ErgData is a free app for iOS and Android devices that connects to your Concept2 Performance Monitor. ErgData is your personal training partner, serving as your connection to the Concept2 community. You can set up workouts straight from ErgData and store them as favorites, take part in the Concept2 Workout of the Day, view additional statistics and information during workouts, track your progress and more. ErgData syncs with the Concept2 Online Logbook, so as well as taking part in our online challenges, you can send your workouts to other platforms such as Strava and Garmin Connect.
About Inside Indoor Partner Concept2
As the leading supplier of rowing machines in the UK, Concept2 is widely recognised for its top-quality products. Their rowing machines are utilised by a broad range of users, from gym-goers to rowing club members, as well as elite international rowers. With its unique air pressure and flywheel system, the Concept2 rowing machine offers a realistic rowing experience, simulating the feeling of being on the water.
Concept2 is also the Official Performance Rowing Machine of British Rowing. This includes supplying indoor rowing machines and oars to the GB squad, as well as supporting major events such as the British Rowing Indoor Championships (BRIC). Recently, Concept2 has also joined forces with Inside Indoor to further advance the sport of indoor rowing.
Concept2 Key Features
The RowErg is engineered to be easy to maintain, and last a lifetime. This is the same machine used by Olympic and elite-level athletes to train for their sport and is made to take on heavy training day after day. At the same time, it supports the training goals of everyone, whether you’re just starting out on your indoor rowing journey, looking to start something new, or a long-time rower.
Check out the key features of a Concept2 RowErg machine below.
The monitor shows you a wide range of data, including pace, watts, stroke rate and Calories for each workout. You can choose between five display options. You can also play simple games whilst using the machine. The latest version of the Concept2 monitor is the PM5 which has Bluetooth technology. Using an app like ErgData, it's easy to transfer your workouts for free to the Concept2 Online Logbook Previous versions (PM2, PM3 & PM4) are also still commonplace in many gyms.
Each new machine also now comes with a device holder that allows you to keep your smartphone or tablet securely in place. The device holder fits everything from small mobile phones to large tablets such as the iPad Pro and is easily and quickly adjustable.
The Concept2 use air resistance to respond to your effort on every stroke, so you are in full control of your exertion and resistance at all times.
The damper (resistance setting) allows airflow to the flywheel to be adjusted using a range of levels 1 (light) to 10 (hard). A higher setting allows more air into the flywheel which slows the wheel more quickly on the recovery and offers greater resistance on the drive. A lower damper setting admits less air to the wheel and so slows it down less quickly on the recovery and offers less resistance on the drive. We recommend a resistance level of 4 or below to allow good technique to be maintained for longer.
One monitor, many training options. The open-platform Performance Monitor connects via Bluetooth to your smartphone or tablet and is compatible with over 30 different apps, including Concept2 ErgData which provides additional feedback and automatically stores all your workouts directly to your device. Whether you’re after online classes, coaching and training programs or virtual racing, there’s an app to suit you. Most apps work wirelessly with the PM5 but a connecting cable is required with older monitors (PM3 & PM4).
Adjustable footrests allow for quick and easy sizing for a range of feet sizes. As well as a handle with a 10-degree bend that allows you to row comfortably with a natural arm and hand position.
Concept2 rowing machines come in a black or satin finish and the design is that of a high tech performance machine. They come in two sections that can be easily connected or split for transport/storage. There is also two size choices. The standard RowErg has a 14” seat height, while the elevated version has taller legs that provide a 20” seat height.
Easy to move about using wheels and can be stood on its end for easy storage subject to a minimum ceiling height of circa. 250cm.
Concept2 Apps and Software
There are a large number of apps now available that have been developed by other developers to be used with the Concept2 Performance Monitor. These apps offer a range of additional features and functions, including live and on-demand classes, virtual racing, training programs and more. Concept2 also have there own made apps and software to support the experience using a indoor rowing as shown below.
The Concept2 Online Logbook allows you to record your workouts on the Concept2 RowErg, SkiErg and BikeErg. You can keep track of your total meters, analyze your progress, take part in challenges, and compare your results against others worldwide.
Concept2's ErgRace Online allows people anywhere in the world to take part in an online race. Competitors need the ErgRace Online app, a RowErg, SkiErg or BikeErg with a PM5 and the code for the competition provided by the organizer. ErgRace Online does not support racing with PM3 or PM4s.
Concept2 Apps and Software
There are a large number of apps now available that have been developed to be used with the Concept2 Performance Monitor. These apps offer a range of features and functions, including live and on-demand classes, virtual racing and training programmes. Concept2 also have there own apps and software to support the experience using a indoor rowing machine as shown below.
Concept2 Online Logbook helps you record your workouts on the Concept2 RowErg, SkiErg and BikeErg. You can keep track of your total meters, analyse your progress, take part in challenges and compare your results against others worldwide.
ErgData is a free app for iOS and Android devices that connects to your Concept2 Performance Monitor. ErgData is your personal training partner, serving as your connection to the Concept2 community. You can set up workouts straight from ErgData and store them as favourites, take part in the Concept2 Workout of the Day, view additional statistics and information during workouts, track your progress and more. ErgData syncs with the Concept2 Online Logbook so as well as taking part in our online challenges, you can send your workouts to other platforms such as Strava and Garmin Connect.
Additionally, Concept2 still offers a download called ErgData for PM3 PM4 which connects to older Concept2 PM3/PM4 monitors via a wired connection.
Concept2's ErgRace Online allows people anywhere in the world to take part in an online race together. For a race organiser, all that is needed is a computer or tablet to run a virtual race from the race organiser website. For competitors, all you need is the ErgRace Online app, a PM5, and the code for a race competition provided by the organiser to start racing. ErgRace Online is a new innovative app allowing you to compete against others from the comfort of your home.
ErgRace is software to run indoor races in venues using Concept2 machines. ErgRace supports both individual and team races, as well as time, distance and Calorie races. Indoor rowing machines can be linked using USB hubs and cables or via Ethernet cables. The software can be downloaded for free onto any computer and allows you to create fun, side by side racing sessions that can be projected onto a big screen. This is the software used at the British Rowing Indoor Rowing Championships (BRIC).
Find out more
To find out more about what Concept2 has to offer or if your looking to purchase a machine, head to the Concept2 website today.
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