Acumen Ergo Plus Specifications

Ergo Plus
Performance Accelerator
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ERGO Plus
Warning ..................................................................
Mission Statement...............................................
ERGO Plus Features............................................
What's in Your package ......................................
Operating Your ERGO Plus..................................
Attaching Your Heart Rate Monitor .................
Buttons and Functions......................................
Modes of Operation .........................................
Time/Date Mode ....................................................
Heart Rate/Stopwatch Mode .................................
Time in HR Target Zone Mode ..............................
Time in above HR Target Zone Mode...........................
Time in below HR Target Zone Mode...........................
Calorie Mode ........................................................
Fitness Index Mode ...............................................
Determining Your Exercise Factor ......................
Battery Replacement ...........................................
General Precautions ...........................................
Technical Specifications .....................................
Technical Display Guide .....................................
Warranty...............................................................
Service & Repair.....................................................
Overexertion can cause serious injury, including heart attacks.
Some individuals cannot safely elevate their heart rate to the
levels of typically used heart rate training zones. No one should
begin an exercise program without first obtaining medical
clearance, especially if there is a personal or family history of
heart disease, high blood pressure, or if you are over age 40,
have diabetes, high cholesterol, smoke cigarettes, are overweight
or are taking certain medications. Stop exercising and seek
medical attention if you notice signs of overexertion or heart
problems, such as pain or pressure in the left or mid-chest area
or left neck area, shoulder or arm, light-headedness, cold sweat,
unusual paleness or fainting. Also note that the signals used
by this monitor may interfere with a pacemaker or other implanted
devices,consult the manufacturer of the implant device and/or
your physician prior to using this monitor.
CONGRATULATIONS!
Welcome to the future of wireless heart rate technology!
Your purchase shows that you are serious about your
exercise and are committed to achieving your best.
Today, getting the most from your exercise doesn’t
necessarily mean you have to spend longer periods of
time to achieve your goals. With Target Heart Rate
Training, you will increase the effectiveness of your
workout by monitoring and quantifying your results every
step of the way. For most individuals as little as 20
minutes in your target heart rate zone each session is
enough to achieve substantial health improvements. The
Acumen ERGO Plus will act as your personal coach and
guide you to your fitness goals more effectively.
MISSION STATEMENT
At Acumen we have listened to what people such as
yourself have been asking for in a heart rate monitor
and are committed to your satisfaction. We know you
will enjoy all of the added features, along with those
never found before in other heart rate monitors, and the
ease of use incorporated into our products. If you ever
have any questions, comments or suggestions, please
write or call our staff. We greatly value your feedback
and look forward to continuing to provide you with
products and support that’s second to none. Thank you
for your purchase and anticipated support.
Product Development Team
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ERGO Plus Features
Conductive Fabric Heart Rate Strap
Backlight with SmartLite
Shock Resistant Design
Water Resistant up to 30 Meters
ECG Accurate Heart Rate
EZ-Set Target Zone Pat. NO.US6345197B1 Automatic
Programming with Audible and Visual Alarm
Indicators
Time In/Above/Below Heart Rate Target Zone
12/24 hr. Time/Date Display with Daily Alarm
Stopwatch with 1 Button Quick Start
Calorie Counter
Fitness Index
WHAT'S IN YOUR PACKAGE
Your ERGO Plus package includes:
A Ergo Plus
Sleek, sporty styling with an easy to read display and
comfortable button locations.
B Conductive Fabric Heart Rate Strap
C
Instruction Manual
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B
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OPERATING YOUR ERGO PLUS
I. Attaching Your Heart Rate Monitor
1.) Attach the transmitter belt to your chest
Step 1: Moisten each of the two conductive fabrics of the Chest
Belt.
Step 2: Insert the two Pins at the back of the transmitter into the
two mounting holes on the Conductive Fabric Chest Belt. Push
the transmitter downwards and lock the transmitter in place.
Press Press
Step 3: Adjust the tension of the Elastic Strap and check that
theconductive fabrics are firmly against your skin.
2.) Attach your wrist monitor. The watch does not have to be
attached to your wrist to register your heart rate, but it should
be within 3 feet of your chest.
