By far the question I get asked the most is…
What’s the best heart rate monitor for the Peloton bike???
You likely got a heart rate monitor from Peloton in your “The Works” bundle. It is an adequate model to get you started but it will likely fail and frustrate you within the first year or so. While many third party heart rate monitors are compatible with Peloton, I’ve found the Scosche RHYTHM+ to be the easiest to use and to wear.
This VERY popular model is also used at Life Time Athletic and Orange Theory, so if you already have one from them it will work with your bike (unclear if one not purchased from Life Time or Orange is reverse compatible, let me know if you’ve tried it and I’ll report back!).
The only issue I’ve had with the Scosche is forgetting to charge it or turn it on (duh). Otherwise I find the arm band to be much more comfortable and easier to adjust than a chest strap.
ETA: I’ve received some feedback that the new Scosche RHYTHM24 has been working well with the software updates (it’s also waterproof and has a 24 hour battery life). I have one on the way and will post a review once I’ve tried it out!
Do you use a heart rate monitor? Which one do you like?