Peloton Bike VS Peloton Bike Plus: What Makes The Upgrade Worth It?

Peloton bikes have become really, if you enjoy the Peloton workouts, read our comparison of Peloton and Peloton Plus.

Peloton Bike vs Peloton Bike Plus

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The Peloton bike has become a beloved piece of workout equipment which has made its way into many homes across the US as well as internationally.

In 2020, for obvious reasons, Peloton became really popular. They took advantage of this situation by releasing the Peloton Bike Plus, which many people were happy to pay for at the time.

As circumstances change, many wish to know if Peloton Bike Plus is worth their money now or if the normal subscription could be enough for their home workouts.

We’ve taken a look at both so you don’t have to waste your time, read on to learn our verdict.

What Does The Peloton Bike Offer?

The original peloton bike offers you the chance to join both live and on-demand classes, many are on the bike but there are also off the bike exercises also.

After each class you get metrics on your performance as well as how you can improve, and also access to a real leaderboard filled out by real people to compare your metrics and use competition to motivate.

In terms of a standing exercise bike, this is definitely the high end of that market.

What Does The Peloton Bike Plus Offer?

The Peloton Bike Plus is for those who love their Peloton Bike and use it to regularly workout. It has all the bells and whistles a Peloton stan would want.

One of the main features a Peloton fan will appreciate is the ‘Auto Follow’ option.

No, this won’t pedal for you, the idea is that your trainer can virtually adjust the resistance knobs on your bike, meaning you can focus on pedaling while also getting an interactive experience.

Beyond this, the touchscreen is a little larger and is also rotatable allowing you to follow non-bike classes and easily turn them into a circuit with your bike.

Expect extra, more in depth, metrics for your performance as well as being compatible with your smartwatch to integrate heart monitors and other fancy metrics.

These are the most notable things the Plus offers.

Features

This ‘Auto Follow’ feature is a big addition to the plus, but you also interestingly get a better sound system with a 2.2 channel front facing stereo system as well as 2.2 rear woofers. Which can really help you get into those workout songs while you pedal.

The Peloton Plus also features an extra 2GB of RAM on the system, as well as a USB-C charging port for your phone while you ride.

Display

The display is one of the more noticeable things that changes, and also may be desirable to those who love Pelton’s style of workouts, especially those off the bike.

The Peloton Plus has a screen which is around 2 inches wider, but the most notable feature is the fact it is rotable.

This means that you can rotate the screen and engage in a circuit with the other non-bike activities that Peloton offers, a potential game changer.

Our Verdict

For the increase in the price, you really need to be a Peloton fan in order to get the most out of it.

The features on the Peloton Plus enable the fans of Peloton to complete circuits with ease, moving on and off the bike and exercising other parts of their body and mind.

This can be totally worth it if you really enjoy the Peloton style workouts and could totally replace a gym routine if you wanted it to.

Ultimately, the Peloton Plus is for those who benefit most from the style of workout that Peloton uses.

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