The Peloton Heart Rate Monitor is an excellent addition to your overall Peloton experience. This monitor allows you to track your heart rate during your workout so you can see how hard you are pushing yourself.
Many owners of Pelotons report that their heart rate monitors stop working at some point. This is easy to fix.
Peloton Heart Rate Monitor not working
Your Peloton heart rate monitor may not be working if the electrodes haven’t dried properly. Place a few fingers in front of a running tap and apply water to each electrode. The monitor should begin to flash blue, which means it is ready for connection!
Make sure to get the electrodes wet
Although Peloton does not recommend this, I have found that the electrodes work better when they are slightly dampened before you put the heart rate monitor on.
Simply place a few fingers under the running water and then swipe them onto the electrodes. They don’t need to be soaked, but only slightly.
You can also use the monitor to get water under the band, on the skin and where the electrodes touch.
No matter how you do it, your Peloton heart monitor should work again after it has gotten a little wet.
This worked for you!
You don’t have to worry if this is the case, there are many other solutions that have been shown to work.
The heart rate band can be stretched
If a little bit of water didn’t work, pull the bands away from the center monitor.
Repeat this several times, stretching out the bands. The should wake up the device. It should then begin to blink blue to indicate that it is ready to connect via Bluetooth.
If the monitor is not blinking blue, you can take it out and completely remove it from the band. Move on to stretching the band.
After several stretching, you can snap the monitor back into place. Once the monitor is back in place, stretch the bands again, away from it.
Does it flash blue? It’s great! If not, continue reading.
Bluetooth must be enabled on your Peloton
Although it sounds obvious, you’d be amazed at how many people do this.
Bluetooth technology is used to connect the Peloton Heart Rate Monitor to the Peloton Bike/Bike+, and Tread. You must ensure that Bluetooth is turned on in your Peloton.
To activate Bluetooth on your Peloton click SETTINGS in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. You’ll find HEART RATES MONITOR towards the bottom. Click it.
A small window will appear on your screen. It will read BLUETOOTH. It is important to toggle ON. This can be seen by the red space left of the toggle button.
It doesn’t matter what you do, if it’s OFF, your Peloton heart monitor won’t work again.
If Bluetooth is ON but you are still experiencing issues, you might consider switching off nearby Bluetooth devices like your headphones or phone.
Bluetooth can sometimes be a finicky tech and interference can occur frequently. You can ensure that Bluetooth is off from all devices around you to prevent interference.
It’s possible that your battery has died after you tried all the above fixes.
Peloton heart rate monitor battery
This is an obvious solution, but it’s very likely to work.
The Peloton Heart Rate Monitor uses a single 3V Lithium-CR2032 battery. It can quickly die if it’s not taken care of.
You should see a yellow blinking LED on your heart rate monitor before the battery completely dies. However, this may not always be the case. It’s unlikely that your battery is dead if the monitor still shows a red or blue light.
A flashing red light means that the monitor is detecting your heartbeat. It is in Bluetooth pairing mode if it flashes blue light.
To replace a battery, take off the monitor and then turn the center backing clockwise to remove it. It should be easy to pop out the dead battery.
Replace the backing by turning clockwise. Now the monitor should flash blue.
Peloton’s heart rate monitor will last 600+ hours if it is properly maintained. You should remove the monitor from your strap after each use.
The monitor can often get wet after a sweaty workout and will trick itself into staying on. This can dramatically reduce the battery life. After a hard workout, take out your monitor to get the most out of it.
Peloton heart rate monitors are sometimes finicky. These are some solutions if your Peloton heart monitor doesn’t work.
- Apply a little water to both electrodes
- Move the bands away from the middle of the monitor by pulling them outwards.
- Bluetooth can be enabled on your Peloton Bike or Bike+, Tread, or Peloton Bike+
- All Bluetooth devices within range of your Bluetooth device should be disabled.
- Replace the battery in your Peloton heart-rate monitor with a brand new one
Peloton support is available if none of these solutions work. You have a few options. The first is to send them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also call them at (866)-679-9129.
My experience with Peloton Support has been extremely helpful. I’m sure they will help you.
Let me know if you found this helpful in fixing your Peloton heartbeat monitor. Leave a comment below if you have had success with another activity.