Compatible with Zwift, TrainerRoad and others?

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Compatible with Zwift, TrainerRoad and others?

Postby dr3do » September 4th, 2017, 8:30 am

Modern tools (like Zwift, TrainerRoad and many others) are not too picky when it comes to connectivity, as long as the 'head unit' transmits via ANT+ (PWR, SPD, CAD, S&C, FE-C) or Bluetooth (BLE).

Any idea/news if the BikeErg will be compatible with those tools?
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Re: Compatible with Zwift, TrainerRoad and others?

Postby c2jonw » September 5th, 2017, 9:40 am

I've used the prototype bikes here at C2 with Zwift for some months. Very cool program and the connection between PM5 and Zwift works reliably. Was using a heartrate belt and ErgData at the same time. Can't speak about the other systems but the PM5 puts out both ble and Ant+. C2JonW
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Re: Compatible with Zwift, TrainerRoad and others?

Postby dr3do » September 5th, 2017, 10:42 am

c2jonw wrote:I've used the prototype bikes here at C2 with Zwift for some months.

Sounds good. B)

Very cool program and the connection between PM5 and Zwift works reliably.

Yeah, Zwift is very cool. I like it very much. Makes time fly by. Which leads me to my 'next question'…

In the past it was possible to change firmware on a PM5 (e.g. SkiErg --> RowErg, RowErg --> SkiErg) with the via Concept Utility.
I'd like to install the BikeErg firmware on my both Ergs so I finally could use Zwift (for fun) and TrainerRoad (for structured workouts) with them.

The Concept Utility (7.06.15) hasn't been updated for while, so it does not show up with the possibility of changing firmware to BikeErg.

Where do I find the BikeErg firmware for download? :roll:
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Re: Compatible with Zwift, TrainerRoad and others?

Postby c2jonw » September 5th, 2017, 3:37 pm

dr3do

BikeErg firmware will not work with the Rower or SkiErg. Try contacting Zwift about interfacing with our PM5 on the erg/skierg. C2JonW
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Re: Compatible with Zwift, TrainerRoad and others?

Postby Livio Livius » September 5th, 2017, 4:21 pm

c2jonw wrote:dr3do

BikeErg firmware will not work with the Rower or SkiErg. Try contacting Zwift about interfacing with our PM5 on the erg/skierg. C2JonW


So it is a different PM5?
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Re: Compatible with Zwift, TrainerRoad and others?

Postby c2jonw » September 6th, 2017, 11:18 am

From Scott at C2:
"The BikeErg has a more intelligent sensor at the flywheel and the sensor (generator) is not interchangeable with the Indoor Rowers and SkiErg. The PM5 for the BikeErg has been upgraded to accept the input from the more intelligent sensor on the BikeErg. Newer PM5’s with the green logo (hardware version 620 or above) can be interchanged with the Indoor Rower – SkiErg – BikeErg using the Concept2 Utility. However, older PM5’s without the green logo (hardware version less than 620) cannot accept BikeErg firmware nor can they be used on a BikeErg".

So it's fundamentally the same monitor, but the BikeErg firmware requires a different input. C2JonW
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Re: Compatible with Zwift, TrainerRoad and others?

Postby dr3do » September 6th, 2017, 11:47 am

Thanks for this detailed information. Very helpful. I'll look if I can upgrade to the PM5 with the green logo.
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Re: Compatible with Zwift, TrainerRoad and others?

Postby c2jonw » September 6th, 2017, 3:26 pm

dr3do- To be clear, the BikeErg firmware WILL NOT WORK on a Rower or SkiErg regardless of which PM5 you have. The BikeErg firmware needs inputs that are specific to the BikeErg. C2JonW
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Re: Compatible with Zwift, TrainerRoad and others?

Postby exerscreen » November 2nd, 2017, 9:53 am

If you're looking to connect a rower to Zwift, I just posted a call for beta testers here.

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