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by Carl Watts
December 11th, 2018, 8:31 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Worth it? C2 Model D2/PM3/~300,000 meters/$550
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: Worth it? C2 Model D2/PM3/~300,000 meters/$550

As long as its a second gen PM3 made after about 2008 you will be fine. Look on the product ID screen of the monitor for the manufacture date and firmware version. Inside the battery compartment should have no signs of battery leakage or rust.
by Carl Watts
December 11th, 2018, 7:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Complementary Exercises for Rowing
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Complementary Exercises for Rowing

Swimming, backstroke no arms with a big pair of fins. Try 60 lengths of a 50m pool and then get out and try and walk. Its not really "Swimming" which means anyone can do it, no technique required just drive hard. Excellent leg and great lower back rotation which is what the Erg is really bad for wit...
by Carl Watts
December 6th, 2018, 4:15 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Jumpers for broken USB port
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: Jumpers for broken USB port

You have the newer version of the PM3 so your pretty much stuffed. Get yourself another monitor the same thats good and use a multimeter on ohms. Not seen the USB socket pushed off the board on a later version, a few tach sockets and these can be hard to fix as the tracks can be on the internal laye...
by Carl Watts
December 5th, 2018, 10:56 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Jumpers for broken USB port
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: Jumpers for broken USB port

Yes if the serial number of the PM3 starts with a 1, 2 or 3 and its running the early firmware version like V82, V101 or V108 the tracks from each of the 4 pins on the USB socket go to a chip inductor close to the socket. You can use a fine copper wire from the socket and solder it to the top of the...
by Carl Watts
November 28th, 2018, 12:35 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Anyone willing to part with their old monitor?
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Anyone willing to part with their old monitor?

If there is any sign of corrosion on your PM3 board, toss it in the bin. If you were trying to get the two board screws out and they were rusty then chances are its stuffed. Do yourself a favour and buy a new PM5. I hope you didn't pay USD$540 for a rower that you can pay only USD$900 for a brand ne...
by Carl Watts
November 26th, 2018, 11:23 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Footplate width too narrow?
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Footplate width too narrow?

The rower really is not a great exercise if your overweight. The action it requires is really hindered by excess weight. Personally I would recommend either walking or swimming for a while and then start rowing after some weight loss.
by Carl Watts
November 26th, 2018, 8:39 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Model C monitor read issue solved.
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: Model C monitor read issue solved.

You don't need to swipe a magnet across a new pickup. The pickup is just a coil of enamel copper wire thats designed to induce very small Voltage spikes from the 3 magnets in the Model C flywheel. You either have weak magnets in the flywheel or they can actually disintegrate if the nickel plating on...
by Carl Watts
November 26th, 2018, 5:22 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 100Km on the PM5 monitor
Replies: 5
Views: 298

Re: 100Km on the PM5 monitor

Everything is tough done at maximum.
by Carl Watts
November 22nd, 2018, 4:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 100Km on the PM5 monitor
Replies: 5
Views: 298

Re: 100Km on the PM5 monitor

It must be a very difficult distance that only suits certain people. Very few people ever complete the FM, I have seen it online, plenty of starters but very few even finish. Still I guess its all relative to your pace and you can take breaks if you just want to finish and are not concerned about th...
by Carl Watts
November 17th, 2018, 4:17 pm
Forum: Online Racing, RowPro, e-Row and RowIt
Topic: Rowing with Zwift on Apple TV
Replies: 5
Views: 512

Re: Rowing with Zwift on Apple TV

Hi Dave, Thanks for your feedback. Yes the Cycling community is much bigger, I suspect about 100 times bigger so it makes a huge difference. Also it would appear that many rowers also have a bike and thus just slip into the cycling community software option. I agree, Digital rowing spent too much ti...
by Carl Watts
November 17th, 2018, 12:16 am
Forum: Online Racing, RowPro, e-Row and RowIt
Topic: Rowing with Zwift on Apple TV
Replies: 5
Views: 512

Re: Rowing with Zwift on Apple TV

I'm interested in why people are rowing with Zwift and not RowPro ?

The Online rowing community is incredibly small as it is so divided across a number of platforms means its next to non existent.
by Carl Watts
November 14th, 2018, 6:55 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Correct USB cable?
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: Correct USB cable?

Any decent quality USB cable will do, however the Concept 2 version has a plastic protrusion so you can only plug it in one way.

If you try and force a standard cable in the wrong way you will push the USB socket off the board if your using a PM3 or PM4.
by Carl Watts
November 14th, 2018, 12:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bad data in rankings
Replies: 6
Views: 1123

Re: Bad data in rankings

I don't look at it these days but it used to be okay and now you can filter the verified results only its way better. The problems in the rankings are nothing compared to the problems in the challenges, the failure to move to verified rows or at least have a separate series of results for those that...
by Carl Watts
November 9th, 2018, 12:56 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Whats the right Pace SPM and HR
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: Whats the right Pace SPM and HR

I would disagree, there is a correct SPM, pace and HR if your just starting out and looking to improve. Racing up and down the slide while doing what would be considered a slow pace for your age, height, weight etc would be wrong. If there is anything I have noticed consistently is beginners rate to...
by Carl Watts
November 8th, 2018, 2:36 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Whats the right Pace SPM and HR
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: Whats the right Pace SPM and HR

As the title reads, i'm trying to figure out where is should be with these values. I understand that these will vary depending on time/distance of row and intensity. I've rowed for a couple years but never looked too much into the data of everything. Yesterday i did a 10k and it felt decent neither...