Product Owner`s Manual

Product Owner`s Manual
Product Owner's Manual
Commercial Products
Treadmills:
• 946i
• 956i
• 966i
Ellipticals:
• EFX546i
• EFX556i
• EFX576i
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2
3
4
5
6
8
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SmartRate
WARMUP
FATBURN
CARDIO
PEAK HIGH
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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.
 Use the power adapter provided with the equipment. Plug the
power adapter into an appropriate, grounded power outlet as
marked on the equipment.
 Care should be taken when mounting or dismounting the
equipment.
 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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 Assemble and operate the equipment on a solid, level surface.
 Proper Location for Equipment
 For all equipment other than treadmills: Locate at least
40 inches (1 meter) away from walls or furniture on
either side of the equipment, and 40 inches (1 meter)
away from objects behind the equipment.
 For treadmills: Locate at least 40 inches (1 meter) away
from walls or furniture on either side of the treadmill, and
at least 80 inches (2 meters) away from objects behind
the treadmill.
Important: These location standards should also be used
when positioning equipment away from sources of heat, such
as radiators, heat registers, and stoves. Avoid temperature
extremes.
 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.
 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.
 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.
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 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.
 Equipment Weight Restrictions: Do not use the treadmill if you
weigh more than 500 pounds (225 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).
 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.
 Do not operate the equipment where aerosol (spray) products
are being used or where oxygen is being administered.
 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.
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.
 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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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.
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.
Radio Frequency Interference (RFI)
This Precor exercise equipment conforms to the following national
standards defining acceptable limits for radio frequency
interference (RFI).
Safety Approvals for Cardiovascular Equipment
Federal Communications Commission, Part 15
Precor equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
following applicable safety standards.
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.
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
WARNING
Per FCC rules, changes or modifications not
expressly approved by Precor could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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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This Class A digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Electrical Recommendations: All
Equipment Excluding Treadmills
Cet appareil numérique de la classe A est conforme à la norme
NMB-003 du Canada.
Note: This is a recommendation only. NEC (National Electric
Code) guidelines or local region electric codes must be followed.
Industry Canada
ATTENTION: Haute Tension
Débranchez avant de réparer
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
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 the
number of screens must be reduced by the wattage of the other
devices.
Note: The typical splitter power cords that have IEC-320 C13 and
C14 plugs have a recommended maximum capacity of five
screens.
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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Figure 1: IEC-320 C13 and C14 plugs
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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.
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.
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.
Figure 2: North American 120-volt, 20-amp power receptacle
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 ............................................................................. 3
Hazardous Materials and Proper Disposal ............................... 4
Product Recycling and Disposal ................................................ 4
Regulatory Notices for Cardiovascular Exercise
Equipment ........................................................................................ 5
Electrical Recommendations:
All Equipment Excluding Treadmills ........................................... 6
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 ....................................................................... 17
Club Programming Tips.............................................................. 17
Accessing Club Programming Mode
and Changing the Settings ........................................................ 19
Treadmill: Selecting Safety Code Protection ........................ 22
Choosing a Language................................................................. 23
Selecting a U.S. Standard or Metric Display ......................... 23
Setting an Exercise Session Time Limit.................................. 24
Setting a Pause Time Limit ........................................................ 24
Setting a Cool Down Time Limit............................................... 25
Treadmill: Determining the Club Speed Limit ....................... 25
Treadmill: Setting an Incline Limit ............................................ 26
Treadmill: Accessing Performance Programs ....................... 26
Treadmill: Changing Remote Control Access ....................... 27
EFX: Changing the Auto-Level Setting ................................... 27
Bike: Setting a Resistance Range ........................................... 28
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 ...............................................15
Replacing the Battery ..................................................................15
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Maintenance .........................................................................33
Daily Inspection ............................................................................33
Daily Cleaning ...............................................................................33
EFX: Cleaning the Ramp ............................................................34
Storing the Chest Strap..............................................................34
Treadmill: Checking the Alignment of the Running Belt .....35
Treadmill: Adjusting the Running Belt .....................................36
Upright Bike: Adjusting the Seat Tilt........................................37
Recumbent Bike: Realigning the Seat ....................................38
Moving the Equipment ................................................................39
Long-Term Storage ......................................................................39
Commercial Cardiovascular
Equipment Limited Warranty ...........................................41
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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.
It is important to keep the area around the treadmill open and free
from encumbrances such as other equipment. 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.
Important: When it is not being used, turn the treadmill Off.
Weight Limit
You should not allow runners over 350 lb. (160 kg) or walkers
heavier than 500 lb. (225 kg) on the treadmill.
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Locate the treadmill at least 40 inches (1 meter) away from walls or
furniture on either side of the treadmill, and at least 80 inches (2
meters) away from objects behind the treadmill.
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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
56 strides per minute (SPM)
EFX
40 strides per minute (SPM)
Climber
30 steps per minute
Cycle
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.
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.
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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Symptoms of a Low Battery
Using the Optional Power Adapter
If no one has used the equipment for an extended period of time,
the battery may need recharging.
After connecting the power adapter to the equipment, plug the
opposite end into the appropriate power source 120 V or 240 V.
Symptoms of a low battery include:
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.
 A flickering or erratic display
 User and workout information is lost once the user stops
exercising. No workout summary or notification of pending
shutdown occurs.
Important: To maintain a constant power source, use the optional
power adapter.
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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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The Optional Power Adapter Kit
Replacing the Battery
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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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 keypresses. 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
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.
 Display the serial number
 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
Treadmill
SAFETY CODE
Disabled
All *
All *
SELECT LANGUAGE
SELECT UNITS
English
U.S.
All *
S E T M A X W O R K O U T T I M E 60 minutes
All *
SET MAX PAUSE TIME
120 seconds
All *
SET COOL DOWN TIME
Treadmill
SET SPEED LIMIT
Treadmill
SET INCLINE LIMIT
Treadmill †
5 minutes
Maximum speed
available.
Maximum grade
possible.
Hide programs
HIDDEN PROGRAMS
REMOTE SPEED
Disabled
CONTROL
Mid-level of ramp
SET CROSSRAMP
incline range
AUTO-LEVEL
SET RESISTANCE
High
RANGE
S E T C U S T O M P R O G R A M 1 Random profile
SET CUSTOM PROGRAM
Random profile
2
Treadmill
EFX576i,
EFX546i
Cycle
All †
Treadmill †
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.
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 that have adjustable ramps. Settings range from 1 to
20. Refer to EFX: Changing the Auto-Level Setting.
Settings range from High, Medium, and Low. Refer to Bike: Setting a Resistance Range.
Modify the program profile. Refer to Creating a Custom Program.
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:
RESET, 5, 6, 5, 1, 5, 6, 5
Note: A PAUSE/RESET key appears on some products and
functions the same as the RESET key.
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
BACK BACK 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.
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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
Setting a Pause 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.
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.
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.
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.
To set a maximum pause time:
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.
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 Cool Down Time Limit
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.
To set a cool down time:
1. At the S E T C O O L D O W N T I M E prompt, press OK.
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.
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.
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: 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.
Treadmill: Accessing Performance
Programs
Note: This feature is not available on the 946i treadmill.
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:
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.
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.
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Treadmill: Changing Remote Control
Access
Important: To affect this setting, the treadmill must be connected
to a computer and you will need to be familiar with CSAFE
commands.
When you enable this program, you can set a user’s speed and
incline through a computer software program that interfaces with
the CSAFE port on the treadmill.
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
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.
ENABLED
EFX: Changing the Auto-Level Setting
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.
Note: This setting is available on equipment with adjustable ramps.
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
Creating a Custom Program
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.
Note: This feature is not available on the 946i treadmill, EFX546i
and EFX556i.
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.
Table 4. Resistance settings on bikes
Setting
Description
H I or
HIGH
•
•
•
M E D or •
MEDIUM
•
•
L O or
LOW
•
•
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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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.
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3. To change the height of the column, refer to the following table.
Table 5. Custom Program keys
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.
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.
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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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
Description
All
HOUR
METER
•
All
U-BOOT
SW
All
U-BASE
SW
All
LOWER SW
All
SER.
NUMBER
All
USAGE
LOG
All
ERROR
LOG
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
SW PART NUMBER.
Upper base application software version.
Note: Some displays show U P P E R B A S E
SW PART NUMBER.
Lower application software version.
Note: Some displays show L O W E R B A S E
SW PART NUMBER.
