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Monitor FAQs

  1. Do the PM4, PM3 and PM2 all use the same formulas?
  2. Can the same PM3 be used on both a Model C and a Model D?
  3. Can a PM3 be installed on a Model C?
  4. What type of batteries does the PM4 use?
  5. If I choose to use batteries, how long will the D cell batteries last using a PM4 on my Model D?
  6. Is there a way to find out how much battery power is left on a PM4?
  7. How do I turn on the monitor?
  8. How do I transfer my results to a spreadsheet?

Do the PM4, PM3 and PM2 all use the same formulas?

Yes, they all use exactly the same math to determine pace and output, and the internal metal flywheel design itself is unchanged (except that it is now painted blue and has new magnetics) — so all the times are interchangeable between the different monitors.

Can the same PM3 be used on both a Model C and a Model D?

No, the PM3 is configured to work either on a Model D or it is configured to be retrofitted to a Model C.

Can a PM3 be installed on a Model C?

Yes, a PM3 can be installed on a Model C. It can also be installed on Models B and A. These are available as retrofits.

What type of batteries does the PM4 use?

The PM4 for the Model D and E comes equipped with a rechargeable battery pack. The recharge rate depends on the usage pattern of the rower: the more and harder your row, the more quickly the PM4 charges. The rechargeable battery pack works only when a PM4 is installed on a Model E or D Indoor Rower, and is more effective when the PM4 is being used with a Model E Indoor Rower versus use with a Model D. All PM4s are also equipped to use two D-Cell (IEC LR20) batteries. Retrofit PM4s for Model A/B/C will come shipped with D Cell batteries.

If I choose to use batteries, how long will the D cell batteries last using a PM4 on my Model D?

The D cell batteries have about 300 hours of life.

Is there a way to find out how much battery power is left on a PM4?

Yes. On the PM4, go to More Options, Utilities, and then Battery. The amount of power left will be displayed as a percentage for D Cells. It is hard to determine the capacity left in a rechargeable battery, so the indications will be “Low”, “Very Full” or anywhere in between.

How do I turn on the monitor?

The Performance Monitor automatically turns on when a stroke is rowed, a button is pushed, a LogCard is inserted or your PC is plugged in.

How do I transfer my results to a spreadsheet?

Use the "Indoor Sport Services LogCard Transfer Utility", which is supplied on a CD with your new monitor or is available to donwload from our Software Updates section.