- Console displays - LED dot matrix display. Profiles, time, distance,
energy consumption, speed, heart rate and effort.
- Exercise modes - constant heart rate, effort and
- Training profiles - 8 scaleable
pre-set profiles 8 user profiles
- PC connection - T-Ware-compatible, Limited edition
T-Ware CD included, D9 connector, T-protocol control
- Pedaling effort - 260 W - 60 rpm , 440 W - 100 rpm
- Resistance system - electromagnetic brake
- Transmission mechanism - grooved belt
- Seat - 2-piece integral softseat, hand supports, fast-lock distance
- Length - 68 inches
- Width - 27 inches
- Height - 40 inches
- Weight - 139 lbs.
- Maximum user weight - 300 lbs.
- Heart rate measurement - Two options:
1) Handgrip pulse measurement,
Polar®-wireless heart rate measurement
as optional extra
2) Polar® wireless heart rate measurement is standard, no handgrip pulse
Training modes mean the different ways a
training equipment can be set to control and maintain the training intensity.
Using the different modes will make the training more versatile, motivating, and
even more effective. Usually, the same modes can be used either in manual
training in which you select the mode and then adjust the intensity manually
during training, or in pre-set profiles in which the training equipment will
control the changes of intensity partially or totally automatically.
1. Constant Watt in which you set the training intensity in watts (W). In
this mode, the wattage is independent of the pedaling speed (rpm).
2. Constant Resistance in which you set the training intensity in Newton meters
(Nm), i.e. you set the torque, i.e. the power needed to turn the cranks. The
pedaling effect is the same as with a single-speed bicycle – the faster you
pedal, the higher the output power (= intensity / watts). In these profiles the
wattage is dependent of the pedaling speed (rpm). The popular name for this mode
is manual mode. The name is derived from the fact that especially in earlier
fitness equipment, the resistance was set manually. Fitness cycles use only this
3. Constant Heart Rate in which you set the desired heart rate level for the
In all these constant modes you set the desired intensity level prior to the
start of the training, and the training equipment automatically controls the
brake so that the set intensity level remains. Obviously, you can change the
intensity level in all these modes during training.
The basic idea of profile scaling is to ensure that you can always use
the pre-set profiles to maximum effect. Everyone knows that the required
training intensity varies – sometimes you want to exercise hard, sometimes an
easy and short exercise is just right. In order to take the exerciser’s current
training capacity into account, the exerciser must have the possibility to
adjust, i.e. to scale the intensity and duration of the pre-set profiles.
The scaling of intensity (speed, elevation, watt, Nm, HR) can take place
either before or during training: if you notice that the profile is too low for
you, you can scale it upward simply by pressing one key until the desired level
is reached. Similarily, scaling the profiles down is possible. In scaling, the
pre-set profile form will remain, but the profile intensity level will go up or
down. Prior to the start of the exercise, you can set the desired duration
(time, in some cases distance) of the profile.
In brief, scaling is the ultimate application for personalized, effective
The electro-magnetic brake is the latest brake system introduced to the fitness
equipment. The basic system is simple: the exerciser controls the current fed to
the electromagnet from the console; the more current is fed to the
electromagnet, the greater the resistance to the flywheel and cranks. The
features of this system are:
1. no moving parts, no wearing parts, maintenance free, very low probability
of any malfunctions
2. practically no need for re-calibration: the products are calibrated in the
production, and basicly only product abuse can alter the calibration. The
re-calibration is possible with a dynamometer
3. very quiet in use as there are no moving or wearing parts
4. extremely accurate, resistance setting in small intervals
5. very smooth resistance feeling, impact-free
The heart rate measurement is based on electrical impulses registered
from the heart, whereas pulse meters measure peripheral circulation e.g. via an
ear clip or a handgrip to calculate the pulse rate. If you use a heart rate
controlled exercise program or if the heart rate value is of importance to you,
Tunturi recommends using a transmitter belt for continuous heart rate
measurement. Pulse measurement is in principle equally accurate, but
functionally more limited and for some users unreliable way of measurement.
Wireless (Telemetric) Heart Rate Measurement
Tunturi recommends using the heart rate belt due to its superior reliability
and accuracy. Most Tunturi fitness equipment have an inbuilt heart rate receiver
for measuring heart rate wirelessly, i.e. telemetrically. When using telemetric
measurement, moisten the electrodes carefully and attach the belt so that the
electrodes are tightly against the skin. The belt transmits the heart rate
signal to appr. 1 meter distance.
When selecting training attire, please note that some fibers used in clothes
(e.g. polyester, polyamide) create static electricity, which may prevent
reliable heart rate measurement. Please note that a mobile phone, television and
other electrical appliances form an electromagnetic field around them, which may
cause problems in heart rate measurement. If you suspect this, move your
equipment to another place and check the function of heart rate measurement.
Tunturi delivers only uncoded Polar transmitters with selected equipment. Notice
that uncoded transmitters disturb one another if they are used close (less than
1.5 m) to each other.
How the heart rate is measured?
As the heart rate level changes constantly, the displayed value is always an
average from a certain time period. Manufacturers use different algorithms, i.e.
mathematical formulas, to calculate the average heart rate value. For this
reason, the heart rate values shown in heart rate receiving watches and in
Tunturi meter consoles may differ slightly. The faster the change in the heart
rate level, the greater the variation in different receivers. Note, too, that
Tunturi does not recommend using two receivers in training simultaneously: in
some cases a watch receiver may cause interference to the meter console heart
Handgrip Pulse Measurement
Handgrip pulse is also an easy method for measuring the pulse. It does not
require any additional devices, the measuring sensors are an integral part of
the product. The pulse measurement is effected by touching the two sensors in
the handlebar simultaneously. Handgrip measurement requires that the skin is
constantly touching the sensors and that the skin is slightly moist.
The PC connection opens up possibilities in exercising and condition
testing with fitness equipment that have never been available for home
exercisers before. With the PC connection and Tunturi’s T-Ware program, you can
exercise on pro-level – totally goal-oriented, monitoring your development
accurately. You can check your physical condition on-line, keep a diary of your
sessions and make versatile analyses of your results in seconds. The T-Ware
program functions as your personal coach and a preventive health care center at
your home. It is simply a great everyday tool to beginners and athletes alike.
Tunturi’s T-Ware program is developed for domestic use, and we are proud to
say it is one of the most advanced of its kind available. The program is
compatible with many Tunturi cycle ergometers, recumbent cycles, and treadmills.
The links on the left will lead you to a wealth of detailed information on
T-Ware, the Limited-edition registration site and download site for the latest
TIE-electronics software, repair program and the T-Ware user manual.
If you are interested in developing your own program compatible with Tunturi
fitness equipment, you are advised to click the T-protocol link. On the
following page you can order a document describing the T-protocol.
If you wish to know more about the possibilities of PC supported training and
fitness testing, you are advised to click the Background link. On the following
site you will find a comprehensive package of information related to terms of
wellness, importance of VO2 max, performance test, and training