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V6X- R6X BIKES OWNER’S MANUAL
V6X– R6X
BIKES
NO: 691023
OWNER’S MANUAL
BODYGUARD®FITNESS,
Division of Procycle CANADA
9095, 25thAvenue, Saint-Georges (Québec) Canada G6A 1A1
The name “Bodyguard Fitness®” and heart logo are registered trademarks of Procycle Group Inc.
Table of Contents
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE .................................................................................................................................................. 3
1. OPERATING YOUR V6X/R6X .................................................................................................................................................. 4
1.1 GETTING TO KNOW THE V6X/R6X ........................................................................................................................................... 4
A- HEART RATE WINDOW...................................................................................................................................................... 4
B- CLOCK ................................................................................................................................................................................. 4
C- PROFILE DISPLAY ............................................................................................................................................................. 4
D- SELECT KEYS ..................................................................................................................................................................... 4
E- SCROLLING SCREEN ......................................................................................................................................................... 5
F- MAIN KEYPAD .................................................................................................................................................................... 5
G- X-CARDTM ............................................................................................................................................................................ 5
H- HEART RATE TRAINING ZONE......................................................................................................................................... 6
1.2 PAUSE DURING AN EXERCISE ..................................................................................................................................................... 6
1.3 VIEWING EXERCISE PARAMETERS............................................................................................................................................. 6
1.4 AUTO POWER OFF.................................................................................................................................................................... 6
2. SETTING UP THE COMPUTER TO YOUR ENVIRONMENT............................................................................................ 7
2.1 ACCESS TO SETTINGS MENU ..................................................................................................................................................... 7
2.1 ACCESS TO SETTINGS MENU ..................................................................................................................................................... 7
2.2 LANGUAGE SELECTION ............................................................................................................................................................. 7
2.3 DISTANCE UNIT......................................................................................................................................................................... 7
2.4 WEIGHT UNIT FEATURE ............................................................................................................................................................ 8
2.5 WARM UP ................................................................................................................................................................................. 8
2.6 COOL DOWN .............................................................................................................................................................................. 8
2.7 BEEPER ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 9
2.8 USER IDENTIFICATION............................................................................................................................................................... 9
2.9 PAUSE TIME ............................................................................................................................................................................ 10
2.10 EDIT WELCOME MESSAGE .................................................................................................................................................... 10
2.11 SAVING OPTION .................................................................................................................................................................... 11
2.12 CLOCK OPTION ..................................................................................................................................................................... 11
2.13 SEGMENT DURATION ............................................................................................................................................................ 12
2.14 AUTO POWER OFF ................................................................................................................................................................. 12
3. V6X/R6X EXERCISE PROGRAMS ........................................................................................................................................ 13
3.1 JUSTGO™
................................................................................................................................................................... 14
3.2 BE ACTIVE
.................................................................................................................................................................... 14
3.3 BODY SHAPE
3.4 HEART RATE
.................................................................................................................................................................... 18
............................................................................................................................................................. 19
3.5 CUSTOM PROGRAM
........................................................................................................................................................ 21
4. HEART RATE MONITORING................................................................................................................................................ 24
4.1 CONTACT HEART RATE SYSTEM ............................................................................................................................................. 24
4.2 HEART RATE CHEST STRAP .................................................................................................................................................... 24
5. COMPUTER DIAGNOSTICS .................................................................................................................................................. 26
6. MAINTENANCE INFORMATION ......................................................................................................................................... 28
6.1 GENERAL CARE....................................................................................................................................................................... 28
6.2 QUICK TROUBLESHOOTING CHECKLIST .................................................................................................................................. 29
6.3 ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE REQUIREMENTS .............................................................................................................. 29
V6/R6 BIKES OWNER’S MANUAL
Thank You for Purchasing a Bodyguard® Product.
BODYGUARD® Fitness is dedicated to designing and manufacturing the very best performing fitness equipment on the market.
This manual outlines the use, safety, and basic maintenance of your BODYGUARD® Fitness V6X/R6X Bike.
Whenever your V6X/R6X requires maintenance, be prepared to provide your BODYGUARD® Fitness dealer with the
machine’s model number, serial number, and date of purchase. The model number and the serial number are located at the
front of the machine, near the ON/OFF switch. Enter the model number, serial number, and all other important information in
the space provided below.
Product name
Model number
Serial number
Date of purchase
Dealer’s name
Retailer’s telephone number
Please fill out the warranty registration form and return it to BODYGUARD® Fitness within 30 days of the date of purchase for
registration of your V6X/R6X Bike. Your returned warranty registration card is important in helping us keep you up-to-date on
all the latest upgrades for your V6X/R6X.
Also, the warranty card is used to establish your actual purchase date.
NOTE: If you omit to send your warranty card to BODYGUARD®, we will use the dealer purchase date to honor the warranty
time.
You can also register online at: www.bodyguardfitness.com
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Important Safety Notice
READ THIS MANUAL THOROUGHLY BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO ASSEMBLE OR USE THIS
EXERCISE EQUIPMENT
To ensure that you get the maximum benefit from the engineering that has gone into your machine, we recommend that you
read this manual carefully before attempting to assemble and use the V6X/R6X Bike. Save these instructions and refer to this
manual if you are unfamiliar with the operation of the V6X/R6X Bike.
WARNING – We recommend that you read this instruction manual carefully before you begin using this machine. Use of this
equipment by persons with heart or other medical problems may result in serious injuries. It is recommended that you consult a
physician before using this machine. It is also recommended that you periodically consult your physician as you continue to use
this equipment. Immediately cease exercise if you feel, dizzy, faint, or short of breath. Use of this equipment in a manner other
than that prescribed in this instruction manual may result in serious injuries.
AVERTISSEMENT– Une lecture attentive de ce manuel d’instructions est recommandée avant de commencer à utiliser cet
appareil. Son utilisation peut provoquer des blessures sérieuses chez les personnes souffrant de troubles cardiaques ou
autres problèmes médicaux. Il est recommandé à ces personnes de consulter leur médecin avant d’utiliser cet appareil. Il est
aussi recommandé de consulter régulièrement le médecin au cours de la période d’entraînement. Si vous êtes pris de vertiges
ou d’étourdissements, si vous vous sentez défaillir ou avez le souffle court, cessez immédiatement l’exercice. L’utilisation de
cet appareil d’une manière inadéquate ou autre à celle décrite dans ce manuel d’instructions peut entraîner des blessures
sérieuses.
For Your Personal Safety
Do not place towels or clothing on any part of the bike.
Do not place liquids near the electric power plug, ON/OFF switch, or any other part of the bike. Only the bottle holder is
allowed.
Before disconnecting the power supply, exit the program screen, then turn the power OFF. To reduce any risk of electrical
shock, do not unplug the machine by pulling on the power cord. Gently remove the plug from the wall outlet.
Do not operate the bike if the power cord is damaged or if the bike is not working properly. If the power cord is damaged,
please contact your distributor or manufacturer to get it replaced.
Keep the power cord away from all moving parts of the bike, such as the rear wheels and transport wheels.
If you need to use an extension cord, make sure it is of the same gauge as the power cord (18 AWG). Keep all extension cords
clear of all moving parts of the bike.
Place the machine in such a way that you can easily turn the power OFF by pulling the power cord.
Do not let children near the bike when it is in operation or if they are unsupervised.
The bike must never be used by more than one person at a time.
Always face the computer when using the machine.
Do not store the bike too close to furniture or other obstacles. Keep the sides and rear clear of any obstacles.
Wear proper exercise clothing when using the bike.
Electrical Information
CAUTION – This equipment is intended to be plugged into a properly grounded and polarized 3-pronged AC outlet. The third
grounding prong must never be removed. Do not use an extension cord or an adaptor plug. Contact a licensed electrician to
replace the outlet with a properly grounded outlet.
