Connecting the Watch Link as a heart rate monitor
The Watch Link connects to the Peloton as an ANT+ heart rate monitor.
This Watch Link will show up as a device named 'Device: #####', where '####' is your Watch Link's unique ID number.
You must have the Watch Link app installed, paired for the device, and running on your watch (in the foreground) for your name to show up.
To connect to the Watch Link, go to start a ride and select the 'Heart Rate Monitor' button. It is important to note, the ANT+ device will not be connectable from the Bluetooth settings menu as it is not a Bluetooth device.
You should see your device name show up in this menu. You must have the Watch Link app installed, paired for the device, and running on your watch in the foreground for your name to show up.
If you do not see your device, try tapping the reconnect button in the upper right. If you still do not see your device, try rebooting the Peloton.
Disconnecting during rides
If your Watch Link disconnects and reconnects during your ride, this can be caused by a number of issues.
- Pod/USB Placement – The ANT+ antenna in the Peloton is located on the back of the monitor, just below the logo. The ideal placement for the Pod is on the back of the monitor, just above or below the Peloton logo. If you are using a USB, it is ideal to plug the USB directly into the port on the back of the Peloton. Depending on your Peloton model, you will either need a micro-USB to USB or a USB-C to USB adaptor. If you are using a power brick to plug in your USB, the ideal location for the power brick is within 10’ of the Peloton.
- Low Battery - A low battery in a Pod can cause intermittent connection problems. You can check the battery life by navigating into Settings.
- See here for instructions on changing the battery.
- Defective ANT+ Antenna - Lastly, we have seen some Peloton ANT+ antennas malfunction.
If you continue to have connection trouble after addressing the placement and battery, you may have a defective antenna. We suggest trying to connect to an alternate ANT+ heart rate monitor to verify the health of the antenna and contact Peloton if it is defective.