(CTN News) – Peloton has recently made an exciting announcement regarding its app. The company is now allowing third-party treadmills to be used with the app for running, walking, or Tread Bootcamp classes.
This means that users can now record and view metrics on any treadmill that supports Bluetooth FTMS. However, it’s important to note that this feature is only available to subscribers of Peloton’s most expensive subscription workout plan, Peloton App Plus.
To connect your treadmill, simply start a Tread class in the app and select the “Connect a Bluetooth Device” option.
From there, you can choose your treadmill from the list provided. Once connected, a green check mark will indicate that the pairing is successful.
During a class session, users will be able to monitor their incline, speed, pace, and distance through the app. Additionally, after the class is completed, the app will display estimated calorie burn and elevation gain.
It’s also worth mentioning that sessions on third-party treadmills will still contribute towards challenges and badges.
This new development from Peloton opens up more options for users, allowing them to utilize their preferred treadmill while still enjoying the benefits of the Peloton app.
The current iteration of Peloton bears little resemblance to the one that experienced a surge in popularity during the pandemic-induced home exercise equipment craze.
Initially, the company faced significant challenges in meeting the overwhelming demand, which was followed by a series of setbacks including safety recalls, federal investigations, layoffs, and the departure of high-profile individuals.
However, the situation has since stabilized, and the subscription-oriented Peloton now contends with relatively minor issues.