Peloton Could Launch A New Bike With Apple Watch Integration As Soon As Next Week
Fitness firm Peloton is said to be working on getting a new bike out the door, potentially as soon as next week. It’ll include a new 23.5-inch display as well as Apple Watch support, according to reports.
A new Bloomberg report claims that the bike will be called Bike+ and will be more costly than the bike that’s already on sale, positioning it as a premium option.
The new stationary bike will be a premium offering called Bike+, and will likely cost more than the current $2,245 version. Peloton will then drop the price of the existing machine to less than $1,900, the people said.
The new display is said to be adjustable for the first time, allowing for exercises to be carried out that might not necessarily be part of the bike itself. Peloton could offer courses and classes on other kinds of exercises with users moving the screen so they can still see it, for example.
One of the new features of the cheaper Tread and higher-end bike will be a more adjustable tablet screen. This will help users do different workouts near the machine, not just on it, expanding the variety of classes. Peloton is also preparing bootcamp training classes for its bikes, which are strength training video workouts currently available on the Tread and the Peloton mobile app, according to the people familiar with the matter.
All of this comes alongside the claim by The ClipOut that the new bike will include instant pairing with an Apple Watch that will allow heart rate data to be easily transferred between devices. That will also enable the Apple Watch to fill your rings based on what the Peloton machine has you doing, too.
All of this is said to be coming next week. We’ll have to wait and see whether Bloomberg is on the money here, or not.