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Change history

Changes in each RowPro release

Changes in Release 5.0.9

  • RowPro 5 now runs better in older Mac hardware.
  • The operation of advanced custom rows and pace boats is improved.
  • A number of bugs, behaviour quirks and presentation anomalies in previous RowPro versions are now resolved.

Changes in Release 5.0.7

  • RowPro 5 for Windows is now released! Also RowPro 5 for Mac is updated to match RowPro 5 for Windows.
  • Advanced Custom Rows and Advanced Pace Boats are now available using a new simplified interface.
  • Concept2 PM3 and PM4 LogCards can now be imported into your RowPro online logbook.
  • RowPro 5 can now operate in French. RowPro 5 peut maintenant fonctionner en français.
  • RowPro 5 can now operate in German. RowPro 5 kann auf Deutsch jetzt funktionieren.
  • RowPro 5 can now operate in Spanish. RowPro 5 puede ahora funcionar en español.
  • The Lanes utility in Set up a Row is redesigned.
  • A number of bugs, behaviour quirks and presentation anomalies in previous RowPro versions are now resolved.

Changes in Release 5.0.6

  • RowPro 5 Preview 2 for Windows is now released.
  • RowPro is now 64-bit so it runs natively in 64-bit Windows computers and Macs.
  • Some issues with Concept2 PM5 v22 and later firmware are now resolved.
  • A number of bugs, behaviour quirks and presentation anomalies in previous RowPro versions are now resolved.

Changes in Release 5.0.5

  • RowPro 5 Preview for Windows is now released. From now on updates to RowPro for Windows and Mac will be released at the same time.
  • RowPro 3D graphics now have anti-aliasing on by default so the graphics appearance is much smoother and more refined.
  • The female rower's appearance and posture are now much improved.
  • Keyboard shortcuts are now available on the check-in form: R for Ready, N for Not ready, P for Prepare to start, and S for Start.
  • Monthly, annual, 2-year and 3-year plans are now able to be auto-renewed.
  • Custom rows can now have a mix of time and distance for the active and rest parts.
  • Demo rows have now been added and can be accessed in Set up a Row.
  • The number of splits can now be manually increased or decreased from the default number.
  • The RowPro online components (logbook, training, Oarbits) are now accessible via web browser at www.digitalrowing.com/myrowpro.
  • A number of bugs, behaviour quirks and presentation anomalies in previous RowPro versions are now resolved.

Changes in Release 5.0.3

RowPro 5 is a major new release that for the first time includes both a Windows version (coming soon) and a native Mac OSX version. The major changes from 4.3 are:

  • The Mac version of RowPro runs in OSX 10.10.4 and higher, the Windows version (coming soon) runs in Windows 7 and higher.
  • Completely new user interface with a mix of local and online functions.
  • A completely new RowPro online logbook that RowPro uploads results to automatically.
  • A completely new online training system that replaces the one previously built into RowPro, enabling plans to be downloaded directly into RowPro.
  • A revamped Oarbits online that replaces the one previously built into RowPro.
  • Direct access to Oarbits online, RowPro online logbook, online training plans and online rowfiles from within RowPro.
  • A revamped Rowfile Library that enables Rowfiles to be downloaded directly into RowPro.
  • RowPro is now activated by a product key - this replaces the license that was used to activate earlier versions.
  • RowPro product keys can now be purchased via a choice of either monthly plans, 1-3 year plans, or permanent keys.
  • Session Setup is renamed Set up a Row, and the Control Center is now replaced with the Logbook, Training, Tools and Preferences.
  • The Oarbits App for iOS and Android is now replaced with a RowPro App that includes Oarbits.
  • This first release of RowPro 5 is single erg only and English only. Multi-erg and multi-language will be added next.
  • The data on PM3 and PM4 LogCards can no longer be imported into RowPro 5.
  • The data on PM5 USB Flash Drives can be imported (coming soon) into your RowPro online logbook by plugging the USB Flash Drive into your USB port.
  • A number of bugs in previous RowPro versions are now resolved.

Changes in Release 4.300

  • It is now possible to row online in 2D again.
  • Pace boats now leave the start line correctly in time rows.
  • The Pace Bar on the right side of the screen now correctly displays information in columns.

Changes in Release 4.200

  • RowPro now works with Concept2 PM5 Performance Monitors.
  • A beginner assist panel now appears the first time RowPro is started.
  • The information that appears in the Pace Bar at the right of the 3D display during Venue and Online rows can now be customized in RowPro Control Center | System Settings. Additional options include Heart Rate (Venue only), Stroke Rate and Watts.
  • A number of bugs in previous RowPro versions are now resolved.

Changes in Release 4.100

  • RowPro now installs and runs correctly in Windows 8.1.
  • The computer's CPU is now released more fully when RowPro is minimised.
  • The information visible when uploading results to Concept2 Online Logbooks now updates properly.
  • A number of bugs in previous RowPro versions are now resolved.

Changes in Release 4.000

  • All-new 3D graphics - new and improved male and female rowers, boats, oars, buoys, trees, landscape and scene lighting.
  • RowPro now installs and runs correctly in Windows 8. Note: To run RowPro in Windows XP or Vista, use RowPro 3.016.
  • A number of important bugs in previous RowPro versions are now resolved.
  • A new version of the Oarbits App for iOS and Android is released.
  • RowPro now includes a collection of single and double sculls demos from London 2012.
  • RowPro Guides, RowPro Product Sheet, RowPro Help and RowPro Help Online are now updated to version 4.0.
  • This is the platform Digital Rowing will use for future RowPro developments.

Changes in Release 3.016

  • RowPro Setup now installs the Microsoft DirectX9 graphics system correctly in 64-bit systems.

Changes in Release 3.015

  • RowPro Setup now installs the Microsoft DirectX9 graphics system along with RowPro.

Changes in Release 3.012

  • RowPro now has 3D live water with oar puddles, boat wakes, gentle surface ripples and moving reflections.
  • RowPro now runs in Windows 7, and runs in Intel-based Macs using Parallels 4.0.
  • RowPro can now be set to use either the OpenGL or DirectX graphics system.
  • There is a new Oarbits Online website.
  • There is a new Online Rowfile Selector for downloading Rowfiles
  • A new Vista Gadget is available with RowPro version 3 for tracking your Online Rowing sessions.
  • RowPro can now operate in German. RowPro kann auf Deutsch jetzt funktionieren.
  • RowPro can now operate in Spanish. RowPro puede ahora funcionar en español.
  • Online Rowing sessions can now have 1x, 2x, 4x or 8x boats. Note each RowPro PC can support ONE boat online.
  • RowPro rowing plans are now available in 8, 10, 12 or 14 week formats.
  • The suite of analysis tools in RowPro is expanded.
  • RowPro now includes a collection of single and double sculls demos from Beijing 2008.
  • A Graphics Tester is now available to confirm your PC graphics system can support the live water in RowPro 3.
  • A number of bugs in previous RowPro versions are now resolved.
  • RowPro Guides, RowPro Product Sheet, RowPro Help and RowPro Help Online are now updated to version 3.
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Digital Rowing makes computer software for indoor rowing. Our flagship product RowPro is designed exclusively for use with Concept2 Indoor Rowers and is used daily in over 40 countries.

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