PM5 Firmware Timeline

The current versions of PM5 Firmware are listed below. The version you need depends on which hardware version your PM5 runs. More info

Indoor rower version 25 and SkiErg version 725 and lower are for PM5 monitors that run hardware version lower than 600.

Indoor rower version 154 or higher, and SkiErg version 854 or higher, are for PM5s that use hardware version 600 or higher. These monitors were put into circulation in December 2016.

Current firmware releases resolve many of the issues identified in earlier firmware versions. If you are not running current firmware, we recommend updating your monitor.

Timeline for Firmware Version 319

  • December 2017—PM5 Firmware Version 319 released. Version 319 is the current production version of PM5 Firmware for PM5s installed on the Concept2 BikeErg. This version contains:
    • Miscellaneous minor fixes
    • Addition of battery level indicator
  • September 2017—PM5 Firmware Version 313 released. This version contained:
    • Maximum JustRide and Fixed Distance workout metres increased
    • Minor fixes to calibration process
  • August 2017—PM5 Firmware Version 306 released. This was the initial release of firmware for the BikeErg.

Timeline for Firmware Version 159

  • September 2017—PM5 Firmware Version 159 released. Version 159 is the current production version of PM5 Firmware for PM5s installed on indoor rowers and that have hardware version 600 or higher. This version contains:
    • Numerous wireless improvements
    • Numerous venue racing improvements
    • Russian language support
    • Fixed issue with hanging on "Wireless Off" screen
    • Fixed issue with 100,000m distance intervals not logging properly
    • Fixed issue with some calorie intervals not logging
    • Miscellaneous minor fixes
  • February 2017—PM5 Firmware Version 156 released. This version contained:
    • Venue Race bug fixes
    • Diagnostics to determine if the internal crystal has failed
    • Many wireless improvements
  • January 2017—PM5 Firmware Version 155 released. This version contained bug fixes for Venue Racing.
  • December 2016—PM5 Firmware Version 154 released. This release provided support for hardware versions 600 and higher.

Timeline for Firmware Version 25

  • September 2017—PM5 Firmware Version 25 released. Version 25 is the current version of PM5 Firmware for PM5s installed on indoor rowers and that have a hardware version lower than 600. This release contains a fix for the hardware revision-specific generator cable test.
  • September 2017—PM5 Firmware Version 24 released. This release contained:
    • Numerous wireless improvements
    • Numerous venue racing improvements
    • Russian language support
    • Fixed issue with hanging on "Wireless Off" screen
    • Fixed issue with 100,000m distance intervals not logging properly
    • Fixed issue with some calorie intervals not logging
    • Miscellaneous minor fixes
  • May 2016—PM5 Firmware Version 22 released. This release contained:
    • The ability to set up calorie based workouts*
    • Functionality that tests the cable and reports problems to the user before a workout is set up
    • Many bug fixes, including some USB Overload issues, the issue where a monitor without batteries won't power up when rowing, and many others
    • New ANT+FE-C wireless features for group rowing software; we encourage developers to inquire about this feature

    *Note: Concept2 Utility versions 6.999 and older are not compatible with calorie based workouts. If you have 1) updated your PM5 to Firmware Version 22, 2) have calorie based results on your monitor, and 3) use the Concept2 Utility to upload results to your Online Logbook, upgrade to Concept2 Utility Version 7 or higher before using the Concept2 Utility to upload calorie based workouts to your online logbook. Otherwise, those workouts may be deleted from your monitor/USB flash drive.

