Basic Console Information
The console display is separated into 4 separate display windows with twelve total data points. Using the button below each window changes the display data point as shown.
When you are in the data set-up mode, setting new data such as age, weight etc., you can use these buttons to enter the numbers quickly.
The console Profile Window will display the workout Profile. The Message window displays pertinent exercise data. There are four windows to display a large variety of pertinent data during the workout. A Vertical window measures vertical height climbed along with Heart Rate and METs. Calories window measuring overall calories burned along with calories/minute and watts. A "Time Elapsed" window along with "Time Remaining" and "Total Program Time." You can also view a steps/minute window along with total steps and floors climbed.
- Vertical distance counts up from 0 to 999 feet or meters then rolls over to 1 to represent 1,000. A light in the decimal space for each increment of 1,000 will also illuminate and changes position with each distance of 1,000 reached. Changing from imperial to meters is accomplished by pressing 1, 2, 3, OK.
Heart Rate Display
The stairclimber has capabilities for a wireless telemetric heart rate monitor (model 900660 only) and contact heart rate. If wearing a Bluetooth enabled heart rate chest strap, the console will automatically detect the closest sensor and display heart rate in the upper left side window. For contact heart rate, simply grasping the hand pulse sensors will calculate and display the heart rate (this may take a few seconds). Press the scroll button until heart rate data is displayed. The heart rate window will display your heart rate (pulse) in beats per minute.
The console has a start/stop button with a pause feature. Once the stairclimber has started rotating the staircase, the 'pause' function can be activated.
Pressing the start/stop button once will slow and pause the staircase from rotating and lock it in place. The time period for the pause function is 30 seconds. If the start/stop button is pressed once while the stairclimber is paused, then the staircase will unlock and begin slowly rotating again at resistance level one. The user will be required to increase their resistance back to the previous level of exercise.
If the start/stop button is not pressed again within 30 seconds of being paused, the program will automatically end and the console resets.
Pressing the start/stop button twice will slow and stop the staircase from rotating and end the program, resetting the console.
Console Cooling Fan
An adjustable vent, two-speed cooling fan is integrated into the console to help keep you cool during the workout. The fan is set to 'off' by default. To turn on while using the machine:
- Press the fan button once to turn the fan on to the high setting
- Press the fan button a second time to switch to the low setting
- Pressing the fan button a third time will shut the fan off
'Quick Start' mode is the quickest way to begin a workout. To initiate, press the Start button. 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 dot matrix display will show just the bottom row lit. As you increase the workload, more rows will light indicating a harder workout. The stairclimber will get harder as the stairs begin to rotate more easily as the rows increase, thus increasing your steps per minute. The dot matrix has 24 columns of lights and each column represents 1 minute. At the end of the 24th column (or 24 minutes), the display will wrap around and start at the first column again.
There are 20 levels of resistance. The first levels are very easy workloads, and the changes between levels are set to a good progression for de-conditioned users. As the levels increase, the braking of the rotating stairs decreases, causing the user to step at a faster rate (steps per minute or 'spm'). The highest levels, levels 15-20 are extremely challenging. These levels should not be used by de-conditioned users as there is greater risk of falling off of the machine when the user cannot keep up with the rate of rotation of the stairs. These levels are extremely hard and are good for short interval peaks and elite athletic training.
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