The serial number is helpful when you
contact Customer Support.
Note: Some displays show S E R I A L
NUMBER.
• 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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Product Display
Description
All
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.
ODOMETER
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
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Description
Metrics board software part
number and version.
Stride dial software part
number.
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.
To view the error log:
1. At the Precor banner, press and hold PAUSE/RESET for 4
seconds.
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.
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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Erasing the Error Log
User ID Entry with CSAFE Equipment
When you no longer need the error log information, you can erase
the entries.
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.
To erase the error log entries:
1. Press QUICKSTART while any error description is scrolling
across the display.
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.
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.
The user ID is displayed as five zeros and indicates the starting
point. The following table describes key functions while in CSAFE
mode.
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.
Resets the display to the banner.
RESET or
PAUSE/RESET
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.
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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
self-powered 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.
Daily Cleaning
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.
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.
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.
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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EFX: Cleaning the Ramp
Storing the Chest Strap
Whenever the ramp becomes soiled, clean the exposed surfaces
of the ramp and roller wheels by taking the following steps.
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).
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.
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.
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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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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
The running belt starts automatically after a 3-second
countdown appears on the display.
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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. Overtightening 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
To adjust the seat tilt on an upright cycle, take the following steps.
2. Adjust the seat tilt (forward or backward) as shown in the
following figure.
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.
Figure 6: Loosening nut to adjust seat tilt
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4. Apply pressure to the seat and make sure that it does not move.
Readjust and retighten the nut, if needed.
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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), take 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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Commercial Cardiovascular Equipment Limited Warranty
PLEASE READ THESE WARRANTY TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY
BEFORE USING YOUR PRECOR INCORPORATED PRODUCT. BY USING
THE EQUIPMENT, YOU ARE CONSENTING TO BE BOUND BY THE
FOLLOWING WARRANTY TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
Limited Warranty.
Precor Incorporated warrants all new Precor products to be free from defects in
materials and manufacture for the warranty periods set forth below. The warranty
periods commence on the invoice date of the original purchase. This warranty
applies only against defects discovered within the warranty period and extends
only to the original purchaser of the product. Parts repaired or replaced under
the terms of this warranty will be warranted for the remainder of the original
warranty period only. To claim under this warranty, the buyer must notify Precor
or your authorized Precor dealer within 30 days after the date of discovery of any
nonconformity and make the affected product available for inspection by Precor
or its service representative. Precor’s obligations under this warranty are limited
as set forth below.
Warranty Periods and Coverage.
All Commercial Cardiovascular Products (excluding StretchTrainer, Strength
Products, and coverage specific to certain models and options as defined
below):
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Frame: 7 years
Treadmill drive motor: 5 years
Items subject to wear: 1 year
All other parts (including mechanical parts and electronic parts): 2 years
Labor: 1 year
880 Line Commercial Cardiovascular Products (superseding the coverage above
where applicable):
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Many options or accessories have components that are connected internally or
mounted inside the electronic console. The following guidelines determine the
warranty for these components. If the internal components are installed by the
factory or by an authorized dealer as part of the original sale and delivery, they
have a warranty that is identical to the warranty of the equipment in which they
are connected or mounted. If the internal components are not installed by the
factory or by an authorized dealer as part of the original sale and delivery, they
have a 90 days parts and labor limited warranty. All components that are not
internally connected have a 90 days parts only limited warranty. Satisfactory
proof of purchase is required in all cases.
Conditions and Restrictions.
This warranty is valid only in accordance with the conditions set forth below:
1.
The warranty applies to the Precor product only while
a. it remains in the possession of the original purchaser and proof of
purchase is demonstrated.
b. it has not been subjected to accident, misuse, abuse, improper
service, or non-Precor modification.
c. claims are made within the warranty period.
2. This warranty does not cover damage or equipment failure caused by
electrical wiring not in compliance with electrical codes or Precor owner’s
manual specifications, or failure to provide reasonable and necessary
maintenance as outlined in the owner’s manual.
3. Precor is not responsible for Internet connectivity to its products. This
restriction applies to services, such as those provided by an Internet service
provider (ISP), and also to hardware related to Internet connectivity, such as
Ethernet cabling, routers, servers and switches.
Labor on the P80 console: 2 years
High wear items on the P80 console, including headphone jack, USB
connector, and iPod® connector: 90 days
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4.
Precor is not responsible for the quality of television, video, audio, or other
media supplied to its products. This restriction applies to services, such as
those provided by a cable or satellite television provider; to signal strength
and clarity; and also to hardware related to the reception and delivery of
television, video, audio, and other media. Such hardware can include (but is
not limited to) audio, video, and radio-frequency (RF) cabling, connectors,
receivers, modulators, combiners, distribution amplifiers, splitters, and so on.
5. Precor cannot guarantee that the heart rate measurement system on its
products will work for all users. Heart rate measurement accuracy varies
based on a number of factors, including the user’s physiology and age, the
method in which the heart rate measurement system is used, external
interference, and other factors that may influence heart rate acquisition.
6. Except in Canada, Precor does not pay labor outside the United States.
7. Warranties outside the United States and Canada may vary. Please contact
your local Dealer for details.
This Limited Warranty shall not apply to:
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4.
5.
6.
7.
Software version upgrades.
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performance of the product under normal conditions of use.
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has been damaged or defaced as a result of abuse, misuse, accident,
improper service or installation, mishandling, or modification in design or
construction not authorized by Precor.
Repairs performed on Precor equipment missing a serial number or with a
serial tag that has been altered or defaced.
Service calls to correct installation of the equipment or instruct owners on
how to use the equipment.
Pickup and delivery involved with repairs.
Any labor costs incurred beyond the applicable labor warranty period.
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User's Reference Manual
EFX 576i
EFX 556i
EFX 546i
®
®
®
Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainers
EFX576i
Important Safety Instructions
•
Do not rock the unit. Do not stand on the handrail(s), display
console, or covers.
•
Read all instructions before using the EFX. These instructions
are written for your safety and to protect the unit.
•
•
Take time to discuss proper safety and exercise equipment
etiquette with the club or facility manager.
Never place your hands or feet in the path of the roller arm
because injury may occur to you or damage may occur to the
unit.
•
•
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.
•
Do not allow children or those unfamiliar with its operation on or
near the EFX. Do not leave children unsupervised around the
unit.
Do not overexert yourself or work to exhaustion. If you feel any
pain or abnormal symptoms, stop your workout immediately and
consult your physician.
Important: Throughout this manual references are made to
the CROSSRAMP arrow keys and the CrossRamp® features.
The EFX556i has a stationary ramp and therefore no
CROSSRAMP arrow keys or CrossRamp features. If you are
using an EFX556i, ignore references to the CROSSRAMP
arrow keys and CrossRamp features.
•
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.
•
Use care when getting on or off the EFX. Use the stationary
handrail for stability.
•
For safety, hold onto a stationary handrail while using the EFX
•
Keep your body and head facing forward. Never attempt to turn
around on the EFX.
User’s Reference Manual: Important Safety Instructions
Obtaining Service
The club owner or facility manager can help you with most
questions regarding the EFX. For additional information about
product operation or exercise routines, refer to the Precor web site
at www.precor.com.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using the EFX, always take basic precautions, including the
following:
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Table of Contents
Important Safety Instructions ...............................................1
Obtaining Service ................................................................................ 1
EFX Features .............................................................................3
Self-Powered Features ...................................................................... 3
Using the Stationary Handrails ......................................................... 3
Moving Handlebars Support the Total Body Workout ............... 3
Heart Rate Features ................................................................4
Important Use and Safety Information ............................................ 4
Using the Heart Rate Touch-Sensitive Handrail Grips ............... 5
Using SmartRate ................................................................................. 6
Exercise to Your Target Heart Rate ................................................ 7
Heart Rate Analysis ............................................................................ 7
Display Console ........................................................................8
More Information about the CrossRamp Display ......................... 9
More Information about the Upper Display ................................... 9
More Information about the Center Display ................................10
More Information about the Lower Display ..................................10
Keypads ...............................................................................................12
Workout Options ....................................................................16
Choosing QUICKSTART .................................................................17
Selecting a Program .........................................................................18
Storing Workout Statistics ..............................................................19
Setting Display Preferences Before Exercising ..........................20
Cooling Down After a Workout ......................................................21
Pausing During a Workout or the Cool-Down Period ..............21
Ending a Workout .............................................................................22
User’s Reference Manual: Table of Contents
Programs .................................................................................. 23
Choosing a Program .........................................................................23
Program Tips ......................................................................................23
Manual Program .................................................................................24
Interval Programs ...............................................................................24
Total Body Interval Program ............................................................25
Cross Country Program ...................................................................25
Gluteal Programs ...............................................................................26
Custom Program ...............................................................................26
Basic HRC Program .........................................................................27
Weight Loss Program ......................................................................28
Hill Climb Program ............................................................................28
Fitness Test .........................................................................................29
Crosstraining Programs ...................................................................30
Exercise Session .................................................................... 31
Changing Programs in Mid-session ..............................................31
Changing the Workout Time ..........................................................31
Addressing Your Weight and Age ................................................32
Adjusting Program Goals ................................................................32
Adjusting Your Target Heart Rate .................................................33
Changing Your Workout
Display Options .................................................................................33
Selecting a Language .......................................................................35
Changing the Units of Measure .....................................................35
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EFX Features
The EFX is equipped with certain items that, when used properly, help
sustain an enjoyable workout. These items include:
• Self-powered features
• Stationary handrails with touch-sensitive handrail grips
• Moving handlebars for a total body workout
Important: Before exercising, review the Important Safety
Instructions found at the beginning of this manual.
