Your CR800 bike has a built-in generator that supplies power. The bike does not need to be plugged in to external power in order to operate. To power on the bike, begin pedaling and the console will activate.
When initially powered on, the console will perform an internal self-test. During this time, the display may not light up for a few seconds. Continue pedaling and the display will light up. Once powered on, the console will show the the start-up message. You may now begin to use your bike.
Programming the Console
Each of the preset programs can be customized with your personal information and changed to suit your needs. Some of the information asked for is necessary to ensure the readouts are correct (age, weight).
During the heart rate control programs, your age and weight are necessary to ensure a more correct calorie reading. Learn more about your machine's calorie counting measurement.
Console Buttons and Basic Information
The Dot Matrix, or Profile Window, has two display modes. When you begin a program, the dot matrix will display the workout profile. To the left of the dot matrix, there is a button labeled DISPLAY. Pressing this button once will switch the display to show a quarter mile track. If the DISPLAY button is pressed again, the dot matrix will switch back and forth between "Track" and "Profile" mode every few seconds.
Below the Dot matrix display is a Heart Icon and a Bar Graph. The fitness bike has a built in heart rate monitoring system. Simply grasping the hand pulse sensors, or wearing a heart rate chest belt transmitter, will initiate a pulse reading (this may take a few seconds). The Message Window will display your heart rate, or pulse, in beats per minute. The Bar Graph represents the percentage of your maximum heart rate that you are currently achieving. Note: You must enter your age during program setup for the Bar Graph to be accurate. Refer to Heart Rate section for details about these features and how they can help you work out more efficiently.
The Stop/Reset button actually has several functions:
- Pressing the STOP/RESET key once during a program will pause the program for 5 minutes (when you stop pedaling without AC power the display will turn off but the memory will be saved for 5 minutes just like the pause mode). If you need to get a drink, answer the phone, or any of the many things that could interrupt your workout, this is a great feature. To resume your workout, just press the START key or start pedaling.
- If the STOP/RESET button is pressed twice during a workout, the program will end and the console will return to the start up screen.
- If the STOP/RESET key is held down for 3 seconds the console will perform a complete reset.
- During data entry for a program, the STOP/RESET key performs a "Previous Screen" function. This allows you to go back one step in the programming each time you press the STOP/RESET key.
The Program Keys are used to preview each program. When you first turn the console on, you may press each program key to preview what the program profile looks like. If you decide that you want to try a program, press the corresponding program key and then press the ENTER key to select the program and enter into the data-setup mode.
Note: The program keys also act as a number key pad when you are in the data-setup mode. Under each program key is a number. If you are setting new data such as age, weight etc., you can use these keys to enter the numbers quickly.
Cooling Fan Feature
The console includes a built-in fan to help keep you cool. To turn the fan on press the key on the right side, front of the console.
After the console powers up, press the START key to initiate the "Quick Start" program. While in Quick Start, the time will count up from zero, all workout data will start to accrue and the workload may be adjusted manually by pressing the level up and down buttons.
The console display matrix will show just the bottom row lit. As you increase the workload, more rows will light indicating a harder workout. The bike will get harder to pedal as the rows increase. The console display matrix has 24 columns of lights. Each column represents 1 minute. At the end of the 24th column (or 24 minutes of work), the display will wrap around and start at the first column again.
There are 40 levels of resistance (display as 10 rows of light) available. Levels 1-10 are very easy workloads, and the changes between levels are set to a good progression for de-conditioned users. Levels 10-20 are more challenging but the increases from one level to the next remain small. Levels 20-30 start getting tough as the levels jump more dramatically. Levels 30-40 are extremely hard and are good for short interval peaks and elite athletic training.
The display will automatically turn off (go to sleep) after 30 minutes of inactivity. This function is called sleep mode. In sleep mode, the bike will power down most everything except for a minimum of circuitry for detecting button presses and the safety button so it will start up again if these are activated.