USB Connectivity

FDF is committed to continual product innovation. Our advanced computer consoles and performance monitors provide a motivational platform from which to improve your fitness and interact with peers via web-racing software and applications.

FDF ergometer models with USB connectivity enable you to connect your training sessions to your personal Windows PC or Laptop via standard USB cable.

Get Connected and Train Harder and Stronger

USB Device Driver for Windows

To connect your FDF Console or IPM to a host PC or Laptop download the device driver.

Device Driver Download Page (32 bit and 64 bit versions for Windows)

USB Device Driver Update

Use this link to update your Driver Software 

 

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57 Comments

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    Andrea Marie

    Do you have USB Device Driver software for Mac users?

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    Skye Gilligan

    Hi Andrea,

    We do not currently support MacOS however plan to do so in the near future.

    Please make sure you check our website regularly to get updates on our product updates and developments.  

    Kind regards,

    FDF

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    Joan roig

    Mac or app suport please!!!

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    Darren Bullock

    mac /apple support please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     

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    Martin Clement

    I have just bought the Apollo rower machine a few hours ago and it's not working with MAC and doesn't have any app available on my iPhone.

    I was expecting the same support as Concept 2, they have iPhone app to connect to the rower.

    Please guys tell me you are working on this 

    thanks

    Martin

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    matt squire

    still waiting for mac support...

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    Darren Bullock

    it is piss poor that you have not done a up grade to the mac really pissed of with first degree fitness 

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    Tom Sandham

    Update on MAC version , poor sales when not informed that it will not work on a Mac !!!!!

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    Tom Sandham

    poor response to this feed

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    gmcoates

    So whats the ETA for Mac/iOS/Android support?

    The near future is just so vague you could mean anything.  Also you used that term back in August 2017 and no sign so that was probably just a lie to keep this thread quiet.

    This time when you respond give and indication, maybe Quarter 4 2018 or tell us that its not happening.

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    gmcoates

    I am going to try running Win 10 IoT on a raspberry pi and connecting that. I will use Microsoft Remote Desktop on any device to see the data etc.  I will let you know how well this works.

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    gmcoates

    Nothing I have tried makes this work.  I have tried a Windows 8 Tablet and it doesn't work.

    Should've bought something else, I would have if I had investigated that the FDF software and connections were still in the 20th century.

    If you haven't bought yet and are considering these - Just DON'T.

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    Dma

    Connecting this to a linux host and trying to see what comes out of the /dev/ttyUSB0 was the first thing I did. That was a long shot anyway. I am also wondering  if FDF would like to share information about how to read the usb data. If that is done I am sure there will be lots of developers building nice apps. I am totally in it for an open source weekend project :-)

    Let's see...

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    Byron Frenchie

    I don't know if this site is even monitored as of late. Lots of questions and no answers it seems. Might do better by asking over on face Book. Skye Gilligan  who is the monitor of the site shows he was logged on yesterday but offered no response to any questions. 

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    gmcoates

    It's just useless. Facebook isn't the answer as it don't use the waste of time that it is. We need answers on the company zendesk or at least the realisation we bought a second rate item.

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    Dma

    What if i told you that I already have the USB data format decoded? :-)
    I have asked the support to provide the code of the driver or at least the communication protocol so that we can build an application reading the data and making some nice graphs. I doubt they will do but I will give it a go to hack my Apollo Pro.

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    Dma

    @gmcoates if you are still on a plan to use a raspberry to read your rower you can do it with about 10 lines of python :-D
    If you do that the sky is the limit.
    Store your data to database, make grafs, stream to mobile etc. I am already building this. Would you like o contribute?

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    Dma
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    Byron Frenchie

    DMA.....I got your message before the delete.  I've had my Apollo Pro 2  for about two weeks and have not had a chance to hook up the computer via USB as of yet. Are you guys saying the USB to computer doesn't work? Please advise because we all know this site isn't monitored.

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    Dma

    I am saying it is working perfectly on my Windows machine BUT the application is oldfashioned, bad looking and overall a disaster!

    So, I decided to ask support for..well..support...but before they answer I managed to read out the data from the USB and produce my own grafs.

    I am doing this in Linux which means that it definitely works for Mac.

    Currently, my solution is supr enjoyable but it is not to be shared with non technical people. I hope to find some time and make it installable on other machines but I really can't promise that.



    Behold my test workout where you can see some randomly picked data like Spm Watt and TimeTo500m. If you have an eye for stats you can see me speeding up in the last 100m. :-)

    One of the nex steps is to pass all that to a microcontroller, eg arduino, glue it on the back of the console and have the data sent over WiFi/Bluetooth so that I don't have to keep the Rower hooked to a laptop.

    I am going to open source this. If one can find a developer to make it installable to Windows and Mac then we will have the first community built app for FDF rowers :-)

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    Byron Frenchie

    So its an old app? Great!  And the company is in Australia so they probably don't care how we feel about it. That's a shame.

     

    You've done something great. How can I get what you've created?

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    Dma

    I am afraid you currently cannot get it but I promise to do my best to provide it. Are you on Windows, LInux or Mac?
    I will upload the code and let you know but right now it is not easy to be installed!!! I'll keep you updated.

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    Byron Frenchie

    I run windows.

    Thanks.

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    Skye Gilligan

    Dear FDF customers, we appreciate your concerns about the current software limitations. From a manufacturing perspective, we are developing and releasing Bluetooth monitors and a custom FDF fitness app in 2018, along with many other new products. This monitor will not be transferable to current models.

    Regarding the connectivity with MAC, it is the responsibility of the retailer to communicate capabilities and answer your questions at the point of sale. In the future it is anticipated that Bluetooth connectivity will replace any need for software and this is our focus. We are continually investing in R&D and will update you when we have news of further software developments.

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    Dma

    Dear Skye,

    that,s great news...however, since the new monitors will not be transferable, this is good news only for new customers. :-|

    Regarding the support, I really don't think that the point of sale know what are the first three bytes of the 29 byte data message communicated over the Serial Port when your device is connected to a PC...

    Would FDF consider sharing a bit more info so that we can built our own software?

     

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    Eric Rousse

    I too want something more usuable on a Android device for exemple. even if it requires me to buy an external transciever or something.

     

    I'm even considering to buy a PM5 Computer from concept2 and plug it in on my First Degree. they seem to have more support and better training program on the small device itself.

     Anyway if anyone has experience with it, it would be fun to share your experience on it.

     

    Dma, will continue to follow this thread really interested about what you come up with.

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    Byron Frenchie

    Eric Rousse, is it possible to stick a PM5 Computer form COncept2 on a first degree machine?

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    Martin Clement

    If it's possible to connect a PM5 module to my first degree machine I will definitely buy one right away 

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    Eric Rousse

    Yeah I don't know if it will work. I haven't done enough research yet, but I'm considering it! :) Will keep you posted, I haven't found anyone else that tried that yet.

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    Martin Clement

    I did some research but no luck.

    I haven't found anyone that tried this.

    How much does this module (PM5) cost ?

    i presume we need to buy it directly from CONCEPT website

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