Peloton Rolls Out App That Connects to Samsung Galaxy Watches
Samsung Galaxy Watch4 and Watch5 can now connect to Peloton workout equipment, putting the devices on level footing with the Apple Watch
Peloton members with Galaxy Watch5 or Watch4 series smartwatches can now connect to their Peloton hardware using the Peloton Watch App. The update extends to smart watches running WearOS 3 or higher, so Google Pixel and Fossil smartwatch owners aren’t left behind.
Apple Watch owners were given the same capabilities last year.
The new Peloton Watch app allows Peloton users to view their heart rate on-screen, allowing enhanced control and visibility during at-home workouts while connected to a Peloton Bike, Bike+, Tread, Row or Guide.
Janet Lee, SVP of Mobile Experience at Samsung Electronics America, said Samsung and Peloton share a common value: that technology should help us to lead happier and healthier lives.
“This partnership embodies our mutual commitment to providing a truly personalized fitness experience for consumers,” she said. “These new capabilities give users a more detailed picture of their progress, helping them achieve their fitness goals.”
Once a user selects a workout on their Peloton device and opens the Peloton Watch App on their compatible watch, they can pair the two devices with a click. After connecting, the user will see their heart rate displayed on their Peloton screen or Wear OS platform during their workout, allowing them to track fitness goals.
Peloton posted a step-by-step guide with photos that details how to connect the smartwatches to Peloton hardware.
“As a member-first company, we are constantly innovating to create the best possible experience for our users; no detail is too small,” said Viresh Rustagi, SVP of Software Development at Peloton. “Working in partnership with Samsung, we are thrilled to equip our member community with even more options to routinely and easily track their Peloton performance as part of their fitness regimen.”
The Peloton Watch App3 is available on all Galaxy Watch models using Wear OS 3.
Courtney Rehfeldt has worked in the broadcasting media industry since 2007 and has freelanced since 2012. Her work has been featured in Age of Awareness, Times Beacon Record, The New York Times, and she has an upcoming piece in Slate. She studied yoga & meditation under Beryl Bender Birch at The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute. She enjoys hiking, being outdoors, and is an avid reader. Courtney has a BA in Media & Communications studies.