This addendum accompanies your equipment documentation and is additional
information concerning the heart rate features for your equipment and console.
Important
The heart rate features are intended for reference only. They may not be accurate
for every user or at every speed and are not intended for use as a medical device.
Holding the heart rate handle touch sensor while exercising at higher intensity
may also decrease accuracy of the heart rate reading and is not recommended.
Please also read your product documentation and visit:
www.precor.com/en-us/customer-service/faq.
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Product Owner's Manual
Commercial Products
Treadmills:
• 946i
• 956i
• 966i
Ellipticals:
• EFX546i
• EFX556i
• EFX576i
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2
3
4
5
6
8
9
SmartRate
WARMUP
FATBURN
CARDIO
PEAK HIGH
7
PROGRAMS
CLEAR
MANUAL
INTERVAL
Cycle:
HEART RATE
CALORIES
VARIETY
HEART
RATE
0
ENTER
Before beginning any fitness
program, see your physician for a thorough physical
examination. Seek advice from your physician to learn the
target heart rate appropriate for your fitness level. Do not
allow children or those unfamiliar with its operation on or
near this equipment. Read the product owner's manual or
consult a qualified instructor before operating this
equipment. Improper use of this equipment can result in
serious injury. If you feel pain, faintness, or dizziness,
stop exercising immediately.
WEIGHT LOSS
PERFORMANCE
• 846i
BACK
OPTIONS
OK
Climber:
• 776i
PAUSE/
RESET
TIME
QUICK
START
Important Safety Instructions
Important: Save these instructions for future reference.
Read all instructions in the documentation provided with your
exercise equipment, including all assembly guides, user guides,
and owner’s manuals, before installation of this device.
Note: This product is intended for commercial use.
The display apparatus (hereinafter referred to as the console) is
intended to be shipped with new Precor exercise equipment
(hereinafter referred to as the base unit). It is not packaged for
individual sale.
WARNING
To prevent injury, the console must be
attached securely to the base unit following
all assembly and installation instructions
shipped with the base unit. The console is
intended to be connected to AC mains power
through the furnished power supply ONLY. It
should be powered on only when installed as
described in the assembly and installation
instructions shipped with the base unit. The
console is intended for use only with Precor
fitness equipment, not as a standalone
device.
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Safety Precautions
Always follow basic safety precautions when using this equipment
to reduce the chance of injury, fire, or damage. Other sections in
this manual provide more details of safety features. Be sure to read
these sections and observe all safety notices. These precautions
include the following:
 Read all instructions in this guide before installing and using the
equipment and follow any labels on the equipment.
 Make sure all users see a physician for a complete physical
examination before they begin any fitness program, particularly if
they have high blood pressure, high cholesterol or heart
disease; have a family history of any of the preceding
conditions; are over the age of 45; smoke; are obese; have not
exercised regularly in the past year; or are taking any
medication.
French equivalent of the above notice, for Canadian markets: Il
est conseillé aux utilisateurs de subir un examen médical
complet avant d’entreprendre tout programme d’exercice, en
particulier s’ils souffrent d’hypertension artérielle, ou de
cardiopathie ou ont un taux de cholestérol élevé, s’ils ont des
antécédents familiaux des précédentes maladies, s’ils ont plus
de 45 ans, s’ils fument, s’ils sont obèses, s’ils n’ont pas fait
d’exercices réguliers au cours de l’année précédente ou s’ils
prennent des médicaments. Si vous avez des étourdissements
ou des faiblesses, arrêtez les exercices immédiatement.
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 Do not allow children, or people unfamiliar with the operation of
this equipment, on or near it. Do not leave children
unsupervised around the equipment.
 Route power cables so that they are not walked on, pinched, or
damaged by items placed upon or against them, including the
equipment itself.
 Make sure all users wear proper exercise clothing and shoes for
their workouts and avoid loose or dangling clothing. Users
should not wear shoes with heels or leather soles, and they
should check the soles of their shoes to remove any dirt and
embedded stones. They should also tie long hair back.
 Ensure the equipment has adequate ventilation. Do not place
anything on top of or over the equipment. Do not use on a
cushioned surface that could block the ventilation opening.
 Never leave the equipment unattended when it is plugged in.
Unplug the equipment from its power source when it is not in
use, before cleaning it, and before providing authorized service.
Note: The optional power adapter is considered a power
source for self-powered equipment.
 Assemble and operate the equipment on a solid, level surface.
 SPACING—The below minimum spacing recommendations are
based on a combination of the ASTM (U.S.) voluntary standards
and EN (European) regulations as of October 1, 2012, for
access, passage around, and emergency dismount:
 Treadmills—a minimum of 0.5 m (19.7 in.) on each side of
the treadmill and 2 m (78 in.) behind the machine.
 Use the power adapter provided with the equipment. Plug the
power adapter into an appropriate, grounded power outlet as
marked on the equipment.
 Cardio equipment other than treadmills—a minimum of 0.5
m (19.7 in.) on at least one side, and 0.5 m (19.7 in.) behind
or in front the machine.
 Care should be taken when mounting or dismounting the
equipment.
Careful consideration should be given to the requirements
of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), US Code 28
CFR (see Section 305). ASTM standards are voluntary and may
not reflect current industry standards. The actual area for
access, passage around, and emergency dismount is the
responsibility of the facility. The facility should consider the total
space requirements for training on each unit, voluntary and
industry standards, and any local, state, and federal regulations.
Standards and regulations are subject to change at any time.
 For Treadmills: Do not use typing or web surfing features while
walking at speeds that exceed a slow and relaxed leisurely
pace. Always stabilize yourself by holding a stationary handle
bar while using typing or web surfing features.
 For AMT and EFX: Always stabilize yourself by holding a
stationary handle bar while using typing or web surfing features.
 Read, understand, and test the emergency stop procedures
before use.
 Keep the power cord or optional power adapter and plug away
from heated surfaces.
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Important: These spacing recommendations should be used
when positioning equipment away from sources of heat, such
as radiators, heat registers, and stoves. Avoid temperature
extremes.
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 Keep equipment away from water and moisture. Avoid dropping
anything on or spilling anything inside the equipment to prevent
electric shock or damage to the electronics.
 Use the equipment only for its intended purpose as described in
this manual. Do not use accessory attachments that are not
recommended by Precor. Such attachments may cause injuries.
 When using the treadmill, always attach the safety clip to your
clothing before beginning your workout. Failure to use the safety
clip may pose a greater risk of injury in the event of a fall.
 Do not operate the equipment where aerosol (spray) products
are being used or where oxygen is being administered.
 Keep in mind that heart rate monitors are not medical devices.
Various factors, including the user’s movement, may affect the
accuracy of the heart rate readings. The heart rate monitors are
intended only as exercise aids in determining heart rate trends
in general.
 Do not operate electrically powered equipment in damp or wet
locations.
 Never operate this equipment if it has a damaged cord or plug,
if it is not working properly, or if it has been dropped, damaged,
or exposed to water. Call for service immediately if any of these
conditions exist.
 Maintain the equipment to keep it in good working condition, as
described in the Maintenance section of the owner’s manual.
Inspect the equipment for incorrect, worn, or loose components,
and then correct, replace or tighten prior to use.
 If you plan to move the equipment, obtain help and use proper
lifting techniques.
 Do not use outdoors.
 Do not attempt to service the equipment yourself, except to
follow the maintenance instructions in the owner’s manual.
 Never drop or insert objects into any opening. Keep hands away
from moving parts.
 Do not set anything on the stationary handrails, handlebars,
control console, or covers. Place liquids, magazines, and books
in the appropriate receptacles.
 Do not lean on or pull on the console at any time.
CAUTION: DO NOT remove the cover, or you may risk injury
due to electric shock. Read the assembly and maintenance
guide before operating. There are no user-serviceable parts
inside. Contact Customer Support if the equipment needs
servicing. For use with single phase AC power only.
 Equipment Weight Restrictions: Do not use the treadmill if you
weigh more than 400 pounds (180 kg). If you weigh more than
350 pounds (160 kg), do not run on the treadmill. For all other
fitness equipment, the weight limit is 350 pounds (160 kg).
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Educating Users
Take time to educate users about the Important Safety Instructions
found in both the User Reference Manual and Product Owner’s
Manual. Explain to your club or facility patrons that they should
observe the following precautions:
 Hold onto a stationary handrail or handlebar while assuming the
starting position on the equipment.
 Face the console at all times.
Hazardous Materials and Proper
Disposal
The batteries within self-powered equipment contain materials that
are considered hazardous to the environment. Federal law requires
proper disposal of these batteries.
If you plan to dispose of your equipment, contact Precor
Commercial Products Customer Support for information regarding
battery removal. Refer to Obtaining Service.
 On treadmills, straddle the running belt and attach the safety
clip to clothing at waist level before touching the control
console.
Important: For safety, make sure users step onto the running
belt while it is moving at or below 1 mile per hour (1.6
kilometers per hour).
 Hold on to a stationary handrail or handlebar with one hand
whenever you operate the console keys with the other hand.
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Product Recycling and Disposal
This equipment must be recycled or discarded according to
applicable local and national regulations.
Product labels, in accordance with European Directive
2002/96/EC concerning waste electrical and electronic equipment
(WEEE), determine the framework for the return and recycling of
used equipment as applicable throughout the European Union. The
WEEE label indicates that the product is not to be thrown away,
but rather reclaimed upon end of life per this Directive.
In accordance with the European WEEE Directive, electrical and
electronic equipment (EEE) is to be collected separately and to be
reused, recycled, or recovered at end of life. Users of EEE with the
WEEE label per Annex IV of the WEEE Directive must not dispose
of end of life EEE as unsorted municipal waste, but use the
collection framework available to customers for the return,
recycling, and recovery of WEEE. Customer participation is
important to minimize any potential effects of EEE on the
environment and human health due to the potential presence of
hazardous substances in EEE. For proper collection and treatment,
refer to Obtaining Service.
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Regulatory Notices for Cardiovascular
Exercise Equipment
The regulatory information in this section applies to the exercise
equipment and its control console.
Safety Approvals for Cardiovascular Equipment
Precor equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
following applicable safety standards.
Cardiovascular Type Equipment:
 CAN/CSA, IEC, EN 60335-1 (Household and similar electrical
appliances - Safety)
 EN 957 (Stationary training equipment, class S/B compliant
equipment)
PVS Regulatory Notice
This Precor equipment has been tested and found to comply with
the following applicable safety standards.
 CAN/CSA, UL, IEC, EN 60065 (Audio, video and similar
electronic apparatus - Safety)
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Radio Frequency Interference (RFI)
Industry Canada
This Precor exercise equipment conforms to the following national
standards defining acceptable limits for radio frequency
interference (RFI).
This Class A digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Federal Communications Commission, Part 15
ATTENTION: Haute Tension
Débranchez avant de réparer
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a commercial installation. The
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the owner’s
manual instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications.
WARNING
Per FCC rules, changes or modifications not
expressly approved by Precor could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe A est conforme à la norme
NMB-003 du Canada.
European Applications
CE compliance is claimed to the following directives:
 2004/108/EC EMC Directive
 2006/95/EC LVD Directive
 2002/95/EC RoHS Directive
Directive compliance has been verified to the following standards:
 EN 55022
 EN 55024
 EN 60335-1
 EN 60065 (P80 and PVS)
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Electrical Recommendations: All
Equipment Excluding Treadmills
Note: This is a recommendation only. NEC (National Electric
Code) guidelines or local region electric codes must be followed.
For equipment fitted with a P80 console or Personal Viewing
System (PVS) screen a separate power connection is required. For
a 20 amp branch circuit up to 10 screens can be connected. If the
branch circuit has any other devices plugged into the circuit, then
the number of screens must be reduced by the wattage of the
other devices.
You should have received a power cable that meets your local
electrical code requirements along with the equipment. Precor
treadmills must be connected to a 20 amp individual branch circuit
that can be shared only with one PVS. If you need additional help
with the power connections contact your Precor authorized dealer.
Important: An individual branch circuit provides a hot conductor
and neutral conductor to a receptacle. The conductors must not
be looped, "daisy-chained", or connected to any other conductors.
The circuit must be grounded according to NEC guidelines or
local region electric codes.
Note: The typical splitter power cords that have IEC-320 C13 and
C14 plugs have a recommended maximum capacity of five
screens.
Figure 2: North American 120-volt, 20-amp power receptacle
Figure 1: IEC-320 C13 and C14 plugs
Electrical Recommendations: 120 V and
240 V Treadmills
Note: This is a recommendation only. NEC (National Electric
Code) guidelines or local region electric codes must be followed.
Figure 3: North American 240-volt, 20-amp power receptacle
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Obtaining Service
Do not attempt to service the equipment except for maintenance
tasks. If any items are missing, contact your dealer. For more
information regarding customer support numbers or a list of Precor
authorized service centers, visit the Precor web site at
http://www.precor.com.
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Table of Contents
Important Safety Instructions ............................................ 1
Safety Precautions ......................................................................... 1
Educating Users ............................................................................. 4
Hazardous Materials and Proper Disposal ............................... 4
Product Recycling and Disposal ................................................ 5
Regulatory Notices for Cardiovascular
Exercise Equipment ....................................................................... 5
Electrical Recommendations: All Equipment
Excluding Treadmills ...................................................................... 7
Electrical Recommendations: 120 V and
240 V Treadmills ............................................................................ 7
Obtaining Service........................................................................... 8
Treadmill Safety Features ............................................... 11
Entering the Safety Code ...........................................................11
Using the Safety Clip...................................................................11
Turning the Treadmill On and Off .............................................12
Weight Limit ..................................................................................12
Location ..........................................................................................12
Club Features ....................................................................... 15
Club Programming Tips.............................................................. 15
Accessing Club Programming Mode and
Changing the Settings ................................................................ 17
Treadmill: Selecting Safety Code Protection ........................ 20
Choosing a Language................................................................. 21
Selecting a U.S. Standard or Metric Display ......................... 21
Setting an Exercise Session Time Limit .................................. 22
Setting a Pause Time Limit ........................................................ 23
Setting a Cool Down Time Limit............................................... 23
Treadmill: Determining the Club Speed Limit ....................... 24
Treadmill: Setting an Incline Limit ............................................ 24
Treadmill: Accessing Performance Programs ....................... 25
Treadmill: Changing Remote Control Access ....................... 26
EFX: Changing the Auto-Level Setting ................................... 26
Bike: Setting a Resistance Range ........................................... 27
Creating a Custom Program ..................................................... 28
Informational Displays ................................................................. 29
User ID Entry with CSAFE Equipment .................................... 32
Self-Powered Features..................................................... 13
Informational Displays Prior to Shutdown...............................13
Symptoms of a Low Battery.......................................................14
Using the Optional Power Adapter ..........................................14
The Optional Power Adapter Kit ...............................................14
Replacing the Battery ..................................................................14
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Maintenance ........................................................................ 33
Daily Inspection ............................................................................33
Daily Cleaning ...............................................................................34
EFX: Cleaning the Ramp ............................................................34
Storing the Chest Strap..............................................................35
Treadmill: Checking the Alignment of the Running Belt......35
Treadmill: Adjusting the Running Belt .....................................37
Upright Bike: Adjusting the Seat Tilt........................................38
Recumbent Bike: Realigning the Seat ....................................39
Moving the Equipment ................................................................40
Long-Term Storage ......................................................................40
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Treadmill Safety Features
Before allowing users on Precor equipment, review the Important
Safety Instructions found at the beginning of this manual. You
should also teach your patrons how to safely use the equipment
following the guidelines in Educating Users.
