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by Carl Watts
July 17th, 2019, 6:22 pm
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: ErgData fine during use then fails to record data
Replies: 6
Views: 126

Re: ErgData fine during use then fails to record data

Android or IOs version ? No problem here using the latest Android 1.89 version and a Samsung A3 2017 phone and I'm also using the older version of PM5 running the V29 firmware. Chances are your PM5 monitor is not on the latest firmware version. What version of firmware is it running from the product...
by Carl Watts
July 16th, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: How is overall SPM calculated?
Replies: 9
Views: 263

Re: How is overall SPM calculated?

Ergdata is great, it just needs a couple of bux fixes which have been reported to Concept 2 for the next version release. This coupled with RowPro covers pretty much all the data you would ever need. Temperature and humidity logging is still done manually and entered into the results but it doesn't ...
by Carl Watts
July 15th, 2019, 8:05 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: How is overall SPM calculated?
Replies: 9
Views: 263

Re: How is overall SPM calculated?

This has been covered in this forum for years. Basically I made a stroke counter before ErgData even existed and came to the conclusion that the average SPM recorded in your top line of results in the PM3 and PM4 was WAY off. The monitor always rounded down and was not consistent.There was the occas...
by Carl Watts
July 11th, 2019, 6:57 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Broken screen?
Replies: 11
Views: 371

Re: Broken screen?

The PM2 is an excellent monitor, I'm still repairing loads of them. they typically only ever fail when the flat batteries are left in them and the batteries leak. It should be clearly noted that there are TWO different screens for the PM2. The first ever version came with a screen that had a differe...
by Carl Watts
July 10th, 2019, 10:42 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: At what age did you notice recovery was impaired?
Replies: 16
Views: 437

Re: At what age did you notice recovery was impaired?

For me its been clouded by how well trained I've been. Very good point. The only issue I have found with staying really fit is that it delays all feelings of getting old. This sounds strange but because you have been feeling great for 50 years its all a bit of a shock when you hit that decline poin...
by Carl Watts
July 10th, 2019, 10:07 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: New model
Replies: 10
Views: 369

Re: New model

Any new model will be more cosmetic than anything else. The mechanical have not changed really from the Model C to the Model D. Small refinements and improvements but the overall mechanics have not really changed. Don't try and fix it if it ain't broken. You can essentially turn your Model C into a ...
by Carl Watts
July 10th, 2019, 3:47 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: At what age did you notice recovery was impaired?
Replies: 16
Views: 437

Re: At what age did you notice recovery was impaired?

Yes I would say 50. You can then start taking drugs to extend you performance, which is what I think many people who are really competitive by nature do but the slowdown has been quite marked since most of my best times were set at age 45. You tread a fine line line between speed and recovery time. ...
by Carl Watts
July 7th, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Getting used to longer stroke....
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: Getting used to longer stroke....

Yeah 16 SPM is too low, try 17-18 SPM as a minimum but of course its all relative to your pace, the two are linked.
by Carl Watts
July 6th, 2019, 4:53 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Concept 2 Dyno Force monitor repair
Replies: 0
Views: 135

Concept 2 Dyno Force monitor repair

Hello, It looks like I have started to get a number of requests to repair what is essentially a "Special Version" of a PM2+, the Force monitor for the Concept 2 Dyno's from the USA. Just some information here for anyone using Google that comes across this, you can join this Forum and > "Contact" me ...
by Carl Watts
June 22nd, 2019, 9:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 21000m challenge wiped out by PM5
Replies: 12
Views: 472

Re: 21000m challenge wiped out by PM5

No point ever doing exactly 21,000m, you would always do a HM or Half Marathon and set the monitor up with 21,097m and this is a rankable distance rather than a meaningless distance. Just add it to experience, these things happen. Once your more familiar with the Erg you will be fine. As you have al...
by Carl Watts
June 20th, 2019, 10:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: MHR question
Replies: 30
Views: 1074

Re: MHR question

Maximum HR is very useful to know, but very painful to find out. Basically a 5Km will get you there and its the point your just about to be forced to handle down, its really not a nice feeling and feels a bit like drowning. Once you have the Max HR you need your resting HR, plug the two numbers into...
by Carl Watts
June 20th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: Running RP5.3.3 and ErgData at the same time.
Replies: 0
Views: 160

Running RP5.3.3 and ErgData at the same time.

I just discovered that you can use RowPro and Ergdata on an Android device using the PM5 only at the same time. Its probably been available for a while but because the cradle for the phone came with a USB cable I made the wrong assumption it was USB only and the only USB connection on the PM5 is nee...
by Carl Watts
June 20th, 2019, 4:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Rowing strapless...
Replies: 43
Views: 1819

Re: Rowing strapless...

What the hell is 10 mps ? there just seams to be people that add in meaningless units that just confuse the hell out of others. 10spm or 10 strokes per minute is way to low, no point doing anything below 16spm in my book. Your really not interested in speed down the slide during the drive, you would...
by Carl Watts
June 19th, 2019, 12:44 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Rowpro
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Re: Rowpro

On my 11th year of using it. Every row is done Online only. The software itself is great, the issues are because of the variety of personalities trying to use it. I have to be honest, the online rowing only suits a very small number of dedicated users, which is really disappointing as I was looking ...
by Carl Watts
June 13th, 2019, 12:54 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Rowing strapless...
Replies: 43
Views: 1819

Re: Rowing strapless...

Really don't know why people bother to row strapless, never felt the need to do it personally and even with my ratings down at 20spm or less for training rows I still strap in. Also if something lets go in the drive your going to end up flying off the back of the rower. More important things to focu...