With the Peloton app, you can now connect a Bluetooth-enabled heart rate monitor to the app to see your real-time heart rate in every class.
To connect, simply turn on your Bluetooth-enabled device, and you will be able to view your heart rate live from your phone or tablet whenever you are in a class.
The leads on the chest strap should be slightly wet in order to pick up your heart rate. You can dip your finger in water and gently wet each lead before putting it on; or just put it on after you've already worked up a sweat.
If you are having trouble pairing your heart rate monitor, ensure that your heart rate monitor is not currently paired with any other devices. If you continue to have trouble with your heart rate monitor, the battery on the monitor may need to be replaced. Some known devices that work are:
- Peloton heart rate monitor (purchased after December 2016)
- Bluetooth compatible Polar heart rate sensor straps
- Wahoo Tickr straps
When you airplay through the app, your HR will NOT appear on the AppleTV.
You can also view your heart rate zone while you are riding on the app. For our heart rate training, we use the Heart Rate Zone methodology. This consists of five different zones, each reflecting a different level of effort and offering a specific benefit. The percentages of each zone are based on your maximum heart rate (MHR).
Your heart rate and current zone will be displayed in real-time on the screen while in a class – so you will be able to track your effort level as you move within zones.
Your max heart rate will automatically be calculated using the Karvonen formula (220 – your age)— with your age being pulled from the birth date you entered in your Peloton profile. If you have not entered a birth date in your profile, you can still set up your heart rate zones by tapping the “Set Up Zone” button displayed in any class, where you will be able to enter your birth date manually.
Ready to train? Start by taking one of our beginner heart rate training workout series featuring Steven Little and Christine D’Ercole. This series is designed to get you familiar with heart rate zones and enhance each ride for optimal goal achievement.
If you have any trouble with your heart rate monitor, you can contact our Support team here.