PainSled connects your Concept2 indoor rower to fitness tracking and workout experiences like the Concept2 Logbook, Zwift, Strava, TrainingPeaks, SportTracks, Fitbit, and Runkeeper. It also logs your rowing and heart rate data and lets you export it data formats like TCX or CSV.

PainSled supports Bluetooth data connections with the Concept2 PM 5 monitor, and USB data connections with the Concept2 PM 2-5 monitors using the Concept2 iConnectConcept2 cable. It also support Bluetooth heart-rate monitors as well as Ant+ monitors connected through the Concept2 monitor.

* PainSled Premium Features

PainSled can sync your workouts directly to the Concept2 Logbook, Strava, TrainingPeaks, SportTracks, Fitbit, and Runkeeper.

PainSled can also make your indoor rower appear to be a cycling power meter, so you can participate in online group workout experiences like Zwift. It's really not as strange as you might think! After you get over the part where there are climbs (boo!), descents (yeah!), and the fact that you don't face backwards while working out...

* About the PainSled Premium Opt-in Subscription

If you use PainSled Premium features and would like to support development, please consider enabling the optional PainSled Premium subscription. The PainSled Premium subscription is priced at $5.99 per 3 month period, and comes with a free two-week trial period.

- Subscriptions will be charged to your App Store account after confirmation of purchase and will automatically renew for $5.99 unless canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period.

- You may manage your subscriptions in your App Store account settings after purchase and will also be able to turn off subscription auto-renew if you wish.

If you only use PainSled during the offseason, feel free to switch the subscription off when you arn't using the app. Thanks for your support!

* TCX and CSV Workout Export

PainSled also lets you export your workouts to TCX and CSV file formats which can be helpful if you use a fitness platform that does not have built-in workout sync.

* The Stroke Scope

PainSled Basic also includes the “Stroke Scope”, a visualization of your last 5 rowing strokes along with drive-to-recovery ratio indicators. In landscape mode you can long-press the screen to make the Stroke Scope full-screen and use it to drill down on stroke-to-stroke consistency.

* Heart Rate Recovery Tracking

During idle rowing periods, PainSled Basic will continuously display your heart rate recovery drop in beats per minute over the first minute, or the most recent 60 seconds after the first minute of recovery.

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What’s New

Version 1.1.6

* This version supports the new My Files app in iOS 11, so you can select and delete multiple workouts without having to fire up iTunes.

* This version also has several bug fixes for the Cycling Power emulation feature for riding with Zwift, TrainerRoad, etc.

* Settings now has it's own tab.

* There is also a new tab for going directly to the web help page without leaving the app.

* For you hard-core types, there is now a setting to turn off the Cycling "FTP boost". FTP boost is intended to approximate cycling power from rowing power, which is less efficient. If you cycle AND row, this keeps you from having to adjust your FTP every time you switch sports. More or less.

However, if you need to have your Zwift or TrainerRoad workouts record your exact rowing wattage, you'll want to switch this off.

* There is now an opt-in PainSled Premium subscription for supporting PainSled development. If PainSled has been a useful tool for you, please consider switching it on in Settings. You can read more about it in the app description.

Thanks for supporting the PainSled!

Ratings and Reviews

2.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Sav294 ,

Access to Zwift

UPDATE- 15 Dec 18 App connection to pm5 keeps dropping out!!! I lose all connection and my race is over by the time it resets the peloton is 30+ sec up the road and no way of catching it!!! Any chance the designers could up date app to work with latest IOS

This App Allows me to access the class world of Zwift on my rower, albeit my aviator is a cyclist I still to blast around some class trails, race and complete some epic training session all based around Watts. Defo worth getting and setting up. Only reason its not a 5* review is i keep having problems syncing the work out to the Concept 2 log book, a little bit frustrating but still an excellent app.

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