  • October 2015—PM5 Firmware Version 20 released. This release contained:
    • Wireless racing PM5 to PM5 only
    • Japanese Language updates
    • A fix for wired PC-Less racing with five or more participants
    • A fix for the issue that occurs when listing results by type and Rerow after alternating between an indoor rower and a SkiErg
    • A fix for the issue that occurs when doing successive workouts while connected to a PC
    • A fix for the issue where the workout detail screen gets stuck on Calories
    • Fixes for "161" errors with Concept2 Utility
    • Improvements for Code 46 error conditions
    • A fix for the issue with Paceboat for variable intervals
    • Updates to Bluetooth Smart and CSAFE commands
    • Fixes for Bluetooth Smart for Android
    • Possible fix for iConnectConcept2 cable for older iPhones
    • Possible fix for time/date needing to be reset frequently (but more likely a battery problem: see the PM5 product notice)
  • April 2015—PM5 Firmware Version 19 released. This release contained:
    • Improvements related to USB flash drive operation
    • Improvements to the wireless operation for Android apps
  • March 2015—PM5 Firmware Version 18 released. This release contained:
    • Many bug fixes and improvements related to USB flash drives
    • A fix for the Bluetooth Smart for Android connection
    • A fix for missing pace and metres on some rowing screens
    • Venue Race improvements and bug fixes
    • Local racing False start bug fix
  • February 2015—PM5 Firmware Version 17 released. This release contained:
    • Improvements to updating PM5 firmware with the USB flash drive
    • Wireless capability in ErgData for iOS
    • Wireless ANT+FE capability to Garmin watches
    • Support for some non-compliant Bluetooth Smart heart rate belts
    • Fixes for all known Venue Race issues (problems enumerating/connecting, false starts, and split results collection)
    • Support for newer hardware
    • More accurate battery level display
    • Improvements to the USB flash drive operation, including the ability to collect diagnostic data that will be sent to Concept2 for future product improvements
    • Capability to recover corrupted LogBook data
    • Chinese
    • Improvements to how SkiErg workouts are identified so that the Concept2 Utility and ErgData can upload them properly
    • Improvements for USB to computer connections for Windows 8.1 and some Windows 7 computers
    • Fix for the issue where, when creating a new interval workout, rest times above 4:15 did not set up the proper amount of rest time, and the rest time appeared as a seemingly random number
    • Fix for monitors freezing during a workout
    • Fix for extra pixels appearing on the display
  • October 2014—PM5 Firmware Version 15 released. This release contained:
    • Updated translations for German, Finnish, French, Danish and Slovak
    • Bug fixes for Suunto Heart Rate and HRM-RUN belts
    • A fix for monitors that appear frozen or nonresponsive after powering down the monitor with the USB flash drive installed
    • The following enhancements:
      • Additional options when viewing workouts in PM5 Memory (Summary, Monthly Totals and List by Type)
      • Longer monitor timeout period when you have set up but not yet begun a workout
      • The ability to save workouts with Undefined Rest as favorites
      • The ability to view calories burned in addition to calories per hour burned when viewing the details for a completed workout
  • August 2014, Initial Release—PM5 Firmware Version 12 shipped on all PM5s installed on indoor rowers.

Timeline for Firmware Version 859

  • September 2017—PM5 Firmware Version 859 released. Version 859 is the current version of PM5 Firmware for PM5s installed on SkiErgs and that have hardware version 600 or higher. This version contains:
    • Numerous wireless improvements
    • Numerous venue racing improvements
    • Russian language support
    • Fixed issue with hanging on "Wireless Off" screen
    • Fixed issue with 100,000m distance intervals not logging properly
    • Fixed issue with some calorie intervals not logging
    • Miscellaneous minor fixes
  • January 2017—PM5 Firmware Version 855 released. This version contained bug fixes for Venue Racing.
  • December 2016—PM5 Firmware Version 854 released. This version provides support for hardware versions 600 or higher.

Timeline for Firmware Version 725

  • September 2017—PM5 Firmware Version 725 released. Version 725 is the current version of PM5 Firmware for PM5s installed on SkiErgs and that have a hardware version lower than 600. This release contains a fix for the hardware revision-specific generator cable test.
  • September 2017—PM5 Firmware Version 724 released. This version contains:
    • Numerous wireless improvements
    • Numerous venue racing improvements
    • Russian language support
    • Fixed issue with hanging on "Wireless Off" screen
    • Fixed issue with 100,000m distance intervals not logging properly
    • Fixed issue with some calorie intervals not logging
    • Miscellaneous minor fixes
  • May 2016—PM5 Firmware Version 722 released. This release contained:
    • The ability to set up calorie based workouts*
    • Functionality that tests the cable and reports problems to the user before a workout is set up
    • Many bug fixes, including some USB Overload issues, the issue where a monitor without batteries won't power up when skiing, and many others
    • New ANT+FE-C wireless features for group skiing software; we encourage developers to inquire about this feature

