Is Your Fitbit Compatible With Peloton Tracking?

You're drenched in sweat after spending an hour cycling. Your heart is pounding as you try to catch your breath and reach for your water bottle. Your Peloton workout is complete, but did your Fitbit track it?

Fitbit and Peloton are big names in the fitness realm. Peloton brought in $3.58 billion in revenue in 2022 and Fitbit made $1.21 billion in revenue in 2021, making them highly competitive and some of the most popular brands on the market. Each has its unique purposes and functions — Peloton provides at-home exercise equipment, and it's best known for the technologically advanced stationary bike and treadmill, although it's branched out to add a rowing machine, strength classes taught by artificial intelligence (AI), and apparel. Meanwhile, Fitbit has health trackers and watches that monitor things like heartbeat, how many steps you take in a day, and calories consumed and burned. Its most recent devices can connect to your phone and receive calls. These two companies can help people monitor their health, so it only makes sense that there is a way for them to function together. The Peloton app has a feature that allows you to connect your Fitbit, making the two compatible.

Features that track it all

The companies announced the rollout of their tracking partnership in 2017. This monitoring feature makes it extremely convenient to mark your progress and see how many calories you burned after each workout. In turn, these stats can help you stay on top of your fitness goals and how you achieve them. Additionally, seeing your progress in numbers can serve as motivation to keep you going.

Connecting the two is simple. To start, you need to select "Share" after a workout or class on the Peloton treadmill or bike. Choose "Fitbit" and log in to your Fitbit account to access the data from your most recent workout. In addition to showing you how many calories you burned, it will also show the distance you pedaled or ran, as well as your workout's duration. Your heart rate won't appear on the Peloton screen, but if your Fitbit tracks your heartbeat, it will appear there.

Determining workouts based on fitness stats

Fitbit has rolled out a Daily Readiness Score feature for its premium subscribers. This score factors in your heart variability — which says a lot about your health — sleep, and activity levels from the prior day, and uses this information to make recommendations for the current one. It suggests rest and recovery days when your score is low, indicating that your body is tired from factors like an intense workout or poor sleep. On top of that, it can suggest more intense workouts and activities on days you have a higher score. These recommendations, in return, can help you select which Peloton workout is best for your body on any day.

Peloton makes it easy to do that with its various classes. If you have a bike, treadmill, or rowing machine, you can connect your Fitbit and then select a class that meets your Daily Readiness Score. If you don't have a Peloton machine, you can easily use the app, which has a wide selection of guided workouts. You can choose from high-intensity exercises like strength training and cardio or gentler exercises like yoga and stretching. While you can't connect your Fitbit directly to the app, you can still monitor your fitness stats through Fitbit itself.