Entering the Safety Code
When the equipment is shipped from the factory, the safety code
protection feature is disabled. If you wish to enable the safety
code, refer to Club Features. Inform users that the equipment
requests a safety code to help prevent unauthorized use. When
users select a program or press QUICKSTART at the PRECOR
banner, the following prompt appears:
Using the Safety Clip
Instruct users how important it is to use the safety clip while
exercising on the treadmill. Instruct them on how to attach it to their
clothing near their waistline. If any complications occur, a strong
tug on the safety lanyard will stop the running belt.
If the safety switch trips while users are exercising, have them
reattach the safety clip, press the SPEED up key or QUICKSTART
and reenter the safety code, if necessary.
Note: The treadmill retains users’ workout statistics if they resume
their workout within the limit set for pause mode.
ENTER SAFETY CODE TO UNLOCK MACHINE
Users have two minutes to press the following number key
sequence and continue their workout: 1, 2, 3, 4.
Important: Tell users to hold onto the handrail with one hand
before entering the safety code with the other hand.
If the correct keys are pressed, the program selection process
begins. If the code is incorrect, the display prompts the user to
reenter the code after a 2-minute time out.
Figure 4: Attaching the safety clip
Note: On the treadmill, a 3-second countdown appears on the
display, and then the running belt starts moving. Refer to Workout
Options in the User’s Reference Manual.
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Turning the Treadmill On and Off
Location
To turn the treadmill On and Off, use the power switch located
beneath the hood, near the power cord receptacle.
Important: When it is not being used, turn the treadmill Off.
It is important to keep the area around the treadmill open and free
from encumbrances such as other equipment. The minimum space
requirements needed for user safety and proper maintenance are
as follows:
Weight Limit
 An area three feet wide by six feet long (one meter wide by two
meters long) must be left open directly behind the running belt.
You should not allow runners over 350 lb. (160 kg) or walkers
heavier than 500 lb. (225 kg) on the treadmill.
 Three feet (one meter) of space should be available on either
side of the equipment.
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Self-Powered Features
On self-powered equipment, the battery initializes and displays the
Precor banner when a user starts exercising. A minimum rate of
motion must be maintained for the banner to appear, as shown in
the following table. When a person meets the requirements, the
power that is generated allows the equipment to function properly.
Table 1. Minimum requirements for operation
Equipment Rate of Motion
AMT
EFX
Climber
Cycle
56 strides per minute (SPM)
40 strides per minute (SPM)
30 steps per minute
20 revolutions per minute (RPM)
Informational displays appear when the battery is low or when the
rate of motion drops below the minimum requirements. The display
explains what to do to retain power. If the messages are ignored,
the equipment begins shutdown procedures to maintain the charge
of the battery. Refer to Informational Displays Prior to Shutdown.
An optional power adapter can be purchased and provides
sustained power to the equipment. If you plan to change the
program settings, the power adapter is highly recommended. To
purchase the optional power adapter, check with your dealer.
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Informational Displays Prior to
Shutdown
The equipment saves its battery charge by moving into a shutdown
mode. If the user does not maintain the minimum rate of motion, a
30-second shutdown process begins.
Dots appear in the display and all key presses are ignored. If no
movement is detected or the rate of motion remains below the
minimum, the dots steadily disappear as the countdown continues.
Note: The user can resume exercising if he or she begins before
the countdown period elapses.
Important: If the equipment is connected to a CSAFE master
device, a slightly different scenario occurs. When ten seconds
remain before the equipment shuts off, the exercise session ends.
RESETTING appears in the display while the equipment
disconnects from the CSAFE master device. All key presses are
ignored.
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Symptoms of a Low Battery
The Optional Power Adapter Kit
If no one has used the equipment for an extended period of time,
the battery may need recharging.
If you purchase the optional power adapter, you must also
purchase the internal cable kit. The kit supplies the cable, bracket,
and fasteners that connect the power adapter to the lower
electronics board.
Symptoms of a low battery include:
 A flickering or erratic display
 Loss of user and program information after the user stops
exercising, without any display of a workout summary or a
notification of pending shut down.
Important: To maintain a constant power source, use the optional
power adapter.
Using the Optional Power Adapter
After connecting the power adapter to the equipment, plug the
opposite end into the appropriate power source 120 V or 240 V.
CAUTION: When the optional power adapter is in use, make sure
that the power supply cord does not create a safety hazard. Keep
it out of the way of traffic and moving parts. If the power supply
cord or power conversion module is damaged, it must be
replaced.
The display functions differently when the power adapter is
connected. Because the power adapter provides a constant
source of power, a user can pause for brief periods without
initiating shutdown procedures. When the pause time limit expires
and the user has not resumed exercising, the display returns to the
Precor banner. Refer to Setting a Pause Time Limit. To learn how
to install the power adapter, refer to The Optional Power Adapter
Kit.
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CAUTION: The internal cable kit must be installed by authorized
service personnel. Do not attempt installation on your own as
you could void the Precor Limited Warranty. For more
information, refer to Obtaining Service.
Once the internal cable kit is installed, you can plug the optional
power adapter into the equipment. Plug the opposite end into the
appropriate power source for your equipment 120 V or 240 V.
Review the safety instructions found at the beginning of this
manual before using the power adapter.
Replacing the Battery
The equipment’s battery is built to last for a long time. However, if
you feel that the battery may need replacing, check with an
authorized service technician. Refer to Obtaining Service.
CAUTION: The battery stored inside the equipment contains
hazardous materials and must be disposed of according to
Hazardous Waste Regulations. Refer to Hazardous Materials
and Proper Disposal.
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Club Features
This section is designed to show you how to customize the
equipment for your users and view useful product information. All
these features remain hidden to the users and can only be
accessed using special key presses. These custom settings allow
you to
 Enable or disable the safety code (treadmill)
 Change the display to a different language
 Change the display to show U.S. standard or metric
measurements
 Set the maximum exercise and pause times
 Set a cool down time limit
 Set the maximum speed and incline (treadmill)
 Enable or disable hidden programs or remote access (treadmill)
 Change the auto-level setting (EFX)
 Set the resistance range (bike)
 Customize a program
 View the odometer
 Display the number of hours the equipment has been in use
 View the software versions and part numbers
 Display the serial number
Club Programming Tips
 Always start at the Precor banner.
 Electrical power must be supplied. For self-powered equipment,
a constant power source is available if you use the optional
power adapter. Otherwise, users have to maintain the minimum
rate of motion. If you plan to program self-powered equipment,
purchasing the optional power adapter is highly recommended.
Note: If you do not use the optional power adapter during
programming mode, and the rate of motion falls below the
minimum requirements, no warning is given when the equipment
moves into its 30-second shutdown procedure.
 The club programming mode is accessed by pressing the
RESET key at the Precor banner. The remaining key presses
must occur quickly and without pause.
Note: Treadmill keys that can be used interchangeably in club
programming mode are: PAUSE/RESET and the red STOP
button. On the EFX, the CLEAR and ENTER keys perform
specific functions, but the number keypad is disabled once you
enter club programming mode.
 Changes made in the programming mode become the default
settings when the display resets to the Precor banner.
 Check the program usage and error logs
Note: To review the product programming prompts and factory
default settings that can be changed through product
programming mode, refer to the following table.
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Table 2. Club custom features and settings
Equipment Club Programming Prompt
Factory Default
Setting
Disabled
Treadmill
SAFETY CODE
All *
All *
All *
English
U.S.
60 minutes
All *
SELECT LANGUAGE
SELECT UNITS
SET MAX WORKOUT
TIME
SET MAX PAUSE TIME
All *
Treadmill
SET COOL DOWN TIME
SET SPEED LIMIT
Treadmill
SET INCLINE LIMIT
Treadmill †
Treadmill
HIDDEN PROGRAMS
REMOTE SPEED
CONTROL
SET CROSSRAMP
AUTO-LEVEL
5 minutes
Maximum speed
available.
Maximum grade
possible.
Hide programs
Disabled
EFX576i,
EFX546i
Cycle
All †
Treadmill †
SET RESISTANCE
RANGE
SET CUSTOM PROGRAM
1
SET CUSTOM PROGRAM
2
120 seconds
Changes you can make
An enabled safety code requires a 4-digit entry code before users can access any exercise
programs.
Several languages affect the display prompts. Choose one.
Two standard units of measure affect the display prompts. Choose between U.S. or Metric.
Exercise session time limits range from 1 to 240 minutes. NO LIMIT is accessible beyond 240
minutes.
Pause time limits range from 1 to 120 seconds (2 minutes). Restrictions exist for self-powered
units.
Cool-down time limits range from 0 to 5 minutes.
Refer to Treadmill: Determining the Club Speed Limit.
Refer to Treadmill: Setting an Incline Limit.
Mid-level of ramp
incline range
Two options are available: Show Programs or Hide Programs. Choose one.
A computer must be connected through the CSAFE port to enable this feature and change
the speed or incline for a specific user.
This prompt only appears on EFX units which have adjustable ramps. Settings range from 1 to
20. Refer to EFX: Changing the Auto-Level Setting.
High
Settings range from High, Medium, and Low. Refer to Bike: Setting a Resistance Range.
Random profile
Modify the program profile. Refer to Creating a Custom Program.
Random profile
Modify the program profile. Refer to Creating a Custom Program.
* This feature is available in all Precor equipment.
† This program is not available on the 946i treadmill, EFX546i, and EFX556i.
Note: If a user changes the language or unit of measure during an exercise session, the display resets to the club preferences when a user’s workout ends.
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Accessing Club Programming Mode
and Changing the Settings
You must be in the Programming mode before you can change the
settings.
To access the programming mode:
1. At the Precor banner, press the following keys in sequence
without pausing between selections:
The club programming prompts appear sequentially and in a
menu format. The following table describes which keys to use in
club programming mode.
Table 3. Club Programming Mode keys
Key
Description
▲ or ▼ Navigational arrow
OK
keys
OK key
RESET, 5, 6, 5, 1, 5, 6, 5
BACK BACK key
Note: A PAUSE/RESET key appears on some products and
functions the same as the RESET key.
RESET RESET key or
PAUSE/RESET key
Function
Moves you through the programs
and selections.
Lets you choose or accept the
displayed selection.
Returns to the previous menu
level without saving any changes.
Exits Club Programming Mode
and returns to the Precor banner.
Note: The number keypad is disabled once you enter club
programming mode.
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Use the following flowchart to navigate through the menu settings on treadmills.
* This program is not available on the 946i treadmill.
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Use the following flowchart to navigate through the menu settings
on ellipticals.
Use the following flowchart to navigate through the menu settings
on cycles.
* This program is not available on the EFX546i and EFX556i.
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Use the following flowchart to navigate through the menu settings
on climbers.
Treadmill: Selecting Safety Code
Protection
When the equipment is shipped from the factory, the safety code
protection feature is disabled. If you enable the safety code, your
patrons will need to enter four number keys in sequence to begin
their exercise session and, on the treadmill, start the running belt. If
the correct keys are not pressed within two minutes, further access
is denied. For more information, refer to Entering the Safety Code.
1. At the S A F E T Y C O D E prompt, press OK. Use the navigational
arrow keys to alternate between the two selections.
Setting
Description
ENABLED
Causes the safety code prompt to appear prior to a
workout and when returning from pause mode.
D I S A B L E D Does not require a safety code to operate.
CAUTION: Do not assume the equipment is safe because of
safety code protection. Never leave children unsupervised
around the equipment.
2. When you are ready, press OK to accept the displayed setting
and move to the next feature. For further options, refer to the
table in Accessing Club Programming Mode and Changing the
Settings.
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Choosing a Language
The equipment can display user prompts, text, and user entries in
several different languages. When the equipment is shipped from
the factory, the default language is English.
Note: Programming prompts are not affected by language
selection. The prompts in this section continue to appear in
English.
To choose a language:
1. At the S E L E C T L A N G U A G E prompt, press OK. Use the
navigational arrow keys to choose a language.
2. Press OK again to accept the displayed setting and move to the
next feature.
Selecting a U.S. Standard or Metric
Display
The equipment can display measurements in either Metric or U.S.
Standard. The default factory setting is U.S. Standard.
To change the display measurement:
1. At the S E L E C T U N I T S prompt, press OK.
Use the navigational arrow keys to select a unit of measure (U S
or M E T R I C ).
CAUTION: If you change the Unit of Measure display on a
treadmill, be sure to check the speed setting to verify that it is
correct.
2. Press OK to accept the displayed setting and move to the next
feature.
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Setting an Exercise Session Time Limit
You can limit how long a user can exercise on the equipment. For
example, if you set the time limit to 20 minutes, users can only
enter a session time between 1 and 20 minutes.
Note: The automatic cool down period is appended to the end of
any time-based program, so adjust the time limit accordingly.
You can also let a user exercise indefinitely by selecting N O L I M I T .
However, you will need to instruct users that once they select a
program, they must press the TIME +/- key. A workout time blinks
in the display. They need to use the Number Keypad to type in
240, press the up arrow key to display N O L I M I T , and then press
OK.
The exercise session times available are between 1 and 240
minutes.
Note: The Military Performance Programs will not complete if the
maximum exercise time limit is less than 40 minutes. Set the
maximum session time above 40 minutes if you have allowed users
to access these programs. Refer to Treadmill: Accessing
Performance Programs.
To set a maximum workout time:
1. At the S E T M A X W O R K O U T T I M E prompt, press OK. Use
the navigational arrow keys to change the displayed time limit.
Note: When you press and hold a navigational arrow key, the
number increments by five, for example, 1, 5, 10, 15, 20. When
you tap an arrow key, the number increments by one.
2. When you have selected a maximum workout time, press OK to
accept the displayed setting and move to the next feature.
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Setting a Pause Time Limit
Setting a Cool Down Time Limit
You can limit how long a user can pause while exercising on the
equipment by entering a time between 1 and 120 seconds (two
minutes). For example, if you set a pause time limit of 60 seconds,
the display automatically resets to the Precor banner if no
movement is detected and no key press occurs for one minute.
Use this setting to select the maximum amount of time the machine
will remain in the cool down mode. Cool down time is the period of
time following the completion of a program when the user
exercises at a reduced work rate.
Important: The optional power adapter must be connected on
self-powered equipment to establish a definitive pause time limit.
If the optional power adapter is not attached and the rate of
motion drops below the minimum requirements, the equipment
begins its 30-second shutdown, effectively eliminating pause
mode.
1. At the S E T C O O L D O W N T I M E prompt, press OK.
To set a maximum pause time:
To set a cool down time:
2. Use the navigational arrow keys to display the available time
limits and choose a time between 0 and 5 minutes.
Note: The default setting is 5 minutes.
3. Press OK to accept the displayed setting and move to the next
feature.
