There are many ways that technology can add variety to your routine. In addition to our free app, ErgData, there are a number of apps that connect with the Performance Monitor 5 (PM5) via Bluetooth and ANT+. (If you have a PM2, PM3 or PM4, there still are a few options to consider which may require a cable or other additional device. The PM5 can also be retrofitted to all models.)
While these apps are not developed, serviced or supported by Concept2, we’re excited to share these details because we know that the features and functions interest athletes of all abilities. We will continue to share our favorites via social media, so follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates.
EXR interacts with your RowErg and allows you to row through virtual worlds from the comfort of your own living room. EXR is currently in beta. Register now and become an ambassador to get instant beta access!
You'll be able to enjoy famous rowing backdrops such as the Charles River in Boston (available later this year). Or, you can row alone or with other athletes from around the world. During your workouts, EXR provides real-time feedback on your performance and, at the end of each training session, the recorded data can be analyzed and shared to the Concept2 Online Logbook.
Salty Lemon Entertainment, the developers behind EXR, chose World Indoor Rowing Champion Ward Lemmelijn to assist in testing the app and offer feedback as an “Ambassador.” Lemmelijn won the 2020 World Rowing Indoor Championships in the U23 division with a new personal record, finishing 2000 metres with a time of 5:42.2. Lemmelijn is known for his explosive rowing style and his intense training discipline. He came to rowing from soccer in 2017.
Lemmelijn says, "EXR can help make indoor rowing more appealing, helping to bring more people into the sport. Rowing with EXR provides an experience that resembles on water rowing, where your virtual boat responds to your movements.
Using EXR can give your performance a boost: enter your goals and EXR will give you training goals for each workout. When you achieve the data goals for each workout, you’ll progress in your prescribed training plan. With data being displayed as you row, it becomes very easy to follow your training schedule. Enter your goals, and EXR will tell you which levels you need to work towards for each workout.”
EXR plans to add Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) by the end of 2021. Imagine being on a river, ready to start your training session, and seeing a hundred other rowers from all over the world preparing to begin their workout in the same virtual environment.
Right now, you can purchase Ambassador status for instant beta access. Purchase now and get a 50% discount.
Learn about these other Concept2-compatible apps: