(Pocket-lint) – Peloton is best known for its spin bikes – the Bike and the Bike + – which are both great, but while they offer a host of features, one key feature was missing until now: the possibility to take a break.
The American company announced in a blog post that the wait is over and the pause button is coming to the Bike and Bike + “for the little moments you can’t ignore.” The button will also arrive on the tread “soon”, but not right away.
The pause button will allow Peloton Bike and Bike + users to pause on-demand workouts by long pressing the screen and confirming you want to pause. Previously, users had to stop their workout, deal with what required them to stop, and then resume where the workout was rather than where they left off.
The introduction of the pause button – which is frankly long overdue – allows users to freeze everything until you resume. Class, progress, and aggregate metrics come to a complete stop. You will lose your rank in the leaderboard, but you will still be listed in the “Here Now” leaderboard and this is reflected in your training summary and scoreboard as well.
Users will also be happy to know that taking a class break does not affect your ability to progress through programs, challenges, accomplishments, streaks, milestones, or personal bests. The pause button is now deployed on Peloton Bike and Bike +, so be sure to install updates when prompted when you jump for your next race.
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Written by Britta O’Boyle. Originally published on .