How To Use Your PM4 | Concept2

How To Use Your PM4

The instructions in this section apply to the most current version of PM4 Firmware. If your PM4 is running an older firmware version, your menu options may be different. We recommend running the most current firmware version available.

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PM4 Front

Change Units

Allows you to view your workout intensity in different units of measurement: pace, watts or calories. Also displays total time or metres elapsed as appropriate for the workout type.

At any time during a workout or while viewing workout results, press Change Units to view your workout intensity in a different unit; the PM cycles through the different units with each successive push of the button. For more information, see Understanding and Changing Units at right.

Change Display
Allows you to choose another display (All Data, Force Curve, Pace Boat/Skier, Bar Chart, Large Print). When you are rowing or skiing, press Change Display to cycle through the various display options. For more information, see Understanding the Monitor Display options at right.

All Data

Force Curve

Pace Boat/Skier

Bar Chart

Large Print


When a LogCard is present, workout data will be stored on the LogCard. After your workout, press Menu | Back to return to the Main Menu before removing the LogCard to ensure that the data is stored properly (workouts must be longer than one minute in duration to be stored). If no LogCard is present, workout data is stored in Memory on the Performance Monitor.

Each LogCard can be shared by up to five users. Use your LogCard in conjunction with the Concept2 Utility to back up your LogCard data to your computer or transfer your data to an online logbook at

For more information, see the LogCard section at right.

These buttons allow you to:
  • Make menu selections
  • Increment or decrement numbers when setting up workouts or setting the date and time
  • View alternate displays (All Data, Force Curve, Pace Boat, Bar Chart, and Large Print) while rowing/skiing

PM4 Back

Battery Cover
Provides access to the two D cell batteries (or rechargeable battery) that power the monitor.

Race System Jacks
RJ45 jacks for cabling PM4s together for racing. Typically used in conjunction with the Venue Race Application. For more information, visit

Reset Button
Button used in some troubleshooting steps. If you are ever instructed to reset the monitor using the button on the back, this is the button to use. Depress it gently using a paper clip or pen.

PM4 Bottom

Polar Heart Rate Port
Port for the optional Polar heart rate receiver.

USB Cable Port
Port for connecting a USB cable to the PM4 for connecting the monitor to a computer or phone/tablet for updating the firmware or uploading workouts to an online logbook at

Sensor Port
Port for the flywheel sensor cable. The cable must be plugged in for the monitor to operate.