ErgData

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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Description of App

ErgData is a free iOS application designed to run on an Apple iPhone or iPod touch. For full use, ErgData requires a connection to a Concept2 Indoor Rower or SkiErg. This may be either a wireless connection to a Concept2 PM5, or an iConnectConcept2 kit (available from Concept2) to connect to a PM3, PM4, or PM5. Once connected, it provides additional rowing statistics, stores and displays your workout results, and uploads your workouts to the Concept2 Online Logbook. It also offers the enhanced visibility of a backlit display.

Requires:
- Concept2 Indoor Rower (any model) or SkiErg with PM3, PM4, or PM5 monitor.
Note: Updating the firmware may be required.
- iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5C, 5S, 6, or 6 Plus, or an iPod touch 5.
- If using a PM3 or PM4 or PM5, purchase an iConnectConcept2 connection kit: Order part No. 2780 (US $35) from your local Concept2 representative. This includes an interface cable as well as a cradle to hold your iPhone or iPod touch.
Note: iPhone 5, 5s, 5c, 6, 6 Plus, and iPodTouch 5 requires Apple's Lightning to 30-pin adapter to connect to the iConnectConcept2 cable. Purchase genuine Apple adapters, others will not work.
- If using a PM5 with a iPhone 4S, 5, 5S, 5C, 6, or 6 Plus then a connection may be made using Bluetooth Smart instead of a cable. A firmware update to the PM5 is likely required for all Concept2 rowers shipped before Jan 1, 2015.
- Polar BLE Heartrate Belts require iPhone 4S or better, iPad 3rd Gen, iPod Touch 5th Gen, iPad Mini (all) and iOS 6 or higher.

See www.concept2.com/ErgData or email rowing@concept2.com for more detailed information

1.3.1 - Bug Fixes
- Fix issue with workouts longer than 65000 meters
- Fix occasional crash uploading workouts
- Update country names for new LogBook user accounts

New in version 1.3.0
- Upload split and stroke data to the new Online Logbook.
- Improved upload performance.
- Support for Calorie workouts.
- You can create an Online Logbook account from within Ergdata. Access it from the Online Logbook preferences page.
- Your Online Logbook name and ranking ID are displayed on the preferences page when you Sign In. You additionally have the option to Log Out.
- When you update comments, machine type or weight setting on the Online Logbook, the changes will be synchronized to ErgData when you Sync.
- When you delete a workout on ErgData it will be deleted on the Online Logbook. You can disable this in preferences.

Existing Features:
- Displays your rowing data in real time.
- Offers a choice of two screens:
1) Screen similar to your Performance Monitor (showing choice of watts, calories, or current pace) plus two additional pieces of data from the list below.
2) Screen showing:
-> Drive Length
-> Drive Time
-> Average Force
-> Peak Force
-> Drag Factor
-> Stroke Count
- Replaces your LogCard: ErgData logs all your rowing workouts, including intervals, splits and heart rate information. (Suggestion: Do not use LogCard with ErgData or this feature will not work)
- Uploads workouts directly to the Concept2 Online Logbook.
- Displays your workout information on a color, backlit screen, so you can see your rowing information in a darkened room.
- Displays weight-adjusted scores.
- Allows you to view different units on your monitor and iOS device (for example, you can display watts on the iPhone while viewing average pace on the monitor).
- Automatically connect to your Suunto or Garmin heart rate belt (PM4 & PM5 Only)
- Works with the Health app. Saves heart rate, calories and basic workout data. Syncs with the user's weight.

There are some things about Concept2's LogCard that ErgData does NOT do:
- ReRow workouts
- Store Favorite workouts
- Store Game scores (like Fish Game)
...More.
Concept2, Inc. Web SiteErgData Support.

What's New in Version 1.3.1

1.3.1 - Bug Fixes
- Fix issue with workouts longer than 65000 meters
- Fix occasional crash uploading workouts
- Update country names for new LogBook user accounts

1.3.0
Supports the new Online Logbook, which allows upload of split and interval data.

Support for new calorie type workouts.

