Tips for using Equipment Tips
How accurate is the calorie counter on Cybex products?
Since CYBEX uses the ACSM formula on cycles, steppers, and treadmills to calculate calories, the results are as accurate as the formula. The gold standard for the measurement of energy expenditure is the actual measurement of oxygen consumed. Since that is not generally possible, the formulas were developed using data from oxygen consumption tests for each of the various machines at levels across a population of users. Where a significant factor like weight occurs it is included in the calculation on the machine. Beyond that the formula is as similar or different as two individuals doing the same thing can be in their use of oxygen which correlates directly to calories. As much as an absolute measure of calories burned, the indicated calories should be considered as a benchmark in ones overall consumption of energy.
What is the maximum user weight limit on Cybex Cardio products?
I want to do the Heart Rate Control Program (Program 9) but keep getting the message 'HR Signal Lost'
The Heart Rate Control program requires the use of a telemetry strap for constant monitoring of heart rate. The heart icon will turn blue while it is acquiring the signal at the start of the program to confirm the presence of a signal. If your telemetry strap is not sending a signal you may encounter the message "HR Signal Lost". Make sure the back of the telemetry strap is wet to maximize conductivity.
Why does contact heart rate sometime fail to pick me up?
Contaminants, such as hand lotions, oils or body powder, may come off on the contact heart rate grips. These can reduce sensitivity and interfere with the heart rate signal. It is recommended that the user have clean hands when using the contact heart rate.
How accurate is the contact heart rate monitoring?
Contact Heart Rate can be accurate to within +/- 1 BPM but in most cases should be used as a general indication as there are a variety of factors that can interfere with the quality of the signal such as:
How are the calories calculated?
On cycles, steppers, and treadmills, CYBEX uses the formulas established by the American College of Sports Medicine to calculate calories.
What user height range are your machines designed for?
All products are designed for optimum use by users between 4'10" to 6'5"
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