Feature Spotlight: How to manage & reset PRs (personal records) on a Peloton Bike or Tread

A new feature that was released around the same time as the Bike+ was this fall is the ability for users to manage, or reset, their personal records (also known as PRs, or personal bests, PBs). A new “Manage Personal Records” section of the settings menu lets users pick a specific date they would like to use as the starting date for their PRs. We show you exactly how to reset your PRs on the Peloton Bike or Tread in the video embedded below (or view it here on YouTube).

There are two ways to access the new manage personal records feature on the Peloton Bike or Tread:

  1. On the home screen, click the 3 dots at the bottom right. In the popup menu, select “Profile Settings”. On the new page that appears, click “Personal Records” on the left side menu.
  2. Alternatively, when viewing your profile on the Peloton bike (accessed by clicking your avatar from the home page on the bottom left), you will see a link to “Manage Personal Records” on the lower right side of your screen.

The personal records section of the settings shows you all of your personal records, sorted by class length, and shows you your output for the class, as well as the date you hit that PR. Above the list, you should see a link that says “Manage”. Clicking that opens an option menu, allowing you to choose how you want your personal records to be managed. You have two options for this:

  1. “Calculate Based On Full Workout History” – which factors in every workout you’ve ever taken.
  2. “Calculate based on workouts since MM/DD/YYY” – with an option to Edit date.
A popup allows you to pick how you want your PRs to be calculated.

This second option, to calculate based on worouts since a certain date, is the new feature. It allows you to pick any arbitrary date, and have that be the starting point for calculating your PRs. Once you’ve modified the date you wish to use, you can hit save, and then you’ll be taken back to the PR screen, which will now only show you your PRs since that date. You can change the date as many times as you want – as well as swap back to full workout history at any point. Nothing you change here is permanent, so feel free to modify it as much as you want.

This new feature was added to help those users who might upgrade to the Peloton Bike+, only to find out that the bike was calibrated differently from their original Peloton bike. This will similarly come in handy for users who might decide to trade in their Tread+ for a new lower cost Peloton Tread. Now, they use this feature to set the day they got their new bike as the starting date for PRs, and be rewarded for their efforts.

Since the Peloton Digital apps do not have the ability to sync with power meters or power sensors, and therefore have no way to track output, this feature is not available for iOS, Android, or any other Peloton Digital platform.


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Chris L
Chris is the founder of Pelo Buddy. He purchased his Peloton in 2018, and has been riding and running ever since. You can find him on the leaderboard at #PeloBuddy.

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