Self-Powered Features
The EFX does not require an electrical power connection. It has an
internal battery that is recharged every time you exercise for a
reasonable period of time. A pedaling speed above 40 strides per
minute must be maintained for several seconds before information
appears on the display. Once the Precor banner appears, you can
press QUICKSTART or PROGRAMS to begin exercising. For more
information, refer to Workout Options.
User’s Reference Manual: EFX Features
Using the Stationary Handrails
To maintain your balance, always grasp a stationary handrail when you
step on or off the foot pedals, and when you use the keypads.
To learn more about the touch-sensitive handrail grips, refer to Heart
Rate Features.
Moving Handlebars Support the Total
Body Workout
The handlebars on the EFX576i and EFX556i provide an upper-body
workout which helps increase cardiovascular fitness. By adding the
total body movement to your cross training workout, you are actually
increasing your work effort and enhancing your overall fitness level.
The CrossRamp display indicates the muscles that are being affected,
which may help you increase the effectiveness of your workout. Refer
to More Information about the CrossRamp Display. For customized
workout routines, review the information found in Fitness Tools on the
Precor web site, www.precor.com.
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Heart Rate Features
CALORIES
SmartRate
WARMUP
Heart Rate Target Zones
HEART RATE
576i
FATBURN
CARDIO
109
200
190
PEAK HIGH
Heart rate and SmartRate features are available when you wear the
chest strap or grasp both touch-sensitive handrail grips. When a
heartbeat is detected, the HEART RATE display shows your heart rate
and, if your age has been entered, the SmartRate LED pulses and
indicates your target zone.
180
170
Important Use and Safety Information
Read the following before using the heart rate or SmartRate features.
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•
•
Consult your physician before engaging in any vigorous exercise.
Do not use the heart rate programs until authorized by your
physician.
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
Diagram 1.
Your Heart Rate
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160
150
140
High
Re c
om
me
nde
130
120
110
100
R ec
omm
dC
ard
iov
a
sc u
end
ed W
eigh
t
lar
Z
on e
Cardio
Los
s Zo
ne
90
Fat Burn
80
70
Peak
Warmup
20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75
Your Age
Diagram 1: Heart rate target zones
The calculation used for the heart rate target zone is:
(220 minus your age) multiplied by a percent.
Refer to Table 1 in Using SmartRate.
User’s Reference Manual: Heart Rate Features
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•
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. If three dashes
(— — —) appear on the display, the EFX 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.
•
If you prefer to use the hand-held heart rate feature, grasp both
touch-sensitive handrail grips and wait five to ten seconds. Make
sure both hands are moist (not dry). When a signal is detected, a
number flashes in the HEART RATE display and indicates your
heart rate.
Important: While exercising, do not wear a chest strap and grasp
the touch-sensitive handrail grips at the same time. Using both
features may cause erratic heart rate readings.
•
Always face forward on the EFX and use the stationary handrail for
balance.
•
Maintain a consistent stride rate while exercising. Find a
comfortable stride rate between 100 and 160 strides per minute.
Using the Heart Rate
Touch-Sensitive Handrail Grips
While exercising, you must grasp both touch-sensitive handrail grips
for a minimum of five to ten seconds to transmit your heart rate to the
display. Refer to Diagram 2.
EFX546i
EFX576i
EFX556i
Touch-sensitive
handrail grips
Diagram 2: Touch-sensitive handrail 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 hand-held heart rate feature on
the EFX. A chest strap may provide better results.
User’s Reference Manual: Heart Rate Features
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Using SmartRate
Table 1. Heart rate target zones and SmartRate LEDs
The SmartRate feature helps you monitor and maintain your heart rate
in the target zone best suited to your specific needs. When the EFX
detects a heart rate, a single LED blinks and indicates the zone that
your heart rate is in.
Heart Rate Zone
Percent
Below 50
50 to 54
55 to 59
60 to 64
65 to 69
70 to 74
75 to 79
80 to 84
85 to 87
Above 87
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.
Table 1 shows the percents used in calculating the heart rate target
zones. While your heart rate remains within these zones, the
corresponding lights blink and provide a visual cue.
The calculation used to determine your maximum aerobic heart rate is
(220 minus your age). When you multiply it by the percent indicated in
Table 1, you can understand the relationship between the pulsating
LED and your target heart rate.
CAUTION: Your heart rate should never exceed 85% of your
maximum aerobic heart rate or go above PEAK. If it does,
immediately reduce your stride rate, or adjust the resistance, or
ramp incline (EFX576i, EFX546i) to return your heart rate to your
physician-recommended target zone.
User’s Reference Manual: Heart Rate Features
LED Lit
First
Second
Third
Fourth
Fifth
Sixth
Seventh
Eight
Ninth
Tenth
LED Blinking
Orange
Orange
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Orange
Orange
Zone Label
WARMUP
WARMUP
FAT BURN
FAT BURN
FAT BURN
CARDIO
CARDIO
CARDIO
PEAK
HIGH
The SmartRate indicator lights do not appear when:
•
You do not wear or improperly position the chest strap. Or, you fail
to grasp both touch-sensitive handrail grips for five to ten seconds.
•
You do not enter your age before or 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. The LEDs do not light in the SmartRate
display 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 Fitness Tools on the Precor web site www.precor.com for
exercise suggestions and routines.
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Exercise to Your Target Heart Rate
Heart Rate Analysis
A heart rate receiver is an integral part of the display so you can
monitor your heart rate while exercising. If you wear a chest strap or
grasp both touch-sensitive handrail grips, your heart rate (beats per
minute) appears on the display.
Every time you complete a program using the chest strap or touchsensitive handrail grips, the display provides a heart rate analysis after
the workout summary.
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.
The EFX includes a heart rate program that lets you exercise based on
a specified target heart rate. As you exercise, the program monitors
your heart rate and automatically maintains it within a few beats per
minutes of your selected target. To use this program, press the
PROGRAMS - HEART RATE key. For more information, refer to
Programs.
User’s Reference Manual: Heart Rate Features
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 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 touchsensitive handrail grips.
The Fitness Test, found in the PERFORMANCE key menu, provides a
heart rate analysis display along with a fitness score. For more
information, refer to Programs.
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Display Console
Upper display: Initially shows the Precor banner.
It changes to the program profile. A blinking
column in the profile indicates your position.
TOTAL BODY CROSSRAMP®
CALORIES
HEART RATE
Arms
Chest
CrossRamp display: Target specific
muscle groups by adjusting the ramp
incline. (EFX576i and EFX546i)
Gluteals
p
Quadriceps
g
Hamstrings
Calves
WARMUP
FATBURN
CARDIO
PEAK HIGH
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
CLEAR
0
ENTER
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.
PROGRAMS
PROGRAMS keypad: To begin an exercise
session, press the PROGRAMS keys to
view a menu of programs within each
category. For program descriptions, refer to
Programs.
MANUAL
HEART
RATE
INTERVAL
WEIGHT LOSS
VARIETY
CAUTION
PERFORMANCE
KEEP PEDALING
BACK
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.
OPTIONS
Navigational arrow keys: Lets you display
exercise information prior to selecting it
with the OK key.
