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
In treadmills, Tunturi uses two training modes:
1. Manual training in which both speed and elevation are adjusted manually by
the exerciser during training.
2. Heart rate controlled (HRC) training in which the heart rate level of the
exerciser determines the training intensity. To cater for different preferences,
Tunturi has advocated for three different HRC modes:
1. Speed = HRC takes place by changes of the belt speed.
2. Elevation = HRC takes place by changes of the elevation.
3. Combination = HRC takes place by changes of both the speed and elevation.
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.
Developed and patented by Tunturi, the Position Speed Control (PSC)
allows the most natural treadmill training ever on treadmill; the training speed
can be controlled ”hands free”, without touching the meter keys! Treadmills
featuring the PSC-function measure the exerciser’s position on the running track
based on the HR transmitter belt’s signal. When the exerciser is in the front
part of the belt, the speed will increase, in the rear part the speed will
decrease, and in the middle an adjustable zone is reserved for constant speed.
The zone limits are adjustable, and their setting takes only a few seconds. The
PSC can be utilized in manual training, condition tests, pre-set training
profiles and a heart rate controlled training mode. The PSC is the ultimate
speed control mode for runners and for condition testing with a treadmill.