Best exercise bikes for Apple Fitness Plus in 2024

Apple Fitness Plus boasts a plethora of workouts including plenty of cycling. However, while most Apple Fitness Plus workouts can be done with nothing more than your body and some space, or maybe a few dumbbells, a cycling workout requires some more serious kit. 

Naturally, you'll need a bike. While you might already have a bicycle for the outdoors, if you're a beginner, want to avoid the elements, or would simply rather cycle inside, then the best exercise bike for Apple Fitness Plus is the next best thing. There are plenty to choose from, and while they all do broadly the same thing, they're distinguished by a range of features including weight and size, add-ons, and more. 

Taking inspiration from Peleton, many of the best exercise bikes for Apple Fitness Plus feature mounts for a tablet or phone so you can get the Peleton experience without spending through the nose for the bike and the subscription. We've found a pick for every size and every budget, take a look!

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Q&A

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 a Peleton 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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Any stationary exercise bike can be used with Apple Fitness Plus, so making the right decision can be tricky.

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

For the perfect workout companion, pair one with an Apple Watch to unlock even more Apple Fitness Plus functionality. 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
How To Editor

John-Anthony Disotto is the How To Editor of iMore, ensuring you can get the most from your Apple products and helping fix things when your technology isn’t behaving itself. Living in Scotland, where he worked for Apple as a technician focused on iOS and iPhone repairs at the Genius Bar, John-Anthony has used the Apple ecosystem for over a decade and prides himself in his ability to complete his Apple Watch activity rings. John-Anthony has previously worked in editorial for collectable TCG websites and graduated from The University of Strathclyde where he won the Scottish Student Journalism Award for Website of the Year as Editor-in-Chief of his university paper. He is also an avid film geek, having previously written film reviews and received the Edinburgh International Film Festival Student Critics award in 2019.  John-Anthony also loves to tinker with other non-Apple technology and enjoys playing around with game emulation and Linux on his Steam Deck.

In his spare time, John-Anthony can be found watching any sport under the sun from football to darts, taking the term “Lego house” far too literally as he runs out of space to display any more plastic bricks, or chilling on the couch with his French Bulldog, Kermit.