I'm completely obsessed with my Peloton bike but was pretty disappointed when I found out my Apple Watch couldn't sync with it. I had previously used a Garmin to sync and track my heart rate, but when I got my Apple Watch I quickly learned that feature wasn't possible on the original Bike. I just got my bike a few months ago and really didn't want to invest in another heart rate monitor or upgrade to the Bike+.
Thankfully my friend Anna showed me an free app that can sync my heart rate and bike! The app is called "HeartCast" and is available for free in the Apple Store.
After you download the app on to your phone and watch just open the app on both devices. On the app watch click "Start" to stat broadcasting your heart rate and the iPhone app should pick it up (if it doesn't, you might just have to restart the app on the watch).
To use HeartCast in a class, just select the class you want to do. In the intro screen, click on "Heart Rate Monitor". On the next screen click on the "HeartCast" device and connect.
That's it! Your heart rate will now display on the ride.
I've been using this app for a few rides and now and am so happy with the performance. I've been able to do rides from 30 minutes to an hour and the app never loses connection.
Looking for more Peloton posts? Check out my review of the new Peloton Bike Bootcamps here!