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1 G B TABLE OF CONTENTS Scope of delivery.............................................................................2 Important Notes ...............................................................................3 Activity, health and fitness .............................................................5 Interesting facts about the activity sensor....................................6 Functions of the activity sensor.....................................................8 Getting started .................................................................................9 General operation of the activity sensor.....................................11 Buttons on the activity sensor ..................................................11 Display......................................................................................12 Power saving mode..................................................................13 Basic settings ................................................................................14 Recording the activity ...................................................................17 Overview ..................................................................................17 Display activity data..................................................................18 Attaching the activity sensor.....................................................19 Change basic settings ..............................................................22 Switch off pace measurement ..................................................25 Storage function ............................................................................26 EasyFit software ............................................................................27 Technical specifications and batteries........................................28 Frequently asked questions and answers ..................................28 List of abbreviations......................................................................31 Index ...............................................................................................32
2 SCOPE OF DELIVERY Activity sensor Belt clip Wristband PC Software EasyFit (CD) and PC interface cable (USB) In addition: Operating instructions
3 G B IMPORTANT NOTES Please carefully read through these operating instructions, keep it for future reference and also make it available to others. Pay attention to all information in these operating instructions! Activity Did you know that walking at least 10,000 paces or exercising for half an hour daily (depending on the person's health condition, less for older persons, more for children) is good for your health? The activity sensor is designed as a running sensor. It measures your paces when you walk or jog and displays your daily amount of exercise. Application The activity sensor is only intended for private use. The activity sensor may only be used in the manner outlined in the operating instructions. The marnufacturer is not liable for damages that are caused by improper or incorrect use. The activity sensor should be temporarily deactivated for specific activities such as driving a car to avoid incorrect measurements. Please refer to the Beurer HR Monitors to record the training and measure the pulse of any other kind of sport. As both the EasyFit- compatible Beurer HR Monitors as well as the Beurer Activity Sen- sor can transmit the values to the EasyFit Software, comprehen- sive evaluations are possible for all your physical activities.
4 Cleaning and care From time to time, clean the activity sensor carefully with soapy water. Do not put the device in water. Repair, Accessories and Disposal Prior to use, you have to ensure that the activity sensor is free of damage. If in doubt, do not use the activity sensor and consult your sales representative or the customer service address provided. Repairs may only be conducted by customer service or authorized dealers. Please do not in any case attempt to repair the device! In the case of complaints, please consult your dealer or the service address. If you have a complaint, please replace the battery be- forehand. Use the device only with the original accessories of Beurer. Avoid contact with sunscreen or the like since these can cause damage to the imprint or plastic components. The warranty expires if the screws are unscrewed or due to im- proper use. Please dispose the activity sensor and used batteries of the device in accordance with Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment 2002/96/EC - WEEE. For inquir- ies, please contact the municipal authority responsible for disposal in your area.