WARNING – To prevent the risk of fire or electrical shock, do not expose this machine to rain or moisture. Do not install the
machine outdoors or near swimming pools, sauna rooms or high humidity environments. Refer servicing to qualified
Bodyguard® Service personnel only. If you have any questions about the assembly, proper use or repair of your bike, please
contact your local Bodyguard® Dealer. All necessary adjustments or repairs during the warranty period must be made by an
Authorized Bodyguard® Dealer. For more information, call our Customer Service Department at: 1-418-228-8934 or 1-888-4073784.
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1. OPERATING YOUR V6X/R6X
Each V6X/R6X Bike contains an L.E.D. (light emitting diode) computer display. The control functions, with their unique features
and programs, have been designed with you in mind, to give you the best possible cycling workout by displaying important and
clear information regarding your exercise goal.
The V6X/R6X models have the following display features:
A : Heart rate window
B : Clock
C : 10.5 cm x 7.5 cm profile display
(4.25” x 2.75”)
D : Select keys
E : Scrolling screen
F : Main keypad
G : X-CARDTM slot
1.1 Getting to Know the V6X/R6X
A- HEART RATE WINDOW
The heart rate window lets you monitor your heart rate at a glance. The number displayed represents beats per minute.
B- CLOCK
Allows you to see the time of day when you are working. See Settings Section 2.12.
C- PROFILE DISPLAY
The large, easy-to-read, two-tone screen displays your exercise program’s braking resistance and target speed. Resistance
and speed are represented along the vertical axis. Each dot represents a higher level of resistance and speed. Each exercise
program starts from the left hand side of the screen and ends when it reaches the right hand side.
Dark green: Braking resistance
Light green: Target speed
D- SELECT KEYS
During an exercise, you can change the value displayed on the scrolling screen by pressing the adjacent SELECT key. If you
wish to have values displayed in alternating mode, simply hold down the SELECT key for three seconds. To cancel the
alternating mode, simply press the select key again.
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E- SCROLLING SCREEN
The 16 digit alphanumeric scrolling screen allows you to easily enter your personal information prior to starting your program.
During your program, the screen displays Watts, calories, calories/hour, time elapsed, level, distance, pace, RPM and
speed as well as information like target speed and/or body position.
WATTS indicates the level of efforts related to the RPM
CALORIES indicate your total caloric expenditure from the start of the exercise.
CALORIES/HOUR indicates your hourly caloric expenditure based on your weight input and actual exercise intensity level.
ELAPSED TIME indicates the amount of time accumulated from the start of each program. The time will range from 0 to 99.99
minutes (during JustGo™ program) and 0 to 6.00 hours (during other programs).
LEVEL indicates the level you are at. It can vary from 1 to 15 for the programs with levels of difficulty and it can vary from 1 to
20 for programs with resistance levels.
DISTANCE displays the total distance in miles or kilometers from the start of the exercise, ranging from 0.00 to 99.99 miles or
0.00 to 99.9 km.
PACE indicates how long it will take to complete one mile or one kilometer at your current speed. Pace per mile or kilometer is
shown in minutes and seconds.
RPM displays revolutions per minute.
SPEED indicates speed in miles per hour or kilometers per hour.
TARGET SPEED, when displayed, indicates the target speed in RPM. An arrow in the RPM display space indicates whether
you should increase or decrease your speed in order to maintain target speed.
BODY POSITION appears during certain programs. Each body position must be held until the next position appears.
F- MAIN KEYPAD
The INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys allow you to modify a segment’s resistance during a program.
These keys allow you select programs and parameters before you exercise. During an exercise program, you can modify the
current segment’s level of resistance by pressing either the INCREASE SEGMENT key or the DECREASE SEGMENT key.
The INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL keys allow you to modify the level of difficulty of the program. These keys
allow you select programs and parameters before you exercise. During a program, you can modify the level of the bike
program by pressing either the INCREASE LEVEL key or the DECREASE LEVEL key.
PAUSE Press this key to temporarily STOP the program without erasing the parameters. Press JustGo™ to resume.
STOP lets you cancel a program, exit the current program or get out of a menu.
JustGo™ Press this key twice to start the JustGo™ program or to save your setting.
TM
G- X-CARD
The V6X/R6X Bikes by BODYGUARD® come with an optional X-CardTM. This user-friendly card provides access to the
personal trainer program package of your choice so you can enjoy programs adapted to your specific fitness level and needs.
For more information, contact your dealer or our service department at 1 888 407-3784.
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H- HEART RATE TRAINING ZONE
The heart rate training zone lets you keep track of the zone you are currently exercising in: Fat Burning, Healthy Heart, or
Aerobic.
Your heart Rate (beast/minute)
To determine you target heart rate, select the type of exercise program you wish to follow. Your MAXIMUM HEART RATE
(MHR) is calculated as follows: 220 - AGE = MHR.
A) It is not recommended to exercise above 90% of your
MHR.
B) Exercise within the 80-90% MHR range for an aerobic
exercise.
C) Exercise within the 70-80% MHR range for a
moderate, healthy heart zone.
D) Exercise within the 60-70% MHR range if you wish to
train in a fat burning zone.
E) Difficult to achieve exercise benefit below 60% MHR.
Your Age
1.2 Pause during an exercise
You can STOP temporarily during any exercise by pressing the PAUSE key.
To PAUSE during an exercise:
1. Press the PAUSE key whenever you feel the need to STOP for a moment during an exercise. A message indicating the
PAUSE time remaining will appear on the screen. The countdown will start as soon as you press the key.
2. If you wish to continue exercising, simply press the JustGo™ key to resume the program.
3. If you want to STOP exercising completely, simply press the STOP key, and the exercise will be terminated. A summary of
your exercise parameters will be displayed, along with the saving option if this option is activated and available for this
program.
If your PAUSE time runs out, the exercise will be terminated automatically.
1.3 Viewing Exercise Parameters
At the end of each exercise program, the computer will display THREE exercise parameters: TOTAL DISTANCE, CALORIES
BURNED, and TOTAL EXERCISE TIME.
• TOTAL DISTANCE displays the distance traveled for the entire exercise.
• CALORIES BURNED display the approximate caloric expenditure for the entire exercise.
• TOTAL EXERCISE TIME displays the length of the exercise in minutes and seconds.
The exercise parameters on V6X/R6X Bikes will loop for 2 minutes or until you press the STOP key to return to the welcome
screen. If you do not wish to view the exercise parameters, press the STOP key to return to the welcome screen.
1.4 Auto Power OFF
After a period of inactivity (15 minutes by default), your V6X/R6X will switch automatically to sleep mode. This option is ON by
default, but you can turn it OFF. See Section 2.14 for further instructions
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2. SETTING UP THE COMPUTER TO YOUR ENVIRONMENT
V6X/R6X Bikes offer unique features allowing users to personalize their settings. The computer can also display a series of
diagnostics and features.
V6X/R6X Bikes allow you to select and adjust the following settings:
2.1 Access to Settings Menu
2.2 Language Selection (French/English)
2.3 Distance Unit (kilometers or miles)
2.4 Weight Unit (kilograms or pounds
2.5 Warm Up
2.6 Cool Down
2.7 Beeper (On/Off)
2.8 User Identification
2.9 Pause Duration
2.10 Edit Welcome Message
2.11 Saving Option
2.12 Clock Option
2.13 Segment Duration
2.14 Auto Power Off
2.1 Access to Settings Menu
To view the above settings, enter the Settings Menu as follows:
1. When the welcome screen displays, press the third select key (3) and hold it for 3 seconds.
2. Press the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL or INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to choose the setting you wish to
adjust.
2.2 Language Selection
All instructions can be displayed on the screen in English or in French.
To select a language, enter the Settings Menu (see Section 2.1).
1. Select the LANGUAGE option and press the JustGo™ key to accept.
2. Select the language (English or Français) you wish to appear on the screen by pressing the INCREASE/DECREASE
LEVEL or INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys.
3. Press the JustGo™ key to accept. Messages will now appear in the selected language.
2.3 Distance Unit
Distance can be displayed in kilometers or miles.
To select a distance unit, enter the Settings Menu (see Section 2.1).
