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Subject:  Re: PTON's ongoing shipping trouble Date:  11/26/2020  8:16 PM
Author:  Chapter3 Number:  73787 of 78041

Why not get another bike and use the Pelaton app?

The screen on the Peloton bike serves as the control panel for your workout: a view of the instructor, plus speed, resistance, output, the leaderboard (and where you stand on it), heartrate, community features (high-fives and so on), etc. You just need to look to one place to get all of these things, and to keep your workout on pace with the instructor's cues.

If you're using the app and another company's bike, you'd have to look to at least two places for these things (maybe three, if you want to follow your heartrate on, say, an iWatch). And some features you wouldn't be able to see at all -- e.g., the leaderboard: how you're doing relative to other people who are taking or have taken the class. And I don't think you can see output either. That's a combination of speed and resistance that's a key part of Peloton workouts, something instructors often cite to keep you on track.

In short, for a good, uncomplicated Peloton workout, you need the Peloton equipment. Everything you need to know or follow is synced there.
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