5 G B ACTIVITY, HEALTH AND FITNESS Exercise is a prerequisite for healthy living. Physical activity keeps you fit and reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases. If you exer- cise, it also helps you to reduce weight and you will find that it stabi- lizes your psychological well-being. Physical activities refer to all energy consuming exercises. A signifi- cant share includes daily activities such as walking, bicycling, climbing stairs and housework. The Beurer Activity Sensor is useful for assess- ing and recording your daily physical activity objectively. In this way it can also motivate you to increase your exercise in everyday life. At least 7,000 - 10,000 paces or 30 minutes exercise a day would be ideal (Source: acc. to WHO, Dr. Catrine Tudor-Locke, Dr. David R. Bassett jr.). Physical activity recommendations for adults (based on the WHO recommendations, 2002): Average intensity High intensity Description For example: Dancing, gardening, housework or brisk walking For example: Running, aerobics, competitive sports such as football Activity time 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week OR 20 minutes a day, 3 days a week AND Muscle build- up 8-10 exercises with 8-12 repetitions each, 2 days a week
6 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE ACTIVITY SENSOR This activity sensor enables you to check your daily amount of exer- cise. It gives you an overview of your daily physical activity, deter- mines the number of your paces and thus calculates your calorie consumption. The activity sensor has a dual display function which can show you, for example, the time and number of paces simultaneously. You can specify your typical pace length with the basic settings, so that the activity sensor is able to calculate your activity data from the walk- ing/running speed. Depending on what type of exercise person you are or what type of activity you do - slow, gentle movements or quick hard movements - the sensitivity of the activity sensor can be ad- justed in five steps. Reward system Your activity sensor has a "reward system", which gives a continual assessment of your ongoing daily activities. The reward system is divided into three activity levels. Depending on the level, the device shows the corresponding symbol. The following table shows the three levels of activity. The levels are based either on the number of paces or the duration of the activity. In turn, the number of paces are divided into two types of activities: "Quick walking": more than 90 paces per minute "Normal walking": less than 90 paces per minute During the walking period it is possible to take breaks of 2 minutes each which do not interrupt the evaluation. Example: You have been walking quickly for 5 minutes in one go and now want to cross a road. You have to wait at the traffic lights for approx. 2 minutes before you can cross it. You then walk quickly again for 5 minutes in one go. Your activity sensor now shows you an activity time of 10 minutes. Even though you had a break of
7 G B 2 minutes at the traffic lights and did not walk for 10 minutes in one go, you have reached the next activity level. Level Symbol Activity 1 3.333 paces "quick walking" and "nor- mal walking" or 10 minutes "quick walking" in one go. A break of up to 2 minutes is possible. 2 another 3.333 paces "quick walking" and "normal walking" or another 10 minutes "quick walking" in one go. A break of up to 2 minutes is possible. 3 Alternatively and yet another 3.333 paces "quick walk- ing" and "normal walking" or yet another 10 minutes "quick walk- ing" in one go. A break of up to 2 minutes is possible. Analysis of the Training You can transmit your training data via your activity sensor's PC inter- face (mini-USB on the side of the device) and evaluate it there. The required accessories, consisting of a CD with the PC software EasyFit and a communication cable, are included in the scope of supply. The PC software EasyFit controls data transfer from the activity sen- sor and offers a variety of evaluation options. In addition, EasyFit provides useful calendar and administrative functions, which also support optimal training over longer periods of time. Using the soft- ware, you can also control and monitor your weight management.
8 FUNCTIONS OF THE ACTIVITY SENSOR Time functions Time of day The date is adjustable and is transmitted to the PC via the EasyFit software. The date is not visible on the display. Settings Weight in [kg] Pace length for walking and running in [cm] Sensitivity of the device for pace counting (5 levels) Activity functions Number of paces Total time of activity Reward system Calorie consumption in [kcal] (based on the walking/running speed) Fat burning in [g] (based on the walking/running speed) Automatic deletion and storage of the activity values every day at 00:00 hours Storage function for 14 days Total time of activity Number of paces Calorie consumption Fat burning Your stored data can only be read out via the EasyFit software. Only the current day's data can be recalled directly on the activity sensor.
9 G B GETTING STARTED Insert battery/Change battery If you do not want to insert or change the battery yourself, please bring it to a watchmaker. Change the battery in the morning before recording the activ- ity. This is the only way to ensure that the daily recording is not overwritten in the PC software EasyFit. At first remove the activity sensor from the belt clip (see chapter “At- taching the activity sensor”, section “Wearing the activity sensor on your belt/trouser waistband“). The battery compartment of the activity sensor is located on the back of the monitor. Place the monitor with the front facing downwards on a soft surface and insert the battery as follows: 1 Using a coin, turn the lid of the battery compartment anticlockwise until the lid comes off. Remove the battery from the battery com- partment with the aid of a pointed, non- metallic tool, e.g. toothpick. 2 Put the battery into the battery com- partmnt in such a way that the battery is on top of the spring underneath the clip (1) and the positive pole (+) faces up- wards. Check the seal. The seal has to lie flat in the casing and there must be no visible damage to it. The impermeability cannot be guaranteed otherwise.