1. At the S E T M A X P A U S E T I M E prompt, press OK. Use the
navigational arrow keys to select a time limit between 1 and 120
seconds (two minutes).
2. Press OK to accept the displayed setting and move to the next
feature.
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Treadmill: Determining the Club Speed
Limit
You can set a maximum speed for the treadmill. This limits how fast
the running belt moves and, consequently, the number of speed
settings that are available to the user. The speed is displayed in
miles per hour (mph) or kilometers per hour (kph) depending upon
the units of measure (U.S. standard or Metric) selected earlier. The
speed ranges from 0.5 to 16 mph (0.8 to 25.5 kph).
Important: If you select a number that limits the miles per hour,
your change will not affect the kilometers per hour (and vice
versa). The treadmill does not convert the speed entered in mph
(U.S. standard) to kph (Metric). It stores separate numbers for the
different units of measure. To enter both values, you must first
reset the display to the appropriate unit of measure, and then
change the speed limit in this program. Refer to Selecting a U.S.
Standard or Metric Display.
Treadmill: Setting an Incline Limit
You can set the maximum grade (percent of incline) for the
treadmill. This limits the degree of incline and, consequently, the
number of incline settings that are available to the user. The
available range is:
Treadmill Percent of Incline
C956i
C966i
0 to 15% grade
-3 to 15% grade
1. At the S E T I N C L I N E L I M I T prompt, press OK. Use the
navigational arrow keys to select the desired grade.
2. When you are ready, press OK to accept the displayed setting
and move to the next program. For other options, refer to the
table in Accessing Club Programming Mode and Changing the
Settings.
1. At the S E T S P E E D L I M I T prompt, press OK. Use the
navigational arrow keys to select the desired running belt speed
limit.
2. When you are ready, press OK to accept the displayed setting
and move to the next feature. For other options, refer to the
table in Accessing Club Programming Mode and Changing the
Settings.
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Treadmill: Accessing Performance
Programs
Note: This feature is not available on the 946i treadmill.
Several performance-based programs on the treadmill can be
hidden from the user’s view and, consequently, be unavailable
during an exercise session. These programs are shown in the
following list:
Gerkin Fitness Test, USAF PRT, NAVY PRT, ARMY PFT, USMC
PFT, Federal Law Enf. PEB.
If you keep the default factory setting, the Track and 5K programs
are available to the user through the PERFORMANCE key.
If you wish to change this setting, perform the following steps:
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1. Press OK to review the current H I D D E N P R O G R A M S
selection. Use the navigational arrow keys to alternate between
the two selections.
Setting
Description
SHOW
PROGRAMS
Causes all the Performance Programs listed
above to appear. The user can access each
program through the PERFORMANCE key on the
display.
Hides the Performance Programs listed above
and makes them inaccessible to the user.
However, the Track and 5K programs remain
available and are accessed when a user presses
the PERFORMANCE key.
HIDE
PROGRAMS
2. When you are ready, press OK to accept the displayed setting
and move to the next program. For other options, refer to the
table in Accessing Club Programming Mode and Changing the
Settings.
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Treadmill: Changing Remote Control
Access
EFX: Changing the Auto-Level Setting
Important: To affect this setting, the treadmill must be connected
to a computer and you will need to be familiar with CSAFE
commands.
You can set a specific ramp incline so that the EFX automatically
returns to it at the end of a workout session. Whatever incline you
set, the EFX ramp returns to the setting if a user continues
pedaling, once the program session has ended, and presses
RESET to return to the Precor banner.
When you enable this program, you can set a user’s speed and
incline through a computer software program which interfaces with
the CSAFE port on the treadmill.
Note: This setting is available on equipment with adjustable ramps.
The default factory setting is set to D I S A B L E D . To change this
setting, perform the following steps:
1. At the R E M O T E S P E E D C O N T R O L prompt, press OK. Use
the navigational arrow keys to alternate between the two
selections.
Setting
Description
ENABLED
Lets you set the speed and incline for individual
users and their selected program using CSAFE
commands through a computer connection.
D I S A B L E D Disconnects remote access so you cannot use the
remote capabilities of a CSAFE connection. You
would also use this setting when the treadmill is not
connected to a computer.
Important: If you use this feature, connecting the optional power
adapter is recommended. Instruct users about the auto-leveling
feature and ask that they hold onto a stationary handrail with one
hand while the equipment automatically moves to the set incline.
1. At the S E T C R O S S R A M P A U T O - L E V E L prompt, press OK.
2. X R A M P n appears, where n is the ramp incline setting. Some
displays only show a number without prefacing it with X R A M P .
Use the navigational arrow keys to select the desired ramp
incline setting from 1 to 20.
3. When you are ready, press OK to accept the displayed setting
and move to the next feature. For other options, refer to the
table in Accessing Club Programming Mode and Changing the
Settings.
2. When you are ready, press OK to accept the displayed setting
and move to the next program. For other options, refer to the
table in Accessing Club Programming Mode and Changing the
Settings.
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Bike: Setting a Resistance Range
The bike resistance levels are low, medium, and high. Within each
setting, 25 levels of resistance are available, but the chosen setting
affects the overall resistance range.
Table 4. Resistance settings on bikes
Setting
Description
H I or
HIGH
•
•
To set a resistance range:
1. At the S E T R E S I S T A N C E R A N G E prompt, press OK and
use the navigational arrow keys to choose L O W , M E D I U M or
H I G H (L O , M E D , or H I on some equipment).
2. Press OK to accept the displayed setting and move to the next
feature.
The following table provides more information about each setting.
•
M E D or •
MEDIUM
•
•
L O or
LOW
•
•
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Provides the full range of resistance available.
Provides enough resistance to simulate sprinting or hill
climbing or for users who want to stand on the bike
while pedaling.
Provides enough resistance for elite riders that are
capable of spinning at high speed with high resistance.
Provides approximately two thirds of the resistance that
is available within the high group setting.
Select the medium range for recumbent bikes.
A medium range allows users to make easier resistance
changes in the preset programs.
Provides approximately one third of the resistance that
is available within the high group setting.
Appropriate in special situations where poorly
conditioned users are anticipated.
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Table 5. Custom Program keys
Creating a Custom Program
Note: This feature is not available on the 946i treadmill, EFX546i
and EFX556i.
Equipment Key
Description
Treadmill
INCLINE keys
EFX
CROSSRAMP
keys
Cycle
RESISTANCE
keys
Climber
RESISTANCE
keys
Changes the column height and
affects the Custom Program incline.
Changes the column height and
affects the Custom Program ramp
incline.
Changes the column height and
affects the Custom Program pedal
resistance.
Changes the height of the column
and affects the Custom Program
step resistance.
When you design a custom program, you are preprogramming the
program profile.
1. At the S E T C U S T O M P R O G R A M prompt, press OK. The
program profile appears in the display and a blinking column
indicates your starting point.
Note: Two custom programs are available on the treadmill. All
other Precor products contain one custom program. The prompt
indicates which one you have accessed. For example, S E T
C U S T O M P R O G R A M 1 scrolls across the display to indicate
you are selecting the first custom program. If you have a
treadmill and wish to select the second custom program, press
the down arrow key on the navigational keypad, before pressing
OK in step 6.
2. When the Custom Program profile appears, press the down
arrow key on the navigational keypad, to select the column you
wish to change.
3. To change the height of the column, refer to the following table.
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4. When the column height is set, press the down arrow key on
the navigational keypad, to move to the next column. You can
press the up arrow key to move back and change earlier
columns as needed.
5. Continue adjusting the profile for each column.
6. When you are ready, press OK to save the program profile and
return to the Precor banner.
Note: If you prefer to exit the program without saving changes
to the custom profile, press BACK.
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Informational Displays
Use the information displays to locate information about equipment
use (odometer and hour meter), software versions and part
numbers, serial number, usage log, and error log. In general, you
would only access this information if directed to do so by Precor
Customer Support.
To navigate through the informational displays, use the following
flowchart. A table located after the flowchart provides more
information about each more display.
Note: If your product has a PAUSE/RESET key, use it in place of
the RESET key called out in the flowchart.
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Table 6. Informational Displays for all products
Product
Display
Product
Display
All O D O M E T E R
All H O U R
METER
•
The odometer value correlates to the type of
Precor product and the standard of units, U.S. or
Metric, selected in the programs.
• Treadmill shows the number of cumulative
miles or kilometers logged to date.
• EFX or AMT shows the number of total strides
logged to date.
• Cycle shows the number of total revolutions
logged to date.
• Climber indicates the number of floors
climbed.
All U - B O O T
SW
All U - B A S E
SW
All L O W E R S W
All S E R .
NUMBER
All U S A G E
LOG
All E R R O R
LOG
Description
The number of hours that the equipment has
been in use.
• The equipment tracks the elapsed minutes,
but the value that appears is truncated to the
nearest full hour.
Upper board application software part number
and version.
Note: Some displays show U P P E R B O O T S W
PART NUMBER.
Upper base application software version.
Note: Some displays show U P P E R B A S E S W
PART NUMBER.
Lower application software version.
Note: Some displays show L O W E R B A S E S W
PART NUMBER.
The serial number is helpful when you contact
Customer Support.
Note: Some displays show S E R I A L N U M B E R .
• The number of times each program has been
used and displays the associated cumulative
minutes.
• Helpful in determining user preferences in
program selection.
Displays any error codes that may have been
detected by the software.
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Table 7. Informational Displays for specific equipment or special cases
Product
534i, 532i,
AMT
AMT
Display
METRICS BOARD SW
PART NUMBER
STRIDE DIAL SW
PART NUMBER
Description
Metrics board software part
number and version.
Stride dial software part
number.
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Viewing the Error Log
Quick access to the informational display is available if error
messages appear on the display and have been recorded in the
error log. This feature is usually reserved for service personnel.
Erasing the Error Log
When you no longer need the error log information, you can erase
the entries.
To view the error log:
To erase the error log entries:
1. At the Precor banner, press and hold PAUSE/RESET for 4
seconds.
1. Press QUICKSTART while any error description is scrolling
across the display.
2. If D I A G S - I N F O R M A T I O N D I S P L A Y or E R R O R L O G
appears, then press OK.
2. Continue to maintain light pressure on the key until the message
H O L D T O C L E A R E R R O R S scrolls off the display.
If any errors are logged, they appear on the display. If no errors
are logged, a message such as S T O P K E Y or S T U C K K E Y
appears instead.
3. Release the PAUSE/RESET key to return to the Precor banner.
Note: On treadmills, the red STOP button can be used instead of
the PAUSE/RESET key.
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3. When you release Quickstart, the message N O E R R O R S will
appear in the display if the error log has been deleted.
Important: You cannot retrieve the error log once you have
deleted it. You may want to resolve any issues you are
experiencing with the equipment before erasing the error log.
4. Press RESET to return to the Precor banner.
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User ID Entry with CSAFE Equipment
The equipment is fully compatible with CSAFE protocols. When
the equipment is connected to a CSAFE master device, the user is
prompted to press ENTER and begin an identification process.
The user ID is displayed as five zeros and indicates the starting
point. The following table describes key functions while in CSAFE
mode.
A message appears on the display and indicates when the user ID
is accepted by the CSAFE master device. Once program selection
is complete, the user can begin exercising.
To review information about CSAFE specifications, visit the web
site at: www.fitlinxx.com/csafe
If you have questions or need technical support, refer to Obtaining
Service.
Table 8. CSAFE access keys
Keypad
Description
Number keypad Use the number keys to enter a user ID. The number
that is pressed appears on the right. As the user
continues, the numbers fill in the display from right to
left. When all five numbers are in place, the user
must press ENTER or OK to submit the user ID.
CLEAR or
Erases individual numbers in the user ID from right to
BACK
left.
ENTER or OK Submits the user ID.
Note: User ID entry is bypassed when the user
enters five zeros. No workout statistics are recorded.
RESET or
Resets the display to the banner.
PAUSE/RESET
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Maintenance
It is important to perform the minor maintenance tasks described
below. Failure to maintain the equipment as described in this
section could void the Precor Limited Warranty.
DANGER
To reduce the risk of electrical shock, always
unplug the equipment from its power source (an
optional power adapter in the case of selfpowered equipment) before cleaning it or
performing any maintenance tasks.
Daily Inspection
Look and listen for slipping belts, loose fasteners, unusual noises,
worn or frayed power cords, and any other indications that the
equipment may be in need of service. If you notice any of these,
obtain service.
On treadmills, check for worn, frayed or missing safety lanyards.
Replace missing or worn safety lanyards immediately. Make sure
users attach the safety clip to their clothing before exercising on
the treadmill.
Important: If you determine that the equipment needs service,
disconnect any power connections and move the equipment away
from the exercising area. Place an OUT OF SERVICE sign on it
and make sure all patrons and users know that they must not use
the equipment.
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Daily Cleaning
EFX: Cleaning the Ramp
Precor recommends the equipment be cleaned before and after
each exercise session. Use mild soap and water to dampen a
clean, soft cloth and wipe all exposed surfaces. This helps remove
dust and dirt.
Whenever the ramp becomes soiled, clean the exposed surfaces
of the ramp and roller wheels by performing the following steps.
CAUTION: Do not use any acidic cleaners. Doing so will weaken
the paint or powder coatings and void the Precor Limited
Warranty. Never pour water or spray liquids on any part of the
equipment. Allow the equipment to dry completely before using.
Frequently vacuum the floor underneath the equipment to prevent
the accumulation of dust and dirt, which can affect the smooth
operation of the equipment. Use a soft nylon scrub brush to clean
the running belt on treadmills or the grooves on equipment with
foot pedals.
Note: If your equipment has a ramp cover, remove it before
performing the following steps. Refer to the EFX Assembly Guide.
1. Moisten a clean, soft cloth in a mild solution of soap and water.
2. Position one foot pedal at the top of the ramp (the other will
automatically be positioned at the bottom).
3. Clean the exposed portions of the ramp.
4. Gently lift the roller wheels. Rotate each wheel while wiping it
with the clean, soft cloth.
5. Switch the foot pedal position and finish cleaning the ramp.
CAUTION: On treadmills, as you clean the hood or side rails, be
aware of the handrail extensions so you do not inadvertently hit
your head or injure yourself.
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Storing the Chest Strap
If you purchased the optional heart rate chest strap, store it in a
place where it remains free of dust and dirt (for example, in a closet
or drawer). Be sure to protect the chest strap from extremes in
temperature. Do not store it in a place that may be exposed to
temperatures below 32° F (0° C).
To clean the chest strap, use a sponge or soft cloth dampened in
mild soap and water. Dry the surface thoroughly with a clean towel.
WARNING
Signals used by the Chest Strap Transmitter
(or heart rate strap) may interfere with
pacemakers or other implanted devices.
Consult your physician and the manufacturers
of your Chest Strap Transmitter and
implanted device before using a Chest Strap
Transmitter.
Treadmill: Checking the Alignment of
the Running Belt
Proper belt alignment allows the belt to remain centered and
ensures smooth operation. Realigning the belt takes a few simple
adjustments. If you are unsure about this procedure, call Precor
Customer Support. Refer to Obtaining Service.
