Peloton ditches then unditches Apple Watch GymKit support

Peloton ditches Apple Watch GymKit support

TL;DR – Peloton is stopping support for Apple Watch GymKit. Instead, it wants fitness fans to use its own fitness app for all their metrics. It’s not really a problem for anyone.


Edit: Stop the Press. Peloton just changed its mind and nothing is changing.

In an email on Monday, Peloton said from February 27th it will move Apple Watch users from GymKit to Peloton One-Tap tracking. this is a little surprising as GymKit integration was originally a big selling point for Peloton’s more expensive Bike+. But more recently, Peloton’s app lets any machine track Apple Watch heart rate and calories burned.

The only scenario where you might have to use GymKit is if the machine hasn’t got the latest software and I guess that could happen in some corporate gym scenarios.

With GymKit and One-Tap, workout stats still sync to Apple Health. You can see distance, pace and heart rate on your watch or tablet screen. So not much may change if you have recent updates.

If you enjoy tracking long-term health data in Apple Health, that can only happen through Peloton’s app instead of GymKit.

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