10 3 Put the lid of the battery compartment into the battery compartment so that it is flush with the casing. Pay attention that the arrow on the lid and the arrow on the casing point against each other. 4 To guarantee continued impermeability, tighten the lid clockwise with the coin until it stops. Caution! Do not continue to turn the lid, if it cannot be turned into the battery compartment without resis- tance. Repeat the process after changing the position of the lid. The catch mechanism could be dam- aged otherwise. 5 Your activity sensor switches automatically into the setting menu.
11 G B GENERAL OPERATION OF THE ACTIVITY SENSOR Buttons on the activity sensor 1 Switches between the different settings in the set- ting menu and activity menu. 2 Sets values. Keep pressed to accelerate input of the values. Switches between the displays of the activity values. Pressing the button for 3 seconds in the activity menu (Display: Activity time - Total number of paces) switches the pace counter off (no sym- bol) and on again (symbol ).
12 Display 1 Top line 2 Middle line 3 Bottom line 4 Symbols: Switches between the different setting displays in the setting menu (arrow flashing). Symbols of the reward system, they change depending on the activity level (once a new activity level has been reached, the symbol flashes for 1 minute). Once the highest activity level has been reached, the display switches between the big and the small Smiley. Press any button to stop the display switching. Man walking icon. This symbol is displayed if the time for “normal walking” is longer than the time for “quick walking” or the number or paces for “normal walking” is bigger than the number of paces for “quick walking”. Man running icon. This symbol is displayed if the time for “quick walking” is longer than the time for “normal walking” or the number or paces for “quick walking” is bigger than the number of paces for “normal walking”. “Normal walking”: < 90 paces per minute “Quick walking”: > 90 paces per minute
13 G B To continue getting exact results, the battery has to be replaced as soon as possible after this symbol has been displayed. An explanation of the display abbreviations can be found in the list of abbreviates at the end of the operating instructions. Power saving mode In time display press the button for approx. 3 sec. to switch on the power saving mode. The display of the activity sensor is switched off in this mode to increase the battery life. Only the time of day function is still working. Pace counting and activity functions are switched off in the same manner as the display of the activity sensor. Press any button for approx. 3 sec. to reactivate the display.
14 BASIC SETTINGS Overview Adjust values with . Short press = single entry, press and hold = accelerates the entry. In the setting menu you can: Enter your personal weight. The activity sensor uses it to calculate your calorie consumption and your fat burning during physical ac- tivity! Specify the basic functions of the activity sensor. Set the time and the date. After inserting the battery (see chapter "Insert battery/Change bat- tery") you automatically get into the setting menu. Set weight KG is displayed. Please select your weight (20-200 kg).
15 G B Set activity data An important presetting is to enter your individual pace length as accurately as possible. Run or walk a distance where you know the exact length (ref- erence distance). For example the 100 meter track in the ath- letics stadium. Count the paces you require for it. Divide the reference distance by the number of paces, and you will get the step length (e.g. 100 m / 125 paces = 0.8 m = 80 cm). CM and are displayed. Set your pace length for slow walking (20-250 cm). CM and are displayed. Set your pace length for quick walking (20-250 cm).
16 Set time of day HOUR is displayed. The hour setting blinks. Set the hour (0-23). MIN is displayed. The minute setting blinks. Set the minute (0-59). Set date YEAR is displayed. The year setting blinks. Set the year (2008- 2050). MONTH is displayed. The monthly setting blinks. Set the month (1-12). DAY is displayed. The day setting blinks. Set the day (1-31).
17 G B RECORDING THE ACTIVITY Overview Adjust values with . Short press = single entry, press and hold = accelerates the entry.