Workouts on the Online Logbook that don't exist on ErgData will be downloaded to ErgData. The most recent 50 workouts will be downloaded.

Note: The initial sync may take a few minutes.
Each time you sign in, all of the workouts stored on ErgData are synchronized with the Online Logbook. On subsequent syncs, only the workouts since the date you last synchronized will be checked.

You can create an Online Logbook account from within Ergdata. Access it from the Online Logbook preferences page.

Your Online Logbook name and ranking ID are displayed on the preferences page when you Sign In. You additionally have the option to Log Out.

When you update comments, machine type or weight setting on the Online Logbook, the changes will be synchronized to ErgData when you Sync.

When you delete a workout on ErgData it will be deleted on the Online Logbook. You can disable this in preferences.
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Version

1.3.1 (2)

Free or Paid

Free

Apple Watch Support

No

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

iOS Version

10.1.1

Accessibility Comments

I use this app to wirelessly get spoken feedback while using a Concept2 Indoor Rower . It has a voicing feature that automatically reads most of the erg display data. I have not used it on a SkiErg.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments

An excellent app to get real time workout feedback including time, pace, distance, strokes per minute, etc.

Recommendations

1 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Jean M 3 years 11 months ago

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Comments

Submitted by Mark P on Thursday, December 22, 2016

Will this app simuate a race? Can you compete with bots at differing difficulty levels?

Submitted by Jean M on Thursday, December 22, 2016

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In reply to by Mark P

No, it will only read your own personal screen data captured from the Erg display. Note that the Erg display will not show races either.

Submitted by Kelly Ford on Sunday, January 15, 2017

Just a short note to echo the comments that this app works well with VoiceOver. During your rowing activity you can use the live announcement of what's happening and then review with VoiceOver after. The app can also upload your rowing details to an online log book. I've very pleased with this app and the entire Concept Rowing process and company. They were great about answering my machine assembly questions.

Note, you do need to tell the rowing machine to connect to your phone. The display on the rowing machine has three buttons along the bottom and five down the right side. To make the connection to your phone, press the right most button from the three on the bottom to bring up the menu. Then press the bottom of the five down the right side for more options from the menu. Then press the middle (third) of the five down the right side) to turn on wireless connection. Have the ErgData app open and you should then connect.

I've had my connection lost a couple times but using this process you can quickly establish it again.

Submitted by Jean M on Thursday, January 19, 2017

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In reply to by Kelly Ford

Hi Kelly. Glad you are enjoying it, and welcome to ergging. The online C2 community is great, and perhaps I will see you as a training partner one day. Lots of fun challenges and teams.

Submitted by SSWFTW on Monday, February 5, 2018

I am the proud new owner of a concept 2 model D
i love the erg data app, I find the stats and bit difficult to understand with voiceover afterward. I can understand it if I try really hard to pick apart the numbers. But, I was wondering if any of you have tried out any of the other companion apps to the concept 2
I know erg data is their only but there are several other ones geared to the concept 2
tried any of them? Any hints to picking apart the data more efficiently?
Thanks guys

Submitted by Jean M on Monday, February 5, 2018

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As you get more familiar with what the numbers mean, it will make more sense. For a start, though, you can turn off the announcement of items that are confusing. You may find that it is easier to understand from your Concept2 log page. Trust me, it will become more familiar with time. As for the other apps, I haven't found any that are accessible. Happy rowing.

Submitted by SSWFTW on Friday, February 15, 2019

Hey everybody
Thank you for your previous answer John
I have a question about updating My pm5 and thought I should try posting here. I’m wondering if the process is completely accessible. I have the concepts 2 utility on my computer and it seems fairly accessible. I am wondering when I go through with the update will there be something I need to confirm on the monitor itself When using USB cable to update
Have you had any experience updating? If so is there any steps and one needs to do on the monitor itself

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