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 monitor (listed under Optional equipment above) if you simply want to view your heart rate on the PM. The PM will display heart rate information for you—in other words, it will act like the heart rate monitor—as long as you are wearing a compatible chest belt, and, if using a Polar chest belt, you have 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 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
Polar PM2/PM2+, PM3 or PM4
  • A chest belt with transmitter
  • Concept2’s heart rate receiver and cable
Polar FT40 Heart Rate Monitor (watch)
Garmin* PM4 only
  • A chest belt with transmitter (included with PM4 purchases)
Garmin Heart Rate Monitor (watch):
  • Men’s FR70
  • Women’s FR70
Notes:
  • Polar W.I.N.D. products are not compatible with Concept2 Performance Monitors.
  • *Other ANT-based heart rate systems are compatible with the PM4. Learn more

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).

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

Polar H1 Heart Rate Sensor + FT40 Heart Rate Monitor

Polar FT40 with Chest Belt
PN 2488 Polar FT40 Heart Rate Monitor

This kit includes a Polar chest belt and the Polar FT40 heart rate monitor.

Best option if:

  • You want to monitor your heart rate during other activities only*
  • You are serious about reaching the next level of fitness

*If you have a PM2, PM2+ or PM3 and want to also monitor your heart rate while using the indoor rower or SkiErg, you will need to add the Concept2 receiver and cable (described above) to your order.

Part numbers and price:

  • 2488—$139.95
  • *Optionally add 1862 (for use with indoor rowers) or 2742 (for use with SkiErgs)

Garmin Chest Belt

Garmin Chest Belt
PN 379 Garmin Chest Belt

This is the chest belt we include with every PM4 purchase. It is not necessary to purchase this item, unless you need an additional chest belt.

Best option if:

  • You have a PM4
  • You do not plan to monitor your heart rate during other activities
  • You want an additional chest belt

Price: $60
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 PM4
  • You want to monitor your heart rate during other activities as well as while using the indoor rower or SkiErg
  • You are looking for a more affordable option

Price: $129.99
Part numbers:

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