Center display: When the program
profile appears in the upper display, the
program name and number appear in
the center display. During an exercise
session, additional information appears
depending on program and user
selections.
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Selection keys: Each key moves
through the information in each column,
choosing what you want to display
during your session. Indicator lights
appear next to the item that is displayed.
TIME ELAPSED
DISTANCE
TIME REMAINING
STRIDES/MIN
TIME
QUICKSTART:
Press QUICKSTART to
begin your workout
immediately.
TOTAL STRIDES
RESISTANC
E
OSSRAMP
CR
Lower display: While you exercise, four
sets of numbers show information about
your session.
PAUSE/
RESET
QUICK
START
CROSSRAMP & RESISTANCE arrow keys: Use the
arrow keys to adjust the ramp incline or resistance.
Note: The EFX556i has a stationary ramp, so the
CROSSRAMP arrows do not appear on its keypad.
User’s Reference Manual: Display Console
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More Information about the CrossRamp
Display
On the EFX576i and EFX546i, changes in ramp incline affect different
muscle groups. As you raise and lower the ramp, lights appear and
indicate the muscle groups that are being worked.
To target a specific muscle group, adjust the ramp incline within the
levels shown in Table 2.
Table 2. Leg muscle groups targeted by CrossRamp settings
Leg Muscle Group
CrossRamp Settings
Gluteal
1 through 20
Quadriceps
1 through 12 and 19 through 20
Hamstrings
1 through 9 and 19 through 20
Calves
1 through 6 and 16 through 20
During a workout, the program profile raises or lowers according to
which arrow key (▲ or ▼) is pressed. On the EFX576i and EFX546i,
the program profile is affected by the CROSSRAMP arrow keys with
the exception of the Basic HRC Program and the Fitness Test.
On the EFX556i, changes to the resistance affect all program
profiles because the ramp is stationary and there are no
CROSSRAMP keys. The column height changes according to the
settings shown in Diagram 3.
Column height
Ramp incline or
resistance settings
19 – 20
17 – 18
15 – 16
13 – 14
11 – 12
9 – 10
7–8
For more information about the CrossRamp feature and total body
workouts, refer to the Precor web site (www.precor.com).
5–6
3–4
1–2
More Information about the
Upper Display
Diagram 3: Column height in the program profile
The estimated cumulative number of calories burned and the program
profile appear during an exercise session in the upper portion of the
display. Your heart rate appears if you are using the chest strap or
touch-sensitive handrail grips. Refer to Heart Rate Features.
User’s Reference Manual: Display Console
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More Information about the
Center Display
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, which can appear in the center display, refer to Changing
Your Workout Display Options.
More Information about the
Lower Display
Column 1: TIME ELAPSED and TIME REMAINING
TIME ELAPSED—displays workout time in minutes and seconds and
indicates the amount of time you have been exercising. When you
exceed 60 minutes during a single workout, the TIME ELAPSED
display converts to hours and minutes.
Note: The club can place limits on workout time.
TIME REMAINING—shows the amount of time remaining in a
workout. If the selected workout time is less than 60 minutes, the
display shows time in minutes and seconds. If you select a workout
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.
The lower display provides information about your workout session.
You can choose the type of information displayed in Column 1 and
Column 4 by pressing the adjacent Selection key. The numbers that
appear over each column of information relate to your workout
statistics and are described below.
Note: If you choose to rest a book or magazine on the display, you can
still view these workout statistics.
User’s Reference Manual: Display Console
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Column 2: CROSSRAMP
CROSSRAMP—displays the angle of pedal motion affected by the
ramp incline. The CROSSRAMP ▲ or ▼ keys affect the lift and let
you set a ramp incline between 1 and 20. The values displayed can
change in whole number increments. The actual degree of incline falls
between 15° and 40°.
Column 4: DISTANCE, STRIDES/MIN, TOTAL
STRIDES
DISTANCE—shows linear distance in either miles or kilometers. The
distance is calculated based on your calories per minute. The number
that appears indicates the distance achieved if the same amount of
calories were expended while walking or running.
Note: The CROSSRAMP keys do not appear on the EFX556i.
STRIDES/MIN—displays your current pedaling speed (strides per
minute) up to a maximum value of 510 strides per minute.
Column 3: RESISTANCE
TOTAL STRIDES—shows the total number of strides completed,
which is always an even number since two strides create one
complete revolution of the flywheel. A stride is an exaggerated walking
movement. On the EFX, if you start in a position with one foot pedal
forward, a stride is completed when you move the rear foot pedal all
the way forward while the other foot pedal moves to the rear.
RESISTANCE—displays the resistance you feel while striding. The
RESISTANCE arrow keys affect the brake and let you set a resistance
between 1 and 20.
User’s Reference Manual: Display Console
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Keypads
Use the keypads to enter your workout session selections, to affect
what appears on the display, and to establish your pedal resistance
and ramp incline preferences.
Four distinct keypads exist on the display and are discussed in this
section:
• Lower Display keypad and the Selection keys
• Navigational keypad in the center of the display
• PROGRAMS keypad
Lower Display Keypad and the Selection Keys
DISTANCE
TIME REMAINING
STRIDES/MIN
TOTAL STRIDES
RESISTANC
E
OSSRAMP
CR
PAUSE/
PAUSE/
RESET
RESET
TIME
QUICK
START
Diagram 4: Lower Display keypad and the Selection keys
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TIME +/–: You can change the workout time while you are
exercising, by pressing the TIME +/– key. A blinking number
appears in the center 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.
CROSSRAMP: Press and hold the CROSSRAMP arrow keys
to increase or decrease the ramp incline from 1 to 20.
• Number keypad with the ENTER and CLEAR keys
TIME ELAPSED
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.
Changes to the ramp incline are not immediate. It takes time
for the lift to reach the target incline shown on the display.
Important: Ramp changes occur only when the foot pedals
are in motion. The number that appears on the display
indicates the selected range, not the degree of incline. There
is not a one-to-one relationship between the degree of incline
and the CrossRamp setting. Refer to Table 3.
Table 3. Association between Crossramp settings and
degrees of incline
Unit
CrossRamp Setting
Degree of Incline
EFX576i
1 through 20
15° through 40°
EFX546i
1 through 20
15° through 40°
EFX556i
Stationary
Fixed at 20°
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QUICKSTART: Press QUICKSTART to start your workout
immediately using the Manual Program. Refer to Choosing
QUICKSTART.
RESISTANCE: Press and hold the RESISTANCE arrow keys to
increase or decrease the force applied against your stride from
1 to 20.
When you press the arrow keys, a target resistance appears in
the display, but the change you feel in the pedal resistance
occurs gradually so the transition is smooth.
Navigational Keypad
BACK
OPTIONS
OK
Diagram 5: Navigational keypad
PAUSE/RESET: Press this key to end the workout session and
view your workout summary. An exception to this rule exists if
you have entered the 30-second shutdown period. When you
press PAUSE/RESET, the display returns to the banner. Refer
to Pausing During a Workout or the Cool-Down Period.
The navigational keypad provides several ways to change your
exercise session and to display various workout statistics. The OK key,
which allows you to confirm display selections, is also part of the
navigational keypad.
Right selection key: Every time you press this key, the display
reflects either the distance travelled since your began your
exercise session, your strides per minute, or your cumulative
strides. An LED lights and indicates which information is being
displayed.
Up and Down Arrows: These up and down arrows present the
available selections and affect what appears on the display.
OK: Use the OK key to confirm responses to specific prompts.
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.
BACK: When the BACK key is pressed it causes the display to return
to the previous menu level.
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PROGRAMS Keypad
PROGRAMS
MANUAL
HEART
RATE
Table 4. Available programs
PROGRAM key
Program Menu
MANUAL
Manual
✓
✓
✓
INTERVAL
Interval
✓
✓
✓
Total Body Interval
✓
Cross Country
✓
1 Gluteals
✓
✓
2 Gluteals
✓
✓
Custom
✓
HEART RATE
Basic HRC*
✓
✓
✓
WEIGHT LOSS
Weight Loss
✓
✓
✓
PERFORMANCE
Hill Climb
✓
✓
Fitness Test*
✓
✓
VARIETY
INTERVAL
WEIGHT LOSS
VARIETY
PERFORMANCE
Diagram 6: PROGRAMS keypad
The PROGRAMS keypad provides access to all the exercise
programs. Choosing a category and continually pressing the
associated PROGRAMS key, cycles you through the menu
selections. Refer to Table 4 below. 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.
