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Owners Manual

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Before You Begin


Thank you for purchasing the Precor C846 Recumbent or Upright Commercial Cycle. Built to the exacting standards of the health club environment, the C846 is intended for commercial use and can withstand the rigors of daily club use with little maintenance. Before using the Precor C846, we urge you to familiarize yourself and staff with the entire Owners Manual. Understanding this manual will help you and your customers use the C846 safely and successfully.

ABOUT THIS MANUAL


Inside this manual, you will find instructions for installing and using the C846. To maximize the use of the cycle, please study this manual thoroughly. The manual uses the following conventions for identifying special information: Note: Contains additional information that applies to the preceding text. Important: Indicates information to which you should pay special attention. CAUTION: Indicates steps or information necessary to prevent harm to yourself or damage to the equipment. WARNING: Provides instructions to prevent electrical damage to the equipment and prevent injuries to yourself. DANGER: Indicates steps you must take to prevent electrical shock.

OBTAINING SERVICE
Do not attempt to service the C846 yourself except for the maintenance tasks described in this manual. The C846 does not contain any user-serviceable parts. For information about product operation or service, visit the Precor Web Site at www.precor.com or contact an authorized Precor dealer or a Precor Factory Authorized Service Company. To locate the dealer or service person nearest you, call 888-665-4404. The serial number on the C846 is printed on label located on the base frame. You will need to ask for assistance to tilt the unit up on its front wheels to read the label.

C846 Model number: ____________ 1 DMB06Q0010 Unit Number: _____________ Serial number: _______________________
Unit Number: _____________ Serial number: _______________________ Unit Number: _____________ Serial number: _______________________ If you have questions regarding the C846, use the model and serial number whenever you contact Precor Customer Service, your Precor dealer, or service person.

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Table of Contents
Before You Begin ..............................................................2
About this Manual .................................................................. 2 Obtaining Service .................................................................. 2 Important Safety Instructions ................................................ 5 Information Regarding International Use ............................... 6 European Applications ........................................................... 6 Personal Safety ..................................................................... 7 Precor Heart Rate Option - Safety Guidelines ....................... 7 Safety Approval ..................................................................... 7 Hazardous Materials and Proper Disposal ............................ 7

Setting Up the C846 .........................................................8


Installation Requirements ...................................................... 8 Assembly Instructions ........................................................... 9

Club Information ............................................................ 13


Turning the C846 ON and OFF ............................................. 13 Changing the Club Settings ................................................... 13 Setting a Workout Time Limit ................................................. 14 Changing the Units of Measure ............................................. 14 Viewing the Odometer and Software Version ........................ 14

The C846 Display ........................................................... 15


Features on the Display Console ........................................... 15 Keys on the Display Console ................................................. 17 Keypad Tips ........................................................................... 17

Exercising on the C846 ..................................................19


Adjusting the Seat ................................................................. 19 Quick Steps to Working Out .................................................. 20 Standby Mode ....................................................................... 21 Cooling Down After a Workout ............................................... 21 The C846 Heart Rate Feature ............................................... 21

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Table of Contents
C846 Courses .................................................................22
Utilizing the Smart RateTM Feature ......................................... 22 Interval Course Settings ........................................................ 23 The Weight Loss Course ....................................................... 24 Manual Mode and the Quick Start Key .................................. 25 The Hill Climb and Cross Country Courses ........................... 25

C846 Maintenance .......................................................... 26


Cleaning the Equipment ........................................................ 26 Using the Optional Battery Recharger ................................... 26 Replacing the Battery ............................................................ 27 Storing the POLAR Chest Strap .......................................... 29 Heart Rate Troubleshooting Tips............................................ 29 Servicing the C846 ................................................................ 30 Battery Recharger Power Cord .............................................. 30 C846 Long Term Storage ....................................................... 30 Specifications ............................................................ back cover

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS


When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should always be taken, including the following: Read all instructions before using the C846. These instructions are written to ensure your safety and to protect the unit. To ensure the proper use and safety of the C846, make sure that all users read this manual. Please make this manual a part of your training program.

Before beginning any fitness program, users of this equipment should obtain a complete physical examination from a qualified physician.

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DANGER
To reduce the risk of electrical shock, unplug the battery charger from its power source and remove it from the C846 receptacle before cleaning or performing any maintenance tasks.

