Peloton Introduces New Bike+ With One-Touch Apple GymKit Integration
Peloton has given its bike a major upgrade for the first time since the service launched publicly in 2013.
According to a new blog post, the Peloton Bike+ packs a slightly larger, 23.8-inch rotating touchscreen that will turn away from the ride position, making floor classes (like yoga) far easier. As well as the more mobile display, you’ll find a new four-speaker sound system and one-touch integration with Apple Watch for Apple GymKit.
The Peloton Bike+ costs $2,495 USD, and owners of the original can trade in their old workhorse for $700, if it is fully functional. Peloton’s original Bike will still be available, for $1895 USD, bringing down the price of entry for the service.
“We feel like we’re just getting started,” CEO John Foley said in a statement. “Our goal is to be the go-to at-home fitness solution for as many people as possible … especially in a world where people are increasingly working out at home.”
One of the coolest new additions is one-tap contactless integration with Apple GymKit that allows you to sync workouts to your Apple Watch and an Auto-Follow resistance system that scales the resistance of the bike depending on your own target metrics for heart rate and breathing.
The existing Tread, which is larger and packs a 32-inch display, has now been rebranded as the Tread+, to cement its upmarket status. It doesn’t appear that Peloton has done much beyond change the name, since it was already the Rolls-Royce of connected treadmills.
And, for pricing, the Peloton Tread will set you back $2,495 USD, with finance options available, while the Tread+ will be priced at $4,295. The new model will be available in the US and Canada at the start of 2021