CAUTION: Special care must be taken when aligning the running
belt. Turn Off the treadmill while adjusting or working near the
rear roller. Remove any loose clothing and tie back your hair. Be
very careful to keep your fingers and any other object clear of the
belt and rollers, especially in front of the roller and behind the
deck. The treadmill will not stop immediately if an object
becomes caught in the belt or rollers.
Note: To receive an accurate reading, the strap needs to be in
direct contact with the skin on the lower sternum (just below the
bust line for women).
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1. Make sure that the running surface is level. To operate correctly,
the treadmill needs to be as level as possible. If needed, the
rear feet can be adjusted to level the treadmill (refer to the
Assembly Guide).
2. Turn the equipment On.
3. Stand beside the treadmill and press QUICKSTART.
4. If needed, enter the safety code by pressing the number keys in
sequence: 1, 2, 3, 4.
6. Walk around to the rear of the equipment and observe the belt
for a few minutes. The belt should run centered along the
running bed. If the belt drifts off center, you must make
adjustments. Refer to Treadmill: Adjusting the Running Belt.
Important: Failure to align the belt may cause the belt to tear
or fray, which is not covered by the Precor Limited Warranty.
7. To stop the running belt, press the red STOP button.
8. Turn the treadmill Off.
The running belt starts automatically after a 3-second
countdown appears on the display.
5. Press the SPEED up key until the display shows a speed of
3 mph (5 kph).
CAUTION: If you hear any chafing or the running belt appears
to be getting damaged, stop the running belt immediately by
pressing the red STOP button. Contact Precor Customer
Support.
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Treadmill: Adjusting the Running Belt
If you are unsure about adjusting the running belt, call Precor
Customer Support (refer to Obtaining Service).
CAUTION: For your safety, use the power switch to turn Off the
treadmill before making any adjustments. Do not adjust the
running belt when someone is standing on the equipment.
1. Locate the right belt adjustment bolt in the rear end cap of the
treadmill as shown in the following figure.
To determine left and right, stand at the rear of the treadmill and
face the display. Make all belt adjustments on the right rear
corner bolt using the hex key provided.
 If the belt is off center to the LEFT, turn the adjusting bolt ¼
turn counterclockwise, which moves the running belt to the
right.
 If the belt tracks off center to the RIGHT, turn the bolt ¼ turn
clockwise; this moves the belt to the left.
Important: Do not turn the adjusting bolt more than ¼ turn at a
time. Over tightening the bolt can damage the treadmill.
2. Recheck the alignment of the running belt by repeating the
steps found in Treadmill: Checking the Alignment of the
Running Belt.
Figure 5: Location of the adjustment bolt
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Upright Bike: Adjusting the Seat Tilt
2. Adjust the seat tilt (forward or backward) as shown in the
following figure.
To adjust the seat tilt on an upright cycle, perform the following
steps.
1. Use a ¹¹⁄₁₆-inch (17 mm) box-end wrench or crescent wrench to
loosen the nut beneath the seat as shown in the following
figure.
Figure 7: Tilting the seat forward or backward
3. Wrench tighten the nut.
4. Apply pressure to the seat and make sure that it does not move.
Readjust and retighten the nut, if needed.
Figure 6: Loosening nut to adjust seat tilt
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Recumbent Bike: Realigning the Seat
If the seat rocks side-to-side, you need to realign the center wheel
underneath the seat. Adjustment screws are located on the left
side of the seat rail.
3. Use the ⁵⁄₁₆-inch hex key to turn the wheel lock adjustment key
clockwise ¼ turn as shown in the following figure. This process
realigns the center wheel inside the top rail. Leave the ⁵⁄₁₆-inch
hex key in place while you tighten the adjustment screws with
the ³⁄₁₆-inch hex key.
To remove seat wobble (side-to-side movement), perform the
following steps.
1. Obtain a ³⁄₁₆-inch and ⁵⁄₁₆-inch hex key.
2. Use the ³⁄₁₆-inch hex key to loosen the two adjustment screws
as shown in the following figure.
Figure 9: Realigning the center wheel
4. Remove the hex keys and check that the seat no longer rocks
side-to-side. If the rocking movement continues, you need to
repeat steps 2 and 3.
Figure 8: Loosening the two adjustment screws
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Moving the Equipment
Long-Term Storage
It is important, if you plan to move the equipment, that you obtain
adult help and use proper lifting techniques. The equipment is very
heavy. Take advantage of the roller wheels on the equipment when
moving it to a new location.
When the equipment is not in use for any length of time, make sure
it is turned Off (treadmill only) and the power cord or optional
power adapter (self-powered equipment) is unplugged from its
power source and is positioned so that it will not become damaged
or interfere with people or other equipment.
Important: The plastic end cap, on the treadmill, is specifically
designed for lifting. To avoid injury to yourself or damage to the
equipment, ask for help in placing the treadmill where you plan to
use it. Place a hand under each end of the end cap and, using
proper lifting techniques, lift the rear of the treadmill so that it rolls
on its front wheels.
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User's Reference Manual
946i
956i
966i
Commercial Treadmills
Important Safety Instructions
When using Precor equipment, always take basic precautions,
including the following:
y For safety, hold onto a stationary handrail or handlebar while
using the equipment.
y Read all instructions before using the equipment. These
instructions are written for your safety and to protect the
equipment.
y Keep your body and head facing forward. Never attempt to turn
around on the equipment.
y Other sections in this manual provide more details of safety
features. Be sure to read these sections and observe all safety
notices.
y Take time to discuss proper safety and exercise equipment
etiquette with the fitness facility manager.
y Before beginning any fitness program, see your physician for a
complete physical examination.
Il est conseillé de subir un examen médical complet avant
d’entreprendre tout programme d’exercise. Si vous avez des
étourdissements ou des faiblesses, arrêtez les exercices
immédiatement.
y Do not overexert yourself or work to exhaustion. If you feel any
pain or abnormal symptoms, stop your workout immediately and
consult your physician.
y Do not rock the equipment. Do not stand on the handrail(s),
display console, or hood.
y Use care when getting on or off the treadmill. Always grasp the
handrail when stepping on the running belt and keep the initial
speed at or below 1 mile per hour (mph) or 1 kilometer per hour
(kph). Never step off the treadmill while the running belt is
moving.
y Before the running belt begins moving (before your workout),
and after it stops (at the end of your workout), straddle the
running belt by placing your feet firmly on the right and left trim
strips.
y The safety clip must be attached at waist level before your
workout. A lanyard connects the safety clip to the red STOP
button on the display console. If you encounter difficulties, a
strong tug on the lanyard stops the running belt.
y Do not allow children or people unfamiliar with its operation on
or near the equipment. Do not leave children unsupervised
around the equipment.
y Wear proper exercise clothing and shoes for your workout and
avoid loose clothing. Do not wear shoes with heels or leather
soles. Check the soles of your shoes and remove any dirt and
embedded stones. Tie long hair back.
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Safety Code
Obtaining Service
The fitness facility you are using has the option to enable a safety
code. The code involves entering four number keys in sequence. If
the correct keys are not pressed within two minutes, further access
is denied and the running belt will not move. For more information,
refer to Entering the Safety Code.
The fitness facility manager can help you with most questions
regarding the equipment. For additional information about product
operation or exercise routines, refer to the Precor web site at
www.precor.com.
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Table of Contents
Important Safety Instructions............................................1
Safety Code..................................................................................... 2
Obtaining Service .......................................................................... 2
Treadmill Safety Features ..................................................5
Using the Safety Clip..................................................................... 5
Entering the Safety Code ............................................................. 6
Using the Stationary Handrails.................................................... 6
Turning the Treadmill On and Off............................................... 6
Heart Rate Features .............................................................7
Important Use and Safety Information ....................................... 7
Wearing a Chest Strap................................................................. 9
Using the Touch-Sensitive Grips..............................................10
Using SmartRate ..........................................................................10
Exercise to Your Target Heart Rate .........................................12
Heart Rate Analysis .....................................................................12
Troubleshooting Heart Rate.......................................................13
Display Console...................................................................14
More Information about the Upper Display ............................16
More Information about the Center Display ...........................18
More Information about the Lower Display ............................18
Keypads..........................................................................................20
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Workout Options.................................................................25
Choosing QUICKSTART ...........................................................26
Selecting a Program....................................................................27
Storing Workout Statistics ........................................................28
Setting Display Preferences Before Exercising ....................29
Cooling Down After a Workout ................................................30
Pausing During a Workout or the Cool-Down Period .........30
Ending a Workout........................................................................31
Programs...............................................................................32
Choosing a Program ...................................................................32
Program Tips.................................................................................32
Manual Program ...........................................................................33
Interval Program ...........................................................................34
Random Program.........................................................................35
Cross Country Program .............................................................35
966i/956i Gluteal Programs .....................................................36
966i/956i Custom Programs ....................................................36
Heart Rate Programs ..................................................................36
Weight Loss Programs...............................................................39
Track Program ..............................................................................40
5K Program ...................................................................................40
Fitness Tests.................................................................................41
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Exercise Session .................................................................43
Changing Programs in Mid-session.........................................43
Changing the Workout Time .....................................................44
Addressing Your Weight and Age ...........................................44
Adjusting Program Goals ...........................................................45
Adjusting Your Target Heart Rate ............................................46
Changing Your Workout Display Options..............................46
Changing the Units of Measure ................................................48
Selecting a Language .................................................................48
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Treadmill Safety Features
The treadmill is equipped with certain items that, when used
properly, help sustain an enjoyable workout. These items include:
y Safety clip
If the safety switch trips while you are exercising, the running belt
stops and the treadmill assumes you are pausing your workout. To
resume exercising, take the following steps:
y Safety code
1. Reattach the safety clip to your clothing.
y Handrails
2. Straddle the running belt.
y Power switch
3. Press QUICKSTART.
Important: Before exercising, review the Important Safety
Instructions found at the beginning of this manual.
Important: Hold onto the handrail when you step onto the
running belt and while you adjust the speed.
4. Enter the safety code (if necessary).
Using the Safety Clip
Attach the safety clip to your clothing before each workout. A tug
on the lanyard trips the safety switch inside the display console and
stops the running belt.
Note: The facility can set a limit on the amount of time you can
pause during a workout. Check with the manager to find out
about the pause time limit. If you exceed the time limit, the
display returns to the Precor banner.
Safety Clip
Lanyard
Figure 1: Attaching the safety clip
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Entering the Safety Code
Turning the Treadmill On and Off
The fitness facility has the option to require a safety code. If the
safety code prompt appears, press the following number keys
sequence:
To turn the treadmill On and Off, use the power switch located
beneath the hood, near the power cord receptacle. Refer to the
following figure.
1,2,3,4.
An asterisk appears on the display with each key press. Hold onto
the handrail and straddle the running belt. The running belt starts
moving after a 3-second countdown.
Note: If the correct keys are not pressed within two minutes or you
press more than four numbers, the Precor banner appears on the
display and the running belt does not move.
Figure 2: Power switch location
Using the Stationary Handrails
To maintain your balance, always grasp a stationary handrail when
you step on or off the equipment and when you use the keypads.
To learn more about the touch-sensitive grips, refer to Heart Rate
Features.
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Heart Rate Features
CALORIES
HEART RATE
SmartRate
WARMUP
FATBURN
CARDIO
109
PEAK HIGH
Heart rate and SmartRate® features are available when you wear
the chest strap or grasp both touch-sensitive grips. When a
heartbeat is detected, the HEART RATE display shows your heart
rate and, if your age has been entered, the SmartRate LED blinks
and indicates your target zone.
Important Use and Safety Information
Read the following before using the heart rate or SmartRate
features.
y Consult your physician before engaging in any vigorous
exercise. Do not use the heart rate programs until authorized by
your physician.
y Know your heart rate and your physician-recommended heart
rate target zone. Individual heart rates vary according to several
physiological factors and may not correspond directly with the
following figure.
y Always face forward on the equipment and use the stationary
handrail or handlebars for balance.
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y After you put on the chest strap, face the display console for a
minimum of 15 seconds. This allows the receiver in the console
to recognize the signal from the chest strap.
Heart Rate Target Zones
200
190
180
Your Heart Rate
170
160
150
140
High
com
me
dC
ard
130
120
110
y If you prefer to use the touch-sensitive grips, grasp both and
wait five to ten seconds. Make sure both hands are moist (not
dry).
Re
nde
iov
asc
ula
r
Zon
e
Rec
omm
end
ed W
eigh
100
Peak
Cardio
t Lo
y If Hr blinks in the HEART RATE display, it is detecting a signal,
but has not yet determined your heart rate. Make sure the chest
strap is positioned properly around your chest and against your
skin.
y When a signal is detected, a number flashes in the
HEART RATE display and indicates your heart rate.
ss Z
one
90
Fat Burn
80
70
Warmup
20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75
Your Age
Figure 3: Heart rate target zones
y The calculation used for the heart rate target zone is:
(220 minus your age) multiplied by a percent.
For example:
Warmup range: (220 minus your age) multiplied by 55%
Peak range: (220 minus your age) multiplied by 85%
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Wearing a Chest Strap
During a workout, the heart rate features appear on the display
when you wear a chest strap. To receive an accurate reading, the
chest strap needs to be in direct contact with your skin.
3. Make sure that the chest strap is right side up, lies horizontally
across your chest, and is centered in the middle of your chest.
Refer to the following figure.
1. Carefully dampen the back of the strap with tap water Refer to
the following figure.
Note: Do not use deionized water. It does not have the proper
minerals and salts to conduct electrical impulses.
Figure 6: Fasten chest strap
After you put on the chest strap, face the display console for a few
seconds. This allows the receiver in the console to recognize the
signal from the chest strap.
Figure 4: Moisten chest strap
2. Adjust the strap and fasten it around your chest. The strap
should feel snug, not restrictive. Refer to the following figure.
Figure 5: Adjust chest strap
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Using the Touch-Sensitive Grips
Using SmartRate
While exercising, you must grasp both touch-sensitive grips for a
minimum of five to ten seconds to transmit your heart rate to the
display. Refer to the following figure.
The SmartRate feature helps you monitor and maintain your heart
rate in the target zone best suited to your specific needs. When a
heart rate signal is detected, a single LED blinks and indicates the
zone that your heart rate is in.
Important: To use the SmartRate feature, you must enter your age.
If you were not prompted for your age during program selection,
press the OPTIONS key and enter your weight and age. Refer to
Addressing Your Weight and Age.
The 10 LEDs in the SmartRate display are color-coded. Pulsating
orange LEDs indicate you are exercising outside the recommended
heart rate target zone. Green LEDs indicate when you are
exercising within the recommended fat burn or cardio fitness zones.
Figure 7: Touch-sensitive grips
Usually, the concentration of salts in a person’s perspiration
provides enough conductivity to transmit a signal to the receiver
inside the display console. However, some people, because of
body chemistry or erratic heart beats, cannot use the
touch-sensitive grips. A chest strap may provide better results.
The following table shows the percents used in calculating the
heart rate target zones. While your heart rate remains within these
zones, the corresponding light blinks and provides a visual cue.
CAUTION: Your heart rate should never exceed 85% of your
maximum aerobic heart rate or go above PEAK. If it does,
immediately reduce the intensity of your workout to return your
heart rate to your physician-recommended target zone.
