Concept2 and Selfloops

From the Concept2 blog, we repost the same content here.

There are many ways that technology can add variety to your routine. In addition to our free app, ErgData, there are a number of apps that connect with the Performance Monitor 5 (PM5) via Bluetooth and ANT+. (If you have a PM2, PM3 or PM4, there still are a few options to consider which may require a cable or other additional device. The PM5 can also be retrofitted to all models.)

While these apps are not developed, serviced or supported by Concept2, we’re excited to share these details because we know that the features and functions interest athletes of all abilities. We will continue to share our favorites via social media, so follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

Selfloops is an innovative company at the intersection of sports performance and fitness. Selfloops offers an advanced platform for coaches, gyms and athletes to track and analyze sports performance, both indoors and outdoors.

Selfloops Group Fitness Premium (for Group Training)

The Selfloops Group Fitness Premium application supports the ANT+ standard and it can track multiple heart rate monitors, and real-time workout data coming from multiple PM5s on the Concept2 RowErg, SkiErg and BikeErg. It’s widely used in rowing clubs, CrossFit boxes and gyms in 46 countries. With the Group Fitness service, coaches can monitor their class(es) and train people according to their fitness intensity zones. The integration of real-time data and post-workout advanced analytics is what makes Selfloops unique.

Track multiple Concept2 RowErgs, SkiErgs and BikeErgs wirelessly and in real time. Color-coded “tiles” represent data from the PM5.

What people really like is that all the metrics can be tracked and shown on a large screen. This keeps motivation high and helps users reach their fitness goals. During a training session, a coach can easily check the screen and see who might need to push harder and who might need to slow down. Data “tiles” represent PM5 data—one for each user/PM5—and can be color-coded based on heart rate zones, power zones, cadence/stride zones or according to a target metric such as distance and Calories.

Selfloops is continuously innovating and pushing what is possible using the latest technologies. The latest innovation is Selfloops Streams that provides live streaming of video and data. With this new service, gyms can train their clients, track their performance from a distance, keeping them engaged and motivated.

Selfloops Spark (for Individuals)

The Selfloops Spark app is the only Apple Watch application that allows you to track your workouts with Concept2 RowErgs, SkiErgs and BikeErgs. The optical heart rate sensor of the Apple Watch is used to track your heart rate. You can also see different metrics on your Apple Watch like power, strokes per minute and more. After the workout, the data is synced automatically to the Apple HealthKit and the Selfloops website. It is also possible to automatically synchronize your workouts with the Concept2 Online Logbook.

The Selfloops motto is, “you can only improve what you measure” and the company is committed to providing the tools to coaches, gyms and athletes to track and analyze their sport performances.

Selfloops Streams now with Zoom and Vimeo

A great new update for SELFLOOPS STREAMS is here. We already support video and heart rate data live streaming, and the Apple Watch. Videos can be live streamed or be played on-demand.

Streams was integrated with YouTube and YouTube Live.
We now have added Zoom and Vimeo. That means you can embed those services directly on the Selfloops website.

Reach your clients Anywhere, Anytime

SELFLOOPS STREAMS allows you to live stream your classes and monitor your clients workout intensity in real-time, anywhere they are.

SELFLOOPS Streams

We have been working on this project for a long time and the time has come to make it public.

Reach your clients Anywhere, Anytime


SELFLOOPS STREAMS allows you to live stream your classes and monitor your clients workout intensity in real-time, anywhere they are.

Retain your clients and keep them engaged

Many of you clients may not be able to come to the gym with the new restrictions due to the Covid-19 virus.

This is the time to keep them involved, engaged, anywhere they are, at any time.

Your clients will use our SELFLOOPS Fitness smartphone application, available for Android and iPhone together with a heart rate monitor (any Bluetooth HRM).

If they have an Apple Watch, they can use our SELFLOOPS Spark app to join the Live Streaming sessions as they do when they train at your gym.

Video Streaming

SELFLOOPS STREAMS provides data streaming and video streaming. Currently the service is integrated with YouTube Live and YouTube video on demand.

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Videos and music in the Group Fitness sessions

We have created an integrated experience that makes it possible to simultaneously track sensors and play multimedia content in a single application.

This features is available in our Group Fitness Premium application and allows a coach to play videos and/or music while tracking the workout data.

With just one click, it is possible to switch, during the session, from the video screen to the tracking screen.

The multimedia content together with the structured workouts feature allows the coach to create highly interactive and structured experiences.

For more information on how to use it, please check our support pages.

Class reservations made easy

In the Selfloops website we have built an integrated class scheduling and management system. The system can be used as a stand alone service. We are also integrated with major class management systems such as MindBody.

With our system, clients can sign up for classes and select their bike/rower/loaner. They do not necessarily need to make a bike reservation, at signup we automatically reserve a bike for them and they can change it if they want.

We have now added the ability to reserve the place/bike/rower/loaner directly in our smartphone apps, available for iOS and Android.

With our Spark smartphone app, users can sign up for classes, reserve their sensors, check their workouts. A Selfloops integrated experience!