How to Connect Earbuds to a Peloton

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Updated September 15, 2022

If you are new to the world of fitness-based audio, you may want to connect earbuds to a Peloton. Some of the best headphones, after all, are earbuds and these gadgets make for fantastic fitness accessories. So why use the best earbuds with a Peloton bike or treadmill, and how to get it done? Keep reading to find out.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Peloton exercise machines, including their exercise bikes and treadmills, integrate nicely with wireless earbuds such as AirPods Max.
  • All Peloton models include Bluetooth audio support, so feel free to use any Bluetooth earbuds, like Apple AirPods, by going through the regular pairing process.
  • You can also use wired earbuds or rely on the machine’s built-in array of speakers.

Why Use Earbuds With a Peloton?

If you want to hear what your trainers are saying as you use a Peloton machine, you need to find some earbuds you like. Peloton bikes and treadmills have screens attached, after all, so it is similar to when folks learn how to connect earbuds to a TV. There is also a gamification element to Peloton’s offerings, so it’s similar to when people learn how to connect Bluetooth earbuds to an Xbox One.

Insider Tip

Keep your wireless earbuds charged so you can have them ready for your next fierce workout.

In other words, earbuds are the right tool for experiencing everything your Peloton machine has to offer, which is why many people learn how to connect earbuds to a laptop (to engage in fitness videos.)

How to Pair Earbuds to a Peloton

There are a couple of sure-fire ways to get decent audio with your Peloton device. Here are the three most common methods for listening.

Use Bluetooth Headphones

Peloton machines are state-of-the-art, with price tags to match, so you can be sure they include Bluetooth receivers. In other words, any pair of wireless headphones should integrate nicely with your Peloton, providing they use Bluetooth. Simply head into the settings of your Peloton machine by using the touchscreen. Look for Bluetooth and click on it. It should display a list of available devices for pairing. Find your earbuds and pair them up.

Use Wired Headphones

You can also plug standard wired headphones right into the touchscreen of your Peloton, as all models feature a regular headphone jack. This is certainly an easy way to get started, though being surrounded by headphone wires as you exercise does present its own share of problems. In other words, make sure your wired earbuds include enough cabling to get out of the way as you bike or run.

STAT: If you plan to use wired headphones, the touchscreen on a Peloton accepts any standard 3.5mm headphone jack. (source)

Use the Speakers

Peloton machines have fairly robust integrated speakers, so you can drop the earbuds entirely and just exercise by using these speakers. The speakers get plenty loud, so you will be able to hear the trainer or music, though there are privacy concerns.

Peloton Earbuds FAQs

Are AirPods waterproof?

AirPods are water resistant, though not quite waterproof. This is the same water resistance rating found with any mobile device, including a standard non-Apple device.

How do I connect Apple AirPods to a Peloton bike?

You can do this by following the above steps. Just press the pairing button, look for status light flashes to indicate a stable connection, and have at it. This also works for any non-Apple device and related Bluetooth devices.

Can I connect other headphones to the bike?

Yes, any Bluetooth in-ear headphones or over-ear headphones will work. Just find the pairing button, look for the correct status light flashes, and engage in your traditional pairing mode.
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