WARNING
To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electric shock, or injury to persons, take the following precautions: Do not allow children on or near the C846. Use the C846 only for its intended use as described in this manual. Do not use accessory attachments that are not recommended by the manufacturersuch attachments might cause injuries. Never operate the unit if it is not working properly, if it has been dropped or damaged, or dropped in water. Return the C846 to a service center for examination and repair. Keep the battery power cord and plug away from heated surfaces. Unplug the unit from its battery power pack and turn the unit OFF (O) before putting on or taking off parts. Never drop or insert objects into any opening. Keep hands away from moving parts. Do not use outdoors. Do not operate where aerosol (spray) products are being used or where oxygen is being administered. Turn the power switch to the OFF (O) position, when the C846 is not in use for an extended period of time.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

Information Regarding International Use


Federal Communications Commission, Part 15
The C846 has been tested and found to comply with, the IEC EMC Directive (international electromagnetic compatibility certification) 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 residential installation. The C846 generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the owners manual instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.

If the C846 does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the C846 OFF and ON, you are encouraged to try to correct the interference using one or more of the following measures: Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna for your TV, radio, VCR, etc. Increase separation between the C846 and the receiver (TV, radio, etc.). Consult your dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

WARNING
Per FCC rules, changes or modifications not expressly approved by Precor, could void the users authority to operate the equipment.

Canadian Department of Communications


This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class A limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications. Le prsent appareil numrique nmet pas de bruits radiolectriques dpassant les limites applicables aux appareils numriques de la class A prescrites dans le Rglement sur le brouillage radiolectrique dict par le ministre des Communications du Canada.

EUROPEAN APPLICATIONS
This product conforms to the requirements of the European Council Directive 89/ 336/EEC, Electromagnetic Compatibility and has been tested to the following standards: EN55022, Limits & Methods of Measurement of Radio Interference, Information Technology Equipment. EN50082-1, Generic immunity Standard for Residential, Commercial and Light Industrial Products. This product additionally conforms to the requirements of the European council Directive 73/23/EEC, Low Voltage Directive and has been tested to the following standard: IEC 335-1, Safety of Household and similar Electrical Appliances.
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Personal Safety
Check the C846 before each use. Completely assemble the unit before using it. Assemble and operate the C846 on a solid, level surface. Locate the C846 a few feet away from walls or furniture to provide easy accessibility. Wear proper exercise clothing and shoes for your workoutno loose clothing. Use care when getting on or off the C846. Keep your body facing forward. Never attempt to turn around on the C846. Do not rock the unit, or stand on the seat, handrails, display console, or front or rear casing. Keep all electrical components, such as the battery adapter and I/O switch, away from liquids. Doing so helps prevent electrical shock. Do not set anything on the handrail, display console, or hood. Place liquids only in the appropriate receptacle. Do not attempt to service the C846 yourself other than the assembly and maintenance instructions found in this manual. Do not overexert yourself or work to exhaustion. If you feel any pain or abnormal symptoms, stop your workout immediately and consult your physician.

The Precor C846 is designed for the club environment. By following the above precautions and using good common sense, you and your club members will have many safe and pleasurable hours of healthful exercise with the Precor C846.

PRECOR HEART RATE OPTIONSAFETY GUIDELINES


The Precor Heart Rate Option was created and designed exclusively for Precor products. The equipment is extremely sensitiveyou should use the heart rate option with this in mind and take time to read the guidelines found in your Precor Heart Rate Option Owners Manual that is supplied with the optional receiver and POLAR chest strap.

SAFETY APPROVAL
When identified with the ETL-c logo, the C846 has been tested and conforms to the requirements of CAN/CSA-E-335-1/2-94, Safety of Household and Similar Electrical Appliances.

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AND PROPER DISPOSAL


The C846 has an internal battery which must be removed before the product is scrapped. The battery contains materials which are considered hazardous to the environment. Proper disposal of the battery is required by law. For more information, refer to Removing the Battery in the Maintenance section of this manual.

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Setting Up the C846


The C846 is carefully tested and inspected before shipment so it should arrive in good operating condition. Precor ships the unit in the following pieces: base frame assembly front assembly (includes handrails and display console) seat assembly (includes seat, post, and hardware) owners manual, limited warranty card, and hardware kit

Optional equipment that you can purchase through your dealer includes: Precor Heart Rate Option Battery Recharger

CAUTION: The C846 is heavy (up to 170 pounds or 77 kilograms). To avoid injury and ensure the safety of the unit and yourself, we suggest that you get assistance before removing the unit from the box.

INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS
Follow these installation requirements when installing the C846. If you do not install the C846 according to the following guidelines, you could void the Precor limited warranty. Fill out and mail the limited warranty card. The serial number on the C846 is printed on label located on the base frame. You will need to ask for assistance to tilt the unit up on its front wheels to read the label. Write the serial number onto the limited warranty card and in this manual before assembling the C846. Refer to Obtaining Service on page 2. Set up the C846 on a solid, flat surface. A smooth, flat surface under the unit helps keep it level. A level unit is required for the users safety and proper operation. Provide ample space around the unit. Open space around the unit makes for a safer mount and dismount.

Diagram 1

C846 Hardware Kit


(A) Four screws (B) Four flange washers (C) Four rubber washers (D) 5/16 hex key

A B D C

C846 Recumbent only Used to secure seat rail (E) 7/32 hex key (F) 3/16 hex key
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ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
You do not need any special knowledge or experience to set up the C846. However, you must review and follow the instructions in this manual. If you do not assemble and use the C846 according to the following guidelines, you might void the Precor limited warranty. To assemble the C846, take the following steps: Note: The C846 Upright and C846 Recumbent have similar assembly instructions until you prepare to attach the seat. Steps 7a through 7c explain how to attach the seat on the C846 Upright, while steps 8 (a - e) and 9 (a - c) explain seat assembly on the C846 Recumbent. Steps 10 and 11 apply to both units. 1. Obtain assistance. Ask for assistance to help assemble the C846. Have the assistant(s) help place the shipping carton close to the location where you plan to use the C846. Breakdown the side walls of the shipping carton so that they lie flat. 2. Remove the front and base assemblies. The front assembly is composed of the upright support, handlebars, and display console. The base assembly is composed of the base support, seat, pedals, and rear casing. Place the two assemblies close to each other so that it will be easy to connect the RJ46 cable and secure the sections together. Refer to Diagram 2. 3. Make sure that the power is OFF. Check the ON/OFF power switch on the side of the base assembly. Place the switch in the O (OFF) position.

Diagram 2

Connecting the RJ46 cable.


Base assembly

RJ46 cable connection

Upright support mounts

Upright support

4. Remove the bolts (A) and washers (B & C) in the Hardware Kit. Keep the washers on the bolts and set them within easy reach. 5. Connect the cables. Diagram 2. As you hold the upright support close to the base assembly, plug the RJ46 connector into its receptacle. Youll hear a click when the connection is properly secured. Do not force the connection. Important: Do not crimp or pinch the cable! Carefully, place the excess cable inside the upright support before you secure it to the base assembly. Crimped or pinched cables are not covered by the Precor limited warranty.
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Diagram 3

Securing the upright support to the base assembly.

Base assembly

Pedal Front wheels Bolt (A), flanged washer (B), washer (C) Another pair of bolts secures the opposite side.

6. Secure the upright support to the base assembly. Diagram 3. Align the two upright support mounts with the base assembly bolt holes. Insert the 4 bolts (with washers) and alternately tighten each bolt, using the Allen wrench provided, until the upright support is secure. Note: Four bolts secure the upright support to the base frame. Each pair of bolts is inserted on opposite sides of the base assembly.

Diagram 4

Installing the seat on the C846 Upright Cycle.


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USA

Seat post

Plastic cap Seat post adjustment pin

Seat post support

7. Attach the seat to the C846 Upright Cycle. Diagram 4. (See steps 8 and 9 for the Recumbent Cycle.) Take the following steps, for the C846 Upright only: a. Hold the post underneath the seat with one hand while you pull out on the seat post adjustment pin with the other hand. b. Place the post above its support and slide the seat post down into the desired position. See Diagram 4 (#1). Release the seat post adjustment pin. Press down firmly on the seat to make sure that the pin is secure and does not slip. c. Slide the plastic cap onto the edge of the seat post support. Press down firmly so that the cap snaps into place and covers the edge of the support. See Diagram 4 (#2).
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US A

Diagram 5

Installing the seat on the C846 Recumbent Cycle.


Seat

Handlebar Seat handle Seat rail Remove the 2 bolts, sleeves, bumpers, and 1 rear cover from the seat rail. Level adjustors

8. Attach the seat to the C846 Recumbent. Diagram 5. Steps 8 and 9 pertain to the C846 Recumbent Cycle only. To install the seat, take the following steps: a. Remove the rear cover, the 2 bolts and the 2 bumpers from opposite sides of the seat rail. See inset #1 in Diagram 5. Keep the bumpers on the bolts and set the bolts within easy reach. b. Hold the seats back support with one hand while you pull up on the seat handle with the other hand. See Diagram 5 inset #2. c. Align the wheels attached to the seat with the seat rail and slide the seat forward. Release the seat handle to lock the seat into position. Check that the seat is locked in position by gently pushing it forward.
Diagram 6

Securing the seat.

