While Peloton has lengthy supported the Apple Watch, Wear OS customers had been left within the chilly. Not anymore. The Peloton app is now out there for obtain in the Play Store for Wear OS 3 smartwatches.
The app, which was first spotted by 9to5Google, doesn’t truly do a lot, although. I downloaded the app onto my Pixel Watch and began a strolling exercise in The Verge workplace. I used to be in a position to view my coronary heart charge whereas meandering by means of cubicles, in addition to which coronary heart charge zone I used to be in. After I ended the exercise, I used to be then in a position to view a exercise abstract detailing energy burned, common coronary heart charge, “best” coronary heart charge, and my Strive Score, a coronary heart rate-based metric that Peloton makes use of to gauge effort. That’s about it.
Also, whereas Peloton added (*3*) earlier this yr, it doesn’t seem to be that characteristic is prepared for Wear OS 3 but. I used to be nonetheless prompted to provoke a exercise on my smartphone. Conversely, the Peloton app on the Apple Watch will notify customers any time they begin a class on the Bike, Bike Plus, or Tread.
While the Wear OS app isn’t as superior as Peloton’s Apple Watch expertise, that is nonetheless a step in the best route for each Google and the beleaguered health firm. One of Wear OS 3’s most vital enhancements is a extra strong app retailer. Where Wear OS 2 suffered from occasionally up to date apps, Google has satisfied some necessary third-party builders to present Wear OS one other shot. That consists of apps like Strava, Spotify, and Todoist. And whereas Peloton hasn’t had the best of times lately, it’s nonetheless a recognizable identify in related health with a loyal consumer base. As for Peloton, the Wear OS app makes its digital app-only subscription a extra viable choice for Android customers than it has been.