Ergstick and PM5

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Ergstick and PM5

Postby smeeagain » January 1st, 2018, 12:29 pm

Just blundering my way through the plethora of info out there. Am I right in saying that I do not need an "Ergstick" dongle with the PM5? Presumably because the PM5 has bluetooth functionality?

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Re: Ergstick and PM5

Postby Citroen » January 1st, 2018, 12:43 pm

What's one of those?

PM4 & PM5 both have on-board wireless.
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Re: Ergstick and PM5

Postby smeeagain » January 1st, 2018, 1:32 pm

it's one of these
https://ergstick.com

Halfway down the page it says to use with it PM3 or PM$ (this inferring that PM4 does not have wireless or bluetooth), hence me asking to double check that PM5 would not need this?

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Re: Ergstick and PM5

Postby Pie Man » January 1st, 2018, 1:38 pm

PM5 has built in Bluetooth and ANT+ so no need for that stick.
The PM4 only has ANT+
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Re: Ergstick and PM5

Postby Citroen » January 1st, 2018, 1:51 pm

The PM5 has BlueTooth Low Energy (BTLE) which is not the same as BlueTooth.

For anyone with a PM3 or PM4 it would be better to sell the monitor on eBay and use the profit towards a replacement PM5. £90 (half the retail price of a PM5) for the ergstick is way over-priced.
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Re: Ergstick and PM5

Postby smeeagain » January 1st, 2018, 8:06 pm

Thanks. Yes I thought that may be the case. I have a Model D1 with a PM3 monitor and plan to upgrade to a PM5 and will sell on the PM3
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