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HOW TO PUT ON THE HEART RATE MONITOR
The heart rate
monitor consists of
a chest strap and a
sensor. Insert the
tab on one end of
the chest strap into
the hole in one end
of the sensor as
shown. Then, press
the end of the sen-
sor under the buckle
on the chest strap.
The tab should be
flush with the front of
the sensor.
The heart rate moni-
tor must be worn
under your clothes,
tight against your
skin. Wrap the heart
rate monitor around
your chest in the
location shown.
Make sure that
the logo is right-
side-up. Then, attach the other end of the chest strap
to the sensor. Adjust the length of the chest strap, if
necessary.
Pull the sensor away from your body a few inches and
locate the two electrode areas, which are covered by
shallow ridges. Using saline solution such as saliva or
contact lens solution, wet the electrode areas. Then,
return the sensor to a position against your chest.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
• Thoroughlydrythesensorwithasofttowelafter
each use. Moisture may keep the sensor activated,
shortening the life of the battery.
•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° F (50° C) or below 14°
F (-10° C).
•Donotexcessivelybendorstretchthesensorwhen
using or storing the heart rate monitor.
•Tocleanthesensor,useadampclothandasmall
amount of mild soap. Then, wipe the sensor with a
damp cloth and thoroughly dry it with a soft towel.
Never use alcohol, abrasives, or chemicals to clean
the sensor. Hand wash and air dry the chest strap.
TROUBLESHOOTING
If the heart rate monitor does not function properly, try
the steps below.
• Makesurethatyouarewearingtheheartratemoni-
tor as described at the left. If the heart rate monitor
does not function when positioned as described,
move it slightly lower or higher on your chest.
• Ifheartratereadingsarenotdisplayeduntilyou
begin perspiring, rewet the electrode areas.
• Fortheconsoletodisplayheartratereadings,you
must be within arm’s length of the console.
• Ifthereisabatterycoveronthebackofthesensor,
replace the battery with a new battery of the same
type.
• 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 from high power
lines or other sources. If you suspect that magnetic
interference is causing a problem, try relocating the
fitness equipment.
THE CHEST HEART RATE MONITOR
Tab
Sensor Buckle
Chest
Strap
Tabs
Sensor
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