” and “Connect to Health app.” That ought to then convey up the Health app. Grant whichever well being permissions you’re comfy with — preserving in thoughts that in the event you deny any metrics, it could have an effect on how properly the integration works. After that, head again to the Peloton app and hit “Done.” Finally, when the Apple Watch app asks for notification permissions, faucet “Allow.”
That would possibly look like rather a lot, but it surely’s pretty typical for integrating a health app with Apple Health. This additionally isn’t the primary time we’ve seen this type of characteristic. It’s related to how GymKit, Apple’s proprietary health API, permits you to file exercises on NFC-enabled train gear on the Apple Watch. The capacity to begin recording out of your wrist can be reminiscent of Apple’s personal Fitness Plus service.
Previously, solely the Bike Plus supported any sort of Apple Watch integration by way of GymKit. However, there was a dustup when Peloton removed GymKit support for its Bootcamp exercises. Technically, GymKit wasn’t able to support Bootcamp workouts as they switched between cardio and power coaching. However, that was a GymKit-specific challenge. Peloton says that the brand new integration will permit customers to observe all exercises on each Peloton machine.