18 In the activity menu you can: Display your activity data. Set the sensitivity of the device for pace counting. Change the basic settings of the activity sen- sor. Switch off the pace counter. As soon as you are in the activity menu, your active time will be displayed in the middle line (after deletion: 00:00:00) and the paces you have already walked or run will appear in the bottom line. Display activity data You are in the activity menu. Display 1: Middle line: active time Bottom line: paces already walked or run Display 2: Middle line: fat burning [g] Bottom line: calorie consumption [kcal] The calculation of the total fat and calorie consump- tion is based on the walk- ing/running speed.
19 G B Display 3: Middle line: Time of day Back to Display 1. Attaching the activity sensor There are various possibilities to wear the activity sensor: on your belt/trouser waistband (recommended wearing method), in your trou- ser pocket or as a wristwatch. Pay attention to adjust the sensitivity of the device differently depending on how it is attached. We recommend wearing the activity sensor on your belt to get the most accurate results of the device as possible! Only change between belt clip and wristband if necessary. Changing too frequently wears out the material of the wristband. Wearing the activity sensor on your belt/trouser waistband You can attach your activity sensor to your belt or your trouser waist- band with the supplied belt clip. To do this, put the activity sensor into the belt clip as follows:
20 Put the casing into the belt clip. Pay attention that the USB connector (1) is fixed on the side of the clip with the notch. The casing has to be firmly and directly attached to the belt clip, it must not be loose. Otherwise there is a risk of the device detaching itself and possibly getting damaged. Removing the activity sensor from the belt clip: There is a small groove between the belt clip and the activity sensor. Put your fingernail into this groove and press slightly to separate the belt clip and the activity sensor. Do not pull on the buttons! For the majority of users, sensitivity levels 3 or 4 are ideal when wear- ing the activity sensor on your belt/trouser waistband. However the value should be adjusted individually.
21 G B Carrying the activity sensor in your trouser pocket Basically you can also carry your activity sensor in your trouser pocket. Do not carry the activity sensor in the back pocket of your trousers to prevent damages to the device or injuries by sit- ting on it unintentionally. Do not carry the activity sensor in large trouser pockets to avoid getting inaccurate values as a result of the great freedom of movement of the device. For the majority of users, sensitivity levels 2 or 3 are ideal when carry- ing the activity sensor in your trouser pocket. However the value should be adjusted individually. Wearing the activity sensor as a wristwatch Your activity sensor can be worn on your wrist like a wristwatch. To do this, please use the wristband supplied. To attach the device to the wristband proceed as follows: Put the casing into the wristband. Lift the bars (1), which enclose the buttons on the side, carefully over the buttons. Pay attention to the position of the USB connector (2). The casing has to be firmly and directly attached to the wristband, there must be no gap. Otherwise, there is a risk of the activity sensor's casing detaching itself. For the majority of users, sensitivity levels 1 or 3 are ideal when wearing the activity sensor as a wristwatch. However the value should be adjusted individually.
22 Pace counting on the activity sensor As soon as you have run at least 10 paces in one go, the number of paces and the activity time are updated on the display. These initial paces are taken into account for pace counting. Change basic settings Set sensitivity and change basic functions To achieve an optimum result, the sensitivity of the device should be individually set for the user. Five sensitivity levels can be selected here (1=Low sensitivity, 5=High sensitivity). The slower your running speed, the higher sensitivity level you should select. Recommended levels of the sensitivity you will find in the description of the different wearing methods (see chapter „Getting started“). You are in the activity menu. Your activity sensor shows Dis- play 1. 3 sec. Set sensitivity SENSI is displayed. Set the sensitivity of the device at first to Level 1. You can test the sensitivity at a later date in the menu flow and adapt it if necessary (see below „Test sen- sitivity“).
