Even before Peloton complied with the demands of the USCDSC for a voluntary recall of the Peloton Tread and Tread+, Peloton announced they would be developing a new safety feature requiring a pin code. This new feature now has a name (“Tread Lock”) and looks ready to be rolled out as an update for all Peloton Treads very soon. [Edit: it is now released]
Today, the Peloton Tread and Peloton Tread+ User Manual was updated to include all the information on how to set up and use Tread Lock. According to the manual:
“Setting up a 4-digit passcode will be required when using your Tread+ for the first time. All users will be required to enter this passcode after 45 seconds of inactivity except during a workout. Note: All user profiles associated with the Tread+ will be required to enter the same 4-digit passcode.”
Additionally, the manual goes on to say that if you forget your passcode, you will need to reset it by going to support.onepeloton.com and follow the instructions from there.
According to their shareholders’ call, Peloton only anticipates 10% of the Treads to be recalled, so it is a great idea for them to continue to improve their safety features to help prevent more tragedies from occurring. If you own a Peloton Tread or Tread+, be on the lookout for the “Tread Lock” update coming soon, if it isn’t already.