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EFX576i
EFX556i EFX546i
✓
✓
✓
Cross Training
1 Cross Training
✓
✓
2 Cross Training
✓
✓
3 Cross Training
✓
✓
✳ Use of a chest strap or the touch-sensitive handrail grips is required.
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The CLEAR and ENTER keys provide the following functions:
Number Keypad
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
CLEAR
0
ENTER
CLEAR: Use the CLEAR key to remove the last number being
displayed.
ENTER: Use the ENTER key to accept the number being displayed.
Note: The OK and ENTER keys are usually interchangeable and
provide the same function when no peripheral devices are attached to
the EFX. However, when answering prompts that originate from a
CSAFE device or computer connection, use the ENTER key.
Diagram 7: Number keypad
The number keypad has several functions depending on what is
connected to the EFX.
Connection
Description
Computer
(CSAFE compatible)
If a computer is attached to the CSAFE
connection on the EFX, 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 unit, 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.
3. Select one of the following options:
Option...
Steps...
1. Hold on to a handrail and step on the foot pedals.
To start exercising
immediately
• Use the QUICKSTART key.
• Refer to Choosing QUICKSTART.
2. When you are comfortably situated, begin pedaling.
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.
CAUTION: Hold on to a stationary handrail. The ramp incline
on the EFX576i or EFX546i may automatically recalibrate and
move to the default incline once you begin pedaling.
To set display preferences • Use the OPTIONS key.
or program goals
• Refer to Setting Display Preferences
Before Exercising.
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Choosing QUICKSTART
2. Use the CROSSRAMP or RESISTANCE arrow keys to change
the resistance and ramp incline.
3. Maintain a consistent stride rate while exercising. Find a
comfortable stride rate between 100 and 160 strides per minute.
To use the SmartRate feature, you need to specify your age.
In this case, press the OPTIONS key and follow the prompts to
address your weight and age. You can use the navigational arrow
keys to change the blinking number prompts. Press OK to confirm
your age.
QUICK
START
1. While the Precor banner scrolls, press QUICKSTART to begin the
Manual Program.
QUICKSTART applies the following defaults:
Prompts
Default Value
Program
Manual
Time
Club setting
Weight
150 lb (68 kg)
Age
0
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Selecting a Program
PROGRAMS
MANUAL
HEART
RATE
INTERVAL
WEIGHT LOSS
VARIETY
PERFORMANCE
Exercise indefinitely in any program (except Weight Loss, distance
and calorie goal programs, and the Fitness Test). Once you begin a
program, press the TIME +/– key. A workout time blinks in the center
display. Press the number 0 and then press OK. 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: The club can set limits for workout, pause, and cool-down times.
So, selecting an unlimited workout time may not be allowed. Check
with your club or facility manager.
1. While the Precor banner scrolls, press one of the PROGRAMS
keys to review its list of programs. A portion of the program profile
appears in the upper display. The program number and name
appear in the center display.
2. Choose the program you want, and then press OK. For a
description of each program, refer to Programs.
3. Use the CROSSRAMP or RESISTANCE arrow keys to change
the resistance and ramp incline.
4. Maintain a consistent stride rate while exercising. Find a
comfortable stride rate between 100 and 160 strides per minute.
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Storing Workout Statistics
Many clubs connect the EFX 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 club personnel to create a user account and a
user ID for you. A user ID entry is required to store your workout
statistics.
Note: If the display is blank, you will need to pedal to supply power to
the unit. If the Precor banner appears once you begin pedaling, the
EFX is not connected to a computer. Refer to Selecting a Program or
Choosing QUICKSTART.
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 workout statistics generated during
your exercise session will not be added to your file.
If the EFX is connected to a computer, the following appears:
CHOOSE QUICKSTART, ENTER, OR A PROGRAM TO BEGIN
To save the workout 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, use the CLEAR key and reenter the correct number.
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Setting Display Preferences Before
Exercising
Table 5. Display preferences before an exercise session
Menu Option Preferences
Effect
While the Precor banner scrolls, you have the opportunity to set
display preferences and program goals.
GOAL
TIME, CALORIES, or
DISTANCE
Sets the program goal.
LANGUAGE
ENGLISH, ESPANOL,
FRANCAIS, DEUTSCH,
NEDERLANDS,
PORTUGUES, and
RUCCKIJJ.
Causes the display
messages and prompts to
appear in the chosen
language.
UNITS
U.S. or METRIC
Determines which units of
measure appear on the
display.
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 club settings.
1. As the Precor banner scrolls, press OPTIONS.
2. Use the arrow keys on the navigational keypad to display each
menu option or preference and press OK to select it.
3. Follow the prompts on the display and return to the Precor banner.
Note: The selections that you make prior to a workout reset to the club
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 resistance is reduced by
20% and the ramp incline is set to level 1. To readjust the ramp incline
or resistance, press the arrow keys.
Note: The program goal or workout time cannot be changed during
the cool-down period.
Pausing During a Workout or the
Cool-Down Period
If you stop pedaling anytime during a workout or during a cool-down
period, the EFX begins a 30-second shutdown. You cannot pause for
a longer period of time or change to a different program unless the
club has the optional power adapter attached to the unit.
When the optional power adapter is attached, you can pause for a set
time, usually two minutes. If you do not resume pedaling during that
time, the display returns to the banner.
A workout summary appears at the end of the cool-down period. Refer
to Ending a Workout.
1. To pause, stop pedaling.
A cool-down period will not be appended to your workout session if
the following occurs:
Note: In pause mode, you have the ability to change your program
selection or display options. Refer to Changing Programs in Midsession and Changing Your Workout Display Options.
• The club allows the NO LIMIT option for a user’s workout time and,
you enter a time goal of zero, essentially setting an unlimited
workout time.
2. To resume exercising from pause mode, begin pedaling.
• The club sets a cool-down time of zero, which eliminates the cooldown phase.
• You exit a program before completing it.
If you specify an unlimited workout time or the club removed the cooldown phase, remember to incorporate a cool-down period at the end
of your workout.
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Ending a Workout
CAUTION: Hold on to a handrail when you near the end of your
exercise session.
1. Slow your pedaling when you complete the cool-down period.
2. To view your workout summary, continue pedaling above 40
strides per minute.
The workout summary appears and shows your cumulative
workout statistics including warm-up and cool-down periods. You
can review your workout statistics as long as you continue
pedaling.
3. End your workout by pressing the PAUSE/RESET key and return
to the Precor banner.
4. Stop pedaling.
5. Hold on to a stationary handrail as you step off the EFX.
Note: If the optional power adapter is attached, you do not have to
continue pedaling to view your workout statistics. When you
complete the cool-down period, the workout summary appears.
Press PAUSE/RESET again to return to the Precor banner.
If you hold onto the touch-sensitive handrail grips or wear a chest
strap while exercising, a heart rate analysis appears during the
workout summary. Refer to Heart Rate Analysis.
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Programs
This section describes the programs available on the EFX576i,
EFX556i and EFX546i. Use this section as a reference tool to better
understand each program’s purpose.
Program Tips
•
While exercising, you need to pedal above 40 strides per minute.
Dropping below 40 strides per minute causes the EFX to shut
down to conserve battery power. The EFX displays a 30-second
countdown before it shuts off. If you move the foot pedals during
the countdown period, you can resume exercising where you
left off.
•
Begin at the Precor banner and choose a program by pressing
PROGRAMS or QUICKSTART. Refer to Workout Options.
•
A blinking column indicates your position as you progress through
a program.
•
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.
•
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.
•
The club can set limits on workout, pause, and cool-down times.
Check with your club or facility manager to learn if any club limits
are in place that might affect your program selections.
Choosing a Program
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.
Several exercise choices on the EFX are preprogrammed with
recommendations for ramp incline levels or resistance. For example,
the Interval Program is preprogrammed with recommendations on
ramp incline and resistance levels, backward or forward motion, and
alternating rest or work intervals. You always have the option to
override the suggested levels with certain exceptions found in the
Heart Rate and Performance Programs.
If your level of exertion becomes too great, reduce your stride rate or
use the arrow keys to override each upcoming column in the program
profile. If you use the arrow keys, the profile changes accordingly.
Note: The EFX556i has a stationary ramp. All references to ramp
incline or CROSSRAMP apply to the EFX576i and EFX546i.