    *Note: Concept2 Utility versions 6.999 and older are not compatible with calorie based workouts. If you have 1) updated your PM5 to Firmware Version 722, 2) have calorie based results on your monitor, and 3) use the Concept2 Utility to upload results to your Online Logbook, upgrade to Concept2 Utility Version 7 or higher before using the Concept2 Utility to upload calorie based workouts to your online logbook. Otherwise, those workouts may be deleted from your monitor/USB flash drive.

  • October 2015—PM5 Firmware Version 720 released. This release contained:
    • Wireless racing PM5 to PM5 only
    • Japanese Language updates
    • A fix for wired PC-Less racing with five or more participants
    • A fix for the issue that occurs when listing results by type and Rerow after alternating between an indoor rower and a SkiErg
    • A fix for the issue that occurs when doing successive workouts while connected to a PC
    • A fix for the issue where the workout detail screen gets stuck on Calories
    • Fixes for "161" errors with Concept2 Utility
    • Improvements for Code 46 error conditions
    • A fix for the issue with Paceboat for variable intervals
    • Updates to Bluetooth Smart and CSAFE commands
    • Fixes for Bluetooth Smart for Android
    • Possible fix for iConnectConcept2 cable for older iPhones
    • Possible fix for time/date needing to be reset frequently (but more likely a battery problem: see the PM5 product notice)
  • April 2015—PM5 Firmware Version 719 released. This release contained:
    • Improvements related to USB flash drive operation
    • Improvements to the wireless operation for Android apps
  • March 2015—PM5 Firmware Version 718 released. This release contained:
    • Many bug fixes and improvements related to USB flash drives
    • A fix for the Bluetooth Smart for Android connection
    • A fix for missing pace and metres on some rowing screens
    • Venue Race improvements and bug fixes
    • Local racing False start bug fix
  • February 2015—PM5 Firmware Version 717 released. This release contained:
    • Improvements to updating PM5 firmware with the USB flash drive
    • Wireless capability in ErgData for iOS
    • Wireless ANT+FE capability to Garmin watches
    • Support for some non-compliant Bluetooth Smart heart rate belts
    • Fixes for all known Venue Race issues (problems enumerating/connecting, false starts, and split results collection)
    • Support for newer hardware
    • More accurate battery level display
    • Improvements to the USB flash drive operation, including the ability to collect diagnostic data that will be sent to Concept2 for future product improvements
    • Capability to recover corrupted LogBook data
    • Chinese
    • Improvements to how SkiErg workouts are identified so that the Concept2 Utility and ErgData can upload them properly
    • Improvements for USB to computer connections for Windows 8.1 and some Windows 7 computers
    • Fix for the issue where, when creating a new interval workout, rest times above 4:15 did not set up the proper amount of rest time, and the rest time appeared as a seemingly random number
    • Fix for monitors freezing during a workout
    • Fix for extra pixels appearing on the display
  • October 2014—PM5 Firmware Version 715 released. This release contained:
    • Updated translations for German, Finnish, French, Danish and Slovak
    • Bug fixes for Suunto Heart Rate and HRM-RUN belts
    • A fix for monitors that appear frozen or nonresponsive after powering down the monitor with the USB flash drive installed
    • The following enhancements:
      • Additional options when viewing workouts in PM5 Memory (Summary, Monthly Totals and List by Type)
      • Longer monitor timeout period when you have set up but not yet begun a workout
      • The ability to save workouts with Undefined Rest as favorites
      • The ability to view calories burned in addition to calories per hour burned when viewing the details for a completed workout
  • August 2014, Initial Release—PM5 Firmware Version 712 shipped on all PM5s installed on SkiErgs.