PM3 / PM4 Monitor Comparison Chart

When you're buying a new Model D, or upgrading the monitor on an older model indoor rower, you have two great monitor options to choose from. (Every Model E comes with the PM4, as featured below.)

Use the resources on this page to help determine which monitor is right for you.

Comparison Video

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Duration: 2:53 minutes
Comparing the PM3 and PM4

Listen to Will Spalding, a member of Concept2's Customer Service team, explain the differences between the PM3 and PM4.

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Model D with PM3:$900 plus shipping
Model D with PM4:$1050 plus shipping
Model E with PM4:$1260 plus shipping

Concept2 CTS collects sales tax for any institution that has product shipped to CA, FL, IN, MA, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, TN, TX, VT or WA.

Dynamic Indoor Rower

Dynamic with PM3: $1250 plus shipping

Dynamic with PM4: $1400 plus shipping

Call 877.887.8014 to order

PM3

PM3

PM4

PM4

Comparison Chart

Printable Comparison Sheet

Feature PM3 PM4
"No touch" on and off (Rowing turns monitor on automatically. Monitor turns off after several minutes of inactivity.) Yes Yes
Self-calibrating (enables accurate and consistent tracking of performance) Yes Yes
Display Bitmapped Monochrome, 3"x3" active area, 160x160 resolution Bitmapped Monochrome, 3"x3" active area, 160x160 resolution
Onboard memory 1Mb Flash 2Mb Flash

32k Removable memory card (32k LogCard stores workout data and personal preferences for up to 5 users)

Included

 

Included

 

Display Options

All Data

Review all your performance data on one screen

Yes Yes

Force Curve

Analyze your stroke in real time

Yes Yes

Pace Boat

Pace yourself or race against a previous workout

Yes Yes

Bar Chart

Plot your output or heartrate on each stroke

Yes Yes

Large Print

Easy to read simplified display

Yes Yes
Games
The Fish Game Yes Yes
Darts No Yes
Target Training No Yes
Heart Rate Monitoring Options
Polar Heart Rate belt compatibility Yes (Requires optional Polar receiver available from Concept2) Yes (Requires optional Polar receiver available from Concept2)
Note: Polar W.I.N.D. products are not compatible with Concept2 Performance Monitors.
Garmin® Heart Rate belt compatibility Not compatible Supports wireless communication with Garmin HR belt (one Garmin HR belt included with every PM4)
Rowing Machine-to-Rowing Machine Race Options (Learn more at concept2.com)
Direct machine-to-machine wireless racing (no cables or PC required. Up to 8 machines) No Yes
Direct machine-to-machine racing using no additional PC (up to 8 machines) No Yes, with optional connection cables
PC-based machine-to-machine racing for up to 80 machines Requires connection cables, PC, additional software and hardware. Requires connection cables, PC and additional software.
Power Supply
Works with rechargeable battery pack No Yes, included when PM4 is purchased with a new indoor rower (not included when PM4 is purchased as a spare part/retrofit).
Rowing recharges Concept2 PM4 battery pack

No

Yes, on Model E and Model D machines manufactured from Dec. 1, 2006 to present. (Battery pack may also be recharged by connecting the PM4 to a computer through the USB port.)

Power saving features—Rowing provides supplemental power to extend battery life Yes (Model D or Model E) Yes (Model D or Model E)
Works with Standard D-cell Batteries (non-rechargeable) Yes, included Yes, included when PM4 is purchased as a retrofit (not included when PM4 is purchased with a new indoor rower or as a spare part).
Increased memory capacity to allow for future expansion and additional features. No Yes
Connectivity
USB port (allows monitor to be connected to a PC for data analysis and use with third party software) Yes (15' USB cable included when purchased with a new indoor rower or as a retrofit.) Yes (15' USB cable included when purchased with a new indoor rower or as a retrofit.)

Supports ANT™ wireless or wired connections for PC-less racing

No Yes