1. Select the DISTANCE UNIT option and press the JustGo™ key to accept.
2. Select the distance unit you want to appear on the screen. Choose from KILOMETERS or MILES by pressing the
INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL or INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys.
3. Press the JustGo™ key to accept. Distance values will now appear in the selected distance un
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2.4 Weight Unit Feature
Weight units can be displayed in pounds or kilograms.
To select a weight unit, enter the Settings Menu (see Section 2.1).
1. Select the WEIGHT UNIT option and press the JustGo™ key to accept.
2. Select the weight unit you want to appear on the screen. Choose between KILOGRAMS or POUNDS by pressing the
INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL or INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys.
3. Press the JustGo™ key to accept. Weight units will now appear in the selected unit.
2.5 Warm Up
Warming up before you exercise is strongly recommended for your safety. V6X/R6X Bikes have a feature that allows you to
warm up on your bike. If the Warm Up option is activated, a warm up screen will be displayed prior to each exercise. Note that
the warm up screen is not available for the JustGo™ program, which requires you to establish your own warm up period.
The warm up period is adjustable for 1 to 10 minutes and is divided into 3 parts.
Warm up:
• Part 1: 40% of the intensity of the first segment of the exercise.
• Part 2: 60% of the intensity of the first segment of the exercise.
• Part 3: 80% of the intensity of the first segment of the exercise.
NOTE: The default duration of the warm up is 3 minutes. Time, Distance, and Calories are not recorded during the warm up
period. Note that the program RACE can not be saved because of the random nature of this program.
To activate or deactivate the Warm Up function, enter the Settings Menu (see Section 2.1).
1. Select the WARM UP option and press the JustGo™ key to accept.
2. Select ON or OFF. Press the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL or INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to make your
selection, then press the JustGo™ key to accept.
3. To adjust the duration of the warm up, use the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL or INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT
keys. The warm up option is now either ON or OFF, depending on your selection.
NOTE: If you wish to exit the warm up before the designated period has expired, simply press the STOP key.
2.6 Cool down
Cooling down period after you exercise is strongly recommended for your safety. V6X/R6X Bikes have a feature that allows
you to cool down on your bike. If the Cool Down option is activated, a cool down screen will be displayed prior to each
exercise. Note that the cool down screen is not available for the JustGo™ program, which requires you to establish your own
cool down period. The cool down period is adjustable for 1 to 10 minutes and has only one part.
NOTE: The default duration of the cool down period is 3 minutes. Time, Distance, and Calories are not recorded during the
cool down period.
To activate or deactivate the Cool Down function, enter the Settings Menu (see Section 2.1).
1. Select the COOL DOWN option and press the JustGo™ key to accept.
2. Select ON or OFF. Press the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL or INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to make your
selection, then press the JustGo™ key to accept.
3. To adjust the duration of the cool down, use the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL or INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT
keys or the QUICK RESISTANCE NUMERIC keys. The warm up option is now either ON or OFF, depending on your selection.
NOTE: If you wish to exit the cool down before the designated period has expired, simply press the STOP key.
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2.7 Beeper
The beeper can be turned ON or OFF.
To turn the beeper ON or OFF, enter the Settings Menu (see Section 2.1).
1. Select the BEEPER option and press the JustGo™ key to accept.
2. Select ON or OFF. Press the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL or INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to make your
selection. Press the JustGo™ to accept. The Beeper function is now ON or OFF, depending on your selection.
2.8 User Identification
When activated, the User ID feature lets the elliptical recognize individuals and automatically enter their weight and whatever
other information is required. The V6X/R6X models will recognize up to 4 users.
Using this feature means not having to enter your weight because the program automatically does it for you. Your age is also
automatically entered into the Heart Rate Monitor programs in order to calculate your Maximum Heart Rate.
The User ID feature allows you to access the following options:
Activate User
To activate a user, enter the Settings Menu (see Section 2.1).
1. Select the USER ID option and press the JustGo™ key to accept.
2. Select the ACTIVATE USER ID option and press the JustGo™ key to accept.
3. Press the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL or INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to select ON or OFF, and press the
JustGo™ key to accept.
Now that the User ID feature has been activated, you will be prompted to select a user at the start of each program.
Create User
To create a User, enter the Settings Menu (see Section 2.1).
1. Select the USER ID option and press the JustGo™ key to accept.
2. Select CREATE USER and press the JustGo™ key to accept.
The cursor will go to the last available space in the memory. If the memory is full, go to the Delete User option.
3. A total of five (5) alphanumeric characters can be used to create a User ID name. Use the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL
keys to navigate between spaces 1 to 5. The arrow pointing up moves left and the arrow pointing down moves right.
Use the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to select any character from A to Z or any number from 0 to 9 to fill in
spaces 1 to 5. If you wish to leave a space between characters, simply use the blank character between 9 and A. Once a
space is filled, move to the next. Repeat this procedure to create a User ID name.
If you wish to change a character before all five spaces have been accepted, press the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL key to
backspace. Press the JustGo™ key to validate the User ID name.
4. You can enter your age by pressing the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL or INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys.
Press JustGo™ to accept.
5. Enter your weight (20 to 158 kg or 50 to 350 pounds) by pressing the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL keys to increase or
decrease by increments of 10 and/or the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to increase or decrease by increments of 1.
Press the JustGo™ key to validate the weight.
6. Press the STOP key to return to the USER ID menu.
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Edit User
To edit a user, enter the Settings Menu (see Section 2.1).
1. To edit a User, select the USER ID option and press the JustGo™ key to accept.
2. Select the user you want to edit using the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL or INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys and
press JustGo™ to accept.
3. Enter the Name using the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL and INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys (see Section
2.8.5). Press the JustGo™ key to validate.
4. Now enter your age using the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL or INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys.
5. Enter your weight (20 to 158 kg or 50 to 350 pounds) by pressing the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL keys to increase or
decrease by increments of 10 and/or the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to increase or decrease by increments of 1.
Press the JustGo™ key to validate the weight.
6. Press the STOP key to return to the main USER ID menu.
Delete User
To delete a user, enter the Settings Menu (see Section 2.1).
1. To delete a User, select DELETE USER and press the JustGo™ key to accept.
2. Select the user you wish to delete. Press the JustGo™ key to delete the user. If you do not wish to delete this user, press
the STOP key.
NOTE: If you delete a User, all parameters saved under that User ID name will be lost.
View Statistics
To view the statistics of a User, select STATISTICS and press the JustGo™ key to accept.
Select the User ID for which you want to view the statistics. The following parameters are accumulated when the User ID
feature is activated.
• TOTAL DISTANCE displays the distance traveled in miles or kilometers (according to your settings)
• TOTAL CALORIES displays the total number of calories burned
• TOTAL TIME displays total exercise time in days, hours, minutes, and seconds
Reset Statistics
To reset the statistics of a User, select the RESET STATISTICS option and press the JustGo™ key to accept.
Select the User whose statistics you wish to reset and press the JustGo™ key to validate.
NOTE: If you delete a User, all parameters saved under that User ID name will be lost.
2.9 Pause Time
To change the PAUSE time, enter the Settings Menu (see Section 2.1).
1. Select the PAUSE TIME option and press the JustGo™ key to accept.
2. You can set the PAUSE time for 1 to 30 minute(s). To make your selection, press the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL or
INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys. Press JustGo™ to accept the change.
2.10 Edit Welcome Message
The Edit Welcome Message feature lets you change the welcome message that appears on your screen. There is a standard
welcome message entered into your elliptical. This message is displayed in the language you have selected (see section 2.2).
If you wish to edit this message, it will only be changed in your selected language.
To enter the Edit Welcome Message Option, enter the Settings Menu (see Section 2.1).
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1. Select the EDIT WELCOME MESSAGE option and press the JustGo™ key to accept. To edit the welcome message, enter
the letters and special characters one at a time. A total of 100 alphanumeric characters can be entered.
2. Select ON or OFF to activate or deactivate the message and press the JustGo™ key to validate.
3. If you select ON, use the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL keys to move from one space to the next. The arrow pointing up
moves left and the arrow pointing down moves right.
