Rower and SkiErg ANT+ connection as available on BikeErg

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Rower and SkiErg ANT+ connection as available on BikeErg

Post by Marbuel » February 3rd, 2020, 6:52 pm

BikeErg can connect to Garmin watch or Zwift using ANT+ broadcast of both Power and Cadence + Speed. This allows the use of native Garmin activity "bike indoor" because you get the PM5 connected as two sensors! This is great because all the native fields, such as power and distance are properly populated in Garmin connect.
However, both the rower and the SkiErg don't have this option. One has to use ErgIQ app, which doesn't work properly as it can't populate the native Garmin fields.
It would be great if PM5 on rower and SkiErg could get the same function as BikeErg.
Please! This should not be difficult since it is possible on the BikeErg. This extra option to connect SkiErg and the rower as PWR and CAD/SPD ANT+ sensors would solve so many issues we still have with using the two machines with Garmin watch natively. Plus it would allow connection to for example Zwift as it would look like a bike.
Thank you for considering this!

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Re: Rower and SkiErg ANT+ connection as available on BikeErg

Post by pkiszk » April 5th, 2020, 4:20 pm

Is it not enough to update the PM5 with bike firmware ? Has anyone tried that ?
Przemek K., 38, 75kg, 187cm. Rowing since June 2014.
RowErg: 0.5K, 1:33.3; 1K, 3:27.0; 2K, 6:56.3; 5K, 18:47.0; 6K, 22:34.9; 30m, 7920m; 10K, 39:34;
HM, 1:24:22; FM, 2:58:38.8 || SkiErg: 5K, 21:33; 30M, 7,010m; 10K, 43:25

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