Combo heart rate Monitor & watch Table of contents How to use this manual Warnings & Cautions Watch Functions Keys and their Functions Quick Start for on-demand Heart Rate Quick Start for continuous Heart Rate Main operating Modes Time & Date setup USER Profile setup Target Heart Rate zone Target Heart Rate zone setup Heart Rate/Chronograph mode Heart Rate/Chronograph icon descriptions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7-8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Table of contents HEART RATE/CHRONOGRAPH MEMORY mode 15 Daily alarm setup 16 Countdown Timer setup 17 COUNTDOWN TIMER operation 18 Backlight (el) system 18 REPLACING THE watch BATTERY 19 replacing the chest transmitter battery 20 TroubleShooting 21 RANGES & SPECIFICATIONS 22 Warranty 23 patents 24 Care & Maintenance 24 contact information back cover Combo Heart Rate Monitor & Watch introduction How to Use this Manual This heart rate monitor has many unique features and functions. Before using it in the field, please read all sections of the manual carefully to become completely familiar with its operation. The manual is divided into sections outlining how to program and operate the monitor. An illustration of the display screen that represents the starting point or other important screens are shown next to the instructions. The corresponding keys are shown as PRESS & HOLD or PRESS. This heart rate monitor is a sensitive, technical piece of equipment. It will last for many years with proper care and maintenance, but improper handling can cause the various sensors to be damaged and to stop functioning. Proper setup and operation will greatly enhance the monitor’s usefulness and your enjoyment. 1 Warnings & Cautions WARNING: Before starting any exercise program or performing any vigorous physical activity, we strongly suggest you visit your doctor for a complete physical and to discuss your plans. CAUTION: Your watch is designed to be water resistant to a static pressure of 5 ATM and can be worn while showering and light swimming. However, we recommend that extensive use of the unit in the water be avoided whenever possible. Care should be taken not to press any keys while the unit is submerged as this can force moisture past the key seals and damage the unit. CAUTION: Avoid rough usage or severe impacts to your watch. DO NOT use hand cream or lotion as it will insulate the signal between the skin and sensor contacts. DO NOT use the fingertips where the skin is dry and thick. For those with extremely dry skin, moisten fingers and wrist with tap water or a conductive gel. Clean the Back Cover occasionally by using a damp cloth. Then wipe dry to remove any residual grease or film. Clean your skin and fingers with soap and water for a better signal transmission. Avoid doing awkward motions during measurement. It may create inaccurate heart rate readings. Combo Heart Rate Monitor & Watch 2 Watch Functions Time • Time/Day/Date/Month • 12- or 24-hour format • Daily Alarm Heart Rate • Finger-Touch or Chest Strap Transmitter HR acquisition • 4 user-selected HR Zones • 3 user-selected Activity Levels • HR Zone Alert • Calorie Burn Measurement • Fat Burn Measurement • HR Zone Memory Recall 3 Chronograph • 1/100 second resolution • 9 hours, 59 minutes, 59.99 seconds • 25 laps • Lap/Split Memory Recall Timer • 1-second resolution • Range: 9 hours, 59 minutes, 59 seconds • Audible alarm Other • EL Backlight System Keys and their functions heart rate sensor *Images may vary from actual watch START/stop kEY (S/S) EL (light) key reset kEY (R) mode key Mode Key • Scroll through operating modes • Press & Hold: Enter/Exit the programming sequence • Set values being adjusted in programming sequence Start/Stop Key (S/S) • Access Alarm in Time mode • Turn Alarm ON or OFF in Alarm mode • Start/Stop Countdown Timer • Start/Stop Chronograph • Start new Lap in Heart Rate/ Chronograph mode • Increase setting values being adjusted in programming sequence Reset Key (R) • Press & Hold: Reset Chronograph or Countdown Timer • Decrease setting values being adjusted in programming sequence • Scroll through sub modes in Heart Rate/Chronograph Mode EL (light) Key • Activate EL (backlight) system Heart Rate Sensor • Acquire Finger Touch Heart Rate Combo Heart Rate Monitor & Watch 4 Quick Start for on-demand Heart Rate Heart rate may be acquired from any operating mode (except in Programming Sequences). 