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Manual Program
Interval Programs
MANUAL
INTERVAL
The Manual Program profile, available by pressing the MANUAL key,
begins as a flat line. You control ramp incline and resistance settings
using the CROSSRAMP or RESISTANCE arrow keys. The program
profile reflects changes to resistance on the EFX556i and changes to
ramp incline on the EFX576i and EFX546i. The blinking column
indicates your position in the 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.
The workout time reflects the club default setting. A cool-down period
occurs automatically when you end your workout.
While exercising, you can vary your strides per minute and change the
preset ramp incline or resistance (EFX556i) using the CROSSRAMP
or RESISTANCE arrow keys. The settings are repeated throughout
the remainder of the program.
Note: An exception to the cool-down period exists if the club allows it.
Refer to Cooling Down After a Workout for more information.
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.
Each program lets you choose the rest and work intervals according
to your training regimen.
Note: Ramp incline changes are limited to +/–5% grade variance
from the previous level.
The display lets you know when the ramp incline or resistance (EFX556i)
levels are about to change, and indicates the levels of the next interval.
The Total Body Interval Program is available on the EFX576i. It lets you
specify the time durations for the rest and work intervals.
If you prefer to set a calorie or distance goal, use the OPTIONS key.
Refer to Setting Display Preferences Before Exercising or Changing
Your Workout Display Options.
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Total Body Interval Program
Cross Country Program
INTERVAL
The EFX576i Total Body Interval Program available by pressing the
INTERVAL key, provides an additional aspect to the standard interval
program. Each program interval prompts you to push or pull with your
arms, which incorporates upper body movement and elevates the
intensity of your workout. The program also consists of alternating
forward and backward pedaling movements that focus on working the
thigh and calf muscle groups.
The Total Body Interval Program is broken into five intervals of equal
length. Each interval raises and lowers your level of exertion repeatedly
for a specified period of time.
Note: If the club allows an unlimited workout time and you specify it,
then the time per interval is fixed at one minute.
When you begin the program, the resistance for the rest and work
intervals are preset at 1 and 8, respectively. The settings are repeated
throughout the program and shown in the program profile.
VARIETY
The Cross Country Program, available by pressing the VARIETY key,
is designed to provide a more realistic terrain as if you were walking in
the outdoors. Review the profiles to determine the ascent and descent
levels of each program.
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 display recalculates based on your stride rate.
Anytime during a workout, you can override the ramp incline settings
by pressing the CROSSRAMP arrow keys. The remaining profile
columns change accordingly. The changes are saved and applied
throughout the remainder of the program. You can adjust the
resistance by pressing the RESISTANCE arrow keys.
To change either the ramp incline or resistance settings, press the
appropriate arrow key and continue. The display lets you know when
the ramp incline or resistance levels are about to change, and
indicates the levels of the next interval.
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Gluteal Programs
Custom Program
VARIETY
VARIETY
The two Gluteal Programs, available by pressing the VARIETY key, are
designed to exercise the gluteal muscles. The ramp incline is
preprogrammed. Review the profiles to determine the ascent and
descent levels of each program.
The EFX576i Custom Program, available by pressing the VARIETY
key, provides variable preprogrammed ramp inclines. Fitness
personnel in the club facility have the option to create a profile
customized for its patrons.
Anytime during a workout, you can override the ramp incline settings
by pressing the CROSSRAMP arrow keys. The remaining profile
columns change accordingly. The changes are saved and applied
throughout the remainder of the program. To change the resistance,
use the RESISTANCE arrow keys.
Similar to other EFX programs that have preprogrammed ramp
inclines, you can override the ramp incline settings using the
CROSSRAMP arrow keys. The changes are applied to the remaining
profile. To change the resistance, use the RESISTANCE arrow keys.
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Basic HRC Program
•
HEART
RATE
The Basic Heart Rate Control Program lets you set a target for your
heart rate. The program adjusts the resistance to maintain your heart
rate within two beats per minute of the target heart rate while you
exercise. To use this program, 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 RESISTANCE arrow keys to change the target
heart rate once you finish the warm-up period. Do not exercise over
the recommended range.
Basic HRC Program Tips
The Basic HRC Program enhances your overall cardiovascular fitness
levels to help you achieve your weight loss and fitness goals. Read
through the following tips before selecting the Basic HRC Program.
These tips provide general information regarding how the program
functions. For more information and exercise suggestions, refer to the
Precor web site at www.precor.com.
Important: Maintain a constant stride rate between 100 and 160
strides per minute. Automatic adjustments to the resistance cannot
take place if you drop below 40 strides per minute.
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The program provides a 3-minute warm-up period. During this
time, you may change the ramp incline or resistance.
Note: When your target heart rate is achieved or the 3-minute
period elapses, the warm-up period ends and the program begins.
•
The program automatically adjusts the resistance to keep your
heart rate at the selected target. After the warm-up period,
pressing the RESISTANCE arrow keys no longer affects the
resistance, but does change the target heart rate. 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.
•
You can change the target heart rate, strides per minute, or ramp
incline, but doing so affects the unit’s ability to maintain your target
heart rate in the preferred zone. It takes time for the EFX to
readjust the resistance so that your heart rate remains on target.
•
The workout time is set to the club limit. To adjust the time, press
the TIME +/– key and use the navigational arrow keys followed by
OK to change the workout time.
•
A cool down period is automatically added to the end of the
program.
If you are having difficulty with the heart rate features, talk to your club
or facility manager.
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Weight Loss Program
Hill Climb Program
WEIGHT LOSS
With the Weight Loss Program, the workout time is fixed at 28
minutes and consists of seven 4-minute intervals. You are not
prompted for a workout time. Use the arrow keys to change the
resistance or the ramp incline for the rest or work interval. When you
make changes, the program repeats the settings for the remaining
intervals.
PERFORMANCE
The Hill Climb Program, available by pressing the PERFORMANCE
key, is a variable resistance program that works several different
muscle groups. The resistance in the Hill Climb Program is
preprogrammed. To override the resistance settings for each column,
press the RESISTANCE arrow keys. The changes raise or lower the
columns on the remaining portion of the program profile.
The display lets you know when the resistance levels are about to
change.
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.
•
Set a comfortable stride rate and then adjust the resistance and
ramp incline.
•
Maintain a level of exertion so that the SmartRate LEDs in the
FATBURN target zone blink in the display during rest intervals.
•
During the work intervals, increase your level of exertion so that the
LEDs in the CARDIO target zone blink.
For more information about the SmartRate display, refer to Using
SmartRate.
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Important: If a message appears stating that your heart rate is too
high, the test ends and the automatic cool-down period begins.
Complete the cool-down period and retake the Fitness Test later.
Fitness Test
PERFORMANCE
The Fitness Test, available by pressing the PERFORMANCE key,
monitors your heart rate and calculates a fitness score based on your
average heart rate during specific test stages. When the test is
completed, the display provides a fitness score and fitness category.
•
After the first minute of the warm-up period the CROSSRAMP
arrow keys are disabled. The RESISTANCE arrow keys are
disabled throughout the test. Any pressure on the arrow keys is
ignored.
The Fitness Test was developed in 2004 by Dr. Emily Cooper of
Seattle Performance Medicine. The test results can help you gauge
the effectiveness of your current exercise routine and tailor it to meet
your fitness goals.
•
Let the program adjust the resistance for you.
•
You cannot change the distance or time goals or change to
another program while in the midst of taking the test.
Fitness Test Tips
Read through the following tips before starting the Fitness Test.
•
Sit and rest for at least five minutes prior to taking the test.
•
You must wear the chest strap throughout the test. If the heart rate
reception is erratic, incorrect readings can occur and terminate the
test.
Completing the Fitness Test
When you finish the Fitness Test, the pedal resistance is reduced. An
automatic cool-down period is provided after the test to help return
your heart rate to a normal, restful state.
The Fitness Test automatically ends if one of the following occurs:
•
You stop pedaling.
•
Your heart rate increases and averages above 75% of the
maximum allowable heart rate (220 minus your age) during the first
three minutes.
•
You must enter your age and your gender to begin the test.
•
Maintain a comfortable stride rate above 100 strides per minute.
Continue pedaling at a consistent stride rate (between 100 and
160 strides per minute) throughout the test.
•
Your stride rate drops below 100 strides per minute.
