How to Use

Pairing a Garmin Watch with a PM5 for Heart Rate Monitoring

These instructions apply to several different Garmin watch models, including:

  • Forerunner 235
  • fēnix® 3
  • fēnix® 5
  • vivoactive HR/HR+

On the Garmin watch, select “Broadcast Heart Rate” in the settings (learn more about this on the Garmin website).
Then follow instructions for pairing your watch with the PM5 below:

Pairing Without a
USB Flash Drive

  1. Put the watch on, and press any button on the Performance Monitor (PM) to power it up.
  2. On the Main Menu, select More Options.
  3. Select Connect Heart Rate. Within 5–10 seconds, the PM will list identification information for any broadcasting watch finds. This information may include brand or model information and/or an ID number.
  4. Choose the ID that corresponds to your watch.
  5. Select Confirm.

Pairing with a
USB Flash Drive

  1. Put the watch on, and press any button on the Performance Monitor (PM) to power it up.
  2. Insert your USB flash drive into the monitor. Wait for the PM to display the Welcome screen with your user name before moving to the next step.
  3. On the Main Menu, select More Options.
  4. Select Connect Heart Rate. Within 5–10 seconds, the PM will list identification information of any broadcasting watch it finds. This information may include brand or model information and/or an ID number.
  5. Choose the ID that corresponds to your watch.
  6. Select Remember Belt. This saves your watch's ID to your USB flash drive so that the PM automatically detects your watch in the future.