1. Fasten the watch snugly around your wrist. 2. touch & Hold the Heart Rate Sensor with your thumb and index finger. important: If the Heart Rate Sensor is accidentally touched, or exposed to excessive water/moisture (i.e. being submerged in a pool), the watch will automatically attempt to acquire a heart rate. Since water acts as a natural conductor, it can accidentally trigger the heart rate feature. Tip: You may exit the Heart Rate acquire mode at any time by pressing any key (except the EL key). 3. When heart rate is displayed, release sensors. Heart Rate will display in beats per minute (BPM) along with your % of maximum heart rate. It will display for about 6 seconds. TIP: It is possible to acquire your heart rate by touching any part of the metal heart rate sensor. 5 Quick Start for continuous Heart Rate The Chest Strap Transmitter provides constant heart rate display throughout the duration of your workout. To ensure a proper heart rate reading, the chest transmitter must be properly adjusted: 1. Fasten the watch snugly around your wrist. 2. Connect the elastic belt to the transmitter unit and secure around your chest (See below). 3. Adjust the strap so that the transmitter fits snug (but not constricting) below the pectoral muscles (See below). 4. Position the electrodes, as shown in the drawing (See below). 5. Press the Mode key to advance to Heart Rate/ Chronograph mode. The watch will automatically search for a heart rate signal in about 8 seconds. 6. Heart rate will display in beats per minute (BPM) along with your % of maximum heart rate. 2. 3. 4. electrodes tip: In dry and cold climates it may take a few minutes for a layer of perspiration to form between the chest strap and the skin. Moistening the electrodes with water or ECG conductive gel can speed up this process. Combo Heart Rate Monitor & Watch 6 Main operating Modes There are 4 main operating modes: • Time • Heart Rate/Chronograph • Heart Rate/Chronograph Memory • Countdown Timer. Scroll through modes by pressing the Mode key. Tip: You may access Alarm mode by PRESSING & HOLDING the START/ STOP key in Time Mode Press Mode >> time see page 9 Press Mode >> Heart Rate/ Chronograph see page 13 Press Mode >> Heart Rate/ Chronograph memory see page 15 countdown Timer see page 17 << Press Mode Acquire Finger Touch Heart Rate by touching & Holding the HEART RATE SENSOR in any operating mode. The monitor also has 8 Heart Rate sub modes (see following page). 7 Main operating Modes The monitor has 8 Heart Rate sub modes. Scroll through sub modes by pressing the reset key in Heart Rate/ Chronograph mode. Press reset >> Heart Rate/ Chronograph Press reset >> Time below HR Zone << Press reset Max / Average Heart Rate Press reset >> Time IN HR Zone << Press reset current time Time above HR Zone << Press reset fat burn calorie burn Heart Rate display Once your heart rate is acquired, it will display in beats per minute (BPM) along with your % of maximum heart rate. If heart rate is being acquired through Finger Touch, a one-time reading will be displayed. If the Chest Strap Transmitter is used, a continuous reading will be displayed. Combo Heart Rate Monitor & Watch 8 Time and date setup 1. In Time mode, Press & Hold the Mode key to enter the programming sequence. The variable being adjusted will flash on and off. 2. Reset Seconds to zero (00) by Pressing the Start/Stop (S/S) or Reset (R) key. Advance to Set Minutes by Pressing the Mode key. 3. Adjust Minutes by Pressing Start/Stop (to increase) or Reset (to decrease). Set Minutes and advance to Set Hour by Pressing the Mode key. 4. Adjust Hour by Pressing S/S or R. Set Hour and advance to Set Year by Pressing the Mode key. 5. Adjust Year by Pressing S/S or R. Set by Pressing the Mode key. 6. Adjust Month by Pressing S/S or R. Set by Pressing the Mode key. 7. Adjust Day by Pressing S/S or R. Set by Pressing the Mode key. Key Sequence: 8. Adjust 12/24-hour format by Pressing S/S or R. Set Format by Pressing the Mode key 9. Turn Hourly Chime ON or OFF by pressing S/S or R. Set by Pressing the Mode key. 10.Turn Key Beep ON or OFF by pressing S/S or R. Set by Adjust: Set: Mode Pressing the Mode key. S/S or R 9 Continued on next page User Profile setup This monitor uses information based on your User Profile to estimate your maximum heart rate and to calculate other heart rate information. This information must be programmed in the Programming Sequence to ensure accuracy of the watch’s advanced functions. 