Use the INCREASE or DECREASE SEGMENT keys to select any character from A to Z or any number from 0 to 9 to fill in
spaces 1 to 100. If you wish to leave a space between characters, simply use the blank character between 9 and A. Once a
space is filled, move to the next. Repeat this procedure to create a welcome message.
If you wish to change a character before all spaces have been accepted, move the cursor forwards or backwards using the
INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL key.
4. Once you have completed your message, press the JustGo™ key to save. Your new welcome message will now be
displayed on the welcome screen.
2.11 Saving Option
To edit the saving option at the end of a program, enter the Settings Menu (see Section 2.1).
1. Select SAVING OPTION and press the JustGo™ key to accept.
2. Use the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL or INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to turn the option ON or OFF.
3. Press the JustGo™ key to accept.
2.12 Clock Option
To edit the various clock settings, enter the Settings Menu (see Section 2.1).
Select the Clock Option and press the JustGo™ key to accept.
Clock ON/OFF
1. To turn the clock on or off, select CLOCK ON/OFF and press the JustGo™ key to validate.
2. Select ON or OFF using the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL or INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys. Press JustGo™
to validate.
Clock Mode
1. To select a 12 or 24 hour display, select CLOCK MODE and press the JustGo™ key to accept.
2. Select the 24 hour or 12 hour mode using the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL or INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys.
Press JustGo™ to validate your choice.
Time Set
1. To set the time, select TIME SET and press the JustGo™ key to accept.
2. Enter the time using the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL or INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys. Choose between 0
and 23 (24 hr mode) or 1 and 12 (12 hr mode), and press JustGo™ to validate your choice.
3.
Choose between AM and PM if you are in 12 hours mode. Press the JustGo™ key to accept.
4. Enter the minutes using the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL or INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys. Press the
JustGo™ keys to validate.
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Set Date
1. To set the date, select SET DATE and press the JustGo™ key to accept.
2. Enter the year using the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL or INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys. You can select a
year between 2000 and 2099. Press the JustGo™ key to validate.
3. Enter the month using the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL or INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys. You can choose
between 1 and 12. Press the JustGo™ key to validate.
4. Enter the day using the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL or INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys. You can choose
between 1 and 31. Press the JustGo™ key to validate.
2.13 Segment Duration
A segment is a round dot on the screen. To modify the segment duration, enter the Settings Menu (see Section 2.1). Segment
duration can be set according to time, distance, or calories.
1. Select SEGMENT DURATION and press JustGo™ to accept.
2. Choose between SEGMENT DURATION (time), CALORIES PER SEGMENT (calories) or SEGMENT LENGTH (distance),
using the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL or INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys. Press JustGo™ to validate your
choice.
3. According to your previous selection, use the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL or INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys
to modify the segments as follows:
15 seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute, 2 minutes, or 4 minutes
or
0.01, 0.02, 0.05, 0.1 or 0.5 (miles or kilometers)
or
1, 2, 5, 10, or 15 calories
4. Press the JustGo™ key to accept.
NOTE: Press STOP to exit and return to the main menu.
2.14 Auto Power Off
This feature will turn off the display to save energy. Just press any key to have the display light up again. To modify the
Standby feature, enter the Settings Menu (see Section 2.1).
1. Select the AUTO POWER OFF option and press the JustGo™ key to accept.
2. Use INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to select On or OFF press the JustGo™ key to accept.
3. If your model is an E230X or E250X, select from 1 to 30 minute(s) time before power shuts off using the
INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL or INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys.
4. Press the JustGoTM key to accep
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3. V6X/R6X EXERCISE PROGRAMS
The V6X/R6X exercise programs are designed to help you achieve your personal fitness goals and stay in shape. They have
been organized by category so you can quickly and easily find the best program(s) for your needs.
Each exercise program includes a series of preset resistance profiles that offer you a variety of training programs and intensity
levels.
In addition, to help you meet your muscular and cardiovascular goals and keep you motivated, some Bodyguard® programs
feature target speed profiles. The console interacts with you by means of scrolling messages on target speed and an arrow that
tells you when you need to go faster or slower to reach your target speed.
Example: Target speed display
A) Arrow indicates you
have to pedal slower
To take your training even further, the bike boasts innovative programs to help you work more efficiently and target specific
parts of your body. Once again, the interactive console indicates the various body positions for you to take throughout your
exercise session.
Example: Position display
A) Arrow indicates you
have to pedal faster
The V6X/R6X display console is there to guide you throughout your workout to help you meet your personal goals. Some
programs combine speed profiles and body positions. You can always STOP the scrolling messages and return to your regular
exercise settings by pressing one of the three select keys.
Programs feature between 15 and 20 levels of difficulty, depending on the type of program. By increasing or decreasing the
level of difficulty, you may change the target speed and/or resistance profiles. When a program has levels of difficulty, the
selected level is displayed in the middle of the scrolling screen if the LEVEL (red LED light) is selected.
NOTE: Target speed profiles are suggested speeds only. They are in no way mandatory, but simply a guide to help you get the
most out of your workout. If a speed seems too fast or slow, we suggest you find the pace that suits you.
NOTE: The Body Position feature is there to help you get the most out of your workout. The suggested positions are in no way
mandatory. If a position is uncomfortable, do not take it.
NOTE: When you change the resistance of a segment in programs with 15 levels of difficulty, the resistance value will appear
in the middle of the scrolling screen before being replaced by the selected Profile Level if the LEVEL (red LED light) is selected.
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PROGRAM CATEGORIES
• JustGo
• Be Active
• Body Shape
• Heart Rate
• Custom
3.1 JustGo™
The JustGoTM program allows you to start a manual exercise at the touch of one key. Since JustGo™ is the initial program, it
will always be displayed first for easy selection. You have total control of the pedal resistance at all times during this program.
Use the JustGoTM program if you like to exercise at fairly constant speeds with little or no changes during the exercise.
During the workout, the selected resistance will stay the same until you change it. A flashing dot indicates your progress. You
may adjust the resistance at any time by pressing the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL keys if you want to change the entire
profile or the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys if you just want to change a segment.
The JustGoTM program does not allow you to predetermine your exercise time or enter your weight. As a result, the calories
burned and calories per hour values are based on a user weighing 68 kg (150 lbs.). The calories burned values in the JustGo TM
program should be used only as a reference. Moreover, the exercise time is automatically set its maximum of 99 minutes.
There are two ways to access the JustGo™ program.
To start the JustGo™ program:
1. Press the JustGo™ key twice.
2. Begin exercising.
Or
1. Press the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to select the JustGo™ program. Once you have chosen your program,
press the JustGo™ key to confirm.
2. Begin exercising.
3.2 Be Active
This category is designed to let you get in shape and/or maintain your fitness level. It offers a range of interesting programs to help
you reach your goals.
A) Manual
B) Race
C) Beat my Race
D) Cross-Country
E) Intervals
F) Distance Goal
G) Target Watts
A) Manual
The Manual program allows you to create your own exercise as you progress in the program. Resistance is completely
controlled by the user. At a glance, the JustGoTM and Manual programs seem very similar since the user controls resistance
throughout the exercise. The difference is that the Manual program lets you enter your weight and the exercise duration for a
more accurate caloric display.
During the workout, the selected resistance will stay the same until you change it. A flashing dot indicates your progress. You
may change the resistance at any time by pressing the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL keys if you want to change the entire
profile or the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys if you just want to change a segment.
This program has 20 levels of difficulty and up to 20 different resistance values per segment.
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To select the Manual program:
category. Once your selection is
1.
Press the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to select the Be Active
made, press JustGo™ key to accept
2.
Choose the Manual program using the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys. Once you have selected the
program, press the JustGo™ key to access the program.
3.
Enter your Weight by pressing the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL keys to adjust the value in increments of +/–10
and the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to adjust the value by increments of +/–1. Once you have entered
your weight, press the key to validate.
