PM5 Feature Request - Wireless default on

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PM5 Feature Request - Wireless default on

Postby hand » January 10th, 2018, 11:18 am

Home user here with what I suspect is a pretty common use case - I connect my (SkiErg) PM5 to my phone (iOS) wirelessly to track and record my workouts with ErgData.

Frustratingly, this connection requires multiple steps to setup every single time I workout:

1) Turn on PM5
2) Select More Options
3) Select Turn Wireless On
4) Open Erg Data on Phone
5) Set up Workout

While I understand that defaulting wireless on carries a battery life penalty and likely not appropriate for gym environments, It sure would be nice for home users with their own machines to have either a) the option to default wireless on, or b) a "home use" specific firmware version that defaults wireless on.

Desired experience as follows:

1) Open ErgData
2) Turn on PM5 (wireless defaults on)
3) Set up Workout
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Re: PM5 Feature Request - Wireless default on

Postby sander » January 12th, 2018, 9:57 am

My routine is

0) Switch on Painsled
1) Turn on PM5
2) Select More Options
3) Select Connect Heart Rate
4) Select HR belt from a list of 1
5) Confirm HR belt
6) Select Turn Wireless ON
7) Just Row or set up workout

I agree that it could be faster for a home user.

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Re: PM5 Feature Request - Wireless default on

Postby mickyduck » January 13th, 2018, 7:06 am

I have a USB memory stick in mine and anoyingly by default it picks up Susans HR belt when she is rowing next to me.. I use an old polar analogue, so I have to turn hers off in my PM5 everytine we row together.... even if ahe starts after me :D
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Re: PM5 Feature Request - Wireless default on

Postby FRiC » April 3rd, 2018, 4:39 am

You can save / memorize the heart rate belt to the USB stick, just select save, and it'll be automatically recognized next time. Only connecting to ErgData needs to be done each time.
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