After a few months of using my Peloton bike, I now have a bird’s-eye view of some aspects of the platform and where improvements could be made. The main aspect of the platform I see issues with is the Peloton leaderboard and how it calculates total output.
Peloton Digital is Peloton’s app-only subscription service which gives access to Peloton’s library of content for use without Peloton’s bike or treadmill. Options for accessing it include a Peloton TV app, a Peloton Apple TV app, and Peloton apps for smartphones.
This week, I’ve had two different shipments arrive from Peloton’s apparel store, and I am really happy with the various shirts and shorts I received. As I was working out last night, I was thinking about Peloton’s missed opportunity with merchandise through the Peloton interface.
Rumors have been swirling for months that Peloton has plans to expand their product lineup. On top of a lower cost treadmill, it’s been rumored that they are releasing a rower at some point in the. future.
When purchasing a Peloton bike, a common question is whether or not to purchase Peloton’s essentials, works, or family packages. After owning a Peloton for a few months, I can see which of the Peloton bike accessories are worth the investment and which are not.
Despite being known as a cycling company, Peloton has many other options for workouts. Through its Peloton digital app for smartphones, tablets, Apple TV, and Roku, it offers boot camp classes, outdoor runs, weight lifting, and even meditation classes. Peloton also offers a treadmill with a similar experience to its cycling classes. Peloton is hinting at more energy (watts?) spent in this category, though.
Every Sunday evening, I take a look at the upcoming Peloton schedule for the week and map out which classes I plan to take. I prefer live classes, but on-demand at a scheduled time is my second favorite as it gives me that extra push on the leaderboard. While I was looking at the schedule this week, I noticed a 45-minute Grateful Dead ride with Jenn Sherman. I’ve listened to a little Grateful Dead in my life, but I’ve always wanted to dig into the band more, so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity.