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Does Peloton Work with Galaxy Watch?

Last Updated Mar 25, 2022
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Many people like using smartwatches to track their progress with Peloton. The Samsung Galaxy Watch has become a popular smartwatch in recent years, leading many people to ask, “Does Peloton work with Galaxy Watch?”

While the Galaxy Watch is not directly compatible with the Peloton app, there are ways to use the two together. Using a Galaxy Watch with Peloton requires downloading an external app, whether you want to use it to track your heart rate or simply sync your workout process to Samsung Health. 

Below, we’ll discuss the ways you can and cannot use the Galaxy Watch with your Peloton bike. Keep reading to learn more!

Can You Use a Galaxy Watch as a Peloton Heart Rate Monitor?

There are many smartwatch models, including Fitbits and Apple Watches, that are directly compatible as heart rate monitors with Peloton bikes. Galaxy Watches, on the other hand, are not directly compatible.

While you won’t be able to directly connect your Galaxy Watch to the Peloton app, there are a couple of ways to get around it. If you have the original Galaxy Watch, the Galaxy Watch 2, or the Galaxy Watch 3, you can download a watch app called HR and Speed Transmitter. This app is available on the Galaxy Store and will allow you to sync your Galaxy Watch with the Peloton app.

If you have a Galaxy Watch 4, you’ll have to download the Wear OS app instead. Open whichever app you downloaded on your watch, and it should become available as a heart rate monitor in the Peloton app.

Benefits of Using Your Watch as a Heart Rate Monitor

When you have a heart rate monitor connected to your Peloton bike, you’ll be able to see how exactly hard you’re working during your workout. Monitoring your heart rate lets you know when you’re in the fat-burning zone, cardio zone, and even when you need to slow down.

With a heart rate monitor connected, you’ll also be able to take full advantage of Peloton’s Heart Rate Zone classes. These classes are designed based on the different heart rate zones, and each zone comes with a different level of intensity. When you know your exact heart rate and can choose a workout based on your desired zone, you can adjust your effort accordingly to reach any goals you have.

Other Ways to Use Your Galaxy Watch with Peloton

Instead of checking your heart rate throughout your workout, you may want to just use your watch to track your progress throughout your workouts. In this case, you won’t have to download an external app to link your devices.

Most people use the Strava app to sync their workouts from Peloton, then sync their heart rate and calories burned from their Galaxy Watch. This app acts as a sort of “middleman” between the Peloton bike and your watch, sending all the data to your Samsung Health account. However, Strava is only compatible with the following Galaxy Watch models:

  • Galaxy Watch
  • Galaxy Watch 2
  • Galaxy Watch 3

If you have a Galaxy Watch 4, you will need to use the Wear OS app instead. This will let you sync your data to Samsung Health, and, as we’ve discussed, you can even use the same app to connect a heart rate monitor to your bike!

How to Connect Your Galaxy Watch to Your Peloton App

Once you download the appropriate app, you’ll need to connect your Galaxy Watch to the Peloton app. Open the corresponding app on your Galaxy Watch, then follow the steps below:

  1. Make sure both the Bluetooth capabilities and location services are turned on for your watch and your Peloton app.
  2. Navigate to the heart rate monitor connection screen by tapping the top right corner of your Peloton app, then choosing “Heart Rate Monitor.”
  3. You will be asked to enter your birth date, which helps the bike determine your heart rate zones.
  4. Once you’ve done this, the app will begin searching for compatible Bluetooth devices. When you see your Watch, select it to pair it to your bike.

Now, you’ll be able to view your exact heart rate on your Peloton bike whenever you work out. That’s, of course, as long as you’re wearing your Galaxy Watch!

Final Thoughts

The Peloton bike is directly compatible with many smartwatch models, but unfortunately, it’s not directly compatible with the Galaxy Watch. Connecting these types of watches requires a little bit more effort, but the good news is, it’s still possible.

You’ll need to download either the HR and Speed Transmitter or Wear OS app from the Galaxy Store if you want to use your device as a heart rate monitor. If you just want to track your workouts, you can download either Strava or Wear OS to sync your data to Samsung Health.