Seat rail

Rear cover

Metal toothed strip Secure both sides with bolt, sleeve, and bumper.

d. Place the rear cover onto the seat rail. The Precor label should face out toward you. e. Align the metal locking mechanism (metal toothed strip) with the holes at the rear of the rail. Insert the 2 bolts (with sleeves and bumpers) through the rail. Note that the bolts and bumpers are inserted into the seat rail on opposite sides. See Diagram 6.
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Diagram 7

Adjusting the wheel locks.

Adjustment plate Loosen adjustment bolts Wheel lock adjustment key

9. Once the seat is secure on the seat rail, you need to realign (lock) the center wheel inside the track to keep the seat from rocking side to side. Adjustment bolts are located on the left side of the seat rail as you face the display console. To complete the seat installation, take the following steps: a. Locate the 3/16 and 5/16 hex keys in the Hardware kit and loosen the two adjustment bolts with the 3/16 hex key as shown in Diagram 7. b. Using a hex key, turn the wheel lock adjustment key clockwise 1/4 turn. This thrusts the center wheel up inside the top rail. Continue holding the hex key in place while you tighten the adjustment bolts with the other hex key. c. Remove the hex keys and check that the seat no longer rocks from side to side. If it has rocking movement, you may need to repeat the process.
Diagram 8

Leveling the unit.

Rear crossbar

Level adjustor

10. Level the unit. Diagram 8. The level adjustors can compensate for about a 1/4 offset in floor height. Rotate the level adjustors, if necessary. 11. Turn the unit ON. Workout statistics will not appear unless the power switch is ON. The I/O switch (ON/OFF) is located on the side of the base assembly. Your C846 is ready to use. Please continue on to Understanding the Display Console.
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Club Information
These next two pages provide information that lets you customize the C846 for your Club. It is not information that your customer needs or, necessarily, should see. This section covers the following information about how to: turn the power ON and OFF access the Club Settings to customize the C846

Note: The owners manuals that appear on Precors web site (www.precor.com) do not contain the following information.

TURNING THE C846 ON AND OFF


Use the ON/OFF (I/O) power switch to turn the unit ON and OFF. This switch is located on the right side of the unit (as you face the display console), near the battery charger receptacle. To help save the battery charge, use the I/O power switch to turn OFF the C846 when it is not being used for extended periods of time.

CHANGING THE CLUB SETTINGS


The Club custom settings are accessed through specific key sequences. A hidden key is part of the key sequence and helps eliminate unauthorized access. Refer to Diagram 9 to locate the hidden key. The C846 can be customized with the following features: Maximum Workout Time Sets a maximum limit on workout time. Note: Remember that the user will get an additional 5-minute cool down period appended to a completed course so adjust the maximum time limit accordingly. Units of Measure Select between U.S. Standard and Metric displays. Odometer, Hours of Use, Software Version, and Error Log The C846 stores the cumulative revolutions, the number of hours that the C846 has been in use, the software version and part number (which is valuable when calling customer service), and an error log (useful when troubleshooting).

To access the Club settings, the following must occur: Check to be sure that the C846 is turned ON. Sit on the unit and pedal while customizing the display. Note that if the units optional battery recharger is plugged into a power source and the Precor banner is scrolling across the display, you can stop pedaling. Press the appropriate key sequences. (To cancel entries, press Reset.)

Important: To access the custom programs, press Reset while the Precor banner is scrolling. Within 1/2 second, begin pressing the appropriate key sequences. If the system does not detect a key press (within 1/2 second) after Reset, it returns to the Precor banner. When you begin entering the key sequence, each key must be pressed within 4 seconds of the other or the Precor banner reappears and you have to begin again.
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Diagram 9

Display console keys.


ENTER WORK LEVEL
RESISTANCE

CHANGE

RESET

Hidden key location

SETTING A WORKOUT TIME LIMIT


Start at the Precor banner and press the Reset key. Then, within 1/2 second, initiate the following key sequence. Press Change, Hidden key (Diagram 9), Change, Resistance , Change, Hidden key, and Change. Use the keys to select a workout time limit. For example, if you set the workout time limit to 20 minutes, the C846 allows users to specify a workout between 5 and 20 minutes. Users could not specify a time longer than 20 minutes. Note: Take into account the user will get an additional 5-minute cool down period appended to his or her workout, so adjust the maximum time limit accordingly.

CHANGING THE UNITS OF MEASURE


Start at the Precor banner and press the Reset key. Then, within 1/2 second, initiate the following key sequence. Press Change, Hidden key (Diagram 9), and Quick Start. Select U.S. Standard or Metric using the keys. As your selection scrolls past, press Enter.