3.) Press MODE/SET button to start your heart rate reading.
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Buttons and Functions
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MODE/SET
STR/STP/
RESET
MODE/SET Button
- Press momentarily to change modes; to proceed to the
next item in the setting mode.
- Press and hold to enter or exit the setting mode.
/ Button
- Press momentarily to activate the night light for 3 seconds;
to decrease the digits in the setting mode (press and hold
to change it fast).
.
- Press and hold to switch alarm sound ON/OFF in Time/Date
or Heart Rate/Stopwatch Mode (indicated by
icon
displaying on the screen).
STR/STP/RESET Button
- Press momentarily to start or stop the stopwatch; to increase
the digits in the setting mode (press and hold to change
it fast).
- Press and hold to clear the data of the stopwatch in Heart
Rate/Stopwatch Mode when the stopwatch is stopped. If
not clear, it will add up when the stopwatch restarts (But
the data of stopwatch and other records, such as time in/
below/above heart rate target zone, calories and fitness
index will saved until they are replaced with new data by
starting a new workout.).
.
Note: All buttons produce one short beep when pressed.
Press and hold operation also produces another beep.
When the daily alarm is beeping, it can be silenced by
pressing any button.
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Modes of Operation
To toggle through different modes, press MODE /SET
button.
Time/Date
Press MODE/SET button
Heart Rate/
Stopwatch
Press & Hold
MODE/SET button
Set Time, Date & Daily Alarm
Press & Hold
MODE/SET button
Set Personal Data
Press MODE/SET button
Press MODE/SET button
Time in HR
Target Zone
Press MODE/SET button
Time in above
HR Target Zone
Press MODE/SET button
Time in below
HR Target Zone
Press MODE/SET button
Calories
Press MODE/SET button
Fitness Index
Note: If no button is pressed for 60 seconds, the watch
will automatically exit the setting mode.
Time/Date Mode
The watch firstly enter Time/Date Mode when
turned on.
Setting the time
1. From Time/Date Mode, press and
hold MODE /SET button to enter
the setting mode.
2. Hour (blinking)
- Press /
button or STR/ST
OP/RESET button to adjust the value.
- P r e s s M O D E / S E T button to
proceed to the next item.
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3. Minutes (blinking)
- P r e s s / button or STR/STP
/RESET button to adjust the value.
- P r e s s M O D E / S E T button to
proceed to the next item.
4. 12/24 Hr. Time (blinking)
- P r e s s / button or STR/STP/
RESET button to select 12 or 24
hour time.
- P r e s s M O D E / S E T button to
proceed to the next item.
5. Year (blinking)
- Press
button or
/
STR/STP/RESET button to
adjust the value.
- P r e s s M O D E / S E T button to
proceed to the next item.
6. Month (blinking)
- Press
button or
/
STR/STP/RESET button to adjust
the value.
- P r e s s M O D E / S E T button to
proceed to the next item.
7. Day (blinking)
- Press
button or
/
STR/STP/RESET button to adjust
the value.
- P r e s s M O D E / S E T button to
proceed to the next item.
Note: The weekday is automatically set according to the
year, month and date entered.
8. Daily Alarm (blinking)
- Press
button or
/
STR/STP/RESET button to set the
alarm ON or OFF.
- P r e s s M O D E / S E T button to
proceed to the next item.
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9. Alarm Hour (blinking)
- Press
button or
/
STR/STP/RESET button to adjust
the value.
- Press MODE/SET button to
proceed to the next item.
10. Alarm Minute (blinking)
- P r e s s / button or STR/STP
/RESET button to adjust the
value.
- Press MODE/SET button to
proceed to the next item.
11. Smart Lite (blinking)
- Press
button or
/
STR/STP/RESET button to set
the Smart Lite to ON or OFF.
- Press MODE/SET button to
exit the setting mode.
Note: Smart Lite is set to "ON", press any button will activate
the night light for 3 seconds between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Heart Rate/Stopwatch Mode
From Time/Date Mode , press MODE/SET button once to
go to Heart Rate/Stopwatch Mode and begin your exercise.
