Concept2 Compatible Apps: Try EXR
There are many ways that technology can add variety to your routine. In addition to our free app, ErgData, there are a number of apps that connect with the Performance Monitor 5 (PM5) via Bluetooth and ANT+. (If you have a PM2, PM3 or PM4, there still are a few options to consider which may require a cable or other additional device. The PM5 can also be retrofitted to all models.)
While these apps are not developed, serviced or supported by Concept2, we’re excited to share these details because we know that the features and functions interest athletes of all abilities. We will continue to share our favorites via social media, so follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates.
EXR interacts with your RowErg and allows you to row through virtual worlds from the comfort of your own living room.
You're able to enjoy rowing against a number of famous rowing backdrops, such as the Charles River in Boston and you can choose to row alone or with other athletes from around the world. During your workouts, EXR provides real-time feedback on your performance and, at the end of each training session, the recorded data can be analyzed and shared to the Concept2 Online Logbook.
Salty Lemon Entertainment, the developers behind EXR, chose World Rowing Indoor Champion Ward Lemmelijn to assist in testing the app and offer feedback as an “Ambassador.” Lemmelijn won the 2021 World Rowing Indoor Championships in a time of 5:41.7. Lemmelijn is known for his explosive rowing style and his intense training discipline. He came to rowing from soccer in 2017.
Lemmelijn says, "EXR can help make indoor rowing more appealing, helping to bring more people into the sport. Rowing with EXR provides an experience that resembles on water rowing, where your virtual boat responds to your movements.
Using EXR can give your performance a boost: enter your weekly and monthly fitness goals such as calories burned, distance covered or time spent on your erg to boost your motivation. Every month, three challenges are waiting for you to push your limits and unlock unique badges.
In Just Row mode, you can spot other real rowers and train alongside your friends. Follow your friends on EXR to join them on the virtual waters. A competition mode is in the making but in the meantime, you can race your ghost boats (which row at your PR speed) in Just Row's sprint segments.
EXR offers a 7-day free trial during which you have full access to all of its features, including syncing with the Concept2 Logbook and verified Concept2 workouts. Learn more about the free trial
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