Pairing with Coros watch

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dday5150
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Pairing with Coros watch

Post by dday5150 » January 26th, 2021, 6:58 pm

Hi All,

I did a search and couldn't find anything, so I figured I'd ask.
How do I pair a Coros watch with the PM5 on the Concept 2 Model D?

Thanks for any and all help!

Ripples
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Re: Pairing with Coros watch

Post by Ripples » January 26th, 2021, 8:21 pm

I searched the Coros site and found this:

"Indoor Rowing Mode
"Available on COROS PACE 2/APEX/APEX Pro/VERTIX

"Can’t get on the water? No Problem. You can still use your COROS GPS watch to track your indoor rowing workouts with compatible Concept2 rowing machines (ergometer). Pair the rowing machine with your watch via Bluetooth and start receiving real time data on your COROS watch including Distance, Stroke Count, Power and more."

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Re: Pairing with Coros watch

Post by hobo61 » January 15th, 2022, 9:56 am

@Dday5150, I also saw the post on the Coros website that Ripples refers to and I found it to be of absolutely no help whatsoever. Coros has done many things well, but the connectivity for indoor rowing is not one of them! Maybe other indoor rowers, but not the C2. I have yet to get my Coros smartwatch to recognize my PM5. I think that a big part of the problem is that the PM5 is talking the Bluetooth+ protocol, whereas the watch only talks Bluetooth basic. However, you CAN do a partial one-way pairing. If you want your PM5 to receive heart rate data from your watch, you can set your watch to “broadcast HR” mode, then the PM5 picks up your heart rate from the watch. You still can’t get the watch to receive data from the erg workout, however, if you install a 3rd party app such as ergdata, you can then capture your workout, and sync with the C2 online logbook. Your logbook also has the capability to transfer your workout to Strava, so, where there’s a will, there’s a way!

Good luck with your training.

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Re: Pairing with Coros watch

Post by JaapvanE » January 15th, 2022, 11:39 am

hobo61 wrote:
January 15th, 2022, 9:56 am
If you want your PM5 to receive heart rate data from your watch, you can set your watch to “broadcast HR” mode, then the PM5 picks up your heart rate from the watch. You still can’t get the watch to receive data from the erg workout, however, if you install a 3rd party app such as ergdata, you can then capture your workout, and sync with the C2 online logbook.
To be honest, that is the exact same level of integration most Garmin watches have, in the same way. So changing the watch doesn't improve things, it probably isn't Coros' fault.

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Re: Pairing with Coros watch

Post by Tsnor » January 15th, 2022, 10:07 pm

nice unit. Got an excellent review here: https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2020/09/cor ... power.html

Optical wrist HR measurements can be trouble running, corus was good.

"As for the heart rate during that run – it was spot-on with the Garmin HRM-TRI chest strap, save however the first 5 minutes where it completely lost the plot. Totally missed the ‘we’re starting’ boat apparently. Then all of a sudden it locked and off it went. "

Rowing is tougher for optical wrist than running.

Your Corus will pair with and use a HR belt (bluetooth or ant+). If you find your corus reported HR is not reliably tracking the way you want (especially in intervals or transitions like pyramids) you can improve accuracy by adding a belt.

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