Important: While exercising, do not wear a chest strap and grasp
the touch-sensitive grips at the same time. Using both features may
cause erratic heart rate readings.
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Table 1. Heart rate target zones and SmartRate LEDs
The SmartRate indicator lights do not blink when:
Heart Rate Zone
Percent
LED Lit LED Blinking Zone Label
Below 50
First
Orange
WARMUP
y You do not wear or improperly position the chest strap. Or, you
fail to grasp both touch-sensitive grips for five to ten seconds.
50 to 54
Second Orange
WARMUP
55 to 59
Third
Green
FAT BURN
60 to 64
Fourth
Green
FAT BURN
65 to 69
Fifth
Green
FAT BURN
70 to 74
Sixth
Green
CARDIO
75 to 79
Seventh Green
CARDIO
80 to 84
Eighth
Green
CARDIO
85 to 87
Ninth
Orange
PEAK
Above 87
Tenth
Orange
HIGH
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y You do not enter your age during an exercise session.
For example, pressing QUICKSTART at the Precor banner
causes the Manual Program to begin. Your age has not been
entered and is considered a null value. Your heart rate will
appear in the HEART RATE display when you hold onto the
touch-sensitive grips or wear a chest strap, but none of the
SmartRate LEDs blink because the appropriate calculations
have not been made.
Note: You can remedy this situation by pressing the OPTIONS
key and entering your weight and age. Refer to Addressing Your
Weight and Age.
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Exercise to Your Target Heart Rate
Heart Rate Analysis
A dedicated window displays your heart rate while you exercise. To
view your heart rate (beats per minute) on the display, either wear a
chest strap or grasp both touch-sensitive grips.
Every time you complete a program using the chest strap or
touch-sensitive grips, the display provides a heart rate analysis after
the workout summary. Refer to Ending a Workout.
The Precor web site (www.precor.com) has several suggestions for
workouts with varying levels of intensity. It provides many workout
details that include the appropriate target heart rate.
Your average heart rate appears followed by the maximum heart
rate achieved during your workout. A third display appears, if you
entered your age, and indicates the amount of time your heart rate
remained between the target zones shown.
The equipment includes one or more heart rate programs that let
you exercise based on a specified target heart rate. As you
exercise, the programs monitor your heart rate and automatically
maintain it within a few beats per minute of your selected target. To
use these programs, press the PROGRAMS – HEART RATE key.
For more information, refer to Programs.
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The heart rate analysis is based on how often your heart rate signal
is received while exercising. If you use the chest strap, the average
heart rate will be more accurate than if you occasionally grasp the
touch-sensitive grips.
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Troubleshooting Heart Rate
The following table may help you understand and troubleshoot
erratic heart rate readings.
Important: A heart rate can only be detected when the Precor
heart rate receiver is properly installed in the display. A user must
wear the chest strap or grasp both touch-sensitive grips.
Table 2. Erratic heart rate readings
What
appears
on the
display
Cause
What to do
Nothing
The heart rate receiver is
not installed or it has
been disconnected.
Call Customer Support. Refer to
Obtaining Service.
HR or Hr
A signal is being
detected through the
chest strap or the
touch-sensitive grips, but
a valid heart rate is not
yet established.
Be sure that the chest strap is
moist, centered, and in direct
contact with your skin. If you are
using the touch-sensitive grips,
continue to grasp both of them.
Wait a few moments for your
heart rate to appear.
Note: To conduct electrical impulses from a user’s heart, both
touch-sensitive grips must be grasped firmly for five to ten seconds.
Usually, the concentration of salts in a person’s perspiration
provides enough conductivity to transmit a signal to the receiver in
the display console. However, because of body chemistry or erratic
heartbeats, some people cannot use the touch-sensitive grips. A
chest strap may provide better results.
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Display Console
CALORIES
Before beginning any
fitness program, see your physician for a
thorough physical examination. Seek advice
from your physician to learn the target heart
rate appropriate for your fitness level. Do not
allow children or those unfamiliar with its
operation on or near this equipment. Read
the product owner's manual or consult a
qualified instructor before operating this
equipment. Improper use of this equipment
can result in serious injury. Before
exercising, attach the safety clip to your
clothing. Do not stand on the belt when
starting the treadmill. Do not attempt to turn
around on the moving belt. Keep hands and
clothing away from the belt and rear roller. If
you feel pain, faintness, or dizziness, stop
exercising immediately.
HEART RATE
966i
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
CLEAR
0
ENTER
SmartRate
WARMUP
FATBURN
CARDIO
PEAK HIGH
PROGRAMS
MANUAL
HEART
RATE
INTERVAL
WEIGHT LOSS
VARIETY
PERFORMANCE
INCLINE
0% INCLINE
DECLINE
BACK
OK
OPTIONS
TIME ELAPSED
TIME REMAINING
DISTANCE
PACE
AVERAGE SPEED
SPEED
INCLINE
PAUSE/
RESET
QUICK
START
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CALORIES display: The estimated cumulative number of
calories being burned appears.
Center display and the PROGRAMS keypad: When you
press a PROGRAMS key, the program profile appears in the
upper display and the program name appears in the center
display. During your session, additional information appears
in the center display depending on program and user
selections.
Navigational arrow keys: These keys let you display
exercise information prior to selecting it with the OK key.
Left selection key: Press the key to select which item you
wish to display during your session. Indicator lights appear
next to the item that is displayed. You can perform the same
function with the Right selection key.
Number keys: During an exercise session, use the number
keys to answer prompts or update information. If the
entertainment option is attached, the number keys act as TV
channel controls.
Upper display: Initially shows the Precor banner. It changes
to the program profile when you select a program or press
QUICKSTART. A blinking column in the profile indicates
your position.
Navigational keys: These keys let you display or change
exercise information and end your session. For more
information, refer to Navigational Keypad.
Lower display: While you exercise, four sets of numbers
show information about your session.
Right selection key
QUICKSTART: Press QUICKSTART to begin your workout
immediately.
Red STOP button: Press to pause or end a workout.
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INCLINE & SPEED keys: Use these keys to adjust the
incline or speed.
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More Information about the Upper
Display
CALORIES
HEART RATE
966i
SmartRate
WARMUP
FATBURN
CARDIO
PEAK HIGH
INCLINE
0% INCLINE
DECLINE
SmartRate—displays your heart rate as a blinking segment which
indicates the zone your heart rate is in when you enter your age and
wear a chest strap or grasp both touch-sensitive grips. Use this
display as a visual aid to keep your heart rate in your preferred
zone. Refer to Using SmartRate.
Program profile—appears during your exercise session. A blinking
segment in the profile indicates your position. In most programs,
the INCLINE setting affects the column height as shown in the
following figures. The profile raises or lowers according to which
INCLINE key is pressed.
Column height
Incline settings
13 — 15
10 — 12.5
8 — 9.5
6 — 7.5
The upper display includes the CALORIES, HEART RATE,
SmartRate, and a program profile display. The following
descriptions explain what appears in the displays.
4 — 5.5
3 — 3.5
2 — 2.5
CALORIES—indicates the estimated cumulative number of calories
being burned.
HEART RATE—displays your heart rate when you wear a chest
strap or grasp both touch-sensitive grips. Refer to Heart Rate
Features.
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1 — 1.5
0 — 0.5
Figure 8: Column height in the 956i program profile
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The range of incline differs on the 966i treadmill. The height
remains at 15%, but you can choose a descending grade up to a
minus 3%. Refer to the following figure.
Ten dots display the range of incline on the 946i treadmill. Refer to
the following figure.
Column height
Column height
Incline settings
Incline settings
13 — 15
Figure 9: Column height in the 966i program profile
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13 — 15
11 — 12.5
10 — 12.5
9 — 10.5
8 — 9.5
7 — 8.5
6 — 7.5
5 — 6.5
4 — 5.5
4 — 4.5
3 — 3.5
3 — 3.5
1 — 2.5
2 — 2.5
0.5 — 0
1 — 1.5
-0.5 — - 3
0 — 0.5
Figure 10: Column height in the 946i program profile
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More Information about the
Center Display
CALORIES
More Information about the
Lower Display
HEART RATE
966i
SmartRate
WARMUP
FATBURN
CARDIO
PEAK HIGH
TIME ELAPSED
TIME REMAINING
DISTANCE
PACE
AVERAGE SPEED
SPEED
INCLINE
PAUSE/
RESET
INCLINE
0% INCLINE
DECLINE
QUICK
START
The center display presents the program name when you select a
program. During an exercise session, the center display becomes a
message bar showing additional information depending on user
selections and program interludes. For more information about the
selections that can appear in this display, refer to Exercise Session.
The lower display provides information about your workout session.
Pressing the keys beneath each window affects what appears in
the displays. Each display provides information about your workout
statistics and is described in the list below.
Note: If you choose to rest a book or magazine on the display, you
can still view these workout statistics.
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TIME ELAPSED and TIME REMAINING
SPEED
TIME ELAPSED—displays time in minutes and seconds and
indicates the amount of time you have been exercising.
When you exceed 60 minutes during a single session, the
display converts to hours and minutes.
SPEED—displays the running belt speed in miles per hour
(mph) or kilometers per hour (kph). The running belt speed
ranges between 0.5 and 16 mph (0.8 to 25.5 kph) on the 956i
and 966i treadmills. The 946i has a range of 0.5 to 12 mph
(0.8 to 20 kph). The speed can be changed in 0.1
increments using the SPEED keys.
Note: The fitness facility can place limits on workout time.
TIME REMAINING—shows the amount of time remaining in
a workout. If the selected time is less than 60 minutes, the
display shows time in minutes and seconds. If you select a
time greater than 60 minutes, the display reflects hours and
minutes until the countdown reaches 60 minutes, at which
time the display reverts to minutes and seconds.
Note: If you select a N O L I M I T time goal, the TIME
REMAINING display appears blank. Press the left selection
key if you wish to display elapsed time.
INCLINE
INCLINE—displays the percentage of incline or decline
during your workout. The INCLINE keys affect the lift and let
you set an incline between 0% and 15% (956i/946i) and a
minus 3% to 15% (966i). The values displayed can change
in 0.5% increments.
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Note: You can press the SPEED down key to stop the
running belt. When 0 appears in the SPEED display, the
running belt stops.
DISTANCE, PACE, and AVERAGE SPEED
DISTANCE—shows linear distance in either miles or
kilometers. The distance is calculated based on your speed.
PACE—displays your target speed in minutes and seconds
per mile (or kilometer). For example, the number 4 : 2 3
indicates that your pace (speed at which you are moving) is
4 minutes and 23 seconds per mile.
AVERAGE SPEED—indicates the average speed associated
with your workout.
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Keypads
Lower Display Keypad and the Selection Keys
Use the keypads to enter your exercise session selections and
display preferences.
Distinct keypads exist on the display and are discussed in this
section:
TIME ELAPSED
TIME REMAINING
DISTANCE
PACE
PAUSE/
RESET
y Lower Display keypad and the selection keys
y Navigational keypad in the center of the display
y PROGRAMS keypad
AVERAGE SPEED
SPEED
INCLINE
QUICK
START
y Number keypad with the ENTER and CLEAR keys
Figure 11: Lower Display keypad and the Selection keys
Left selection key: Every time you press this key, the
display reflects either the amount of time elapsed since you
began your exercise session or it shows the time remaining.
An LED lights and indicates which information is being
displayed.
TIME +/-: You can change the workout time while you are
exercising, by pressing the TIME +/- key. A blinking number
appears in the display. You can change the number using
the navigational arrow keys or enter a different time using
the number keys. Refer to Changing Your Workout Display
Options.
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INCLINE: Press and hold an INCLINE key to increase or
decrease the incline from 0% to 15% (956i or 946i) or from
minus 3% to positive 15% (966i) in 0.5% increments.
Changes to the incline are not immediate. It takes time for
the lift to reach the target incline shown on the display.
QUICKSTART: Press QUICKSTART to start your exercise
session immediately using the Manual Program. Refer to
Choosing QUICKSTART.
STOP: A firm tap on the red STOP button slows the running
belt to a stop and the treadmill enters pause mode. To
resume, press QUICKSTART and enter the safety code, if
necessary. Refer to Pausing During a Workout or the
Cool-Down Period.
PAUSE/RESET: This key has several functions during an
exercise session. Press it once to enter pause mode. Press
it again to display a workout summary. Press it a third time to
end your session and return to the Precor banner. Refer to
Pausing During a Workout or the Cool-Down Period.
Right selection key: Every time you press this key, the
display reflects the distance traveled since you began your
exercise session, your current pace, or your average speed.
An LED lights and indicates which information is being
displayed.
SPEED: Press and hold a SPEED key to increase or
decrease the running belt speed in 0.1 increments.
When you press a SPEED key, a target speed appears in
the display. The running belt speed changes to meet the
target, but the change occurs gradually so the transition is
smooth.
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Navigational Keypad
PROGRAMS Keypad
PROGRAMS
BACK
OPTIONS
MANUAL
HEART
RATE
INTERVAL
WEIGHT LOSS
VARIETY
PERFORMANCE
OK
BACK: When the BACK key is pressed it causes the
display to return to the previous menu level.
OPTIONS: The OPTIONS key is a multi-functional key.
It lets you customize the display and set exercise
session goals: time, calories, or distance. You can set
your preferences prior to selecting a program or after
you are already engaged in exercising. Refer to Setting
Display Preferences Before Exercising or Changing
Your Workout Display Options.
The PROGRAMS keypad provides access to all the exercise
programs. Press the center of the key to view the top level program
in its menu. Pressing the key again displays the next program in the
menu, if one is available, as shown in the following table. For a
description of each program, refer to Programs.
Note: Use the OK key to confirm your selection. For more
information, refer to Workout Options.
Up and Down Arrows: These keys present the
available selections and affect what appears on the
display. Throughout this manual they are referred to as
the navigational arrow keys.
OK: Use the OK key to confirm responses to specific
prompts.
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PROGRAMS key
Table 3. Available programs
946i 956i 966i
Program Menu
AEROBIC
PROGRAMS key
Program Menu
MANUAL
MANUAL
9
9
9
INTERVAL
1 - 1 INTERVAL
9
9
9
5 K
1 - 2 INTERVAL
9
9
GERKIN FITNESS TEST*
1 - 3 INTERVAL
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
USAF PRT*
9
9
9
NAVY PRT*
9
9
9
9
ARMY PFT*
9
9
1 CROSS COUNTRY
9
9
USMC PFT*
9
9
2 CROSS COUNTRY
9
9
FEDERAL LAW ENF. PEB*
9
9
9
RANDOM
1 GLUTEAL
9
9
2 GLUTEAL
9
9
1 CUSTOM
9
9
†
CUSTOM WEIGHT LOSS HRC
WEIGHT LOSS HRC
ENDURANCE HRC
SPEED HRC
†
†
HEART HEALTH HRC
WEIGHT LOSS
† Use of chest strap or the touch-sensitive grips is required.
9
2 CUSTOM
BASIC HRC
PERFORMANCE T R A C K
* The fitness facility can limit access to the fitness tests.