4.
Enter your workout Time by pressing the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to enter the time in minutes and
the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL keys to enter the time in hours. Once you have entered your time, press the
JustGo™ key to validate.
5.
Begin exercising.
B) Race
The Race program gives you an opportunity to compete against three other challengers.
The multi-lane display in the last 14 segments lets you see your position and your competitors. When you first start the
program, your own progress will be visible and you will be able to see your competitors. This lets you exercise at your own
pace while putting yourself to the test in the last 14 segments.
Throughout the program, the resistance levels will stay the same until you change them. A flashing dot indicates your position
throughout the exercise. A solid colored dot represents your opponents.
You may adjust the resistance at any time during the exercise by pressing the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT or
INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL keys if you want to change a segment. This program does not have a profile level.
You cannot save your race. The minimum distance is 0.2 miles.
NOTE: The flashing solid dot on the top lane of the display is you. The lanes are light green.
To select the Race program:
1. Press the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to select the Be Active
press the JustGo™ key to accept.
category. Once your selection is made,
2. Choose the Race program using the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys. Once you have selected the program, press
the JustGo™ key to access the program.
3. Enter your Weight by pressing the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL keys to adjust the value in increments of +/–10 and the
INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to adjust the value by increments of +/–1. Once you have entered your weight, press
the JustGo™ key to validate.
4. Enter the desired Distance by pressing the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys for increments of +/– 10. Once you
have entered the distance, press JustGo™ key to validate.
5. Select the Number of challengers by pressing the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys. Once you have entered the
number of challengers, press the JustGo™ key to validate.
6. Begin exercising.
C) Beat my Race
The Beat my Race program gives you an opportunity to compete against yourself, challenging yourself to beat your own time
in the previous race.
This program requires a USER ID, which you may create in the Settings Menu (see Section 2.8).
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After entering your User ID, start the program. It will recall the distance you covered on your previous race. You also have the
possibility of changing the distance. On the display, the green dots are the track that you are following. A flashing orange dot
indicates your position throughout the exercise.
Throughout the program, the resistance levels will stay the same until you change them. You may adjust the resistance at any
time during the exercise by pressing the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT or INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL keys if you
want to change a segment. This program does not have a profile level. This program has 20 different resistance values per
segment.
Your race is saved automatically and the statistics are stored under your User ID (see Section 2.8 for more details). The
minimum distance is 0.2 miles.
NOTE: If you change the automatically proposed distance before beginning your exercise, you will erase all the settings from
your previous race and you will not be racing against your last performance. The statistics of your current race will be saved
under your User ID for future use.
To select the Beat my Race program:
1. Press the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to select the Be Active
press the JustGo™ key to accept.
category. Once your selection is made,
2. Choose the Beat my Race program using the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys. Once you have selected the
program, press the JustGo™ key to access the program.
3. Select your User ID by pressing the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys. Once you have selected your USER ID,
press the JustGo™ key to validate
4. Validate your previous Distance by simply pressing JustGo™ key to access the program. To change it, press the
INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to enter the new distance and press the JustGo™ key to validate.
5. Begin exercising.
D) Cross-Country
The Cross-Country program simulates climbing a hill using a preset hill profile. This program features 15 profiles and up to 20
different resistance values per segment.
You may adjust the resistance at any time by pressing the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL keys if you want to change the
entire profile or the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys if you just want to change a segment.
A flashing dot indicates your position throughout the program.
To select the Cross-Country program:
1. Press the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to select the Be Active
press the JustGo™ key to accept.
category. Once your selection is made,
2. Select the Cross-Country program by pressing the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys. Once you have selected the
program, press the JustGo™ key to access the program.
3. Enter your Weight by pressing the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL keys to adjust the value in increments of +/–10 and the
INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to adjust the value by increments of +/–1. Once you have entered your weight, press
the JustGo™ key to validate.
4. Enter your workout Time by pressing the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to enter the time in minutes and the
INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL keys to enter the time in hours. Once you have entered your time, press the JustGo™ key to
validate.
5. Choose your Level using the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL keys. Press the JustGo™ key to validate your selection.
6. Begin exercising.
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E) Intervals (1:1 – 1:2 – 2:1)
The Intervals training program will help increase your cardiovascular strength while allowing you to alternate between high
intensity work and low intensity rest periods.
You may create your exercise profile by selecting the best work and rest resistance value for you. You may change your work
or rest intensity at any time. A flashing dot indicates your position throughout the exercise.
You may change the resistance of a segment at any time by pressing the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys because
this program features a range of 20 resistances value per segment.
You may change the level of difficulty of your profile at any time using the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL keys.
NOTE: A 1:2 interval means 1 rest segment for 2 segments of work. Work resistance cannot be lower than rest resistance.
To select the Intervals program:
1. Press the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to select the Be Active
press the JustGo™ key to accept.
category. Once your selection is made,
2. Choose the Intervals program using the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys. Once you have selected the program,
press the JustGo™ key to access the program
.
3. Enter your Weight by pressing the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL keys to adjust the value in increments of +/–10 and the
INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to adjust the value by increments of +/–1. Once you have entered your weight, press
the JustGo™ key to validate.
4. Enter your workout Time. Press the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to enter the time in minutes and the
INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL keys to enter the time in hours. Once you have entered your time, press the JustGo™ key to
validate.
5. Select your Interval Type (1:1, 1:2, or 2:1) using the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys. Press the JustGo™ key to
validate your selection.
6. Enter Min. Resistance (Rest) using the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys. Press the JustGo™ key to validate.
7. Enter Max. Resistance (Work) using the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys. Press the JustGo™ key to validate.
8. Begin exercising.
F) Distance Goal (5 k, 10 k, Half Marathon, Marathon, Custom)
The Distance Goal program lets you work out with a target distance as your goal. This preset profile simulates a run over a
hilly surface.
You may change the resistance at any time during the exercise if you find it too difficult or too easy.
This program features 15 levels of difficulty and up to 20 different resistance values per segment. A flashing dot indicates your
position throughout the exercise. Based on the objective selected, default segment lengths are 1 minute, 0.1 km or mile, or 10
calories.
You may change the segment length. To do so, refer to Section 2.13 of the Settings Menu.
To select the Distance Goal program:
1) Press the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to select the Be Active
press the JustGo™ key to accept.
category. Once your selection is made,
2) Choose the Distance Goal program using the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys. Once you have selected the
program, press the JustGo™ key to access the program.
3) Enter your Weight by pressing the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL keys to adjust the value in increments of +/–10 and the
INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to adjust the value by increments of +/–1. Once you have entered your weight, press
the JustGo™ key to validate.
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4) Select your Distance (5 k, 10 k, Half Marathon, Marathon, Custom) using the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys.
Press the JustGo™ key to validate your selection.
5) If you have selected Custom (if not, skip to Step 6), enter your distance by pressing the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT
keys for increments of +/–10. Press the JustGo™ key to validate your distance.
6) Select your Level using the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL keys. Press the JustGo™ key to validate your selection.
7) Begin exercising.
G) Target Watts
The Target Watts program allows you to exercise at a constant level of energy expenditure (Watts). The resistance adjusts
automatically to ensure the target energy level is maintained. To increase or decrease the program’s level of difficulty, you
have to adjust the target Watts. The minimum is 20 watts and the maximum is 500 watts. You may change the resistance value
or the level of difficulty during this exercise if you find the workout too hard or too easy. A flashing dot indicates your position
throughout the exercise.
To select the Target Watts program:
1. Press the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to select the Be Active
press the JustGo™ key to accept.
category. Once your selection is made,
2. Choose the Target Watts program using the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys. Once you have selected the
program, press the JustGo™ key to access the program.
3. Enter your Weight by pressing the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL keys to adjust the value in increments of +/–10 and the
INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to adjust the value by increments of +/–1. Once you have entered your weight, press
the JustGo™ key to validate.
4. Enter your workout Time by pressing the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to enter the time in minutes and the
INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL keys to enter the time in hours. Once you have entered your time, press the JustGo™ key to
validate.