Heart Rate -The ‘‘ ’’ icon indicates the heart rate circuit
is on. If your transmitter is correctly attached, the clock icon
should begin to blink and your current heart rate in beats
per minute will come up on the display. If no heart rate or
no key action for 15 seconds and for 5 minutes between
two heart rates, the heart rate circuit will switch itself off.
To restart it by pressing MODE/SET button.
Target Zone Alarm - Your Target Zone autosets based
on age setting, modifying it is optional.Your watch will
provide both a visual indicator (by flashing the heart rate
digits) and an audible alarm (by beeping with the rhythmic
beating of your current heart rate) if your heart rate is above
or below your target zone. The ‘‘ TZ ’’ ‘‘ TZ’’ or ‘‘TZ ’’
icons will indicate that your heart rate is above, within or below
the target zone respectively.
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The Stopwatch - From any Mode, press STR/STP/RESET
button to activate the stopwatch.You can pause and restart
by pressing this button. You can also press MODE/SET
button to view other modes without interrupting the stopwatch.
To reset the stopwatch, just press and hold STR/STP/RESET
button for 3 seconds in Heart Rate/Stopwatch Mode while
the stopwatch is stopped.
Setting Your Personal Data
1.From HeartRate/Stop watch
Mode , press and hold MODE/SET
button to enter the setting mode.
2. Age (blinking)
- P r e s s / button or STR/STP/
RESET button to adjust the value.
- P r e s s M O D E / S E T button to
proceed to the next item (If you
want to use the built-in EZ setting
of 65-85% of you max.,set only
your age and skip steps 4& 5.).
3. Target Zone Alarm(blinking)
-
Press
button or
/
STR/STP/RESET button to set the
Target Zone Alarm to ON or OFF.
- Press MODE/SET button to
proceed to the next item.
4. Upper Target Zone Limit
(blinking)
- P r e s s / button or STR/STP
/RESET button to adjust the value.
- P r e s s M O D E / S E T button
to proceed to the next item.
5. Lower Target Zone Limit
(blinking)
- P r e s s / button or STR/STP/
RESET button to adjust the value.
- P r e s s M O D E / S E T button
to proceed to the next item.
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6. Exercise Factor (blinking)
- Press /
button or
STR/STP/ RESET button to
adjust the value.
- P r e s s M O D E / S E T button
to exit the setting mode.
Time in HR Target Zone Mode
From Time/Date Mode, press
MODE/SET button twice to enter
Time in HR Target Zone Mode.
The watch auto-matically records
the time when your heart rate is
within the target zone.
By working within the correct target zone, you will achieve
your fitness goals and strengthen your cardiovascular system
in less time. Effective conditioning requires that you maintain
your heart rate at the proper level for at least 20 minutes per
workout (or per day).
Time above HR Target Zone Mode
From Time/Date Mode, press
MODE/SET button 3 times to enter
Time in above HR Target Zone Mode.
The watch automatically records the
time when your heart rate is above
the target zone.
Time below HR Targrt Zone Mode
From Time/Date Mode, press
MODE/SET button 4 times to enter
Time in below HR Target Zone Mode.
The watch automatically records the
time when your heart rate is below
the target zone.
Calorie Mode
From Time/Date Mode, press
MODE/SET button 5 times to enter
Calorie Mode. The calorie counter
automatically(and only) activates
when the watch is receiving the
heart rate signals.
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Note: The rate of calorie consumption can vary drastically
from one individual to another. The calorie counter on this
watch is designed to provide you with only an estimate based
on standard average rates of consumption. In most cases,
it? best to underestimate your calories consumed by setting
the Exercise Factor lower.
Fitness Index Mode
From Time/Date Mode, press
MODE/SETbutton 6 times to enter
Fitness Index Mode.This feature
is used to measure your fitness
level by monitoring how quickly
your heart rate starts to come
back down after your workout.As your cardiovascular
system improves, it will take less time for your heart
rate to come back down to a resting level after your
workouts. To activate it, just stop the stopwatch when
you finish exercising. The watch will automatically switch
to the Fitness Index Mode and begin a 60-secondcountdown timer. During this countdown, you should be
concentrating on bringing your body down to a
comfortable rest, by taking deep slow breathes and
relaxing your muscles. When the countdown timer
reaches zero, the watch will beep twice and display a
number between 0 - 99. The higher this number, the
better your recovery rate.
