HOW TO PUT ON THE HEART RATE MONITOR
The heart rate monitor consists of two components:
the chest strap and the sensor unit (see the drawing
below). Insert the tab on one end of the chest strap
through the hole in one end of the sensor unit. Press
the end of the sensor unit under the buckle on the chest
strap. The tab should be almost flush with the front of
the sensor unit.
Next, wrap the
heart rate moni-
tor around your
attach the other
end of the chest
strap to the sen-
sor unit. Adjust
the length of the
chest strap, if
heart rate moni-
tor should be under your clothing, tight against your
skin, and as high under the pectoral muscles or
breasts as is comfortable. Make sure that the logo on
the sensor unit is facing forward and is right-side-up.
Pull the sensor unit away from your body a few inches
and locate the two electrode areas on the inner side.
The electrode areas are the areas covered by shallow
ridges. Using saline solution such as saliva or contact
lens solution, wet both electrode areas. Return the
sensor unit to a position against your chest.
HEART RATE MONITOR CARE AND MAINTENANCE
¥ Thoroughly dry the heart rate monitor after each
use. The heart rate monitor is activated when the
electrode areas are wetted and the heart rate
monitor is put on; the heart rate monitor shuts off
when it is removed and the electrode areas are
dried. If the heart rate monitor is not dried after each
use, it may remain activated longer than necessary,
draining the battery prematurely.
¥ Store the heart rate monitor in a warm, dry place.
Do not store the heart rate monitor in a plastic bag
or other container that may trap moisture.
¥ Do not expose the heart rate monitor to direct
sunlight for extended periods of time; do not expose
it to temperatures above 122¡ Fahrenheit (50¡
Celsius) or below 14¡ Fahrenheit (-10¡ Celsius).
¥ Do not excessively bend or stretch the sensor unit
when using or storing the heart rate monitor.
¥ Clean the sensor unit using a damp clothÑnever
use alcohol, abrasives, or chemicals. The chest
strap may be hand washed and air dried.
HEART RATE MONITOR TROUBLE-SHOOTING
The instructions on the following pages explain
how the heart rate monitor is used with the console.
If the heart rate monitor does not function properly,
try the steps below.
¥ Make sure that the heart rate monitor is under your
clothing, tight against your skin, and as high under
the pectoral muscles or breasts as is comfortable.
The logo on the sensor unit must be facing forward
and be right-side-up. Note: If the heart rate monitor
does not function when positioned as described, try
moving it slightly lower or higher on your chest.
¥ Use saline solution such as saliva or contact lens
solution to wet the two electrode areas on the
sensor unit. If heart rate readings do not appear until
you begin perspiring, re-wet the electrode areas.
¥ As you walk or run on the treadmill, position your-
self near the center of the walking belt. For the
console to display heart rate readings, the user
must be within armÕs length of the console.
¥ The heart rate monitor is designed to work with
people who have normal heart rhythms. Heart rate
reading problems may be caused by medical
conditions such as premature ventricular contrac-
tions (pvcs), tachycardia bursts, and arrhythmia.
¥ The operation of the heart rate monitor can be
affected by magnetic interference caused by high
power lines or other sources. If it is suspected that
this is a problem, try relocating the treadmill.
¥ The CR2032 battery may need to be replaced (see
HOW TO USE THE HEART RATE MONITOR