9
CROSS COUNTRY
HEART RATE
9
9
CUSTOM INTERVAL
VARIETY
946i 956i 966i
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
†
9
†
9
†
9
9
9
9
9
9
1 AEROBIC
9
9
2 AEROBIC
9
9
CUSTOM WEIGHT LOSS HRC
WEIGHT LOSS HRC
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†
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Number Keypad
1
2
3
The CLEAR and ENTER keys provide the following functions:
CLEAR: Use the CLEAR key to remove the last number being
displayed.
ENTER: Use the ENTER key to accept the number being displayed.
4
5
6
7
8
9
CLEAR
0
ENTER
Note: The OK and ENTER keys are usually interchangeable and
provide the same function when no peripheral devices are attached
to the equipment. However, when answering prompts that originate
from a CSAFE device or computer connection, use the ENTER key.
The number keypad has several functions depending on what is
connected to the equipment.
Connection
Description
Computer
(CSAFE
compatible)
If a computer is attached to the CSAFE connection on
the equipment, the number keypad lets you enter your
user ID and answer other setup prompts.
Entertainment
Option
If an entertainment option is connected to the display,
the number keypad acts as a remote control which you
use to select the available channels. You can also enter
number values in answer to exercise session prompts.
Nothing
Whether or not peripheral devices are attached to the
equipment, the keypad lets you enter number values in
answer to exercise session prompts. You need to press
ENTER or OK to confirm the selection.
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Workout Options
CAUTION: Before beginning any fitness program, see your
physician for a complete physical examination. Know your
physician-recommended heart rate target zone.
1. Turn the treadmill On. The Precor banner scrolls across the
display.
6. Select one of the following options:
Option...
Steps...
To start exercising
immediately
• Use the QUICKSTART key.
• Refer to Choosing QUICKSTART.
To select a program
• Press a PROGRAMS key.
• Refer to Selecting a Program.
To enter a user ID
• Use the ENTER key.
• Refer to Storing Workout
Statistics.
2. Hold on to a handrail while stepping on to the treadmill.
3. Face the display and then straddle the running belt by placing
your feet on the trim strips provided.
4. Attach the safety clip to your clothing.
5. Grip a handrail with one hand to steady yourself.
To set display preferences or • Use the OPTIONS key.
program goals
• Refer to Setting Display
Preferences Before Exercising.
Important: If the safety code is enabled, you will need to enter
a code to begin your workout. At the safety code prompt, press
the following number key sequence: 1, 2, 3, 4. If you make a
mistake, press any key a few times to reset to the safety code
prompt, or wait two minutes for the banner to return.
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Choosing QUICKSTART
3. Hold onto a handrail and straddle the running belt.
A 3-second countdown appears on the display, and then the
running belt starts moving.
QUICK
START
1. While the Precor banner scrolls, press QUICKSTART to begin
the Manual Program.
4. Step on to the running belt with the speed at or below 1 mph or
1 kph and begin your workout. Use the SPEED up key to
increase the speed of the running belt.
Note: To use the SmartRate feature, you need to specify your
age and wear a chest strap or grasp both touch-sensitive grips.
When a program begins, press OPTIONS and follow the
prompts to enter your weight and age. You can use navigational
arrow keys or the number keypad to change the blinking
prompts. Press OK to confirm your selections.
QUICKSTART applies the following defaults:
Prompts
Default Value
Program
Manual
Time
Fitness Facility setting
Weight
150 lb (68 kg)
Age
0
2. If needed, enter the safety code by pressing: 1, 2, 3, 4.
An asterisk appears on the display with each entry.
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Selecting a Program
PROGRAMS
MANUAL
HEART
RATE
INTERVAL
WEIGHT LOSS
VARIETY
PERFORMANCE
1. While the Precor banner scrolls, press one of the PROGRAMS
keys, and then press OK. For a description of each program,
refer to Programs.
2. If needed, enter the safety code by pressing: 1, 2, 3, 4.
An asterisk appears on the display with each entry.
3. Hold onto a handrail and straddle the running belt.
A 3-second countdown appears on the display, and then the
running belt starts moving.
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4. Step on to the running belt with the speed at or below 1 mph or
1 kph and begin your workout. Use the SPEED up key to
increase the speed of the running belt.
You may be able to exercise indefinitely in any program (except
5K, distance and calorie goal programs, and performance
fitness tests). Once you begin a program, press the TIME +/key. A workout time blinks in the display. Use the number
keypad to type in 240, and then press the up arrow key to
display N O L I M I T . Press OK. The fitness facility can set limits
for workout, pause, and cool-down times. So, selecting an
unlimited workout time may not be allowed. Check with your
fitness facility manager.
If you choose this option, the automatic cool-down period is
eliminated. You will need to incorporate a cool-down period by
accessing the Manual Program.
Note: To use the SmartRate feature, you need to specify your
age and wear a chest strap or grasp both touch-sensitive grips.
When a program begins, press OPTIONS and follow the
prompts to address your weight and age. You can use
navigational arrow keys or the number keypad to change the
blinking number prompts. Press OK to confirm your selection.
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Storing Workout Statistics
Many fitness facilities connect Precor equipment to a computer so
you can easily retrieve your workout statistics and determine how
well you are meeting your fitness goals. If you are interested in
maintaining workout statistic information, ask the manager to create
a user account and a user ID for you. A user ID entry is required to
store your statistics.
Note: If the display is blank, make sure that the equipment is turned
On. If the Precor banner appears, the equipment is not connected
to a computer. Refer to Selecting a Program or Choosing
QUICKSTART.
If the equipment is connected to a computer, the following
appears:
CHOOSE QUICKSTART, ENTER, OR A PROGRAM TO BEGIN
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To save the statistics generated during your exercise session, take
the following steps:
1. Press ENTER.
2. Use the number keypad to specify your 5-digit user ID. If you
make a mistake, press the CLEAR key and reenter the correct
number.
3. When your user ID is shown, press ENTER.
A message appears and indicates when the user ID is accepted
by the computer.
4. To begin your exercise session, select a program. Refer to
Selecting a Program.
Note: To bypass the user ID entry, press ENTER while all five
zeros appear in the user ID field. The statistics generated during
your exercise session will not be added to your file.
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Setting Display Preferences Before
Exercising
3. Follow the prompts on the display and return to the Precor
banner.
Menu Option
Preferences
Effect
While the Precor banner scrolls, you have the opportunity to set
display preferences and program goals.
GOAL
T I M E , C A L O R I E S , or
DISTANCE
Sets the program
goal.
Once you set your preferences, you have a 5-second window to
select a program. If you do not select a program from the
PROGRAMS menu or press QUICKSTART within the 5-second
window, the preferences return to the fitness facility settings.
LANGUAGE ENGLISH, DEUTSCH,
ESPANOL, FRANCAIS,
NEDERLANDS,
PORTUGUES,
R U C C K I J J , and
ITALIANO.
Causes the display
messages and
prompts to appear in
the chosen language.
UNITS
Determines which
units of measure
appear on the display.
1. As the Precor banner scrolls, press OPTIONS. Continue to
press the key to view the menu options.
2. Use the navigational arrow keys to display each menu option or
preference. Press OK to select it.
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U . S . or M E T R I C
Note: The selections that you make prior to a workout reset to
the fitness facility settings once your program or the pause time
limit ends.
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Cooling Down After a Workout
Incorporate a cool-down period into your workout to help lower
your heart rate and minimize muscle stiffness or soreness.
When you complete a program with a time limit or specified goal,
you automatically enter a cool-down period. The settings change to
help reduce the intensity of your workout.
Note: You cannot switch to a different program, goal, or workout
time during the cool-down period. Any pressure on the
PROGRAMS keys is ignored.
A workout summary appears at the end of the cool-down period.
Refer to Ending a Workout.
A cool-down period will not be appended to your exercise session
if the following occurs:
y The fitness facility allows an unlimited time goal. A user must
enter a time goal of N O L I M I T to access this option. Refer to
Selecting a Program.
Pausing During a Workout or the
Cool-Down Period
Press the red STOP button or the PAUSE/RESET key to pause
anytime during a workout or during a cool-down period. The pause
mode is limited to two minutes or less. If you do not resume
exercising during that time, the display returns to the banner.
1. To pause, press the red STOP button or the PAUSE/RESET
key.
2. To resume exercising from pause mode, press QUICKSTART or
the SPEED up key.
3. If needed, enter the password by pressing: 1, 2, 3, 4.
An asterisk appears on the display with each entry.
Note: When you pause, you can change your program selection or
display options. Refer to Changing Programs in Mid-session and
Changing Your Workout Display Options.
y The fitness facility sets a cool-down time of zero, which
eliminates the cool-down phase.
y You exit a program before completing it.
If you specify an unlimited time or the fitness facility removed the
cool-down phase, remember to incorporate a cool-down period at
the end of your exercise session.
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Ending a Workout
To stop the running belt or end a workout session, do the following:
CAUTION: Hold on to a handrail when you near the end of your
exercise session. The incline automatically recalibrates to a
default grade. If the lift is moving, wait until it stops before
stepping off the treadmill.
1. Grasp a handrail with one hand.
The running belt stops when you complete the automatic
cool-down period. After the running belt stops, time stops accruing.
The workout summary appears and shows your cumulative workout
statistics including warm-up and cool-down periods. You can
review your statistics for two minutes before the display
automatically resets to the Precor banner.
2. Press the red STOP button or the PAUSE/RESET key with your
other hand. The treadmill enters pause mode.
3. Press PAUSE/RESET to view the workout summary.
While W O R K O U T S U M M A R Y scrolls across the display, press
the selection keys to highlight more statistics.
4. Press PAUSE/RESET again to return to the Precor banner.
Note: The red STOP button and the PAUSE/RESET key can be
used interchangeably.
If you hold onto the touch-sensitive grips or wear a chest strap
while exercising, a heart rate analysis appears during the workout
summary. Refer to Heart Rate Analysis.
If you choose to exercise with no set time limit, you must manually
end a program by pressing the red STOP button or the
PAUSE/RESET key. You can also press the SPEED down key until
the speed is reduced to zero and the running belt stops.
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Programs
This section describes the programs available on the equipment.
Use this section as a reference tool to better understand each
program’s purpose.
Choosing a Program
Program Tips
y Begin at the Precor banner and choose a program by pressing
PROGRAMS or QUICKSTART. Hold onto a handrail as the
running belt begins moving after a 3-second countdown. Refer
to Workout Options.
Choosing a program depends on your goals. If you are a beginner
or returning to regular exercise, you can start a cardio-conditioning
program to slowly return your body to a comfortable level of
exercise. If you have been exercising and feel that you have an
intermediate or advanced fitness level, you probably have
established goals. The Precor web site (www.precor.com) can give
you many ideas about fitness routines and advice from the experts.
y A blinking column indicates your position as you progress
through a program.
Several of the exercise choices on the equipment are
preprogrammed with recommended settings. However, you have
the option to override the suggested settings, with some
exceptions. If changes are not allowed, a message scrolls across
the display explaining your options.
y To use the SmartRate feature, you need to specify your age and
wear a chest strap or hold on to the touch-sensitive grips. For
more information, refer to Changing Your Workout Display
Options.
If your level of exertion becomes too great, reduce your level of
intensity by overriding each upcoming segment in the program
profile. When you complete a program that contains a time limit or
goal period, an automatic cool-down period begins.
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y Prior to choosing a program, you may press the OPTIONS key
to access goal, language, or units of measure settings. After
pressing OK to confirm new settings, you must select a program
within five seconds for the changes to become effective. Refer
to Setting Display Preferences Before Exercising.
y In some programs, an unlimited time setting may be an available
option. Refer to Selecting a Program.
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y The fitness facility can set limits on workout, pause, and
cool-down times and customize other aspects of your exercise
session. Check with your manager to learn if any limits are in
place that might affect your program selections.
y To pause during a program, press PAUSE/RESET. Refer to
Pausing During a Workout or the Cool-Down Period.
Manual Program
The Manual Program profile, available by pressing the MANUAL
key, begins as a flat line. You control incline and speed using the
INCLINE or SPEED keys. The program profile reflects any changes.
The blinking column indicates your position in the program.
A cool-down period occurs automatically when you end your
workout. An exception to the cool-down period exists if the fitness
facility allows it. Refer to Cooling Down After a Workout for more
information.
Note: To use the SmartRate feature, you need to specify your age
by pressing the OPTIONS key and following the display prompts.
To change the workout time, press the TIME +/- key. Refer to
Changing the Workout Time.
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Interval Program
The Interval Programs, available by pressing the INTERVAL key, are
among the best for conditioning your cardiovascular system. Each
program raises and lowers your level of exertion repeatedly for the
specified period of time.
Three programs let you choose the rest and work intervals
according to your training regimen.
Note: Only the first program is available on the 946i treadmill.
Interval Program
Rest Duration
Work Duration
1-1 Interval
2 minutes
2 minutes
1-2 Interval
2 minutes
4 minutes
1-3 Interval
2 minutes
6 minutes
Custom Interval (966i)
user specified
user specified
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Initially, the rest interval is set to 0% grade and 1 mph or 1 kph. The
work interval is set at a 3% grade and the speed remains at 1 mph
or 1 kph.
While exercising, you can vary the speed and change the preset
incline using the INCLINE or SPEED keys. The settings are
repeated throughout the remainder of the program.
Note: Incline changes are limited to +/- 5% grade variance from
the previous incline level.
The display lets you know when the speed or incline levels are
about to change, and indicates the levels of the next interval.
A Custom Interval Program is available on the 966i. It lets you
specify the time durations for the rest and work intervals.
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Random Program
The Random Program can be accessed by pressing the VARIETY
key. Every time the Random program is selected, a different
program profile appears. The columns that appear in the program
profile show the preprogrammed incline. You can override the
preprogrammed incline at any time using the INCLINE keys.
The running belt speed is completely under your control. You can
adjust the pace by pressing the SPEED keys.
Cross Country Program
The two Cross Country Programs, available by pressing the
VARIETY key, are designed to provide a more realistic terrain as if
you were running or walking in the outdoors. Review the profiles to
determine the ascent and descent levels of each program.
Note: Only the first program is available on the 946i treadmill.
The goal in a Cross Country Program is time, but if you prefer a
distance goal, you can press the OPTIONS key. Refer to Changing
Your Workout Display Options. Once you select a distance goal,
the TIME REMAINING recalculates based on the speed of the
running belt.
Anytime during a workout, you can override the incline settings by
pressing the INCLINE keys. The remaining profile columns change
accordingly. The changes are saved and applied throughout the
remainder of the program. You can adjust the pace by pressing the
SPEED keys.
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966i/956i Gluteal Programs
The two Gluteal Programs, available by pressing the VARIETY key,
are designed to exercise the gluteal muscles. The incline is
preprogrammed. Review the profiles to determine the ascent and
descent levels of each program.
Anytime during a workout, you can override the incline settings by
pressing the INCLINE keys. The remaining profile columns change
accordingly. The changes are saved and applied throughout the
remainder of the program. To change the pace, use the SPEED
keys.
966i/956i Custom Programs
Heart Rate Programs
The Heart Rate Programs let you set a target for your heart rate.