Note: The chest transmitter needs to remain attached to
your chest for this feature to work.
Fitness Index Level
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Grade
0~20
Poor
21~40
Fair
41~60
OK
61~80
Good
81~100
Excellent
DETERMINING YOUR EXERCISE FACTOR
The Exercise Factor is one of the variables used by the
watch in estimating the amount of calories burned during
your workout. The most common forms of exercise are
listed in the table below. Select a number from the table
below based on how hard you plan to exercise for a given
activity and set your watch accordingly (see Setting
Instructions on page 11). If you do not find the particular
activity you are looking for, refer to one that is similar.
Table of Exercise Factor Settings
Exercise
Aerobics
Basketball
Bowling
Cycling
Dancing
Football
Golf
Hiking
Jumping Rope
Running
Skating (Ice/Inline)
Skiing (Cross-Country)
Skiing (Downhill/Water)
Swimming
Stair Climbing
Tennis
Volleyball
Walking
Weight Training
Intensity Level
Light
Medium
High
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7
2
3-5
3
6-7
4-5
3-5
8
8-10
5
6-7
5
4
4
4-5
3
3
3-4
9
10-12
4
9,10
7,8
9,10
7
9-11
11,12
16,17
8,9
11,12
8
8-10
7,8
8,9
6
7
9,10
7,8
8,9
3
6-8
4-6
8
6
5-8
9,10
11-15
6,7
8-10
6,7
5-7
5,6
6-7
4,5
4-6
5-8
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BATTERY REPLACEMENT
The Watch Battery Replacement
We recommend that you should take it to a local jewelry
store or an authorized Acumen service center in order to
guarantee that it will maintain its water resistance. Improper
battery replacement or service will void the warranty. If you
feel comfortable replacing your own batteries, be careful to
notice how the old battery comes out and the proper
positioning of the hold-down contacts before removing it.
Also, be careful to line up the o-ring gasket properly before
replacing the battery door cover. To insure battery water
resistance, it’s a good idea to smear a small drop of silicone
lubricant spray on the rubber o-ring.
Note: The watch will enter the shelf mode (i.e. blank screen)
after changing battery. Press any button to return to normal
mode.
Chest Transmitter Battery Replacement
Step 1: Remove the transmitter from the belt.(Fig.1)
Step 2: Use a coin to unlock the battery door, and then replace
the old battery inside with a new one. (Fig.2)
Step 3: Lock the battery door firmly into place making sure the
O-ring seal does not get pinched or distorted.
Caution: to aviod damage to the battery door,do not over tighten.
Fig.2
Fig.1
Unlock
push push
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Lock
GENERAL PRECAUTIONS
Do not operate buttons under water. Although your
watch is water resistant, be sure that you do not operate
its buttons under water as pressure can cause them to
leak.
Dry off transmitter after use. The transmitter will
automatically shut itself off once you have disconnected
it from your chest. However, it is important to thoroughly
dry it off after every use, since moisture in the electrodes
can cause it to remain on longer.
Electrode precautions. Be sure not to excessively twist
or bend the electrode portions of the chest transmitter
(never bend backwards), especially when storing it. This
can permanently damage their conductivity and cause
mechanical damage to the internal circuit.
Global Reset. If your watch should ever get stuck or
act erratically due to dropping it, static shock or some
other unforeseen reasons, this feature will allow you to
reset the watch and return all settings back to their
internal defaults. To perform this function, press and
hold all buttons together for 3 seconds under any mode.
The watch will enter the shelf mode, which is of the
.
blank screen. Press any button to restart it.
Caution: Global Reset will CLEAR UP EVERYTHING
that include your Personal Settings.
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Shock Resistance
Shock resistant design
Water Resistance
98 feet (or 30 meters)
Not intended for diving
Operating Temperature
32 F to 122 F (0 C to 50 C)
Battery Type
Heart Rate transmitter:
Lithium CR2032
Watch:
Lithium CR2032
Battery Life
Heart Rate transmitter:
Approx. 2.5 years, average use of 1 hr./day, 7 days/week.
