Early adopters of Peloton's fitness bikes have a tough upgrade to go: This week, the company announced by email that it will stop sending updates to bikes with the first generation of its touchscreen monitor. This model was sold in 2014, when Peloton launched the first bike, before releasing a second iteration in 2016, allowing users to transfer their screen to a smart TV.
According to Peloton, users can continue on their bikes with the first-generation screen. They can access live streams and on-demand content as usual, but they no longer get support for new features. (We've contacted Peloton to see if this includes bug fixes and we'll update them as soon as we hear them.) In recent months, lag and power issues have been a problem for users with an older monitor posted on their bikes as a company new music control updates, wireless headphone support, and workout data display.
Peloton offers users a discount code for purchasing the latest version of their screen (now in third generation) for $ 350 ̵
After announcing the message, users of the official Peloton Facebook group seem to have mixed reactions. While some understandably are upset about spending another share of their money on their already-expensive investments, others say that the technology is constantly evolving and that preparing to update a regular-use gadget is nothing more than your smartphone every few minutes To change years.