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by Carl Watts
October 20th, 2020, 11:30 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM5 circuit board issue
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: PM5 circuit board issue

Anything with corrosion is problematic. The early PM2 was a double sided board and thats hard enough but the PM3 onwards are multilayer boards so tracks go open circuit internally within the board so sometimes they simply cannot be repaired if the other end never comes to the outside of the board. T...
by Carl Watts
October 17th, 2020, 9:28 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM5 Backlight
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Re: PM5 Backlight

Yes you can plug it into a cellphone charger with Alkaline batteries in the PM5, the USB connection is not trying to "Charge" the batteries in the PM5. Many PC's and Laptops these days have an "Always on" USB port as well so even when your PC or Laptop is off, its still supplying the 5VDC via the US...
by Carl Watts
October 17th, 2020, 3:56 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM5 Backlight
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Re: PM5 Backlight

You need to use Alkaline only batteries like Duracell or Energizer and do not use a USB stick in the monitor because that's where all the power is going. If you still have a problem get a cellphone charger and plug a long USB printer cable from the charger to the PM5 and your batteries will last for...
by Carl Watts
October 15th, 2020, 10:06 pm
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: Interactive virtual software compatible with C2?
Replies: 7
Views: 297

Re: Interactive virtual software compatible with C2?

Boredom kicks in pretty quickly with the Concept 2 rower, probably 6 months to a year for most people and the rower is up for sale. RowPro has been the only thing that has kept me in the seat for over 10 years now. Unfortunately a hot contender by the name of Zwift are dragging their oars on bringin...
by Carl Watts
October 13th, 2020, 9:35 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM3 vs PM5 - Pros and cons?
Replies: 16
Views: 445

Re: PM3 vs PM5 - Pros and cons?

It depends on your complete set-up as to whether you think the PM5 is better. My PM5 is permanently plugged into a PC so there goes any problems with battery usage. You do not need a memory stick with this setup either, you use ErgData on your mobile phone as it is way better than anything else and ...
by Carl Watts
October 13th, 2020, 9:27 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Model D PM3 lifetime meters 79
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Model D PM3 lifetime meters 79

I had to look up how to find that, but it looks like 101 Update it to V108, that's the last firmware update that was made for that version of PM3 back in 2012. It will likely zero the lifetime meters. The ODO is unreliable on those monitors, unless you do a set distance or a set time the lifetime m...
by Carl Watts
October 13th, 2020, 2:33 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM3 vs PM5 - Pros and cons?
Replies: 16
Views: 445

Re: PM3 vs PM5 - Pros and cons?

The PM5 is the way to go if you like to connect to anything external to the monitor.

From the ANT+ heart rate strap to ErgData to RowPro on the PC all at the same time on the PM5 its the only way to go.
by Carl Watts
October 12th, 2020, 5:27 pm
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: Rowing in Zwift - suggestion to make it happen
Replies: 76
Views: 10252

Re: Rowing in Zwift - suggestion to make it happen

Really the only alternative to Zwift is RowPro. There is a bunch of other stuff available but if you want to row live online with other people from around the world, there is little to choose from. Just a real shame. The only major hurdle was to get the PM5 on the Erg working with the existing Zwift...
by Carl Watts
October 10th, 2020, 1:23 am
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: Rowing in Zwift - suggestion to make it happen
Replies: 76
Views: 10252

Re: Rowing in Zwift - suggestion to make it happen

They should have just got the native rower PM5 interface sorted out and created a dedicated cyclist graphic wearing a Concept 2 outfit on and then just taken out all the "Rowers" in a set of separate results as not to upset any of the true cyclists after just doubling the rower power output and conv...
by Carl Watts
October 8th, 2020, 3:36 pm
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: Rowing in Zwift - suggestion to make it happen
Replies: 76
Views: 10252

Re: Rowing in Zwift - suggestion to make it happen

Disappointing because they could have picked up a HUGE number of rowers during the covid-19 crisis, they are hopeless. Who spends years getting a product working and then doesn't release it ? Obviously they still have huge problems with getting it working properly or they would at least release a Be...
by Carl Watts
October 6th, 2020, 8:46 pm
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: ErgData Testing With Samsung Galaxy A51
Replies: 16
Views: 437

Re: ErgData Testing With Samsung Galaxy A51

Thanks for the clarification. I will therefore stick with V168 for the time being with my older phone. As Samsung and Apple have over 75% market share in the USA and most over western countries a compatible phone list wouldn't be that long. If you think it's still to long then a list of the current ...
by Carl Watts
October 5th, 2020, 4:41 pm
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: ErgData Testing With Samsung Galaxy A51
Replies: 16
Views: 437

Re: ErgData Testing With Samsung Galaxy A51

Strange I'm running the even older Samsung Galaxy A3(2017) and no issues whatsoever. It would be great if Concept 2 could make a list of phones that DO work with ErgData with no problems because when I replace my current phone it would be a consideration because of how much I use ErgData. Probably w...
by Carl Watts
October 3rd, 2020, 8:34 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Help with PM2 Rev 2.1
Replies: 10
Views: 481

Re: Help with PM2 Rev 2.1

Similar problem with a PM2. Worked ok but then with cooler weather and room temperature would cut out and not restart. Stripped it down, used a hairdryer to add some heat and try and remove moisture. It worked Kept an eye on it and it went nuts again after about 7hours of checking every 30mins. App...
by Carl Watts
October 3rd, 2020, 6:56 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM5 firmware upgrade frozen
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: PM5 firmware upgrade frozen

No problems with a Window 10 PC using the Concept 2 utility, you must be using a Mac.
by Carl Watts
October 2nd, 2020, 5:06 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM5 firmware, September 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 368

Re: PM5 firmware, September 2020

If you run ErgData it pops up with a message when you open it that a new Firmware version is available which is cool. Currently on V168 but I think I will hold off from updating to 169 for a few months as my current setup is about as complex as it can get and there are no problems at all with it cur...