Merry Christmas: 4 x 12′ / 1’30”

Well, the firmware update did nothing to help solve the PM5 problems.  But it sure did change the symptoms.  Now, while I am rowing, at random points, the PM5 will throw an error, but it will keep working and talking to painsled.  I can push continue, and everything will be fine for a while, and then it will repeat.  The time between errors can be just a couple of strokes, or as long as 10 minutes.

I checked the batteries, and they claim to be at 96%, which makes sense since I replaced them last week when this problem started.

I guess it  is time to contact Concept2.  For now, I think I will swap out the monitor to a PM3 that I have lying around.  I’ll see if that works better with a USB cable than the PM5 works via BT.

The session was uneventful.  I really like the 4×12′ session.  It’s a quick session and the 1:59 pace put me right on the edge of my aerobic HR zone, and a bit over at the end.

On the chart, you can see when I got the screens because it caused the blips in the pace.  By my count I had 18 interruptions due to error screens

          Workout Summary - media/20171225-2205320o.csv
Workout Details

I’ll be starting off with my new training paces today, based on the recent testing.

  • Cat VI: 2:03 – 2:08
  • Cat V: 1:58 – 2:02
  • Cat IV: 1:52
  • Cat III: 1:48
  • Cat II: 1:45

Today’s session: 10 x 500m / 2′ Cat V pace.


2 thoughts on “Merry Christmas: 4 x 12′ / 1’30”

  1. sanderroosendaal says:

    That’s not good. When did the symptoms start? Did something change In your configuration around that time?

    I am really lazy updating firmware on PM5 or NK SpeedCoach. These devices are not connected to the internet so if it works, I won’t touch it


  2. Ivan says:

    I’ve recently used PainSled (on Android) as a test, and on the next workout using ErgData I got the same errors as you did. I reset the batteries and it was Ok after that. Since I never seen those errors before or since using PainSled, I suspect it may be to do with how that app communicates with the PM5. ErgData has been improved and is now stable, but there are still bugs.

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