Direct measurement of heart rate during exercise is a powerful tool for maximizing your training. Using a heart rate monitor makes it possible to train at your ideal pace and intensity, boosting your training benefits.
The PM5 provides an easy, powerful platform for heart rate training and supports ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart for wireless heart rate monitoring. To use this feature, you will need a chest belt that supports one of these transmission technologies. All Garmin equipment sold by Concept2 is compatible with the PM5. Please note that the PM5 supports Bluetooth Smart, not Bluetooth, which is a different technology.
When you are using compatible heart rate equipment, the PM5 displays your heart rate data in real time during your workout or as part of your workout results for later analysis.