Heart Rate Equipment

About Heart Rate Monitors

Concept2 Performance Monitors are designed to receive and display heart rate data. It is not necessary to purchase a separate heart rate watch monitor (listed under Optional equipment below) if you simply want to view your heart rate on the PM. The PM will display your heart rate as long as you are wearing a compatible chest belt, and, if using a Polar H1 chest belt, you install Concept2’s heart rate receiver and cable.

If you would like to track your heart rate during other activities, then you will need to purchase a watch monitor to receive and display your heart rate.

Concept2 sells Polar and Garmin heart rate equipment. Refer to the chart below for compatibility information.

HR system Works with… Additional equipment needed Optional equipment
Garmin PM5 and PM4
  • A chest belt with transmitter
Garmin Heart Rate Monitor (watch):
  • Men’s FR70
  • Women’s FR70
Polar H7 Bluetooth Smart PM5, PM4, PM3 or PM2/PM2+
  • A chest belt with transmitter
  • Concept2’s heart rate receiver and cable (for PM4, PM3 and PM2/PM2+ only)
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Polar H1 PM4, PM3 or PM2/PM2+
  • A chest belt with transmitter
  • Concept2’s heart rate receiver and cable
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Notes:
  • For a list of transmission technologies supported by Concept2 Performance Monitors, visit the Heart Rate Equipment page in Support.
  • Polar W.I.N.D. products are not compatible with Concept2 Performance Monitors.

Polar H7 Bluetooth Smart Chest Belt

Polar H7 Chest Belt
PN 2428 Polar H7 Bluetooth Smart Chest Belt

Best option if:

  • You have a PM5
  • You plan to monitor your heart rate using a compatible smart phone app

Price: $65.00
Part number: 2428

Garmin Chest Belt

Garmin Chest Belt
PN 379 Garmin Chest Belt

Best option if:

  • You have a PM5 or PM4
  • You do not plan to monitor your heart rate during other activities

Price: $60.00
Part number: 379

Garmin FR70

Garmin FR70

PN 2411 Men's (top)

PN 2412 Women's (bottom)

This kit includes a Garmin chest belt and the Garmin FR70 monitor.

Best option if:

  • You have a PM5 or PM4
  • You want to monitor your heart rate during other activities as well as while using the indoor rower or SkiErg

Price: $129.99
Part numbers:

  • 2411 Men’s (blue)
  • 2412 Women’s (pink)

Concept2 Heart Rate Receiver and Cable

PN 1862
PN 2742
PN 2758

For use with the Polar heart rate system, the Concept2 heart rate receiver and cable plugs into your PM and transmits your heart rate to it. This is a Concept2 product and is sold only by Concept2.

Best option if:

  • You have a PM2, PM2+ or PM3 or want to use Polar equipment with a PM4
  • You already own a Polar (non-W.I.N.D.) chest belt
  • You do not plan to monitor your heart rate during other activities

Part numbers and pricing:

  • 1862 for use with Model A, B, C, D or E Indoor Rowers—$25.00
  • 2742 for use with SkiErgs—$25.00
  • 2758 for use with Dynamic Indoor Rowers—$30.00

Polar H1 Heart Rate Sensor Belt + Concept2 Heart Rate
Receiver and Cable

PN 1747
PN 2743
PN 2863

This kit includes both a Polar chest belt and the Concept2 heart rate receiver and cable (described above). The Polar chest belt is sized M–XXL, which will fit chest sizes of 28–54 inches.

Best option if:

  • You have a PM2, PM2+ or PM3
  • You do not own a Polar chest belt
  • You do not plan to monitor your heart rate during other activities

Part numbers and pricing:

  • 1747 for use with Model A, B, C, D or E Indoor Rowers—$75.00
  • 2743 for use with SkiErgs—$75.00
  • 2863 for use with Dynamic Indoor Rowers—$90.00