These programs adjust the incline and speed to maintain your heart
rate within two beats per minute of the target heart rate while you
exercise. To use these programs, you must enter your age and
wear a chest strap so your heart rate can be monitored throughout
the session.
Important: Consult your physician to determine the appropriate
target heart rate for your age and fitness level. If your physician
recommends a different target heart rate than the one that appears
on the display, use the navigational arrow keys to change the
target heart rate once you finish the warm-up period. Do not
exercise over the recommended range.
The two Custom Programs, available by pressing the VARIETY key,
provide variable preprogrammed inclines. Fitness personnel in the
fitness facility have the option to create a profile customized for its
patrons.
Similar to other treadmill programs that have preprogrammed
inclines, you can override the incline settings using the INCLINE
keys. The changes are applied to the remaining profile. To change
the pace, use the SPEED keys.
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Heart Rate Program Tips
The Heart Rate Programs enhance your overall cardiovascular
fitness levels to help you achieve your weight loss and fitness
goals. Read through the following tips before selecting a program.
These tips provide general information regarding how the programs
function. The following table briefly explains the available programs.
For more information and exercise suggestions, refer to the Precor
web site at www.precor.com.
y You can press the SPEED keys to adjust the speed and press
the navigational arrow keys to change the target heart rate
during your exercise session. The display lets you know when
changes to either are about to occur.
Note: Changing the target heart rate or speed affects the
treadmill’s ability to maintain your target heart rate in the
preferred zone. It takes time for the treadmill to readjust the
incline so that your heart rate remains on target.
y Each program provides a 3-minute warm-up period. During this
time, you may change the incline or speed, but you cannot
change the goal setting.
y In several of the programs, the workout time is automatically set.
To adjust the time, press the TIME +/- key and use the
navigational arrow keys followed by OK to change the workout
time.
Note: When your target heart rate is achieved or the 3-minute
period elapses, the warm-up period ends and the program
begins, at which point, you may change to a distance or calorie
goal.
Note: A fixed time exists for the Custom Weight Loss HRC
Program, so you cannot change it. The 966i Heart Health,
Endurance, and Speed HRC Programs have a minimum workout
time of 15 minutes.
y Each program automatically adjusts the incline to keep your
heart rate at the selected target. After the warm-up period,
pressing the INCLINE keys no longer affects the incline motor.
Check the SmartRate display to see if you are maintaining your
preferred zone. Check the HEART RATE display to determine
your actual heart rate. For information about understanding your
target heart rate, refer to Heart Rate Features.
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y If you wish to quit a heart rate program, you can make a
mid-session transfer to another program. If you try to return or
transfer mid-session to a heart rate program, messages scroll
across the display stating your options.
y A cool-down period is automatically added to the end of each
program.
If you are having difficulty with the heart rate features, talk to your
fitness facility manager.
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Table 4. Heart Rate Programs
Equipment
Program
Description
966i, 956i,
946i
Basic HRC
This program enhances your overall cardiovascular fitness level by keeping your heart rate within the recommended cardio zone based
on your age. You must enter your age and hold onto the touch-sensitive grips or wear a chest strap while exercising.
966i, 956i,
946i
Custom Weight
Loss HRC
This 28-minute program lets you set the rest and work target heart rates for seven 4-minute intervals. The recommended target heart
rates appear on the display and are based on the Fat Burn scale. You must enter your age and hold onto the touch-sensitive grips or
wear the chest strap while exercising. Use the SPEED keys to change the speed for the rest or work intervals. Use the INCLINE keys to
change your target heart rate. When you make changes, the program repeats the settings for the remaining intervals. Note that you
cannot make a mid-session change to this program.
966i, 956i,
946i
Weight Loss
HRC
This program automatically adjusts the speed and incline to help you achieve weight loss and improve endurance. After the 3-minute
warm-up period, heart rate readings are taken every minute and the speed or incline is adjusted to keep you in the appropriate target
zone. You must enter your age and wear a chest strap while exercising. A time goal can be set between 15 and 90 minutes, but the
fitness facility can override the higher range and require a shorter duration.
966i
Heart Health
HRC
This program provides intervals between 3–10 minutes which maintain your heart rate in the higher cardiovascular range. If you have
been exercising regularly, you might use this program to increase your metabolic rate, strengthen your heart muscle and improve
endurance. With subsequent workouts, you will increase fat burning and your aerobic capacity. Similar to the Weight Loss HRC, heart
rate readings are taken at specific intervals and the speed or incline is adjusted to keep you in the appropriate target zone. You must
enter your age and wear a chest strap while exercising. A time goal can be set between 15 and 90 minutes, but the fitness facility can
override the higher range and require a shorter duration.
966i
Endurance
HRC
As the name implies, this program is a high-intensity session. It provides rest interval durations that are increased two-fold and applied
to the work interval. The rest interval maintains your heart rate in the fat burn zones while the work interval increases the incline (or
speed) to raise and maintain your heart rate in the cardio zones. You must enter your age and wear a chest strap while exercising. A
time goal can be set between 15 and 90 minutes, but the fitness facility can override the higher range and require a shorter duration.
The work interval time is limited to 20 minutes or less.
966i
Speed HRC
This program can be used to increase your anaerobic threshold power. If you do not know the difference between aerobic and
anaerobic capacity, do not use this program. Check with a personal trainer or facilities personnel. The first interval in this program starts
in the Peak zone. The second interval adjusts the incline (or speed) to maintain your heart rate between 80% and 65% of your target
zone. The program repeats the settings for the remaining intervals. You must enter your age and wear a chest strap while exercising. A
time goal can be set between 15 and 90 minutes, but the fitness facility can override the higher range and require a shorter duration.
The work interval time is limited to 9 minutes or less.
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Weight Loss Programs
The Weight Loss Programs begin with a warm-up period similar to
the heart rate programs, except that the target heart rate is set in
the lower fat burn range during the rest intervals. During the work
intervals, the target heart rate is initially set to 220 minus age
multiplied by 70%. The display lets you know when the incline
levels are about to change.
Each program provides varying incline levels to induce fat burn and
weight loss conditioning. Review the profiles to determine which
program is appropriate for your level of fitness.
If you are using an Aerobic Program, you can override the incline
settings for each column by pressing the INCLINE keys. The
changes raise or lower the columns on the remaining portion of the
program profile. You can adjust the pace by press the SPEED keys.
For the ideal weight loss range, your heart rate should remain
between 55% and 70% of your maximum aerobic heart rate. If you
wear a chest strap or grasp both touch-sensitive grips, you can use
SmartRate as a visual cue.
The Custom Weight Loss HRC and Weight Loss HRC Programs
are described in the table in Heart Rate Program Tips. Two
additional programs are available and include: 1 A E R O B I C and 2
AEROBIC.
Note: The word A E R O B I C without numbers appears on the 946i
display.
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Track Program
The Track Program can be accessed by pressing the
PERFORMANCE key. An oval track appears on the display. One
lap around the track represents 440 yards (400 meters). A blinking
LED moves counterclockwise and indicates your position on the
track. You control incline and speed. The S E G M E N T T I M E
R E M A I N I N G display, found in the OPTIONS menu, shows the
remaining time required to complete the current lap based on your
current speed.
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5K Program
The 5K Program, available by pressing the PERFORMANCE key, is
a good distance to run or walk depending on your level of fitness.
The distance is fixed at five kilometers (3.1 miles) and cannot be
changed. The incline is preprogrammed. You can change the
speed and override the preprogrammed incline using the SPEED or
INCLINE keys.
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Fitness Tests
A variety of fitness tests are available on the equipment, but the
fitness facility has the option to remove the program selections
from the PERFORMANCE key menu. If you do not see the fitness
tests as part of your program selections, ask the facility manager.
Fitness Test Tips
Read through the following tips before selecting a fitness test.
y Sit and rest for at least five minutes prior to taking the test.
y You must wear the chest strap throughout the Fitness Test. If
the heart rate reception is erratic, incorrect readings can occur
and terminate the test.
y You must enter your age, and in some cases, your gender and
the altitude to begin a fitness test.
y The red STOP button and the PAUSE/RESET key are enabled
during the fitness tests. The SPEED keys are also enabled
during the fitness tests, with the exception of the Gerkin Fitness
Test.
y You cannot change the distance or time goals or change to
another program while in the midst of taking a fitness test.
y If you press the red STOP button or the PAUSE/RESET key
during the test, the test ends and the display indicates the test
was not completed.
y Cool-down periods are appended to the end of each test.
Fitness Test Scores
When you finish a fitness test, a fitness score appears on the
display as part of the workout summary. Check with the facility
manager to compare your score with the appropriate fitness
indexes. The test results can help you gauge the effectiveness of
your current exercise routine and tailor it to meet your fitness goals.
y The test provides a 3-minute warm-up period. During this time,
you may change the incline or speed. When your target heart
rate is achieved or the 3-minute period elapses, the warm-up
period ends and the test begins.
Important: If you need to stop the running belt to regain control
or reduce your heart rate, please do so. You can retake the
fitness test later. Complete the cool-down period and retake the
fitness test later.
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Table 5. Fitness Tests
Equipment Fitness Test
Description
966i, 956i
Gerkin Fitness Test
This test provides a means of comparing your fitness level with the official fitness test of the International Association of
Firefighters (IAFF). It is written using the Gerkin Protocol, which is the basis for the official IAFF fitness test and part of their
Wellness and Fitness Initiative.
During the test, the treadmill gradually increases the incline and speed in specific stages. The keypads are disabled. The test
ends if no heart rate is detected for 15 seconds, you surpass your target heart rate (85% of your maximum aerobic heart rate),
or you complete the 13-minute time limit. Whatever stage you are at when the test ends determines your aerobic capacity and
establishes your VO2 max. Once you complete the test, a fitness score appears as part of the workout summary.
Use it to compare to IAFF standards.
966i, 956i
USAF Physical Fitness
Test (PRT)
This program has a set distance and a set incline at 1% grade. Throughout the test you can adjust the speed using the
SPEED keys. All other keypads are disabled. Once you complete the test, a fitness score appears as part of the workout
summary. Use it to compare to Air Force standards.
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NAVY PRT
This program has a set distance and a set incline at 1% grade. Throughout the test you can adjust the speed using the
SPEED keys. All other keypads are disabled. Once you complete the test, a fitness score appears as part of the workout
summary. Use it to compare to Navy standards.
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ARMY PFT
This program has a set distance and a level incline. Throughout the test you can adjust the speed using the SPEED keys. All
other keypads are disabled. Once you complete the test, a fitness score appears as part of the workout summary. Use it to
compare to Army standards.
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USMC PFT
This program has a set distance and a level incline. Throughout the test you can adjust the speed using the SPEED keys. All
other keypads are disabled. Once you complete the test, a fitness score appears as part of the workout summary. Use it to
compare to U.S. Marine Corps standards.
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Federal Law Enforcement
Physical Efficiency Battery
(PEB)
This program has a set distance and a level incline. Throughout the test you can adjust the speed using the SPEED keys. All
other keypads are disabled. Once you complete the test, a fitness score appears as part of the workout summary. Use it to
compare to Federal Law Enforcement standards.
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Exercise Session
This section describes how to access the following attributes
through the use of the navigational keypad. Any display selections
set during the course of your exercise session are reset to the
fitness facility settings when you end your session and return to the
Precor banner.
While exercising, you can:
y change the program you are using
y change the workout time
Changing Programs in Mid-session
You can change programs in the middle of a session by selecting a
new program from the PROGRAMS key menu. All accumulated
workout statistics are transferred to the new program as you
continue exercising.
Certain programs are not available for mid-session transfers due to
set goals and program preferences. If this occurs, a message
scrolls across the display.
y enter your weight and age
y choose between time-, distance-, or calorie-type goals
y reset your target heart rate
y display more workout statistics
y choose between U.S. standard and Metric units of measure
y display messages and prompts in a different language
Note: Prior to selecting a program, you can select preferences for
program goals, language and units of measure. Refer to Setting
Display Preferences Before Exercising.
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Changing the Workout Time
Addressing Your Weight and Age
To change the duration of your program, take the following steps:
Your age must be entered to activate the SmartRate display and to
properly use the heart rate and weight loss programs. To enter or
change your weight or age during an exercise session, take the
following steps:
1. Press TIME +/-.
2. A workout time blinks in the display. Use the navigational arrow
keys or the number keys to adjust the time.
3. Press OK.
A message scrolls across the display indicating that the new
workout time has been accepted.
The fitness facility can limit the duration of exercise sessions and
certain programs have fixed time goals which do not allow
adjustments. If your attempt to change the workout time is not
accepted, display messages scroll and indicate the reasons.
1. Press OPTIONS.
2. The prompt, W E I G H T / A G E appears. Press OK.
Note: If the weight and age are already entered, the
W E I G H T / A G E prompt will not appear as part of the OPTIONS
menu.
3. Use the number keys or navigational arrow keys to adjust the
blinking weight prompt and then, press OK.
4. Use the number keys or navigational arrow keys to adjust the
blinking age prompt and then, press OK.
A message scrolls across the display indicating that your weight
and age have been accepted.
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Adjusting Program Goals
To designate a distance, calories, or time goal while exercising take
the following steps:
1. Press OPTIONS, and then press the down key on the
navigational keypad until G O A L appears.
Note: If a program has a preset goal such as distance in the 5K
Program or 28 minutes in the Weight Loss HRC Program,
G O A L may not appear as part of the OPTIONS menu.
2. Press OK.
3. Press OPTIONS again or the down key on the navigational
keypad to select between T I M E , C A L O R I E S , or D I S T A N C E .
5. A blinking number appears indicating that the system is ready
for adjustments to the goal. Use the number keys or navigational
arrow keys to change the setting.
6. When you are ready, press OK. If the program you are using
allows changes to goal settings, a prompt scrolls across the
display indicating that your selection has been accepted. The
TIME REMAINING display changes according to the goal being
set.
Note: Several programs on the treadmill are preset with
distance or time goals and cannot be changed. If you try to
change one, a brief message appears indicating that your
attempt failed.
4. When you are ready, press OK to select the displayed goal.
Selection
Description
TIME
A time-based goal is the setting for all programs. If you
want to exercise for a set time, select this goal.
DISTANCE
A distance-based goal lets you select a set distance
between 1 and 50 miles or kilometers (km).
C A L O R I E S A calories-based goal lets you exercise until you reach
a set calorie amount between 1 and 1000.
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Adjusting Your Target Heart Rate
Your target heart rate can be adjusted anytime during your exercise
session by taking the following steps:
1. Press OPTIONS, and then press the down key on the
navigational keypad until T A R G E T H R appears.
2. Press OK.
3. A blinking number appears indicating the suggested target heart
rate based on your age. Use the number keys or navigational
arrow keys to change the setting.
4. When you are ready, press OK.
Important: Consult your physician to determine the appropriate
target heart rate for your age and fitness level. If your physician
recommends a different target heart rate than the one that
appears on the display, change the target heart rate to match
your physician’s recommendation. Do not exercise over the
recommended range.
Changing Your Workout Display
Options
During an exercise session, the display becomes a message bar. It
can show additional workout statistics depending on user
selections accessed through the OPTIONS menu.
To display more workout statistics or choose one among them, take
the following steps:
1. Press OPTIONS, and then press the down key on the
navigational keypad until M O R E M E T R I C S appears.
