Peloton recently released two new features to the Peloton Community – Target Metrics & Custom Audio. However, for some owners of Generation 1 Peloton bikes (Peloton is currently on Generation 3), these updates have appear to have caused performance issues in the form of lagging or non-responsive touch screens.
For the first few days of the issue, most people who contacted Peloton were told there wasn’t much that could be done, but were offered a discounted upgrade to a new Generation 3 model of the touch screen for $400. Several people who took advantage of that offer reported that once their new monitor arrived, it did fix the performance issues.
As of Monday evening, Peloton’s official status page officially logged an incident that “Some Members have reported performance issues with their Peloton Bike touchscreen. The team is currently investigating these issues and we will have an update shortly.” Tuesday, they followed up that a release had been issued for it – “We released an update to the Peloton Bike’s software on Monday evening, 5/13. This update is intended to improve the performance of the touchscreen and reduce the lagging reported by Members.”
Today, Peloton also began emailing some users of Generation 1 bikes with the following message
We believe that you recently may have experienced lagging or other performance issues with your Peloton Bike touchscreen. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.
Last evening, we released an update (version 2.2.813) to your Bike’s software intended to address these issues and improve the performance of your touchscreen. Please update your software by tapping the “Update” button at the bottom right hand-side of your homescreen. If your software is not updated within 24 hours, a forced update will be pushed.
While we continue to investigate these issues, we have disabled two recently launched features, custom audio and target metrics. Thank you for your patience and we will update you as soon as we have more to share.
These issues are not impacting all owners of Generation 1 bikes. If you are a Generation 1 bike owner and experiencing slowness or lagging, try updating your bike to get the latest update.
Hopefully in the next few days Peloton will track down the issue and be able to turn back on Target Metrics & Custom Audio for all users.