23 G B Change basic functions CM and are displayed. Set your pace length for slow walking (20-250 cm). CM and are displayed. Set your pace length for quick walking (20-250 cm). Back to Display 1. Test sensitivity Walk a distance between 20 and 50 paces. To do this, wear the device in the place in which you will be using it every day (as a wristwatch, as a belt clip or in your trouser pocket). Do not look at the display while you are running to avoid accidents by stum- bling. If the paces counted agree with the pace display on the device, then this intensity level is appro- priate. If not, you should proceed with the other intensity levels in the same way. If the number of paces displayed is too high, you should set a lower sensitivity level. If the num-
24 ber of paces displayed is too low, you should set a higher level. Change weight You are in the activity menu. Your activity sensor shows Display 2. 3 sec. KG is displayed. Please select your weight (20-200 kg). Back to Display 2. Change time of day and date You are in the activity menu. Your activity sensor shows Display 3. 3 sec. Change time of day HOUR is displayed. The hour setting blinks. Set the hour (0-23). MIN is displayed. The minute setting blinks. Set the minute (0-59).
25 G B Change date YEAR is displayed. The year setting blinks. Set the year (2008- 2050). MONTH is displayed. The monthly setting blinks. Set the month (1-12). DAY is displayed. The day setting blinks. Set the day (1-31). Back to Display 3. Switch off pace measurement The activity sensor is not able to record any exact activity data for specific means of transport, such as e.g. driving a car. Therefore switch th activity sensor off so as not to affect your actual activity times. If you also calculate your fitness values (bicycling, swimming etc.) with an EasyFit-compatible Beurer HR Monitor, you can evaluate the measured data of both devices together via the EasyFit software. You thus get an overview of all your activity and fitness values.
26 It is possible to switch off the pace measurement of the activity sensor: You are in the activity menu. The activity time is displayed in the middle line and your number of paces in the bottom line. Press the button for approx. 3 sec. to switch off the pace measurement. Pressing the button again for approx. 3 sec. reactivates the pace measure- ment ( ). STORAGE FUNCTION Your activity sensor has a storage function which stores your activity data for up to 14 days. Your data is stored every day at 0:00 hours and then reset to "0" on the display. From the 15th day, the oldest day respectively is overwritten by the new day. To be able to control your daily amount of exercise at best, we rec- ommend transmitting your activity data to the EasyFit software with the USB cable at the latest every 13 days. This guarantees that your physical activity is optimally controlled in the long term. Please note that when changing the battery, the stored data of the current day is deleted in the EasyFit software. There- fore, only change the battery in the morning to avoid data overwriting.
27 G B EASYFIT SOFTWARE The EasyFit software permits you to evaluate your training data optimally and control your achievements over a longer period of time. In addition to that, you will find many other functions for weight management and for workout planning. Calendar functions Transfer of the training recordings Weekly workout planning for achieving the desired weight Various analyses and graphics for observing the training progress Installation of the software To install the software, please pay attention to the printed instruction or to the file "Install_Readme" on the enclosed CD. Please follow the instructions to install the software exactly and in the order specified. Under high electrostatic discharge environment, it could be required to reconnect the PC communication. System requirements Operating system Windows 2000/XP (SP2), Vista CPU optimal from 1.2 GHz Main memory optimal from 256 MB RAM Hard disk optimal from 200 MB free storage space, minimum 100 MB Graphic resolution from 1024 x 768 Other requirements CD-ROM drive, USB port
28 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS AND BATTERIES Activity sensor Spray proof Battery 3V lithium battery, type CR2032 Replacing the batteries Used batteries do not belong in the household gar- bage. Dispose of these through your electronics dealer or your local collecting point for recoverables. You are legally required to do this. We will find this symbol on batteries containing toxic chemicals: Pb = battery contains lead, Cd = battery contains cadmium, Hg = battery contains mercury. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Why don't I reach the next activity level (Smiley symbol), even though my activity sensor displays an activity time of 10 min- utes? You have not run quickly for at least 10 minutes in one go or you have not walked for 3,333 paces. Only then can you reach the next activity level. Explanation: The activity time appears on the display of the activity sensor. The activity time is the total time you have been active on this day. It is not evident how many breaks you made during this time. How can I change my personal data? You can change your personal data in the activity menu. Read also chapter “Set sensitivity and change basic functions”, “Change weight” and “Change time of day and date”.
