What is the Peloton Guide? Overview & other FAQs about the Peloton Guide strength device

The Peloton Guide is a new strength device from Peloton, scheduled to be released on April 5th. As the date has gotten close, more and more details are starting to be released. Here are some details about the device.

What is the Peloton Guide?

The Peloton Guide is a 4K camera that connects to your TV via an HDMI cable, and plays Peloton classes on your TV. The Peloton Guide can then track your workout, showing you your progress throughout the class.

When will the Peloton Guide be available?

The Peloton Guide will be available for sale on April 5th, 2022. It will be available on Peloton’s website, as well as local showrooms. Though, note if you buy in a showroom, they will still ship you the device from a warehouse.

How much does the Peloton Guide cost?

The Peloton Guide will cost $295 USD. It was originally announced to be $495, however, the week before it went on sale it was revealed the price would be dropping. This is rumored to be due to softer demand than expected.

Will my subscription cost go up with the Peloton Guide? Will the Peloton guide require a second subscription?

If you already own a Peloton Bike or Tread, the Peloton Guide will be included in your existing subscription – and there will be no additional cost.

If you are buying a Peloton Guide as your first device, or you are an existing app owner, your monthly cost will go up. The Peloton Guide will have an introductory $24 USD / monthly cost, but then it is expected to cost the full $39 USD / month starting in 2023.

Can the Peloton Guide count my reps?

The Peloton Guide is able to count reps. While working out, the Peloton Guide has something called a “Movement Tracker” which visually fills up as you complete the exercises. It is not yet clear if the user interface will show you a simple rep count though – or only use this visual indicator.

Can the Peloton Guide correct my form?

No, the Peloton Guide does not appear to have any sort of form correction or form feedback. Instead, the Peloton Guide shows a picture in picture view of you, on the screen, next to the instructor. The thought is you can then see yourself on the screen, and make corrections as you see what the instructor is doing.

One would imagine that form feedback & form correction are future features the Peloton Guide could add, but they are not available right now.

Can the Peloton Guide plug into my Peloton Bike or Tread?

The Peloton Guide can not be plugged into a Peloton Bike or Tread. Instead, the Peloton Guide uses a standard HDMI cable to plug into TVs.

Many people have asked why, since the Peloton Bike & Tread already have a camera, and the screen on the Peloton Bike+ can rotate, can’t you use the Peloton Guide technology with a Peloton Bike+. We don’t have a solid answer for this one, other than to say as of now, it isn’t possible.

What classes are available on the Peloton Guide?

The Peloton Guide is only compatible with strength classes to begin. Peloton has said in interviews they hope to bring it to other class types in the future – and we know they have tested it with yoga classes.

We will update this once we find out whether you can take yoga classes and other floor classes on the Guide, even though it can’t count your reps for you on those.

Is the Peloton Guide worth it? Should I buy the Peloton Guide?

This is a tricky question. At $295, it might be something existing Tread & Bike owners add if they are very interested in strength. However, for people currently using the Peloton App, the increased monthly fee it will require seems likely to be a big limiter.

If you are brand new to Peloton, one might want to consider the Tempo Move – which includes some weights, has form correction & feedback, and more.

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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.

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