5. Enter your Target Watts using the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL keys to adjust the value in increments of +/–10 and the
INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to adjust the value by increments of +/–1. Press the JustGo™ key to validate your
selection.
6. Begin exercising.
3.3 Body Shape
Body Shape features programs designed to tone and sculpt your body. From weight loss to muscle tone, you’ll find programs
tailored to meet your needs.
A) Goodbye Fat
B) Calorie Goal
A) Goodbye Fat
The Goodbye Fat program is designed to burn off the fat stored in your body. It promotes weight loss by keeping you in a
comfortable zone that draws on energy directly from the areas of your body where fat is.
The program features a resistance profile that is relatively easier than other programs, but effective in promoting weight loss
when followed for a long period of time. This program features 15 levels of difficulty and up to 20 different resistance values per
segment. A flashing dot indicates your position throughout the exercise.
You may change the resistance of a segment at any time by pressing the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys because
this program features a range of 20 resistance values per segment.
You may change the level of difficulty at any time using the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL keys.
To select the Goodbye Fat program:
1. Press the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to select the Body Shape
press the JustGo™ key to accept.
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2. Select the Goodbye Fat program using the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys. Once you have selected the
program, press the JustGo™ key to access the program.
3. Enter your Weight by pressing the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL keys to adjust the value in increments of +/–10 and the
INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to adjust the value by increments of +/–1. Once you have entered your weight, press
the JustGo™ key to validate.
4. Enter your workout Time. Press the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to enter the time in minutes and the
INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL key to enter the time in hours. Once you have entered your time, press the JustGo™ key to
validate.
5. Choose your Level using the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL keys. Press the JustGo™ key to validate your selection.
6. Begin exercising.
B) Calorie Goal (100, 150, 200, Custom)
The Calorie Goal lets you work out with the goal of burning a specific number of calories. This preset profile simulates a run
over a hilly surface. You may change the resistance at any time during the exercise if you find it too difficult or too easy.
This program features 15 levels of difficulty and up to 20 different resistance values per segment. A flashing solid dot indicates
your position throughout the exercise.
You may change the resistance of a segment at any time by pressing the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys.
You may change the level of difficulty of your profile at any time using the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL keys.
To select the Calorie Goal program:
1. Press the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to select the Body Shape
category. Once your selection is made,
press the JustGo™ key to accept.
2. Select the Calorie Goal program with the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys. Once you have selected the program,
press the JustGo™ key to access the program.
3. Enter your Weight by pressing the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL keys to adjust the value in increments of +/–10 and the
INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to adjust the value by increments of +/–1. Once you have entered your weight, press
the JustGo™ key to validate.
4. Choose your Target calories (100, 150, 200, Custom) using the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys. Press the
JustGo™ key to validate your selection.
5. If you have selected Custom (if not skip to Step 6), enter your target calories using the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT
keys. Press the JustGo™ key to validate.
6. Choose your Level using the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL keys. Press the JustGo™ key to validate your selection.
7. Begin exercising.
3.4 Heart Rate
The Heart Rate category allows you to do exercise programs at a predetermined heart rate level. In some programs, you can
customize the values to your needs.
A) Target HRT
B) Heart Rate Intervals
C) Fitness Test
Your maximal heart rate (MHR) is calculated as follows: MHR = 220 – Age
NOTE: This category requires wearing the heart rate chest strap.
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A) Target HRT
The Target HRT program features exercises based on the user’s preset target heart rate. In order to reach and maintain the
desired heart rate zone, the resistance automatically adjusts to provide the necessary intensity.
A default target heart rate (BPM) value will be suggested based on your age. This is calculated at 75% of your maximum
possible heart rate.
In the program, the minimum possible target heart rate is 45 and the maximum is 218.
NOTE: For a better idea of your various heart rate zones and possible work heart rate values, consult Section 1.1 – J of your
manual.
To select the Target HRT program:
1. Press the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to select the Heart Rate
made, press the JustGo™ key to accept.
category. Once your selection is
2. Select the Target HRT program with the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys. Once you have selected the program,
press the JustGo™ key to access the program
.
3. Enter your Weight by pressing the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL keys to adjust the value in increments of +/–10 and the
INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to adjust the value by increments of +/–1. Once you have entered your weight, press
the JustGo™ key to validate.
4. Enter your workout Time. Press the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to enter the time in minutes, the
INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL key to enter the time in hours. Once you have entered your time, press the JustGo™ key to
validate.
5. Enter your Age using the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys. Once you have entered your age, press the JustGo™
key to validate.
6. Enter your Target BPM (Beats Per Minute) by pressing the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys. Once you have
entered your target BPM, press the JustGo™ key to validate.
7. Begin exercising.
B) Heart Rate Intervals
The Heart Rate Intervals program alternates between work and rest periods. The resistance is automatically adjusted to allow
you to stay in the work or rest heart rate zone you defined at the beginning of the exercise. Work and rest periods alternate at
the selected intervals. A flashing solid dot indicates your position throughout the exercise. The work heart rate cannot be lower
than the rest heart rate.
NOTE: For a better idea of your various heart rate zones and possible work heart rate values, consult Section 1.1 – J of your
manual.
To select the Heart Rate Intervals program:
1. Press the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to select the Heart Rate
made, press the JustGo™ key to accept.
category. Once your selection is
2. Select the Heart Rate Intervals program with the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys. Once you have selected the
program, press the JustGo™ key to access the program.
3. Enter your Weight by pressing the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL keys to adjust the value in increments of +/–10 and the
INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to adjust the value by increments of +/–1. Once you have entered your weight, press
the JustGo™ key to validate.
4. Enter your workout Time by pressing the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to enter the time in minutes and the
INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL key to enter the time in hours. Once you have entered your time, press the JustGo™ key to
validate.
5. Enter your Age using the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys. Once you have entered your age, press the JustGo™
key to validate.
6. Enter your Rest Heart Rate (Rest BPM) by pressing the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys. Once you have entered
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your rest heart rate, press the JustGo™ key to validate.
7. Enter your Work Heart Rate (Work BPM) by pressing the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys. Once you have
entered your work heart rate, press the JustGo™ key to validate.
8. Enter the Interval Time (Int. Time) using the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys. Once you have entered your
interval time, press the JustGo™ key to validate.
9. Begin exercising.
C) Fitness Test
The Fitness Test is a custom-made submaximal test designed to help you achieve your goals by measuring your cardio
respiratory fitness. Maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) is defined as the maximum volume of oxygen that can be taken up,
distributed and used by the body during physical activity. Testing your VO2max before starting an exercise allows you to
evaluate yourself and define the appropriate exercise intensity level.
For this submaximal test, you are challenged to reach 75% of your maximum heart rate. This result is then used to extrapolate
your Maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max). This test features target speeds and resistances. It is very important to follow the
instructions on the console to make sure that the test is valid. The test will stop once you reach 75% of your target BPM (beats
per minute.)
The target speed is important in this program, so make sure you stick to it. If your speed is too slow or too fast, an arrow
appears on the display to indicate that you should reduce or increase your speed to meet the target (see beginning of
Chapter 3 for more details).
NOTE: This program requires you to wear the heart rate chest strap. Cardiorespiratory fitness is a combination of
cardiovascular fitness and respiratory fitness. Always keep in mind that this test is submaximal, so the results are only
approximate.
1. Press the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to select the Heart Rate
made, press the JustGoTM key to accept.
category. Once your selection is
2. Select the Fitness Test program by pressing the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys. Once your selection is made,
press JustGoTM key to access the program.
3. Enter your Weight by pressing the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL keys to adjust the value in increments of +/- 10 and the
INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to adjust the value by increments of +/- 1. Once you have entered your weight, press
the JustGoTM key to validate.
4. Enter your Age. Press the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to choose your age. Once you have entered your age,
press the JustGoTM key to validate.
5. Enter your Gender. Press the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to choose your gender. Once you have entered
your gender, press the JustGoTM key to validate.
