When I went to program my first workout on the new rower the other day I realized it didn’t have the option for setting an Undefined rest period like my Ski Erg and the rowers at the gym. Turned out the firmware on this PM3 monitor was 7 versions old. It was easy to upgrade using a free utility provided by Concept2. The hardest part was finding an old USB cable for connecting the monitor, but luckily I have some for Arduino boards.
I’ve been keeping an eye out for a used Concept2 rower over the last few years. Yesterday one finally came up at a good price, so I drove 30 minutes over to Midland and picked it up. What better day to break it in than during today’s winter storm, so I brought it in to the living room.
Yeah… I’m going to loving having this at home.
I checked the computer and it only had 13,520 lifetime meters on it! To put that in perspective, I rowed 2,500 meters in my first workout, so the machine is essentially brand new.