VIEWING THE ODOMETER AND SOFTWARE VERSION


Start at the Precor banner and press the Reset key. Then, within 1/2 second, initiate the following key sequence.

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Press the Hidden key (Diagram 9), and Change. A number that indicates the cumulative revolutions that the flywheel has completed scrolls across the display. Press Enter and the number of hours that the unit has been in use appears. Press Enter again and the units software version (x.xx) scrolls across the display followed by its part number (EPROM PN xxxxx-xxx). The first 5 numbers are the part number. The 3 numbers after the dash indicate the revision. Press Enter once again and the error log appears. Press any or key to view the error listing. To return to the Precor banner, press Enter or Reset. Note: To clear (delete) the error log, simultaneously press Reset & Quick Start while viewing the list. Important: You cannot retrieve the error log once you have deleted it.

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The C846 Display


The C846 is designed so users can work out with minimal instruction or training. The directions on the console and the prompts on the display will guide a user through the entire workout session. Before the C846 is used, however, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with it so you can instruct your customers to use it safely and effectively. This section covers the following information: an overview of the features provided on the display console an explanation about the available courses instructions for utilizing the heart rate option

FEATURES ON THE DISPLAY CONSOLE


Indicator lights show you which feature is being displayed. When you are working out, the display presents each feature consecutivelythis is called scanning. The display is always in Scan mode unless you change what features appear on the display by pressing the Change key.

Diagram 10

C846 display console.

As you exercise, the electronic console provides motivation by presenting constant feedback about your progress. An explanation of each feature on the C846 display console follows Diagrams 10 and 11. Note: If an error message appears on the display, call a Precor qualified service technician or service center. For the service center nearest you call, 888-665-4404. Smart RateTM: When the Precor optional heart rate receiver has been properly installed and you wear the POLAR chest strap, a blinking segment in the bar graph appears at the left side of the display if your heart rate is above 40 beats per minute. If you have entered an accurate age (completed during the course setup prompts), the blinking segment shows you the zone that your heart rate is in, either: Cardiovascular or Weight Loss.
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Cardiovascular (CARDIO): Maintaining your heart rate between 70% and 85% of your maximum aerobic heart rate, helps you (when continued on a regular basis for 30 minutes or more) improve your overall cardiovascular/ cardiorespiratory fitness level. Weight Loss (WT. LOSS): Maintaining your heart rate between 55% and 70% of your maximum aerobic heart rate, helps burn enough calories that, when continued on a regular basis for 30 minutes or more, provides the greatest fat-burning results. Important: Pressing Quick Start disables the Smart RateTM display feature. TIME: During your workout, a time (0:00) display appears when you begin pedaling above 30 RPM and stops a few seconds after the pedals stop moving. Time appears in minutes and seconds. However, should you exceed 60 minutes (during a single workout), the time display converts to hours and minutes. Note: To pause during your workout, stop pedaling. The C846 enters a 30-second Standby Mode. Time stops accumulating after 5 seconds and dots appear on the display. The dots indicate the amount of time you have left in Standby Mode. Resume pedaling to exit Standby Mode before the dots disappear from the display. If you pause longer than 30 seconds, the system assumes you have stopped your workout and resets the display. DISTANCE: The distance that you have travelled appears (00.00) once you begin a workout. Distance appears in 100th mile increments until you reach 99.99 miles in a single workout, then miles increment by 10ths (100.0). Distance can appear in miles or kilometers. If you wish to change the display, follow the instructions found in Change the Units of Measure. RPM: Indicates the number of revolutions that the pedal completes per minute. Note that a minimum of 30 revolutions per minute (RPM) must occur before the display appears. If the RPM drops below the minimum anytime during a workout, the C846 reverts to Standby Mode. SPEED: Converts RPMs into miles per hour. Kilometers per hour appear if the Metric display is chosen. Refer to Change the Units of Measure. CALORIES: Provides the cumulative number of calories being burned by the user. WATTS: Indicates the amount of energy the unit is currently expending. HEART RATE: The heart rate display lets you monitor your heart rate. When a heart beat is detected, the Heart Rate indicator lights and blinks in time with your pulse. If you did not purchase the Precor Heart Rate Option, the heart rate feature is skipped during the scanning process and the indicator will not light. Refer to C846 Heart Rate Feature for more information. Note: You must purchase and install the Precor Heart Rate Option and wear the POLAR chest strap before your heart rate can appear on the display.