6. Begin exercising.
3.5 Custom Program
Bodyguard® machines allow you to create your own pre-programmed profiles and/or save and recall previously completed
exercises.
This is particularly useful if you want to define an exercise profile in advance or save a program whose profile you have
modified to your specific needs.
A) Memory
B) Learn Programs
C) Statistics
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A) Memory
The Memory program allows you to recall an exercise you have previously saved. When the Saving option is activated, the
console Displays two arrows at the end of every exercise to indicate that you can press JustGo™ key to save the exercise that
you have just completed.
Only the following programs can be saved: JustGo, Manual, Intervals, Target HRT, and Heart Rate Intervals.
NOTE: To activate the Saving option, consult Section 2.11 of your manual.
NOTE: You can only save programs with a minimum duration of 14 segments. (See Section 2.13)
To choose a program in Memory:
1. Press the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to select the Custom Program
made, press the JustGo™ key to accept.
category. Once your selection is
2. Select Memory by pressing the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys. Once you have selected the program, press the
JustGo™ key to access the program.
3. The programs saved will then be displayed on screen. You may select a saved program by pressing the
INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys until the name of the desired program appears. Press the JustGo™ key to validate
your selection.
4. Enter your Weight by pressing the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL keys to adjust the value in increments of +/–10 and the
INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to adjust the value by increments of +/–1. Once you have entered your weight, press
the JustGo™ key to validate.
5. Begin exercising.
B) Learn Program
The Learn Program function allows you to create your own programs and save them for later workouts.
To select the Learn Program:
1. Press the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to select the Custom Program
made, press the JustGo™ key to accept.
category. Once your selection is
2. Select the Learn Program by pressing the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys. Once you have selected the program,
press the JustGo™ key to access the program.
To Create a program:
1. In Learn Program, select Create a New Program using the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT key.
Press the JustGo™ key to validate your selection.
2. Select the desired number of segments for this program using the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys. Press the
JustGo™ key to validate.
3. On screen, increase or decrease the resistance of the current segment by pressing the INCREASE/DECREASE
SEGMENT keys. Once you have entered your resistance value, press the JustGo™ key to validate. Repeat this process for
each segment.
4. Press the JustGo™ key to save your new program.
NOTE: You can create up to four (4) programs with the V6X/R6X.
To Select a program:
1. In Learn Program, choose Select a Program using the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys.
Press the JustGo™ key to validate.
2. Enter your Weight by pressing the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL keys to adjust the value in increments of +/–10 and the
INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to adjust the value by increments of +/–1. Once you have entered your weight, press
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the JustGo™ key to validate.
3. Begin exercising.
NOTE: The exercise level option is not available when you select an exercise using the Edit Program.
C) Statistics
This option allows a user to view is own training statistics. Remember that you must create a User ID to use this option, (see
Section 2.8).
To view Statistics:
1. Press the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys to select the Custom Program
made, press the JustGo™ key to accept.
category .Once your selection is
2. Choose Statistics by pressing the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys. Once your selection is made, press the
JustGo™ key to access the program.
3. Select the User Id name and press JustGo™. The following parameters will be displayed as the Used ID is activated:
• TOTAL DISTANCE displays the distance traveled for the entire exercise.
• CALORIES BURNED display the approximate caloric expenditure for the entire exercise.
• TOTAL EXERCISE TIME displays the length of the exercise in minutes and seconds.
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4. HEART RATE MONITORING
4.1 Contact Heart Rate System
This machine has a built-in contact heart rate system that allows you to verify your heart rate during a workout without wearing
a heart rate chest strap. By holding the contact bars on the handlebars, you will see your current pulse on screen.
(To get a reading, make sure your hands are not too moist (sweaty) when you touch the contact bars.)
You may encounter problems with the contact heart rate reading system.
Please refer to the following table for troubleshooting tips for the contact heart rate reading system. This machine uses an ECG
(electrocardiogram) circuit board with metal plates connected by conductor wires. The circuit board is built into the machine.
Troubleshooting Checklist — Table 1
PROBLEMS
LIKELY CAUSES
SOLUTIONS
• No reading
• Hands not in contact with metal plates long
enough
• Defective ECG circuit board
• Conductor wires not properly connected
• Wait 5 to 10 seconds for a good reading
• Change ECG circuit board
• Check connections.
• Erratic readings
• Hands not in contact with metal plates long
enough
• Defective ECG circuit board
• Fluorescent (neon) lights too close to console
• Interference from other signals
• Do not move hands
• Change ECG circuit board
• Move machine
• Turn power off
4.2 Heart Rate Chest Strap
The BODYGUARD® Fitness V6X/R6X is designed for use with the heart rate chest strap. The chest strap allows the computer
to monitor your heart rate or beats per minute. This value is displayed on the computer screen and should only be used as a
guide in helping you achieve your personal fitness goals.
If the strap is not used, no heart rate reading will be displayed onscreen. It is important to consult a physician before starting an
exercise program or using a heart rate chest strap with exercise equipment.
CAUTION – We recommend that you read this instruction manual carefully before you begin using this machine. Use of this
equipment by persons with heart or other medical problems may result in serious injury. It is recommended that you consult a
physician before using this machine. It is also recommended that you periodically consult your physician as you continue to use
this equipment. Immediately cease exercise if you feel dizzy, faint, or short of breath. Use of this equipment in a manner other
than that prescribed in this instruction manual may result in serious injury.
In order to help you choose an effective exercise program and determine your recommended Target heart rate training zone,
find your age on the heart rate chart at the beginning of the manual and check the target heart rate zone for the various
intensity levels. These levels include the Fat Burning, Healthy Heart, and Aerobic Training zones.
TIP — You should moisten the back of the heart rate chest strap from time to time to make sure it transmits a signal. Use a few
drops of water to moisten the strap and place it directly on your skin. The strap will not work properly if worn over your clothes.
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Possible Chest Strap Heart Rate Problems and Solutions
All BODYGUARD® Fitness machines are compatible with Polar wireless heart rate monitor systems. Each system includes a
chest strap and receiver. The receiver is built into the machine beneath the bottle holder. Chest straps are available at all
BODYGUARD® Fitness and Polar retailers. If you are having problems with reception, consult the troubleshooting checklist
below.
Troubleshooting Checklist — Table 2
PROBLEMS
• No Signal
• Weak signal
• Erratic signal
LIKELY CAUSES
SOLUTIONS
• Dead battery in strap
• Dry electrodes
• Wrong strap
• Change battery or change chest strap
• Moisten electrodes with water
• Use Polar or compatible Polar straps
• Wrong strap
• Electrodes not wet enough
• Strap not tight enough
• Too much body fat
• Chest size too small or too big
• Receiver problem
• Moisten electrodes with water
• Put strap on tighter
• No solution
• Adjust chest strap
• Use Diagnostics menu to check signal
(See Heart Rate Test section)
• Wrong strap
• Interference from other signals
• Electrodes not wet enough
• Use Polar or compatible Polar straps
• Move machine away from potential sources of
interference
• Moisten electrodes with water.
The above table should help you to properly diagnose the problem. Note that the signal is not necessarily transmitted
immediately. The chest strap electrodes need to be moistened in order to send a strong signal. Interference from radios and
neon lights can also weaken the signal
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5. COMPUTER DIAGNOSTICS
Accessing the “Diagnostics” Menu
To determine the condition of the various electrical and mechanical components, access the DIAGNOSTICS menu as follows:
1. Turn power OFF.
2. Simultaneously hold down the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys.
3. Once the DIAGNOSTICS menu appears, release the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT keys.
4. While holding down the 2 keys, turn power on
5. Press JustGo™ key to access the Diagnostics menu.
When you access the DIAGNOSTICS menu, you will notice the following message: Example: “V6X VX.X”
This message indicates the version of the computer software installed on your computer display monitor. This information is
helpful in diagnosing certain computer-related problems. Keep in mind that the version number may change depending on the
model number of your V6X/R6X Bike.
