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PM3-PM4 Comparison

The table below compares the main features of the 2 available Performance Monitors. The PM3 is the standard monitor on the Model D, the PM4 is an option on the Model D and the standard monitor on the Model E. For full monitor descriptions please see the PM3 and PM4 pages

Feature PM3 PM4
PM3 PM4
"No touch" on and off (Rowing turns monitor on automatically. Monitor turns off after several minutes of inactivity)" Yes Yes
Self-calibrating (enables accurate and consistent tracking of performance) Yes Yes
Display Bitmapped Monochrome, 7.6 x 7.6cm (3"x3") active area, 160x160 resolution Bitmapped Monochrome, 7.6 x 7.6cm (3"x3") active area, 160x160 resolution
Onboard memory 1Mb Flash 2Mb Flash

32k Removable memory card (32k LogCard stores workout data and personal preferences for up to 5 users)

Removable Logcard

Included

Included

Display options

All data - review all your performance data on one screen

All data display

Yes Yes

Force Curve - analyze your stroke in real time

Force Curve

Yes Yes

Pace Boat - pace yourself or race against a previous workout

Pace Boat

Yes Yes

Bar Chart - plot your output or heartrate on each stroke

Bar Chart

Yes Yes

Large Print - easy to read simplified display

Large Print

Yes Yes
USB port (allows monitor to be connected to a PC for data analysis and use with third party software.) Yes (4.5m (15') USB cable included) Yes (4.5m (15') USB cable included)

'ANT' Wireless and RJ45 connection for PC'less racing

No Yes
Heart Rate Monitoring Options:
Polar-Heart Rate belt compatibility Yes (Requires optional Polar receiver available from Indoor Sport Services) Yes (Requires optional Polar receiver available from Indoor Sport Services)
ANT Heart Rate belt compatibility Not compatible Supports wireless communication with ANT HR belt (1 Garmin HR belt included with every PM4)
Games:
Fish Game
Darts
Target Training
Racing
Biathlon
Included
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Included
Included
Included
Included
Included
Included
Rowing Machine to Rowing Machine Race Options
PC based machine to machine racing up to 80 machines Requires connection cables, PC, additional software and hardware. Requires connection cables, PC and additional software.
Direct machine to machine racing using no additional PC (up to 8 machines) No Yes, with optional RJ45 cables
Direct machine to machine wireless racing (no cables or pc required. Up to 8 machines) No Yes
Power Supply
Works with Rechargeable Battery Pack No Yes (included)
Rowing recharges Indoor Sport Services PM4 battery pack (battery pack may also be recharged by connecting the PM4 to a PC through the USB port) No Yes (requires Model D or Model E rowing machine)
Power Saving Features - Rowing provides supplemental power to extend battery life. Yes (requires Model D or Model E rowing machine) Yes (requires Model D or Model E rowing machine)
Works with Standard D-cell Batteries - (non-rechargeable) Yes (included) Yes (not included)
Future Upgrades possible - Increased memory capacity to allow for future expansion and additional features. No Yes