The test provides a 3-minute warm-up period. During the first
minute, you may change the ramp incline using the CROSSRAMP
arrow keys. The Fitness Test commences at the end of the warmup period.
•
Your heart rate increases and averages above 85% of the
maximum allowable heart rate (220 minus your age).
•
Your heart rate cannot be detected for two minutes.
•
You press PAUSE/RESET.
•
You complete the test.
•
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Fitness Test Scores
When you finish the Fitness Test, a fitness score appears on the
display as part of the workout summary. The test results can help you
gauge the effectiveness of your current exercise routine and tailor it to
meet your fitness goals.
Tables 6 and 7 show the desired range in fitness levels depending on
your age and gender. More information is available at the Precor web
site (www.precor.com).
Table 6. Cardiorespiratory fitness score category—females*
Fitness Category
Age in Years
Low
Fitness
Medium
Fitness
High
Fitness
20–39
28 (or below)
28–33
33 (or above)
40–49
26 (or below)
26–31
31 (or above)
50–59
24 (or below)
24–28
28 (or above)
60 and over
22 (or below)
22–26
26 (or above)
Table 7. Cardiorespiratory fitness score category—males*
Fitness Category
Age in Years
Low
Fitness
Medium
Fitness
High
Fitness
20–39
35 (or below)
35–42
42 (or above)
40–49
32 (or below)
32–39
39 (or above)
50–59
29 (or below)
29–36
36 (or above)
60 and over
24 (or below)
24–31
31 (or above)
Crosstraining Programs
PERFORMANCE
These programs have preprogrammed incline (EFX576i/EFX546i) or
resistance (EFX556i) levels. The programs consist of alternating
forward and backward pedaling movements that focus on working the
thigh and calf muscle groups.
Three different Crosstraining Programs are available on the EFX576i
and EFX546i. Each places the maximum intensity of the workout at
different portions of the program. Display prompts indicate when you
should change pedal direction. The time intervals between the
directional changes depend on which program you choose.
On the EFX576i and EFX546i, you can change the ramp incline and
resistance levels during the forward and backward intervals. On the
EFX556i, you can change the resistance. The program remembers
your settings and repeats them for subsequent forward and backward
intervals until you change them.
When you change the incline on the EFX546i or EFX576i, the
program profile changes accordingly by raising or lowering the height
of the columns. On the EFX556i, the height of the column is affected
by the RESISTANCE keys.
✳ The test and analysis algorithm were developed by Dr. Emily Cooper of Seattle
Performance Medicine in 2004.
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Exercise Session
This section describes how to access the following opportunities
through the use of the OPTIONS key on the navigational keypad. Any
display selections set during the course of your exercise session are
reset to the club settings when you end your session. While
exercising, you can:
Note: You cannot select a different program if you stop pedaling and
the EFX begins its 30-second shutdown. Refer to Pausing During a
Workout or the Cool-Down Period.
Certain programs are not available for mid-session transfers due to set
goals and program preferences. If this occurs, a message scrolls
across the center display.
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change the program you are using
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change the workout time
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enter your weight and age
Changing the Workout Time
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choose between time-, distance-, or calorie-type goals
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reset your target heart rate
To change the duration of your exercise session, take the following
steps:
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display more workout statistics
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display messages and prompts in a different language
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choose between U.S. standard and Metric units of measure
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.
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.
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1. Press TIME +/–.
2. A workout time blinks in the center 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 club 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.
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Addressing Your Weight and Age
Adjusting Program Goals
Your age must be entered to activate the SmartRate display and to
properly use the heart rate program. To enter or change your weight or
age during an exercise session, take the following steps:
To designate a distance, calories, or time goal while exercising take
the following steps:
1. Press OPTIONS.
2. The prompt, WEIGHT/AGE appears. Press OK.
Note: If the weight and age are already entered, the WEIGHT/
AGE 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.
1. Press OPTIONS, and then press the ▼ key on the navigational
keypad until GOAL appears.
Note: If a program has a preset goal such as 28 minutes in the
Weight Loss Program, GOAL may not appear as part of the
OPTIONS menu.
2. Press OK.
3. Press OPTIONS again or the ▼ key on the navigational keypad to
select between, TIME, CALORIES, or DISTANCE.
4. When you are ready, press OK to select the displayed goal.
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.
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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 ▼ key on the navigational
keypad until TARGET HR 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 center 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 ▼ key on the navigational
keypad until MORE METRICS appears.
2. Press OK.
3. Scroll through all the available workout statistic displays by
continually pressing the ▼ key on the navigational keypad. Refer to
Table 8.
4. When you are ready, press OK to select a displayed metric or
display the entire menu consecutively, by selecting SHOW ALL.
Note: To remove a scrolling statistic from the message bar, you
need to reenter the OPTIONS menu and select a different
workout statistic display or select OFF.
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Table 8. Workout statistics available in the OPTIONS menu
OPTIONS Menu
Description
OPTIONS Menu
Description
AVG HEART RATE
% COMPLETE
Shows how much of the program goal you have
completed.
TIME IN ZONE
Displays the total time that your heart rate is within
the range of 55% to 84% of your target heart rate.
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.
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, three dashes appear when you change to
this display.
SHOW ALL
AVERAGE SPEED
Displays the average miles or kilometers per hour.
The number that appears is determined by dividing
the total distance travelled (converted from
strides) by the total accumulated workout time.
Presents all the workout statistics in this menu in
consecutive order.
OFF
Stops scrolling the workout statistics, found in this
table, across the message bar.
CALS/MIN
Displays the approximate number of calories
burned per minute.
CALS/HR
Displays the approximate number of calories
burned per hour.
WATTS
Shows your current energy expenditure level.
METS
Shows the metabolic units associated with your
current energy expenditure level, derived from the
calories per minute value and adjusted for your
weight.
TARGET HR
Shows the current target heart rate setting.
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Selecting a Language
Changing the Units of Measure
You can choose to display text messages in seven different languages.
To select a different language during an exercise session, take the
following steps:
Display measurements can appear in either Metric or U.S. Standard.
To change this setting, perform the following steps:
1. Press OPTIONS, and then press the ▼ key on the navigational
keypad until LANGUAGE appears.
2. Press OK.
LANGUAGE scrolls across the display and is replaced by the one
of seven language options.
3. Scroll through all the available options by continually pressing the
▼ 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.
User’s Reference Manual: Exercise Session
1. Press OPTIONS, and then press the ▼ key on the navigational
keypad until UNITS appears.
2. Press OK. UNITS scrolls across the display and is replaced by the
one of two options: U.S. or METRIC.
3. Toggle between the two options by pressing the ▼ 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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Notes:
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EFX576i, EFX556i, EFX546i
Programs
Product Specifications
Length
Width
Height
Weight
Shipping weight
Power
CrossRamp
Incline settings
Resistance levels
Frame
®
Regulatory Approvals
EFX576i
80 in (203 cm)
32 in (81 cm)
68.5 in (174 cm)
340 lb (154 kg)
430 lb (195 kg)
Self-powered
15° - 40°
1-20
1-20
Powder-coated
steel
FCC, ETL, CE
EFX556i
80 in (203 cm)
32 in (81 cm)
68.5 in (174 cm)
340 lb (154 kg)
430 lb (195 kg)
Self-powered
20° (Fixed)
Stationary
1-20
Powder-coated
steel
FCC, ETL, CE
EFX546i
80 in (203 cm)
32 in (81 cm)
68.5 in (174 cm)
340 lb (154 kg)
430 lb (195 kg)
Self-powered
15° - 40°
1-20
1-20
Powder-coated
steel
FCC, ETL, CE
Product Features
CSAFE Compatible
Entertainment Option Available
Heart Rate Telemetry
QuickStart
SmartRate
Touch Heart Rate
TM
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EFX576i
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
EFX556i
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
EFX546i
✓
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✓
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Manual
Interval
Interval
Total Body Interval
Variety
Cross Country
1 Gluteals
2 Gluteals
Custom
Heart Rate
Basic HRC*
Weight Loss
Weight Loss
Performance
Hill Climb
Fitness Test*
Cross Training
1 Cross Training
2 Cross Training
3 Cross Training
Electronic Readouts
EFX576i
✓
EFX556i
✓
EFX546i
✓
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✓
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% Complete
Average Heart Rate*
Average Speed
Calories
Calories per Hour
Calories per Minute
CrossRamp Incline
Distance
Goal
Heart Rate*
Heart Rate Analysis*
Language
Maximum Heart Rate*
METS
Profile
Resistance Levels
Segment Time Remaining
SmartRate*
Strides/Minute
Target Heart Rate
Time
Time Elapsed
Time in Heart Rate Zone*
Time Remaining
Total Strides
Units
Watts
Workout Summary
EFX576i EFX556i EFX546i
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✳ Use of a chest strap or the touch-sensitive handrail grips is
required.