The V6X/R6X Bikes allow you to perform the following tests:
• NVRAM TEST
• KEYPAD TEST
• DISPLAY TEST
• HEART RATE TEST
• CLOCK TEST
• SMART CARD TEST
• SOUND TEST
• BRAKE TEST
• SPEED SENSOR TEST
• STATISTICS
To perform any of the above procedures, press the INCREASE/DECREASE LEVEL keys to select the one you want and press
the JustGo™ key to accept.
NVRAM TEST
The NVRAM is a memory chip that saves information even when the elliptical has been turned off. Note that the NVRAM test
will not erase any stored information.
1. In the DIAGNOSTICS menu, select NVRAM test and press the JustGo™ key to accept.
2. The computer will display the following message: NVRAM TEST SUCCEEDED
3. Press the STOP key to quit the test.
KEYPAD TEST
The keypad test allows you to verify that each key is responding when pressed.
1. In the DIAGNOSTICS menu, select keypad test and press the JustGo™ key to accept.
2. Press each key one at a time and verify the confirmed response onscreen. For example, if you press the STOP key, the
screen will display STOP, indicating that the key press was recognized.
3. Press the STOP and JustGo™ keys simultaneously.
DISPLAY TEST
The display test allows you to verify that each display light is working properly. If you notice that one or more areas on the
screen do not light up while you exercise, you should perform this test.
1. In the DIAGNOSTICS menu, select display test and press the JustGo™ key to accept.
2. Now the display will illuminate in a certain way. To proceed to the next display pattern, press any key. Press STOP key to
terminate the test.
HEART RATE TEST
The heart rate test allows you to determine if the heart rate systems (chest strap and hand grips) are working properly and if
the computer is displaying your heart rate signal during a program.
1. In the DIAGNOSTICS menu, select heart rate test and press the JustGo™ key to accept.
2. Attach your heart rate chest strap. Within a few seconds, your heart rate signal will be displayed on the top display window
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(Dedicated Heart Rate Window).
3. Do the same for the hand grip system; put your hands on the two metal plates and wait 5 to 10 seconds; your heart rate
signal will be displayed on the scrolling screen window
4. Press STOP key to terminate the test.
CLOCK TEST
The clock test allows you to verify the clock chip and circuitry.
1. In the DIAGNOSTICS menu, select clock test and press the JustGo™ key to accept.
2. The computer will display the message: CLOCK TEST SUCCEEDED
3. Press STOP key to terminate the test
SMART CARD TEST
The smart card test allows you to verify that the smart card slot and circuitry is able to read or write information from or on a
smart card. You must use a smart card user type.
1. In the DIAGNOSTICS menu, select smart card test and press the JustGo™ key to accept.
2. Insert smart card. The message SMART CARD GOOD will appear.
3. Press STOP key to terminate the test.
SOUND TEST
The beeper test will cause the beeper to sound.
1. In the DIAGNOSTICS menu, select sound test and press the JustGo™ key to accept.
2. Listen for a series of beeps. Press any key to terminate the test.
BRAKE TEST
The brake test allows you to feel if the braking system is performing according to the percentage of brake required onscreen.
1. In the DIAGNOSTICS menu, select brake test. To start the test, press the JustGo™ key.
2. Vary the brake resistance from 0% to 100% by pressing the INCREASE/DECREASE SEGMENT key. Ensure that pedal
resistance matches the selected setting (0, 25, 50, 75, or 100).
3. Press STOP key to terminate the test.
SPEED SENSOR TEST
The Speed Sensor test allows you to see whether your speed sensor circuit is functional or not. In the DIAGNOSTICS menu,
select SPEED SENSOR TEST and press the JustGo™ key to accept.
1. A message will be displayed on the scrolling screen indicating whether the sensor is functioning properly or not.
• Check to make sure your speed sensor is connected.
• Check to make sure the sensor is not dirty.
2. Operate the pedals. Once the computer has finished counting, it will display the following message: THE SENSOR IS OK.
3. Press STOP to terminate the test.
STATISTICS
The statistics allow you to view various parameters related to the use of your elliptical, such as time and distance.
1. In the DIAGNOSTICS menu, select statistics and accept it by pressing JustGo™.
• The TOTAL DISTANCE displayed indicates the total distance traveled with the elliptical during all exercise programs
(XX.XX miles).
• The TOTAL TIME displayed indicates the amount of time the treadmill has been used during all exercise programs (XX
Months – XX Day - XX Hours - XX Min).
2. Press STOP key to terminate the test.
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6. MAINTENANCE INFORMATION
6.1 General Care
Your V6X/R6X Bike was designed and built to give you trouble free use. For maximum safety, however, you should periodically
check your unit for signs of wear.
Here is a quick checklist:
• After each workout, you should wipe down your V6X/R6X Bike using a mild, non-abrasive liquid cleanser applied on a soft
cloth. Do not spray cleansers directly on the unit or use an excessively damp cloth. Do not clean the unit with the power ON.
Be sure that it is OFF (E230X /E250X only).
• Be sure that the bike is on a level surface and that it is not rocking.
• Keep liquids, including perspiration, away from the computer console.
• Pedals and handlebars must be kept clean. Dirt and debris can make surfaces slippery and may cause slipping when
exercising.
• Check that the central handlebars are secure on the frame.
• It is also recommended to periodically remove any dust that has accumulated on the elliptical.
• If you feel that something is loose or hear any unusual grinding or knocking while exercising, have your bike checked by a
certified technician.
If you experience a problem during the normal operation of your V6X/R6X Bike, use the Quick Troubleshooting section. If you
are unfamiliar with or uncertain about basic diagnostic maintenance procedures, contact your Authorized Bodyguard® Dealer
for servicing of your bike.
WARNING – To prevent risk of electrical shock or fire, always turn the power OFF and disconnect the power cord, whenever
you are cleaning, inspecting, or repairing your V6X/R6X Bike.
Make sure that the power is OFF before doing any maintenance.
1 – ON/OFF switch
2 – Power inlet
3 – Transformer for V6X/R6X
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6.2 Quick Troubleshooting Checklist
If you experience a problem during the normal operation of your V6X/R6X Bike, use the Quick Troubleshooting Checklist. If you
are unfamiliar with or uncertain about basic diagnostic maintenance procedures, contact your Authorized Bodyguard® Dealer
for servicing of your bike.
Troubleshooting Checklist — Table 3
PROBLEMS
PROBABLE CAUSES / SOLUTIONS
• Computer will not light up when power is turned
ON
• Unit is not plugged in – Plug unit in
• Power cord. – Check that the power cord is functional. Replace
if necessary
• Check power outlet on wall – Contact a qualified electrician if
necessary.
• A computer cable may be disconnected – Check computer
cables
• Computer keys sticking or not responding to touch
• Keypad may have been damaged by liquid – Contact your
Bodyguard® dealer
• Excessive amount of cleaning solution used – Use only mild
cleaning soap on damp cloth when cleaning machine
• Computer lights up, but there is no resistance on
pedals
• Control card is defective
• Cable between braking system and control card is damaged or
improperly connected – Check cable
• Cable between computer and control card is damaged or
defective – Check cable
• Wheels don’t seem to turn smoothly and you feel
undesirable vibrations
• Make sure rear sliders and wheels are clean. You can remove
the rear running board for easier cleaning
• Make sure all nuts and bolts are in place and firmly tightened
• Computer lights up, but speed is not displayed
• Speed sensor is improperly aligned – Align or replace if
necessary
• Speed sensor is improperly connected – Check connection
• Cable between computer and control card is damaged or
defective – Replace cable
6.3 Electromagnetic Interference Requirements
United States
The V6X/R6X has been tested and found to comply with the limits for Class B digital devices, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio/television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
- Increase the distance between the equipment and receiver
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help
Canada
The V6X/R6X has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B device, pursuant the standard NMB-003.
International
This equipment has been tested to comply with the Electromagnetic Interference Compatibility directive 89/336/EEC as
amended by 91/31/EEC and 93/68/EEC required by the International Electrical Committee.
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