Everything You Need To Know About Peloton's New Heart Rate Band

The fitness platform aims to allow users an easy way to analyze their performance.

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On Jan. 31, Peloton introduced its first optical sensor-based tracker: the Peloton Heart Rate Band, a heart rate monitor that goes on the forearm and offers users an easy way to view their metrics during workouts. Read on for everything you should know about the device.


Peloton’s Heart Rate Band is specifically meant to track your heart rate, pulse, and Strive Score, the latter of which is the fitness platform’s metric for how long users spend in different heart rate zones.

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Five LED lights on the band correspond with Peloton’s Strive Score categories, so you can easily see which heart rate zone you’re in during your workout. Translation? You’ll have a simple way of measuring how hard you're working as you move, whether you’re running, cycling, or in a HIIT sesh.

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Peloton’s tracker is compatible with all of its products: the Bike, Bike+, Tread, and app, all via Bluetooth. It can also connect with most other applications that support standard heart rate monitors (including the Equinox+ app and Mirror and Hydrow machines).


This means the wearable isn’t just for cycling and treadmill runs. Users can turn to the device to analyze their performance across all kinds of workouts, from barre to Pilates and strength training.

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The Heart Rate Band comes in a small and a large size for slipping onto your forearm, both in a black stretchy fabric that fastens with Velcro, which makes it easy to adjust.

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The device is powered by a rechargeable battery, and, according to Peloton, it has a battery life of 10 hours. You’ll receive a heart rate “pod,” charger, and USB adapter when you purchase the band.

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This isn’t Peloton’s first foray into the wearable market. Its ANT+ and BLE chest strap, which retails for $34, also works to measure users’ heart rate — but, according to PCMag, it won’t be available for much longer since armbands tend to be more comfortable and easier to strap on.

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Peloton’s Heart Rate Band retails for $90 and is now available in the U.S., UK, Canada, Germany, and Australia. You can purchase it directly from the brand’s website.