Precor, C, CrossRamp, EFX, M, Move Beyond, and SmartRate are registered trademarks of Precor Incorporated.
Crosstrainer, 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
®
EFX 546i
Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainer
TM
Thank you for choosing Precor. For proper installation, please read this guide
thoroughly and follow the assembly instructions. If you do not assemble the
EFX according to these guidelines, you could void the Precor Limited Warranty.
Obtaining Service
You should not attempt to service the EFX 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
Installation Requirements
Follow these installation requirements when assembling the unit:
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Assemble the unit near the location where you plan to use it.
•
Provide ample space around the unit.
Open space around the unit allows for easier access.
•
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.
The unit is shipped in one box. Ask for help from two or more people to unpack
and assemble the EFX.
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.
Required Tools
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Wire tie cutter
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Phillips-head screwdriver
Cardio Theater PVS
Assembly Instructions
•
If you plan to move the unit, obtain help and use a hand truck.
Do not grasp any plastic parts while lifting or moving the unit. The plastic
parts are not capable of supporting the weight of the unit and they may
break.
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 (not to scale)
Fasteners
Quantity
(A) Buttonhead screw (1-inch)
14
(B) Washer (⁵⁄₁₆-inch)
14
2 — Outer handrail caps (H)
2 — Inner handrail caps (J)
(C) Split washer (⁵⁄₁₆-inch)
14
(D) Self-tapping screw (1½-inch)
4
(E) Phillips-head screw (¾-inch)
3
(F) Socket head screw (1½-inch)
4
2 — Center crossbar caps (G)
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1 — 1⁵⁄₁₆-inch box-end wrench (K)
4 — Upright support covers (L)
(packaged separately)
Inner cover
Outer cover
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Assembly Steps
Remove the lift cover and set it aside.
Important: Grease on the lift axle can stain clothing. Be
careful not to get grease on your clothing as you remove
the lift cover.
Remove the two large handrail bolts from both upright
supports using the 1⁵⁄₁₆-inch box-end wrench (K).
Feed the cable through the right upright support. Tape
the cable to the top of the upright support to secure it
temporarily.
Important: Do not stretch, crimp, or damage the cable.
Cables damaged by improper installation will not be
covered by the Precor Limited Warranty.
EFX546i Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainer Assembly Guide
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Attach both upright supports to the base frame using eight
buttonhead screws (A), eight split washers (C), and eight
washers (B). Finger tighten.
Rear
view of
console
Ask your assistant to hold the display console above the upright
supports while you connect the cable. Remove and discard the tape
after you connect the cable.
Important: Place excess cable inside the upright support.
Have your assistant lower the display console while you align the
mounting brackets on the inside of the upright supports.
Fasten the display console to each upright support by threading a
buttonhead screw (A), washer (B), and split washer (C) through
opposite mounting holes. Check that the base fasteners are loose
before installing the display console fasteners.
CAUTION: Make sure the display console screws are properly
threaded into the inserts. Do not cross thread. The Precor
Limited Warranty does not cover damage that occurs during
installation.
Check alignments and thread the remaining four display console
screws (A), four washers (B), and four split washers (C). Wrench
tighten with a ³⁄₁₆-inch hex key so the assemblies come together, but
leave room for adjustments.
When all fasteners are snug against the unit, begin at the base and
alternately wrench tighten all fasteners. Follow the sequence from
step 4 through step 8.
EFX546i Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainer Assembly Guide
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Handrail clamp
Remove the four screws from the back console plate using a Phillipshead screwdriver. Set the back console plate and screws aside.
Handrail cables
Important: Attach one handrail at a time.
Rear
view of
console
Heart rate
display cables
Insert a handrail into the handrail clamp. As you do so, ask your
assistant to thread the cable through the handrail clamp and out the
exit hole.
Important: Do not stretch, crimp, or damage the cable. Cables
damaged by improper installation will not be covered by the Precor
Limited Warranty.
Use one hand to apply pressure on the handrail portion being
inserted into the clamp as you lift and lower the base of the handrail
with the other hand. This rotating motion helps move the handrail into
the clamp.
Connect the handrail cable to the heart rate display cable. Before
making the connection, feed the cable behind the handrail. Refer to
the illustration. If the cable does not follow this route, it can become
crimped or damaged when you replace the back console plate.
Secure the handrail to the lower handrail mount. Attach the inner
handrail cap (J) onto the lower handrail, and then thread one large
bolt (removed in step 2) through the handrail and handrail mount.
Finger tighten.
Important: Repeat steps 11, 12, and 13 for the opposite handrail.
Before you wrench tighten the fasteners, look in the upper handrail
clamp exit hole. A ¼-inch to ½-inch gap (6mm to 12mm) needs to
be retained between the ends of the handrails. Adjust the handrails
before continuing with the next steps.
Wrench tighten the two handrail bolts using the 1⁵⁄₁₆-inch box-end
wrench (K).
Tighten the two handrail clamp fasteners using a hex key, and
reattach the back console plate using the four screws removed in
step 10.
EFX546i Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainer Assembly Guide
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Place one inner and one outer upright support cover (L)
around an upright support. Align each pair so the arrows
on the covers point toward the front of the unit.
Apply pressure to engage the inner cover protrusions with
the outer cover screw holes. Slide the covers down into
the base mounts. Secure each pair of covers using two
self-tapping screws (D) and a Phillips-head screwdriver.
Replace the lift cover removed in step 1. Insert the two
center crossbar caps (G) and press firmly into place. The
center crossbar caps hold the lift cover in place.
Attach the outer handrail caps (H) using four socket head
screws (F). Wrench tighten.
Position the water bottle holder as shown and attach it to
the right handrail. Secure the holder using three Phillipshead screws (E) and a Phillips-head screwdriver.
Clean the ramp with a soft cloth dampened in a diluted
solution of mild soap and water.
EFX546i Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainer Assembly Guide
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Level the EFX by placing it on a solid, flat surface.
Verify that the heart rate display is operational.
Before allowing users on the EFX, make sure it does not wobble from
side to side.
1. Hold on to a stationary handrail and step on the foot pedals.
CAUTION: To eliminate wobble, make sure the rubber pads are
in contact with the floor.
2. When you are comfortably situated, begin pedaling. A
pedaling speed above 40 strides per minute must be
maintained for several seconds.
3. Grasp both touch-sensitive handrail grips on the handrails.
4. Look at the HEART RATE display. After a few seconds, a
number appears indicating your heart rate.
Height adjusters
Note: If a number does not appear in the HEART RATE display,
you may need to disassemble the handrails and check the heart
rate cable connections. For troubleshooting tips, refer to the
Product Owner’s Manual.
Rubber pads
To remove any side-to-side movement, take the following steps.
1. Ask your assistant to tip the unit on its side.
2. Locate the two height adjusters at the front of the unit.
3. Rotate the height adjusters to raise or lower the unit.
Important: If the unit is placed on a slightly uneven surface,
rotating the height adjusters can help, but will not compensate
for extremely uneven surfaces.
4. When you are finished adjusting the EFX, ask your assistant to
gently lower the unit to the floor. Make sure the rubber pads are in
contact with the floor.
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Precor Incorporated
20031 142nd Avenue NE
P.O. Box 7202
Woodinville, WA USA 98072-4002
©2006 Precor Incorporated
www.precor.com
EFX546i AG 49064-103, en
16 November 2006
This addendum accompanies your EFX Assembly Guide. The upright supports tend to rub against the ramp if they are not properly aligned and
wrench tightened in the correct order. Refer to the table below and replace the appropriate step with the following:
Step to replace
576i
8
556i
9
546i
7
When all fasteners are snug against the unit, wrench tighten them in
the order shown in the illustrations.
1st
576i
4th
3rd
Wrench tighten the
fasteners on both
upright supports.
1st
4th
556i
2nd
Note: The same steps apply to the EFX546i
even though it is not shown above.
3rd
Wrench tighten the
fasteners on both
upright supports.
2nd
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®
EFX 5x6i
Assembly Guide Addendum
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