Best exercise bikes for Apple Fitness Plus in 2023

Apple Fitness Plus, Apple's subscription service filled with guided workout videos, works well with one of the best exercise bikes. With many affordable options to choose from, we've created this guide filled with our top exercise bike picks.

With an Apple Fitness Plus subscription you can do lots of cycling, from spinning along at your own pace to a strict HIIT workout and more. The variety of classes on offer from the fitness subscription service is almost endless, packed with world-class instructors to guide you through each workout. 

To get started you'll obviously need an Apple Fitness Plus subscription, but you'll also need one of the best exercise bikes. There are a few key factors to consider, including toe clips, shoe cages, adjustable seats and handlebars. You'll also need to buy a tablet holder to hold onto your iPad as you cycle, too. We're here to give you our top suggestions, as well as advice about how to pick the best exercise bike for you. 

Quick List


Does Apple Fitness have stationary bike workouts?

Yes, Apple Fitness Plus has lots of stationary bike workouts that give you the sensation of riding on flat roads as well as climbing hills. The best bit is you can modify the workout to fit your needs and preferences.

Can you use Apple Fitness+ with peloton bike?

While the Peloton Bike+ is GymKit enabled to sync with your Apple Watch, you can't use Apple Fitness Plus on a Peloton. That said, there are accessories like the PeloGadget which allow you to mount your iPhone or iPad onto your Peloton to use instead of the regular display.

Can I use my Apple Watch with a stationary bike?

Yes, your Apple Watch can pair and sync with Apple Fitness Plus to keep track of your cardio data as you workout on a bike.

Things to consider when buying an exercise bike

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There are many bikes to choose from that can be used with Apple Fitness Plus, so making the right decision can be tricky. It's worth noting that any exercise bike can essentially be used with Apple Fitness Plus as long as you have the right Apple products to show the instructors on screen.

For the best all-around bike at an affordable price, we suggest the Joroto Indoor Cycling Bike. It offers four-way adjustments to accommodate riders of all sizes, a nice, heavy, 35-pound flywheel, micro-adjustable resistance, and a handy tablet, water bottle, phone, or free weight holder.

If you're looking for the best high-end option, you can't go wrong with the Schwinn Fitness Indoor Cycling Bike. It features dual pedal options with SPD clips or shoe cages, 100 micro-adjustable resistance levels, a color LCD monitor for key stats, four-way adjustments, a set of weights, and an integrated multi-media device holder so you can ride with Apple Fitness Plus.

If you want something more budget-friendly, you'll be very happy with the Pooboo Indoor Cycling Bike. It features a sleek design, ultra-quiet, magnetic resistance, four-way adjustments, LCD display, hand pulse monitors, and a tablet holder so you can follow along on your iPad

Remember that Apple Fitness Plus requires an Apple Watch. Check out our picks for the best Apple Watch, and get yours with one of these sweet Apple Watch deals. You may also want to check out our guides for the best treadmills and rowing machines to use with Apple Fitness Plus.

John-Anthony Disotto
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