When the AC power cord is connected to the stepper, the console will automatically power up. When initially powered on, the console will perform an internal self-test. During this time, all the lights will turn on. When the lights go off, the console will display the software version. The console will also show the total hours of use and total steps. The odometer will remain displayed for only a few seconds and then the console will go to the start up display. The console will scroll through the different profiles of the programs and a start-up message. You may now begin to use the console.
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 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. Learn more about using a preset program here.
There are 20 levels of resistance. The first 5 levels are very easy workloads and the changes between levels are set to a good progression for de-conditioned users. Levels 6-10 are more challenging, but the increases in resistance from one level to the next remain small. Levels 11-15 start getting tough as the levels jump more dramatically. Levels 16-20 are extremely difficult 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.