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The Ultimate Guide to How To High Five on Peloton

You high five on Peloton by tapping on the high five feature on the screen, then a name on the screen. It is the best way to feel connected to fellow riders in a Peloton session. 

Formerly, a high five was only possible on the Peloton equipment, the bike, or the tread. However, Peloton updates have made it possible to have the feature on the iOS app as well. So now you don’t have to have the Peloton equipment to enjoy the social aspect of Peloton. And there’s more, so let’s get down to it!

Peloton High Five

Peloton high five is basically the usual high five, you know, where you lift your palm and someone taps on it with theirs. The only difference is that you do it virtually on a peloton since the classes are also virtual.

Fortunately, the feature comes with the Peloton equipment or digital app, so you don’t have to download it anew. 

While it is evident that high fives are available in live peloton classes, it is worth noting that they are available for on-demand classes as well. Therefore, you can use the feature to stimulate your good feelings while getting rid of possible stress.

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How Do You High Five on Peloton?

Here is a simplified way to high-five on Peloton bike, tread, or digital app. Shall we get on with it?

How to High Five in a Live Class on Peloton

How Do You High Five On Peloton

When in a live class, you will see the Leaderboard, where the real competition on Peloton takes place. If you want to appreciate a user or a friend in class with a high five, you will use the Leaderboard.

Please scroll down the Leaderboard to get the username, then tap on it gently. There, you send a high five to the user.

If someone sends you the congratulatory high five, you will see the notification on the bottom left. So, you will most likely want to acknowledge the high five by returning one. So, tap on the pop-up notification that appears, and your high five will get to the user.

How to High Five on On-Demand Peloton Classes

How to High Five on On Demand Peloton Classes

If you are in the on-demand classes, you will have to filter your Leaderboard to ‘Here Now.’ If you don’t do this, you will not get the names of people who are riding with you at the same time. 

Remember that on-demand classes are recorded, which means that members could be accessing them at different times. The best part of the deal is that you will almost always have members to ride with you. When you filter the Leaderboard to ‘Here Now,’ you will see the members riding with you, who you can interact with during the ride or run.

So, once you are using ‘Here Now,’ scroll on the Leaderboard. Then, send a high five to the username. If you receive a high five and get the notification, tap on the notification if you want to send one back.

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How to Fix Peloton High Fives; If That Didn’t Work

As mentioned, a high five is a natural feature on Peloton. However, it is not surprising to find that yours is not working. In this case, check on the following;

  • Your internet connection
  • Your gadget

If your internet connection is fine (a minimum of 10MBps), reboot your smart screen. Then, clear the cache (NOT the “clear data” option)) to encourage the gadget’s speed.


  • Select “Settings”
  • Select “Apps”
  • Select “Peloton”
  • “Force Stop” the application
  • Go on Storage and then click on “Clear Cache”
  • Power off; then power it back on

You can also check if you turned off the high five notification without your knowledge. Set it on and try a high five once more.


Can I Get a High Five from the Peloton Instructors?

Yes, you can. Actually, Peloton instructors will mostly send high fives to the class once they get on their equipment. They also see the usernames on the Leaderboard, and when you make progress, they will send you a high five. It brings forth a good feeling in you, and the instructors will do anything to keep their class motivated and happy.

Is High Five Available on Peloton App?

Yes, it is. However, it is currently only available if you are using an iOS device or the Peloton touchscreen.

Can High Fives be Distracting on Peloton?

Not really. Fortunately, Peloton is set in such a way that you can only send or receive one high five from the same user in a minute. Therefore, the high fives will not distract you too much for your liking.

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In a Nutshell;

How do you high five on Peloton? Whether you are on Peloton equipment or app, you have an opportunity to high five. Better still, you can send it and receive one on live and on-demand classes. 

So, now you can get onto your tablet or phone and get the best out of your gym equipment or digital app. Your workouts on Peloton will always be worth more than you could possibly imagine.