PM5 Feature Request - Wireless default on

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PM5 Feature Request - Wireless default on

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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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Re: PM5 Feature Request - Wireless default on

Post by sh3rl » July 23rd, 2018, 2:20 am

+1 for the feature request

One option would be to have the "Wireless Turned On" option saved on the USB Stick

The other option would be a key shortcut like pressing one of the keys for 3 secs.

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Re: PM5 Feature Request - Wireless default on

Post by Citroen » July 23rd, 2018, 3:56 pm

If you want features like this send an email to info@concept2.com - they don't usually follow this part of the forum.

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Re: PM5 Feature Request - Wireless default on

Post by Mat » July 26th, 2018, 2:01 am

Hi!

C2 recommends to not use a stick and ErgData together: https://www.concept2.com/service/softwa ... quirements

My Polar H7 HRB ist recognized automatically after a few seconds when I turn on my PM5 and connect ErgData. I don't need a stick.

Feature request 'Wireless Default on': No and -1. My wife rows without ErgData...

Mat

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Re: PM5 Feature Request - Wireless default on

Post by David Hart » July 27th, 2018, 5:52 am

If you update to the latest version of firmware (163/27) then the monitor will automatically search for any previously connected wireless devices for a brief period after it has been turned on.
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Re: PM5 Feature Request - Wireless default on

Post by Carl Watts » July 27th, 2018, 4:37 pm

I have also heard from a friend that the PM5 dumps your heartrate monitor when you connect to RowPro V5.

Not sure if thats been fixed or not, worth a test. I'm still on the PM4 & RP V4.3, because well.....it just works.
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