Android Watches can now be used as a heart rate monitor on Peloton devices with Wear OS 3 (Samsung Galaxy 4/5, Google Pixel Watch etc)

The Peloton Watch for Android watches has received an update today which allows it to work as a heart rate monitor for any of the Peloton hardware devices. This will work with the Peloton Bike/Bike+, Tread/Tread+, Row, or Guide.

Peloton posted a new blog post with the news today, which contains a tutorial on how to set up the feature. In addition, a new Peloton support page has even more detailed directions on how to use the feature.

Using your Android watch as a heart rate monitor for Peloton devices should work with any watch running WearOS 3 or higher. This includes watches like the Samsung Galaxy 4, Samsung Galaxy 5, the Google Pixel watch, as well as the Fossil Smart Watch Gen 6.

Demo of using an Android watch as a heart rate monitor.
Image credit Peloton Interactive.

Peloton states that while the feature is launching today, it will be a slow roll out, so all compatible watches might not work with the update.

Peloton first added the ability to use watches as a heart rate monitor with the Bike+, when they added GymKit capability to enable an Apple Watch as a heart rate monitor. Then early last year, Peloton updated the Apple Watch Peloton app so that it could work as a heart rate monitor for all device types and all classes.

Today’s update gives Android watches that same capabilities that Apple Watch owners received last year.

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Chris Lewis
Chris Lewis is the creator & founder of Pelo Buddy. He purchased his Peloton in 2018, and uses all the different devices: Peloton Bike, Tread, Row, and Guide. He has been involved in the fitness industry for more than a decade - previously co-founding the websites Mud Run Guide & Ninja Guide. You can find him on the leaderboard at #PeloBuddy.

1 Comment

  • Michael says:

    Does not seem to work with Google Pixel Watch.
    Watch app up to date, bike up to date. Didnt work. contacted support, they told me to enable app permissions.
    Totally thought that was gonna fix it. It didnt.
    Factory reset bike and watch, apps up to date, enabled all permissions. Didnt work.
    Support had me send them a video.
    Hopefully they fix it.
    But for me, it does not work with google pixel watch on my gen2 bike or my peloton guide.

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