MyZone Heart Rate Control Programs
Constant Heart Rate Control
The "Constant" program lets you select a single heart rate that you want to maintain throughout your workout and the exercise equipment will maintain this heart rate for you by either adjusting the speed or the incline. After selecting the Constant Heart Rate program the next selection option will be Incline Mode or Speed Mode. Select which mode you prefer and the equipment will adjust the speed or incline every 10 seconds to keep you at your selected heart rate level. For instance, if you select the incline mode there will be a three minute warm-up and then the incline will start to adjust each 10 seconds to obtain and maintain your target heart rate. You choose the speed that you want the belt to run and the treadmill will control the incline.
Typically for Weight Loss, set the target heart rate at 65% of your predicted maximum heart rate and for Cardio Training set the target at 80% of your predicted maximum. For additional information on target heart rate zones, visit this link.
Interval Heart Rate Control
The "Interval" program is designed to help you increase your aerobic endurance and improve heart rate recovery. This program lets you select a LOW or recovery target heart rate and a HIGH target. After a three minute warm-up the console will adjust the speed or incline, which ever you select, every 10 seconds to maintain your LOW target to two minutes. Then the console will adjust the speed or incline to raise your heart rate to the HIGH target that you selected and once again keep it at this level for two minutes then repeat the process until the end of the workout. It is recommended you set the workout time to 20 minutes or higher to use this program effectively.