11.Select Gender (M=male, F=female) by pressing the Start/ Stop (S/S) or Reset (R) key. Set Gender by pressing the Mode key. 12.Adjust Year of Birth by pressing the S/S or R key. Set by pressing the Mode key. 13.Select Height Units (IN=inches, CM=centimeters) by pressing the S/S or R key. Set by pressing the Mode key. 14.Adjust Height by pressing the S/S or R key. Set by pressing the Mode key. 15.Select Weight Units (LB=pounds, Key Sequence: KG=kilograms) by pressing the S/S or R key. Set by pressing the Mode key. 16.Adjust Weight by pressing the S/S or R key. Set by pressing the Mode key. 17.Press & Hold the Mode key to exit the Programming Adjust: Set: Mode Sequence & resume Operating S/S or R mode. Combo Heart Rate Monitor & Watch 10 Target Heart Rate Zone The monitor allows you to select from 3 preset Target Heart Rate Zones (Aerobic, Fat Burn and Health) and 1 user-defined Target Zone. The monitor tracks time IN, ABOVE and BELOW Target Zone during exercise and has an audible alert that can be turned ON or OFF. Health Zone – Range: 50% - 65% of maximum heart rate. For fitness beginners on a low to moderate intensity program. Exercising in this zone reduces blood pressure and cholesterol. Fat Burning Zone – Range: 65% - 75% of maximum heart rate. Nearly all the calories burned are recruited from fats. Exercising in this zone strengthens the cardiovascular system. Aerobic Zone – Range: 75% - 85% of maximum heart rate. Reaching this zone requires more intense aerobic activity and burns maximum calories from fat and carbohydrates. Increased metabolism and elevated caloric burn are the primary benefits. 11 TARGET HEART RATE ZONE setup The monitor automatically calculates your Maximum Heart Rate from your User Profile settings and uses this information to display Heart Rate Zones. You can also manually adjust the Zone Limits to those of your own preference. 1. In Heart Rate/Chronograph mode, press & Hold the Mode key to enter the Programming Sequence. 2. Select Target Zone (Health, Fat-B=Fat Burn, AROBIC=Aerobic, USR=User Defined) by pressing the Start/Stop (S/S) or Reset (R) key. Set Target Zone by Pressing the Mode key. 3. Select Zone Alarms ON or OFF by pressing the S/S or R key. Set Zone Alarms by Pressing the Mode key. tip: Zone Alarm is an audible signal that sounds when you are above or below your selected Target Heart Rate Zone. 4. Adjust Target Zone Lower Limit (ZONE-L in display) by pressing S/S or R key. Set by Pressing the Mode key. 5. Adjust Target Zone Upper Limit (ZONE-U in display) by pressing Key Sequence: S/S or R key. Set by Pressing the Mode key. 6. Select Activity Level (ACt in display) (estimated personal activity level: high = very active, etc.) by pressing S/S or R key. Set by Pressing the Mode key. 7. Press & Hold the Mode key to Adjust: S/S or R Set: Mode exit the Programming Sequence and return to Heart Rate/Chronograph mode. Combo Heart Rate Monitor & Watch 12 Heart Rate/Chronograph mode The monitor is equipped with a 10-hour, 25-lap Chronograph. Resolution is 1/100 second for the first 59 minutes and 59.99 seconds; it is 1 second resolution after that. This is the primary Heart Rate mode, which displays all current heart rate information and tracks heart rate data for memory recall. To operate the Chronograph: 1. Press the Start/Stop (S/S) key to START timing. 2. To time a lap, press the S/S key. Lap time will display for about 5 seconds and timing will resume. 3. To STOP timing, Press & Hold the S/S key for 2 seconds. 4. To RESET the Chronograph, Press & Hold the Reset (R) key. important: To view heart rate data in Memory, DO NOT RESET THE CHRONOGRAPH. Key Sequence: 13 Start Timing/ time a lap: press S/S Reset: Press & Hold R Heart Rate/Chronograph icon descriptions Chronograph elapsed time is displayed in the upper display line. Heart Rate information is displayed in the lower display line. The following table shows the watch’s display icons and their meanings: symbol what it means symbol what it means Heart Rate is below selected Target Zone Heart Rate is being detected Heart Rate is above selected Target Zone Heart Rate as a percentage of calculated Maximum Heart Rate Heart Rate is in selected Target Zone Maximum Heart Rate for workout Average Heart Rate for workout Hourly Chime is activated Daily Alarm is activated Low Battery warning Combo Heart Rate Monitor & Watch 14 HEART RATE/CHRONOGRAPH MEMORY mode The monitor features a Memory mode for viewing detailed lap feedback from your last workout. In this mode, you will see the ( ) icon at the top of the screen. important: The Chronograph must NOT be reset to view exercise data. 1. Scroll to Memory Mode by pressing the mode key. 2. First screen displays information for your total workout – total time for workout, average heart rate for workout and total number of laps ( ). 