How To Wear a Peloton Heart Rate Monitor

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Have you just bought a new Peloton heart rate monitor but don’t know how to wear it correctly for correct readings?

Quick Answer

To wear a Peloton heart rate monitor, place sensors on the back of the band in complete contact with your skin. The band’s surface should be dry and 3 finger-widths away from your elbow crease for the armbands. Place the chest band right below the pectoral muscles and have slightly wet sensors for an accurate reading.

To help make this task easy, we have written a comprehensive guide on how to wear Peloton heart rate monitor straightforwardly.

Wearing a Peloton Heart Rate Monitor

If you don’t know how to wear the Peloton heart rate monitor, follow our 2 simple step-by-step methods to do it without difficulty.

Method #1: With an Armband

To wear a Peloton heart rate monitor with an armband, clean and dry your arm properly to avoid any itching. Then, place the armband at a distance of around 3 fingers from your elbow crease. Ensure that the sensors on the back of the heart rate monitor are completely in contact with your skin.

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Now, you can press the display and wake up the device for pairing, and that’s about it.

Method #2: With a Chest Band

If you are using a chest band for your Peloton heart rate monitor, you need to slightly wet the sensors on the back by dipping your finger in water and rubbing it on the sensors to moisten them for the most accurate measurement.

Place the band below your pectoral muscles or right on the sternum below a sports bra. Ensure proper skin contact with the monitor, and you’re ready to pair your device.

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Pairing a Peloton Heart Rate Monitor

To use your Peloton heart rate monitor, you will need to pair it to other Bluetooth-enabled devices using our following 2 step-by-step methods.

Method #1: Pairing With a Peloton Bike/Bike+ or Tread/Tread+

Your Peloton heart rate monitor should automatically connect to your other Peloton equipment when in pairing mode; however, you can manually pair them with these steps.

  1. Turn on your Peloton Bike/Bike+ or Tread/Tread+.
  2. Log in to your Peloton profile with your credentials.
  3. Tap the time at the top-right corner of the screen.
  4. Scroll and tap “Heart Rate Monitor”.
  5. Tap “Connect” to manually pair your device, and you’re done.
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Method #2: Pairing Peloton With the Peloton App on Android and iOS

If your Peloton heart rate monitor is not connecting to your Peloton app automatically, use the following easy steps to do it with minimal effort.

  1. Enable Bluetooth on your Android or iOS device.
  2. Launch the Peloton app and log in to your user account.
  3. Start any class of your choice and tap the “Heart Rate Monitor” icon.
  4. Enter your birthdate in the pop-up window.
  5. Select your Peloton heart rate monitor from the list of devices.
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Is Your Peloton Heart Rate Monitor Not Pairing?

If you’re having issues pairing your Peloton heart rate monitor, there are a few ways to troubleshoot them.

Fix #1: Check the Battery

The first thing to do when your Peloton heart rate monitor isn’t pairing with your device of choice is to check the battery.

Charge your monitor immediately if the battery’s low. If the problem persists, you need to replace your batteries.

Fix #2: Remove Old Paired Devices

Most of the time, your Peloton heart rate monitor should automatically be detected and paired to your device once the Bluetooth is turned on. However, if you cannot connect, you must ensure they aren’t linked to any other heart rate monitor nearby.

Fix #3: Log In to Your Peloton Profile

If you cannot connect your Peloton heart rate monitor to other devices, log out of the app, launch it again, log in to your profile using your username and password, and try pairing again.

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Keep in Mind

Be patient, as the auto-detection might take around a minute. Once paired, the device will connect automatically the next time you log into your profile unless you manually disconnect it.

Fix #4: Reset the Heart Rate Monitor

If all else fails, you can try to reset your Peloton heart rate monitor to pair it to another device in the following manner.

  1. Hold the monitor display for around 20 seconds.
  2. Wait until you feel 3 vibrations indicating a successful reset.
  3. Try pairing your Peloton heart rate monitor again and see if this fixes the issue.
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In this guide, we have discussed how to wear a Peloton heart rate monitor using the arm and chest bands. We have also discussed pairing the heart rate monitor to other Peloton equipment and apps and a few ways to troubleshoot if it’s not connecting.

Hopefully, your issue has been resolved, and you can use the Peloton heart rate monitor to its best capacity.

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