The CE800 elliptical has a built-in generator for power and does not need to be plugged into an AC outlet. To power up the elliptical trainer, simply start to pedal and the console will turn on automatically.
When initially powered on, the console will perform an internal self-test. During this time, all of the lights will turn on for a short time. When the lights go off, the dot matrix display will show the current software version and the Message Window will display an odometer reading. The odometer reading displays how many hours the elliptical trainer has been used and how many virtual miles the elliptical trainer has gone.
The odometer will remain displayed for only a few seconds and then the console will go to the start up display. The dot matrix display will scroll through the different profiles, showing the programs, and the Message Window will scroll the start up message. You may now begin your workout program.
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.
Your console is equipped with a CSAFE feature. The power (POWER) port can be used for powering a remote controlled audio-visual system by connecting a cable from the remote to the power port at the back of the console. The communication port (COMM) can be used to interact with fitness software applications.
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 elliptical 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, displayed as 10 rows of lights, available for plenty of variety. The first 5 levels are very easy workloads, and the changes between levels are set to a good progression for de-conditioned users. Levels 5-10 are more challenging but the increases from one level to the next remain small. Levels 10-15 start get tough as the levels jump more dramatically. Levels 15-20 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 elliptical 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.