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THE CHEST HEART RATE MONITOR
HOW TO PUT ON THE HEART RATE MONITOR
If the heart rate monitor looks like the one shown
in drawing 1, press the transmitter (A) onto the snap
fasteners on the chest strap (B). If the heart rate
monitor looks like the one shown in drawing 2,
insert the tab (C) on one end of the chest strap (D) into
one end of the transmitter (E). Then, press the end of
the transmitter under the buckle (F) on the chest strap;
the tab should be flush with the transmitter.
Next, wrap the heart
rate monitor around
your chest in the loca-
tion shown; the heart
rate monitor must be
under your clothes,
tight against your skin.
Make sure that the logo
is right-side-up. Then, attach the other end of the chest
strap. Adjust the length of the chest strap, if necessary.
Next, pull the trans-
mitter and the chest
strap away from your
body a few inches
and locate the two
electrode areas (G).
Using saliva or con-
tact lens solution, wet the electrode areas. Then, return
the transmitter and the chest strap to a position against
your chest.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Thoroughly dry the electrode areas with a soft towel
after each use. Moisture may keep the heart rate
monitor 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, and do not
expose it to temperatures above 122° F (50° C) or
below 14° F (-10° C).
Do not excessively bend or stretch the heart rate
monitor when using or storing it.
To clean the transmitter, use a damp cloth and a
small amount of mild soap. Then, wipe the transmit-
ter with a damp cloth and thoroughly dry it with a soft
towel. Never use alcohol, abrasives, or chemicals
to clean the transmitter. Hand wash and air dry the
chest strap.
TROUBLESHOOTING
If the heart rate monitor does not function when
positioned as described at the left, move it slightly
lower or higher on your chest.
If heart rate readings are not displayed until you
begin perspiring, re-wet 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 trans-
mitter, 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 condi-
tions such as premature ventricular contractions
(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.
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A
B
EF
CD
G
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