Watch:
Approx. 1.5 years, average use of 1 hr./day, 7 days/week.
Memory Recall Items
Total elapsed time, time in/ below/above TZ, calories and
fitness index.
Time Default Mode
The watch will automatically return to Time Mode if no
heart rate or no key action for 5 minutes.
Global Reset
This feature will clear all memory data and user settings
and return all settings to the default values listed. Press
and hold all 3 buttons for 3 seconds, the watch will enter
the shelf mode (also happens at battery replacement),
which is of the blank screen. Press any button to restart
it.
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TECHNICAL DISPLAY GUIDE
Display Items
Default Setting
Range
8 AM/12 Hr.
Time
*AM & PM indicators
shown only in the
Setting Mode.
12/24 hr. clock
Alarm Time
8 AM/ OFF
ON/OFF
Date
01/01/2001
To 12/31/2099
Age
30
Heart RateDisplay
7 - 99
20 - 250 bpm
TZ Alarm
OFF
ON/OFF
Upper Target Zone
Limit
162 beats per
minute
OFF, 20 - 250
Lower Target
Zone Limit
124 beats per
minute
OFF, 20 - 250
Note: Upper TZ Limit cannot be set less than Lower TZ Limit and Lower
TZ Limit cannot be set more than Upper TZ Limit. However, they can
be set within 1 beat of each other, or either one can be set to OFF.
0 - 20
Exercise Factor
5
Stopwatch Capacity
00:00:00
Time in TZ
0
0 - 24:00
Time in above TZ
0
0 - 24:00
Time in below TZ
0
0 - 24:00
Calorie Display
0
Fitness Index
0
To 23:59:59 (rolls
over at 24 hours)
0 - 9999 Kcal.
(rolls over at 10000)
0 - 99
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Warranty
This product is warranted by Acumen Inc. for one year
from the date of purchase (with the exception of batteries
and elastic chest strap) against defects in workmanship
and material. During this one-yeart period, these defects
will be repaired or the product will be replaced by Acumen
Inc. at its sole discretion without charge. This warranty
covers normal consumer usage and does not cover
damage which occurs in shipment or failure which results
from accident, misuse, abuse, tampering, alteration or
disassembling of the product or improper maintenance.
This warranty is effective only if the product is purchased
and operated in the USA and does not extend to any units
which have been used in violation of written instructions
furnished by Acumen Inc. or to units which have been
altered or modified without authorization of Acumen Inc.,
or to damage to products or parts thereof which have had
the serial number removed, altered, defected or rendered
illegible. The product must be returned to an authorized
dealer for service if purchased outside of the USA.
Note: Please return the product to local authorized
dealer for service if purchased outside of the USA.
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SERVICE & REPAIR
Do not attempt to repair your product. Should the product
malfunction, please visit our website at
www.acumeninc.com for Consumer Customer Service. If
the problem cannot be resolved, return the product to the
factory for repair. Under no circumstances should you
attempt to open the housing and repair the product. Should
you do this, your warranty will be voided.
In USA, securely package and return the product pre-paid to:
Acumen Inc.,
101A Executive Dr., Suite 100,
Sterling, VA 20166 USA.
To Return for Service
a. First visit our website at
www.acumeninc.com/returnauthorization.asp to
obtain a Return Authorization Number.
b. Enclose your name, address and phone number.
c. Enclose the date of purchase (or receipt as a gift).
d. An explanation of the malfunction or reason for return.
e. Seven dollars and fifty cents ($7.50) Check or Money
Order payable to Acumen Inc. for return postage and
handling.
f. To ensure prompt “In warranty” service, be sure to
include proof of the date of purchase.
We recommend you take the necessary precaution of
insuring the parcel.
P/N:81-091402-00
Outside USA, you should contact the local dealer or
Acumen distributor in your country for customer
service.
Acumen Europe BV
E-Mail: acumen@Acumeninc.com
Website: www.acumeninc.com
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