Peloton is getting rid of Apple Watch GymKit support

In an electronic mail despatched to customers Monday night, Peloton revealed that beginning February twenty seventh, it should begin transitioning Apple Watch customers from GymKit to Peloton One-Tap monitoring.

GymKit integration was as soon as marketed by Peloton as an unique perk of its costlier Bike Plus, however it’s develop into much less of a draw in recent times. The firm launched an Apple Watch integration in 2022 that introduced Apple Watch calorie and heart-rate monitoring to any Peloton machine, just like many different health apps.

As a outcome, if you happen to linked your Peloton to an Apple Watch extra just lately, you might not even discover the change. The firm has been directing users to solely use GymKit in the event that they haven’t put in the most recent software program updates on their machines. 

Peloton’s electronic mail to prospects
Image: Peloton

Like GymKit, Peloton’s app integrates knowledge from every exercise to Apple’s Health app. As with GymKit, you may nonetheless observe distance and tempo and see your coronary heart charge metrics on display. It’s simply not utilizing Apple’s proprietary health gear API, so you probably have the most recent updates put in, issues shouldn’t change a lot. However, it’s nonetheless comprehensible that individuals who purchased the costlier Bike Plus for GymKit integration that’s now disappearing will really feel upset in regards to the change.

As Victoria Song explains right here, metrics like calorie burn can range extensively relying on the person and the kind of train, so adjustments to the accuracy of the information offered might not be vital. Even although customers can enter their weight, gender, exercise degree, and different variables that have an effect on the quantity of energy burned, wearables just like the Apple Watch are offering an informed guess, at greatest. 

But some health fanatics nonetheless get pleasure from monitoring their exercises over time and seeing their aggregated well being knowledge on Apple’s Health app — and now the one approach to try this might be by Peloton’s app.

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