3. Scroll through individual lap data (lap time and average heart rate for lap) by pressing the Start/Stop (S/S) or Reset (R) key. Press S/S >> Press S/S >> Press S/S >> << Press R << Press R << Press R total time/ Average HR for workout 15 Lap time/ Average HR for Lap Lap time/ Average HR for Lap Lap time/ Average HR for Lap Daily alarm setup The monitor features a Daily Alarm. The alarm will sound for 60 seconds and can be stopped by pressing any key. 1. To access Daily Alarm, Press & hold the Start/Stop (S/S) key in Time mode. 2. Turn Alarm ON or Off by pressing the Start/Stop (S/S) or Reset (R) key. Set by Pressing the Mode key. 3. Adjust Hour by pressing the S/S or R key. Set by Pressing the Mode key. 4. Adjust Minutes by pressing the S/S or R key. Set by Pressing the Mode key. 5. Press & Hold the Mode key to exit the Programming Sequence and return to Time mode. Key Sequence: Adjust: S/S or R Set: Mode Combo Heart Rate Monitor & Watch 16 Countdown Timer setup The monitor is equipped with a 10-hour Countdown Timer. The Timer functions independently from the watch’s other timing features. To set Timer: 1. Press & hold the Mode key in Countdown Timer mode. 2. Adjust Hours by pressing the Start/Stop (S/S) or Reset (R) key. Set by Pressing the Mode key. 3. Adjust Minutes by pressing the S/S or R key. Set by Pressing the Mode key. 4. Adjust Seconds by pressing the S/S or R key. Set by Pressing the Mode key. 5. Press & Hold the Mode key to exit the Programming Sequence and return to Timer mode. Key Sequence: Adjust: S/S or R 17 Set: Mode countdown timer operation To operate the Timer: 1. To START timing, Press the Start/Stop (S/S) key. 2. To STOP timing, Press the S/S key. 3. To RESET the Timer, Press & Hold the Reset (R) key. Key Sequence: Start/stop: press S/S Reset: Press & Hold R Backlight (el) system The monitor is equipped with an electroluminescent (EL) Backlight System for viewing the display in low light conditions. To operate the Backlight System: 1. Press the EL key in any mode. note: excessive use of Backlight System may significantly reduce battery life. Combo Heart Rate Monitor & Watch 18 Replacing the battery Replacing the watch battery Battery type: one (1) CR2032 lithium battery. Battery replacement will be required from time to time, and should occur when: 1. The display fades in part or completely 2. The heart rate function will not activate 3. Backlight System does not operate In order to ensure the water resistance will be retained after battery replacement, it is recommended you take it to a watch repair service center or certified jeweler. 19 Replacing the battery Replacing the chest transmitter battery This monitor features a wireless heart rate transmitter, powered by one (1) CR2032 3v Lithium battery. Under normal conditions you can expect to get approximately 300-400 hours of heart rate transmitter use with a new battery. To replace the battery: 1. Using a coin, turn the battery door counter clockwise until the door comes free of the transmitter. 2. Take care not to damage the O-ring seal for the battery compartment and carefully remove the old battery. 3. Place a new battery in the battery compartment with the positive (+) side toward the battery door. 4. Place the battery door over the opening and tighten it down by using a coin and turning in a clockwise direction. 5. If the O-ring has been damaged, replace it before reinstalling the battery door. Most jewelers and watch shops should have replacement O-ring seals. important: To ensure the unit remains fully water resistant, extreme care should be taken when replacing the battery. Failure to properly replace the battery and correctly seal the unit may cause the unit to become damaged and may void the warranty. Combo Heart Rate Monitor & Watch 20 troubleshooting Potential causes for no Heart Rate reading or long response time: Cause: Dry skin Solution: Apply conductive gel or tap water thoroughly to chest area (for Chest-Strap measurement) or finger/wrist (for Finger-Touch measurement). Cause: Chest