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Scan: When you are working out and the display is in Scan mode, an indicator light appears next to the word Scan. Another indicator light appears next to the feature that is being displayed. Note: The display is always set to Scan mode. To stop scanning and display one feature, press the Change key. See CHANGE on page 18.

KEYS ON THE DISPLAY CONSOLE


Each key on the display consoles keypad provides specific functions. The following information explains the different uses of the keys from left to right. To locate each key, look at the display console or refer to Diagram 11. The electronic console keypad provides WORK LEVEL (Resistance), ENTER, RESET, CHANGE, and QUICK START which affect the function of the C846.

Diagram 11

Display console keys.


ENTER WORK LEVEL
RESISTANCE

CHANGE

RESET

KEYPAD TIPS
Accurate entries are required or features such as Smart Rate will not work properly. Answer the Setup prompts by pressing the or keys. Press Enter to select the information being displayed. Quick Start accesses the Manual program. Default settings apply (see QUICK START on page 18). The Smart RateTM display does not appear.

WORK LEVEL (Resistance): These keys let you decrease or increase the C846s resistance settings from 1 to 20. Briefly pressing (for less than 1/2 second) the Work Level or key causes the resistance level to appear on the display. Pressing and holding the Work Level or key down for a few seconds changes the settings. The resistance level remains displayed until the target setting is reached. Decreasing the work level (resistance) makes it easier to pedal faster. Increasing the work level, makes the pedal resistance feel firmer. To keep the same revolutions per minute, you need to pedal harder.

Note: A resistance of 0 is available when the unit is plugged into a power source using the optional battery recharger.
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ENTER: Workout specific prompts need to be answered and entered into memory. Pressing Enter selects the information displayed and processes it. RESET: While pedaling above 30 RPM, press and hold the Reset key down for 1 second and the display returns to the Precor banner. If you have stopped pedaling and press Reset, the display remains blank. Pressing Reset anytime during the Setup prompts, causes the Precor banner to reappear. Note: If the optional battery recharger is used to plug the C846 into a power source, pressing Reset will always cause the Precor banner to reappear. CHANGE: During a workout, the Change key lets you choose which feature appears on the display. During the Setup prompts, the Change key operates the same as the key. QUICK START: Quick Start lets you bypass the Setup prompts and start your workout immediately using the Manual course. Default settings, an Age of 35 and a Workout Time of 30 minutes or the club limit (whichever is smaller), apply. The Smart RateTM display will not appear when you use Quick Start. The Quick Start key can be pressed any time during the setup prompts. What happens depends on the prompt that is being displayed. See below. Press Quick Start at the,... Precor banner The following occurs: You bypass the setup prompts and start working out in Manual mode. Default settings apply. The displayed course is accessed. Default settings apply. The time that appears on the display becomes the workout time limit. Default settings apply. Only appears if the optional heart rate receiver is installed in the display console. The Quick Start key acts the same as the Enter key at this point because you have answered all the Setup prompts.

Course prompt

Workout Time prompt

Age prompt

Note: Once you access a course and begin your workout, the Quick Start key reacts the same way as the Enter key.

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Exercising on the C846


Once the C846 is set up, it is ready to use. There are no complex instructions to follow or mandatory programming steps required to operate the C846. Just begin pedaling. The easy-to-understand prompts let you select a course and specify how long you want to work out. Begin working out and then, adapt the resistance level to meet your fitness goals. CAUTION: Before beginning any fitness program, have your physician give you a complete physical examination.

ADJUSTING THE SEAT


Before starting a workout, you should position the seat properly to avoid strain on your knees. The C846 Upright and C846 Recumbent have different seat adjustment instructions. Refer to the instructions below, for your particular unit: To check for proper seat position, sit on the seat of the C846. Place your feet on the pedals. Your extended leg should be slightly bent at the knee in a 10 to 15 degree angle.

Diagram 12 Adjusting the Seat.


R

Seat post Seat adjustment handle Seat post adjustment pin

Seat post support

1
C846 Upright Seat Adjustment

USA

1. Dismount and hold the post underneath the seat with one hand while you pull out the seat post adjustment pin with the other hand. See Diagram 12. 2. Slide the seat post up or down into the desired position and then, release the seat post adjustment pin. Before sitting on the cycle, press down firmly on the seat to make sure that it does not slip and that it is secured. C846 Recumbent Seat Adjustment 1. Sit on the seat with your feet in the pedals. Pull the seat adjustment handle up while you bend your knees and slide the seat forward or backward along the seat rail (see Diagram 12, #2). Align the seat with one of the marks on the seat rail and release the handle. 2. Before continuing with your workout, sit in the seat and try to slide the seat along the rail. Make sure that it does not slip and that it is secured.
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QUICK STEPS TO WORKING OUT


The steps to working out on the C846 are listed below. As you workout, keep in mind that you have several ways to increase your work effort. decreasing the resistance and increasing the revolutions per minute (RPM). increasing the resistance and keeping the RPM constant. increasing both the resistance and RPM.
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Put on the chest strap. (Available with the Precor Heart Rate Option.)

