Apple's GymKit, making it possible for Apple Watch to connect to gym equipment, launched some time ago. And one of the most exciting elements of Peloton's Bike Plus was GymKit support when it launched. But now the company appears to be pulling back on that support.
Your Apple Watch and cardio machines inside gyms can talk to each other. Using your Apple Watch with gym equipment like treadmills, ellipticals and indoor bikes gives you a better, more complete set of metrics such as heart rate, distance, speed, elevation and so forth. iDB lays out ways to use Apple Watch with gym equipment, including how to pair your Apple Watch with cardio machines and how to start and end a workout on the gym equipment.
Apple today announced a new gyms initiative that gives people discounts and various other benefits for working out with their Apple Watch.
Following its debut in Australia in November and subsequent expansion in the United Kingdom last week, Apple's all-new GymKit platform for wireless workout data sharing between Apple Watch and compatible cardio machines has now officially arrived to New York City.
Following its worldwide debut in Australia last month, Apple Watch's GymKit feature launched Friday in the United Kingdom at London's Virgin Active gym near Mansion House.
Apple's GymKit has now made its worldwide debut in Australia, with Fitness First in central Sydney becoming the very first gym globally to offer this feature which brings fitness buffs connected workouts with cardio equipment.
Apple released watchOS 4.1 publicly on October 31, 2017.