29 G B What can be done if the activity sensor accidentally gets wet? The activity sensor is protected against small amounts of water (spray). If the device should be washed or falls into water acciden- tally, proceed as follows: Remove the battery from the activity sensor. Read chapter "Re- place the batteries" for more details. Dry the entire device with a dry lint-free cloth and leave it open for one day. Do not put the device on the heating or in the sun to dry! Insert the battery into the device again. Read chapter "Insert bat- tery/Change battery" for more details. In which position does the device provide the most accurate measurements? The measuring precision of the activity sensor depends on the set- ting for sensitivity, the running style of the user and also the position of the device during measuring. The sensitivity of the device has to be individually set depend- ing on the way it is worn. The activity sensor provides the best measuring results when at- tached to your belt or trouser waistband. Why does nothing happen when you press the buttons? Check the state of the battery! If the battery is dead, then no display is possible. Insert a new battery (see chapter “Insert battery/Change battery"). Why is nothing shown on the display? Check the state of the battery!
30 If the battery is dead, then no display is possible. Insert a new bat- tery (see chapter “Insert battery/Change battery"). Check whether the battery has been inserted properly! If not, insert the battery again (see chapter “Insert battery/Change battery"). Please note: If the contact is incorrect, the device can be damaged and it can possibly no longer work. Why are my paces not recorded correctly? Set the sensitivity of the device to your personal pace sequence (see chapter "Recording the activity", section "Setting the sensitiv- ity of the device for pace counting"). Check the state of the battery! If the battery is dead, then the device cannot measure correctly. Insert a new battery (see chapter “Insert battery/Change battery"). Why can't I download my data from the activity sensor? Check cable attachment to the mini-USB. If the cable is not inserted properly, then no connection can be made. Can I use the activity sensor for bicycling as well? The activity sensor is capable of counting pedalling movements when bicycling, provided it is worn in an appropriate position (best: on leg or in a tightly closing or side pocket of your pants. Not recommended: on the belt). However, the movements counted are not equivalent to steps walked. Continuous pedalling is mostly added to the “normal walking” activity time.
31 G B LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviations on the display in alphabetical order: Abbreviation English cm Centimeter Day Day g Fat burning in [g] Hour Hour kcal Calorie consumption in [Kcal] Kg Kilogram Min Minute Month Month Sensi Sensitivity of the device for pace counting (5 levels) Year Year
32 INDEX A Accessories 4 Activity 3, 5 Application 3 Attaching the activity sensor 19 B Basic settings 14 Batteries 28 Buttons 11 C Care 4 Carrying the activity sensor in your trouser pocket 21 Change basic functions 23 Change date 25 Change time of day 24 Change weight 24 Cleaning 4 D Display 12 Display activity data 18 Disposal 4 E EasyFit software 27 EasyFit Software 7 F Fitness 5 G Getting started 9 H Health 5 I Installation of the Software 27 L List of abbreviations 31 N Notes 3 P Pace counting 22 Power saving mode 13 Q Questions and answers 28 R Recording the Activity 17 Repair 4 Reward system 6 S Scope of delivery 2 Set date 16 Set sensitivity 22 Set the activity data 15 Set time of day 16 Set weight 14 Setting the sensitivity of the device 30 Storage 26 Storage function 26 Switch off pace measurement 25 Symbol 12 T Technical specifications 28 Test sensitivity 23 W Wearing the activity sensor as a wristwatch 21 on your belt/trouser waistband 19
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