1. For your Heart Rate to appear on the display, the heart rate receiver must be installed in the display console and you need to wear the POLAR chest strap. Refer to Precor Heart Rate Option Owners Manual to learn how to use the chest strap properly. 2. If necessary, turn the unit ON. As you face the display console, the I/O switch is located at the lower right side of the base panel. 3. Sit on the seat and face the display console. Place your feet firmly in to the pedals. If you need to adjust the seat height, refer to the section below, Adjusting the Seat. Check the pedal straps. Pedal straps should be tight so that your feet cannot easily slide off the pedals. Begin pedaling. When the Precor banner appears, answer the Setup prompts by pressing Enter or press Quick Start to access Manual mode (default settings apply). Refer to Quick Start information on pages 18 and 25. To pause during your workout session, simply stop pedaling. Workout statistics stop accruing after 5 seconds if no pedal movement is detected. Then, the display reverts to Standby Mode. See Standby Mode on page 21. Scanning occurs automatically once you begin a course. To display one statistic (Time, Distance, Calories, etc.), press the Change key until the statistic you want is highlighted. That statistic will remain displayed until you press the Change key again.

Turn ON the C846.

Adjust the seat. Sit facing the display.

Adjust the pedal straps. 4. Begin working out. 5. For best results, maintain a constant RPM. Use the Heart Rate display option to maintain your heart rate in a target zone. (Pause)

Continue your workout. 6.

End your workout.

7. Once you finish exercising, be sure to cool down. When you complete a course on the C846, the 5-minute Cool Down program automatically begins. Cooling down (Cool down) after your workout helps reduce muscle stiffness and soreness by transporting excess lactic acid out of the working muscles. It also helps your heart rate return to its normal (non-exercising) state. Always incorporate a 3 to 5 minute cool down period at the end of your workout. See Cooling down After Your Workout on page 21. 8. Remove your feet from the C846 pedals. To help maintain your balance, hold onto the handrails (C846 upright) or seat (C846 recumbent) as you dismount.

Dismount.

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STANDBY MODE
You can pause any time during your workout. Use this feature to rest or take a short break. To pause while working out, simply stop moving the pedals. You can tell that you are in Pause mode because Time and the other workout statistics stop accruing after 5 seconds. If you dont begin pedaling within 5 seconds, the C846 reverts to Standby mode. Dots appear on the display during Standby mode to simulate a countdown. The dots disappear from right to left and indicate how much time remains before the C846 assumes that you have stopped working out and resets the display. The workout statistics are deleted and the display appears blank or, if the unit is plugged in, the display returns to the Precor banner. To resume your workout, begin moving the pedals before the dots disappear from the display. Your workout statistics continue from where you left off.

COOLING DOWN AFTER A WORKOUT


Cooling down after your workout is important because it helps reduce muscle stiffness and soreness by transporting excess lactic acid out of the working muscles. Cooling down for at least 3 minutes helps provide a smooth transition that allows your heart rate to return to its normal (non-exercising) state. The C846 provides an automatic 5-minute cool down period that occurs once you complete a course. A prompt appears, indicating that you are in cool down. During your cool down, the displays on the console continue to appear. The Time display counts down so you know how much time is remaining in cool down. When you complete the 5-minute cool down, a prompt scrolls across the display indicating that you have completed the cool down period. Continue pedaling to review your workout statistics. After the statistics are scanned, the display reverts to the Precor banner. You can then stop pedaling and dismount from the cycle.

THE C846 HEART RATE FEATURE


To activate the heart rate feature on the C846, you need to purchase the Precor Heart Rate Option and install its receiver into the display console. To display your heart rate, you must wear the POLAR chest strap while working out. The chest strap transmits your heart rate signal to the receiver which, in turn, causes it to appear on the display. During your workout, the heart rate indicator lights and blinks at the same rate as your pulse. This provides a visual clue and indicates what your heart rate is doing even when the display is scanning a different feature. Note: The Smart RateTM display does not appear if you use the Quick Start key to access a course. The heart rate equipment is sensitive and it requires special care. If you are having difficulty with the C846 heart rate feature, see the Heart Rate Troubleshooting Tips described in the Maintenance section.
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C846 Courses
The C846 provides programmed courses that adjust the resistance level automatically. This section can inform you about the special features and functions of the C846 courses and how to best utilize: the Smart RateTM feature the Interval course the Weight Loss course the Manual course the Hill Climb and Cross Country courses

Note: To choose a course, begin at the Precor banner and press Enter. Userfriendly prompts guide you through the course selections. Refer to Quick Steps to Working Out on page 20.