2. Press OK.
3. Scroll through all the available workout statistic displays by
continually pressing the down key on the navigational keypad.
Refer to the following table.
4. When you are ready, press OK to select a displayed metric or
display the entire menu consecutively, by selecting S H O W A L L .
Note: To remove a scrolling statistic from the message bar, you
need to re-enter the OPTIONS menu and select a different
workout statistic display or select O F F .
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Table 6. Workout statistics using OPTIONS or METRICS key
Equipment
Menu
Description
All
% COMPLETE
Shows how much of the program goal you have completed.
All
TIME IN ZONE
Displays the total time that your heart rate is within the range of 55% to 84% of your target heart rate.
All
SEGMENT TIME
REMAINING
Indicates the amount of time, in minutes and seconds, that remain in the highlighted column of the profile before the next
column begins blinking.
AMT, climber
AVERAGE
SPEED
Displays the average strides per minute.
Treadmills
AVERAGE
SPEED
Displays the average miles or kilometers per hour. The number that appears is determined by dividing the total distance
traveled by the elapsed time.
All
CALS/MIN
Displays the approximate number of calories burned per minute.
All
CALS/HR
Displays the approximate number of calories burned per hour.
All
WATTS
Shows your current energy expenditure level.
All
METS
Shows the metabolic units associated with your current energy expenditure level, derived from the calories per minute value
and adjusted for your weight.
All
TARGET HR
Shows the current target heart rate setting.
All
AVG HEART
RATE
Displays your average heart rate. The number is based on systematic sampling taken while you are exercising. A chest strap will
give you a more accurate heart rate average than if you occasionally use the touch-sensitive grips. If no heart rate reading
occurred during your exercise session, an analysis will not appear in the workout summary.
AMT
STRIDE LENGTH
Shows the current length of your stride in inches or centimeters.
Climber,
treadmills
E L E V A T I O N G A I N Presents the cumulative steps (climber) or incline (treadmills) converted into elevation gained over the course of the program.
Treadmills
PACE
Displays your target speed in minutes and seconds per mile (or kilometer). For example, the number 4 : 2 3 indicates that your
pace (speed at which you are moving) is 4 minutes and 23 seconds per mile.
All
SHOW ALL
Presents all the workout statistics in this menu in consecutive order.
All
OFF
Stops scrolling the workout statistics, found in this table, across the message bar.
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Changing the Units of Measure
Selecting a Language
Display measurements can appear in either Metric or U.S.
Standard. To change this setting, perform the following steps:
You can choose to display text messages in several different
languages. To select a different language before or during an
exercise session, take the following steps:
1. Press OPTIONS, and then press the down key on the
navigational keypad until U N I T S appears.
2. Press OK. U N I T S scrolls across the display and is replaced by
one of two options: U . S . or M E T R I C .
3. Toggle between the two options by pressing the down arrow
key on the navigational keypad.
4. When you are ready, press OK to select the displayed unit of
measure. A message scrolls across the display indicating that
the unit of measure has changed.
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1. Press OPTIONS, and then press the down key on the
navigational keypad until L A N G U A G E appears.
2. Press OK.
L A N G U A G E scrolls across the display and is replaced by one
of several language options.
3. Scroll through the available language options by continually
pressing the down key on the navigational keypad.
4. When you are ready, press OK to select the displayed
language. A message scrolls across the display indicating that
the language has been changed.
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946i/956i/966i Commercial Treadmills
Product Specifications
946i
Length
79 in (204 cm)
Width
34 in (86 cm)
Height
59 in (150 cm)
Weight
331 lb (150 kg)
Shipping weight 346 lb (157 kg)
Running surface 56 in x 22 in
(142 cm x 56 cm)
Motor
4.0 hp
Peak duty
Power
120/240 VAC
50/60Hz
Speed
0.5–12 mph
(1–20 kph)
Incline
0–15% grade
Frame
Powder-coated steel
Regulatory
FCC, ETL, CE,
Approvals
EN957
Product Features
CSAFE Compatible
Entertainment Option Available
Heart Rate Telemetry
QuickStartTM
SmartRate®
Touch Heart Rate
Safety Code
Programs
956i
88 in (224 cm)
35 in (89 cm)
64 in (163 cm)
508 lb (231 kg)
549 lb (249 kg)
60 in x 20 in
(153 cm x 51 cm)
4.0 hp
Peak duty
120/240 VAC
50/60Hz
0.5–16 mph
(1–25.5 kph)
0–15% grade
Powder-coated steel
FCC, ETL, CE,
EN957
966i
88 in (224 cm)
35 in (89 cm)
64 in (163 cm)
508 lb (231 kg)
549 lb (249 kg)
60 in x 20 in
(153 cm x 51 cm)
4.0 hp
Peak duty
120/240 VAC
50/60Hz
0.5–16 mph
(1–25.5 kph)
-3%–15% grade
Powder-coated steel
FCC, ETL, CE,
EN957
Manual
Interval
1-1 Interval
1-2 Interval
1-3 Interval
Custom Interval
Variety
Random
1 Cross Country
2 Cross Country
1 Gluteal
2 Gluteal
1 Custom
2 Custom
Heart Rate
Basic HRC*
Custom Weight Loss HRC*
Weight Loss HRC
Heart Health HRC*
Endurance HRC*
Speed HRC*
Weight Loss
Custom Weight Loss HRC*
Weight Loss HRC
1 Aerobic
2 Aerobic
Performance
Track
5K
Gerkin Fitness Test
USAF PRT
Navy PRT
Army PFT
USMC PFT
Federal Law Enf. PEB
Electronic Readouts
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% Complete
Average Heart Rate*
Average Speed
Calories
Calories per Hour
Calories per Minute
Distance
Elevation Gain
Goal
Heart Rate*
Heart Rate Analysis*
Incline
Language
Maximum Heart Rate*
METS
Pace
Profile
Segment Time Remaining
SmartRate*
Speed
Target Heart Rate
Time
Time Elapsed
Time in Heart Rate Zone*
Time Remaining
Units
Watts
Workout Summary
✳ Use of a chest strap or the touchsensitive grips is required.
Precor, C, CrossRamp, EFX, M, Move Beyond, and SmartRate are registered trademarks of Precor Incorporated.
Crosstrainer, Crosstraining, QuickStart, and StretchTrainer are trademarks of Precor Incorporated.
Copyright 2008 Precor Incorporated.
Specifications subject to change without notice.
www.precor.com
NOTICE:
Precor Incorporated
20031 142nd Ave NE
P.O. Box 7202
Woodinville, WA USA 98072-4002
Precor is widely recognized for its innovative, award winning designs of exercise equipment. Precor aggressively seeks
U.S. and foreign patents for both the mechanical construction and the visual aspects of its product design. Any
party contemplating the use of Precor’s product designs is hereby forewarned that Precor considers the unauthorized
appropriation of its proprietary rights to be a very serious matter. Precor will vigorously pursue all unauthorized
appropriation of its proprietary rights.
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Assembly Guide
946i
932i
946i
Commercial Treadmills
Thank you for choosing Precor. For proper installation, please read this guide
thoroughly and follow the assembly instructions. If you do not assemble the
treadmill according to these guidelines, you could void the Precor Limited
Warranty.
Installation Requirements
Follow these installation requirements when assembling the unit:
•
Assemble the unit near the location where you plan to use it.
•
Provide ample space around the unit.
The minimum space requirement needed for user safety and proper
maintenance is three feet wide by six feet deep (one meter wide by two
meters deep), directly behind the running belt.
•
Set up the unit on a solid, flat surface.
A smooth, flat surface under the unit helps keep it level. A level unit has
fewer malfunctions.
•
Open the box and assemble the components in the sequence
presented in this guide.
•
Insert all fasteners with your fingers.
Use your fingers to properly align and thread the fasteners. This helps
alleviate cross-threading. Do not fully wrench tighten fasteners until
instructed to do so.
Obtaining Service
You should not attempt to service the treadmill except for maintenance tasks
as described in the Product Owner’s Manual. If any items are missing,
contact your dealer. Should you need more information regarding customer
support numbers or a list of Precor authorized service centers, visit the
Precor web site at www.precor.com/corp/contact.
Unpacking the Equipment
The unit is shipped in two boxes. Ask for help from two or more people to
unpack and assemble the treadmill.
Required Tools
•
Crescent wrench
•
Wire tie cutter
Important: When wrench tightening, the head of the fastener should be
flush with the product. If it is not, cross-threading has occurred. Do not
attempt to rework the assembly as more damage to the equipment will
occur. Contact Customer Support. Refer to Obtaining Service.
Cardio Theater PVS
Assembly Instructions
If the Cardio Theater Personal Viewing System (PVS) accompanies this Precor
unit, review the PVS assembly instructions found in the Cardio Theater box.
Alleviate additional assembly or disassembly steps by combining the two
assemblies as needed.
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Hardware Kit
1— ¼-inch hex key
Fasteners
1— ³⁄₁₆-inch hex key
Quantity
(A) Socket head screw (¾-inch)
8
(B) Buttonhead screw (¾-inch)
6
(C) Split washer (⁵⁄₁₆-inch)
6
Note: Additional fasteners exist in the hardware kit, but they are not used on
this product.
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Assembly Steps
CAUTION: The location of the On/Off switch is beneath the
cutout on the base frame. Make sure the power switch is in
the Off position. Make sure the power cord is disconnected
from its power source.
Loosen, but do not remove, the two front fasteners and two
side fasteners on the hood using the ³⁄₁₆-inch hex key.
Remove the hood and set it aside.
Slide the left upright support into the base frame bracket.
Ask your assistant to insert a socket head screw (A) into the
top mounting hole on the front of the bracket. Thread the
screw so the other mounting holes line up. Then, insert the
other three screws (A). To allow room for adjustments,
loosely tighten the screws with the ¹⁄₄-inch hex key.
Left Upright
Support
946i/932i Commercial Treadmill Assembly Guide
Right Upright
Support
Attach the right upright support by following the same
procedure as step 2 using four socket head screws (A). To
allow room for adjustments, loosely tighten the screws with
the ¹⁄₄-inch hex key.
3
Ask your assistant to hold the display console above the
upright supports while you unwrap the cable and feed the it
through the right upright support.
CAUTION: Be aware of the handrail extensions when you
are working around the front of the unit. It is easy to bump
your head or sustain other injuries if you ignore the location
of the handrail extensions.
Pull the cable out through the grommeted hole and connect
the cable to its receptacle on the electronics board. The tab
on the cable connector faces the front of the treadmill. An
audible click is heard when the cable is properly attached.
Upright
bracket
Important: Make sure the upright bracket and fasteners do
not pinch the cable. Cables damaged by improper installation
will not be covered by the Precor Limited Warranty.
Lower the display console. Avoid pinching the cable by
placing it along the front edge of the upright bracket. Align
the mounting holes and insert six buttonhead screws (B) and
six split washers (C). Loosely tighten the screws with the
³⁄₁₆-inch hex key to allow room for adjustments.
Important: Do not wrench tighten the screws until the unit
has been fully assembled. Make sure the fasteners do not
pinch the cable. Cables damaged by improper installation
will not be covered by the Precor Limited Warranty.
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Tighten all mounting screws.
1. Start at the base and alternately tighten the eight fasteners that
secure the upright supports to the base assembly.
2. Wrench tighten the six screws that secure the display console to
the upright supports.
CAUTION: Be aware of the handrail extensions when you are
working around the front of the unit. It is easy to bump your head
or sustain other injuries if you ignore the location of the handrail
extensions.
Before using the unit, make sure it is level. If adjustments are needed,
adjust one rear foot at a time. Do not raise the unit more than ¾ inch
(2 cm) from the floor.
1. Ask a capable assistant to lift the rear portion of the treadmill
(using proper lifting techniques).
2. Loosen the upper lock nut with a crescent wrench and rotate the
rear feet as needed.
Adjustable
rear foot
Position the hood over the running belt so you can slide it through the
upright supports from the rear. Align the hood with its four fasteners. Use
the ³⁄₁₆-inch hex key to wrench tighten the two side fasteners before
wrench tightening the two fasteners that secure the front of the hood.
3. Retighten the lock nut and lower the treadmill to the floor.
Plug the power cord into an appropriate outlet.
Important: The treadmill requires a dedicated, grounded circuit. A
20-amp circuit is recommended. Refer to Grounding Instructions in
the Product Owner’s Manual.
Check the alignment and adjust the running belt. For instructions,
refer to Checking the Alignment and Adjusting the Running Belt. If
you wish to test the heart rate feature, refer to the owner’s manual.
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Checking the Alignment and Adjusting the Running Belt
Proper belt alignment allows the belt to remain centered and ensures smooth operation. Realigning the belt takes a few simple adjustments. If you are
unsure about this procedure, contact Precor Customer Support. Refer to Obtaining Service.
To check the alignment:
To adjust the running belt:
CAUTION: Special care must be taken when aligning the running belt.
Turn Off the treadmill while adjusting or working near the rear roller.
Remove any loose clothing and tie back your hair. Be very careful to keep
your fingers and any other object clear of the belt and rollers, especially in
front of the roller and behind the deck. The treadmill will not stop
immediately if an object becomes caught in the belt or rollers.
If you are unsure about adjusting the running belt, contact Precor Customer
Support. Refer to Obtaining Service.
1. Turn the unit On.
2. Stand beside the treadmill and press QUICKSTART.
The running belt starts automatically after a 3-second countdown
appears on the display.
3. Press the SPEED up arrow key until the display shows a speed of
3 mph (5 kph).
1. Locate the right belt adjustment bolt in the rear end cap of the treadmill.
CAUTION: If you hear any chafing or the running belt appears to be
getting damaged, stop the running belt immediately by pressing the
red STOP button. Contact Precor Customer Support.
4. Walk around to the rear of the unit and observe the belt for a few
minutes. The belt should run centered along the running bed. If the belt
drifts off center, you must make adjustments. Refer to Adjusting the
Running Belt.
Important: If the belt needs alignment, make the adjustments at once.
Failure to align the belt may cause the belt to tear or fray, which is not
covered by the Precor Limited Warranty.
5. To stop the running belt, press the red STOP button.
6. Turn the treadmill Off.
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CAUTION: For your safety, use the power switch to turn Off the treadmill
before making any adjustments. Do not adjust the running belt when
someone is standing on the unit.
Adjustment bolt location
To determine left and right, stand at the rear of the treadmill and face the
display. Make all belt adjustments on the right rear corner bolt using
the ¼-inch hex key.
• If the belt is off center to the LEFT, turn the adjusting bolt ¼ turn
counterclockwise, which moves the running belt to the right.
• If the belt is off center to the RIGHT, turn the bolt ¼ turn clockwise,
which moves the belt to the left.
Important: Do not turn the adjusting bolt more than ¼ turn at a time.
Overtightening the bolt can damage the treadmill.
2. Recheck the alignment of the running belt.
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Notes:
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Precor Incorporated
20031 142nd Avenue NE
P.O. Box 7202
Woodinville, WA USA 98072-4002
©2008 Precor Incorporated
www.precor.com
946i/932i AG 49921-102, en
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