PM5 versus PM3/4

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PM5 versus PM3/4

Postby hooge789 » December 8th, 2017, 6:23 am

Hello,

I was googling on PM3, PM4 and PM5. My understanding is that PM5 is the only monitor who can connect with a cable (no wifi :roll: ) to a PC, hence it allows uploading data to internet (e.g. Strava). Using a PM3 or PM4 a logCard has to be used. Is my understanding right so far?

I am asking mainly because I want to put my training data on Strava. Is this possible only with a PM5 ?

Or, if I take it differently, which is the most common used internet platform for indoor rowing? Might be that Strava is not the reference at all for indoor rowing. What about the Concept2 Online Logbook ?

Would appreciate your help.

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Re: PM5 versus PM3/4

Postby hjs » December 8th, 2017, 6:39 am

Ergdata, via bluetooth foon/pc Onto the concept2 logbook. Pm5. This way you right away varify rows or ski/bike

Pm 3/4 ditto but a cable needed.
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Re: PM5 versus PM3/4

Postby Citroen » December 8th, 2017, 8:13 am

hooge789 wrote:Hello,

I was googling on PM3, PM4 and PM5. My understanding is that PM5 is the only monitor who can connect with a cable (no wifi :roll: ) to a PC, hence it allows uploading data to internet (e.g. Strava). Using a PM3 or PM4 a logCard has to be used. Is my understanding right so far?

Not true.

PM3 / PM4 & PM5 can all connect with a USB-A (PC end) to USB-B (PM end) printer cable.
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Re: PM5 versus PM3/4

Postby hooge789 » December 8th, 2017, 8:31 am

hjs, citroen, thanks for these good news.
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Re: PM5 versus PM3/4

Postby hooge789 » December 10th, 2017, 1:38 pm

Sorry, I come back to my question. Seeing your answers, I cannot find a real advantage of a PM5 monitor.

Did I miss one?
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Re: PM5 versus PM3/4

Postby gregsmith01748 » December 10th, 2017, 1:50 pm

The things you get with the PM5.

Support for BT and ANT+ HR straps
Connects to android and iphone via BT to use ergdata or other apps
Backlight on the monitor, great for dark rooms
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Re: PM5 versus PM3/4

Postby johnnybike » December 12th, 2017, 9:33 am

Back in the day when I was active on this forum RowPro was the only way of online rowing and that was a bit hit and miss (for me at least).
With the advent of Zwift for cycling and running what options are available to complete online against others. This seemed an approriate place to ask the question without starting a new thread
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Re: PM5 versus PM3/4

Postby remisture » December 12th, 2017, 10:44 am

+ Support for USB storage instead of logcard. I always used that as backup if (when) ErgData fails.
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