Finding the heart rate monitor device number

Each heart rate monitor has a unique identifier built-in. The identifier is a number that it is uniquely assigned to a heart rate monitor.

The device number must be associated with a user. Once the association is made, every time a person will wear that heart rate monitor, our application will automatically recognize him. This must only be done once.

Finding the Heart Rate Monitor Device Number

Our cloud services make it easy to manage the associations and keep your data safe. All your data in our cloud services are backed up. If you change or break your device you can easily recover all your data with the press of a button.

See Cloud services getting started guide.

Further Insights using the Critical Power Analysis

Athletes and coaches are used to analyze the so called Critical Power (CP) curve. The CP curve shows the power an athlete can sustain for a certain period of time. For example a CP5 of 500W means the rider was able to sustain an average of 500W for 5 seconds as its best performance in all his rides. See our previous post Analyze your power output.

Today, we have added an additional metric to the CP analysis, that is the average heart rate during that effort. The heart rate metric adds an additional insight and quantifies the impact of that effort on the body.


The Critical Power analysis can be used with bike power, rowing power and running power.

At equal power performances, the lower heart rate highlights an athlete in a better shape and form.

With the Peak Power Evolution line chart, it is possible to follow the evolution of each CP line (CP5 seconds,CP10 seconds,etc.) and how the power and heart rate evolve with time. The range period can be selected.


We believe this is an additional advanced analysis that can be used to help athletes improve and reach their potential.


Real Time calories on the screen

You have asked, we have implemented it. Calories are now shown on the main screen during a session. To enable this functionality, make sure you enable “recording” and that each user has been registered with an email address.


Alex Zanardi, a great inspiration for us

Alex Zanardi has won a gold medal at the latest Rio Paralympics 2016. But it is not the victory that we want to highlight here but the man and his story.
Alex was a successful Formula 1 driven that lost both his legs in a tragic accidents while racing. He did not give up. He was determined to continuing his life.

Some quotes from Alex after the gold medal (excerpts from this BBC article):
“When you find yourself in a certain situation you have to identify where you want to go and focus on what you can achieve on that given day. Whether it is a small thing or big one, step-by-step you can make things happen.

“At the time I was asked if I would ever step back in a race car, but what was very important for me was to go into the bathroom and pee on my own, but I could not do that. I had to be helped. That was my number one priority. Day by day I managed to regain control and strength, regain some confidence and concentrate on different things and here I am now.”


There is also documentary on his life with a title that well represents his life, NO LIMITS Impossible is Just a Word

Rowing and Working out with Selfloosp

The Group Fitness Premium works with Concept2 rowers, skiErgs, bike power sensors and heart rate monitors.

The application tracks real-time data and shows group sessions on a tablet screen or an external larger screen.

Tiles can be colored according to target, such as distance, power, or calories.

Post analysis of the workout is available in the Selfloops website.

The service can be used for competitions and trainings, providing real-time data allowing personalized feedback to the athletes.

Selfloops Group Fitness and Concept2

With the latest PM5 firmware update, version 22, Concept2 rowers are fully supported by our Group Fitness Premium application.



Technically, the latest firmware brings the ANT FE-C standard support.
To upgrade the firmware on your PM5 monitor, use the Concept2 Utility application.

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After the update, you can enable the broadcast streaming in the PM5 with:

More/Turn Wireless On/Or connect with ANT will enable FE-C for the remainder of the session.

In the application, you just need to press “Start” and you’ll visualize multiple rowers at the same time on the screen.


After the session, you can upload the data on Selfloops and get a more advanced analysis and an historical account of all your sessions. This allows you to keep track of your efforts and analyze your sports performance, including your progresses. And you can share this information with your coach too.



Finally, Automatic Sync with Garmin Devices


We have enabled the ability for your Garmin workouts to automatically appear in Selfloops within about 10-seconds of you completing the workout.

This means that for any Bluetooth/WiFi enabled Garmin devices, you’ll be able to get the workouts to Selfloops without being near your computer.

And, for those with older devices like the FR310XT/910XT that use the ANT Agent (or Garmin Express) software, you’ll still get your workouts to Selfloops without the need for the manual upload.

Just link your Garmin Connect Account on Selfloops (a premium account is required)

Selfloops syncs with many other services already. These include Strava, the Withings scale, GoldenCheetah, Powertap Power Agent, SRM Device Agent, our HRV app.

Keep track of all your activities across different services in the Selfloops website.

Quantify your efforts with the TRIMP score

We have now included the TRIMP score in the Group Fitness email reports.

The TRIMP (TRaining IMPulse) score measures the activity intensity. The harder and longer you train, the higher will be your TRIMP.

The TRIMP score is calculated for every activity where a heart rate monitor is used. Also available in our website for indoor and outdoor sports activities.

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Winning teams use Selfloops

Giro del Trentino 2016, Stage 2. Two out of three of the riders in the podium use Selfloops to track and analyze sports performance! Congrats Nippo–Vini Fantini and Gazprom-RusVelo nice to see such photo! (photo credit Stefano Sirotti)


Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali 2016, Stage 1b (TTT). Two of the teams in the podium use Selfloops! Well done Gazprom-RusVelo and Unieuro Wilier.
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Share your activities the way you want

All your activities in Selfloops are visible only by you. However, we offer various ways to share some of your sessions.

You can share an activity on Facebook, Twitter, by email and in your blog or webpage. You choose, just select the Share option button.

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