strap/watch is not contacting with skin Solution: Make sure the chest strap is secured firmly just below the breast plate (see page 6) and the watch is fastened securely on wrist. Cause: Muscle “noise” caused by pressing on the sensor too hard Solution: Press gently with enough pressure to activate the heart rate measure. Also, try using the soft, flat pads of your fingers and not the tips. Cause: Watch was exposed to excessive water/moisture, such as being in a pool or the shower. Solution: Dry the watch before attempting to acquire a heart rate. Cause: A thin layer of body grease insulates the ECG signal preventing the Chest Strap or Watch from detecting ECG heart rate Solution: Wipe chest/wrist and the back of Chest Strap/Watch with a tissue or soft towel. Cause: Hairy Skin Solution: Apply conductive gel to chest area or wrist. It may be necessary to shave the area of the chest beneath the transmitter Cause: Low Battery Solution: Replace the battery in watch/transmitter and try again. Cause: Electrical field interference from RF devices such as overhead 21 power lines, electrical noise, etc. Solution: Leave the area where RF sources potentially exist. ranges & specifications Time heart rate • AM, PM, hour, minute, • Range: 40-240 beats per second minute • 12/24 hour format • 4 Heart Rate Target Zones • Calendar: month, date, • Height setting range: 11” day display with auto leap 8’ 4” year adjustment (28 - 254cm) • Weight setting range: 22 484 lbs Alarm (10-220 kg) • Daily alarm • Calorie Tracking Range: • Alarm duration: 30 0-9999 seconds • Fat Burn range: 0 - 9999 g Chronograph Countdown Timer • Resolution: 1/100 second • Resolution: 1 second • Measuring range: 9 hours, • Measuring Range: 9 hours, 59 minutes, 59.99 seconds 59 minutes, 59 seconds • 25 Lap • Split times display Other • Electroluminescent (EL) backlight • Water resistant up to 50 meters • Battery: CR 2032 Combo Heart Rate Monitor & Watch 22 Warranty Your watch is warranted for a period of one (1) year from the date of purchase from an authorized retailer. If defective, return the watch with the original receipt, or copy, to your original retailer or to Salutron, Inc. for a replacement watch. This warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship only. It does not cover the battery, damage due to abuse or misuse, accidents, or any commercial use. The warranty stated above is the only warranty applicable to this product. All other warranties, expressed or implied, including all implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, are hereby disclaimed. No verbal or written information given by Salutron, Inc., its agents or employees shall create a guarantee or in any way increase the scope of this warranty. Repair or replacement as provided under this warranty is the exclusive remedy of the consumer. Salutron, Inc. shall not be liable for incidental or consequential damages resulting form the use of this product or arising out of any breach of any express or implied warranty on this product. Except to the extent prohibited by law, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose on this product is limited to the applicable warranty period set forth above. Consumer rights may vary from state to state. 23 patents The watch and S-Pulse™ technology are a result of, and protected by, the following Salutron, Inc. patents: US: 5,738,104 & 5,876,350 Europe: EPO 0861045B1 Care & Maintenance • Do not operate the buttons in or under water as this may force water past the seals. • Never attempt to disassemble or service your unit. • Do not expose the unit to extreme heat, shocks, magnetic fields, electrical noise, strong vibration or long-term exposure to direct sunlight. • Do not drop or step on the watch. • To clean the unit: wipe with a lightly moistened cloth. Apply mild soap to the area if there are stubborn stains or marks. • Do not expose the unit to strong chemicals such as gasoline, cleaning solvents, acetone, alcohol or insect repellents, as they may damage the unit’s seal, case and/or finish. • Store the unit in a dry place when not in use. Combo Heart Rate Monitor & Watch 24 Salutron, Inc. 40979 Encyclopedia Circle Fremont, CA 94538 Telephone 1.800.799.9951 Email email@example.com Website www.smarthealthusa.com Copyright © 2010 Salutron, Inc. All rights reserved. Duplication or copying of all or part of this manual without the express written consent of Salutron, Inc. is prohibited.