UTILIZING THE SMART RATETM FEATURE


Add the benefit of Smart RateTM to every course on the C846. Using Smart RateTM as a visual cue helps you adjust your exercise routine to suit specific needs. Smart RateTM simplifies the correlation between heart rate and exercise. You dont have to stop concentrating on your workout to find your pulse. It is displayed right in front of you along with the Smart RateTM zone. A blinking segment in the bar graph appears on the left of the display if you entered your age during the setup prompts. Once you begin a workout, the blinking segment can show the zone that your heart rate is in: Weight Loss or Cardiovascular. Important: Access to Smart RateTM is only available when the optional Precor heart rate receiver is installed in the C846. The person exercising must wear a POLAR chest strap. The Smart RateTM indicator lights do not appear when Quick Start is used to select a course.

Diagram 13 Heart Rate Training Zones


200 190 180 170

HEART RATE TRAINING ZONE


200 195 190 185 180 175 170
YOUR HEART RATE

160

165 156 160 152 155 148 144 150 140 145 136 132
MAX. HEART RATE

160 150 140 130

130
120 100 90 80 70 20

127 124

REC OMM 128 END ED T RAIN ING ZON E

124

120

116
80% OF MAX. HEART RATE 65% OF MAX. HEART RATE

120

117

114 111

107 104 101 97

94

25

30

35

40

45 50 YOUR AGE

55

60

65

70

75

For the ideal weight loss range, your heart rate should be between 55% and 70% of your maximum aerobic heart rate. It should never exceed 80% of your maximum aerobic heart rate or go above your training zone. Refer to Diagram 13 for your appropriate training zone.
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When you maintain your heart rate between 70% and 85% of your maximum aerobic heart rate, you are improving your overall cardiovascular/cardiorespiratory fitness level. Maintaining your heart rate in either zone (weight loss or cardiovascular) for 30 minutes or more on a regular basis (minimum 3 times a week) provides the greatest benefits. Important: If the Smart Rate segment appears, but does not blink, it means that a receiver is installed, but that you are not wearing the chest strap or it is not working properly. To correct problems, refer to your Precor Heart Rate Option Owners Manual or to Obtaining Service on page 2.

INTERVAL COURSE SETTINGS


Interval training provides numerous benefits. Since interval training segments the workout into smaller components, a 20- or 30-minute workout seems to pass more quickly. In addition, studies have shown that it is a more efficient method for achieving aerobic benefitsyou start seeing improved cardiovascular fitness much sooner with less effort. Studies also show that people who interval train are more likely to stick with their fitness program. The interval course on the C846 lets you set the course intervals according to your training regimen. It alternates between 60 seconds of Rest and 60 seconds of Work. You set the resistance for the first rest and work interval and the software takes over from there, repeating the intervals throughout the course. At any point during the workout, you can change the resistance of the current interval by simply pressing the keys. The software remembers the new setting and applies it to the appropriate rest or work interval. Important: If you use the Precor Heart Rate Option, you can adjust the rest or work intervals if your heart rate is above or below the recommended zones for your age. For the weight loss mode, try to maintain your heart rate at the lower end (55% of maximum heart rate) while in the rest intervals and keep it at 70% of maximum heart rate while in the work intervals. To use the interval course, take the following steps: 1. Sit on the C846 and set your feet on the pedals. Begin pedaling. 2. While the Precor banner scrolls across the display, press Enter. 3. At the course prompt, use the key to select INTV. 4. Press Enter to proceed to the next prompt. When you finish answering the setup prompts, the Interval course begins. To set the resistance levels for each interval, take the following steps: 1. The rest resistance level is preset to level 1. Press the key if you want to change the level. When the desired resistance setting is displayed, simply continue working outyou do not need to press Enter. The C846 returns to the rest resistance level setting at the beginning of each rest interval until you change it or end your workout.
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2. When ENTER WORK RESISTANCE scrolls across the display, specify the work resistance (up to 20). Press the or keys until the desired resistance appears. Each rest and work interval lasts 60 seconds. The display automatically counts down to the next interval. When the count reaches 30 seconds, a scan of your workout statistics occurs. Each time the C846 changes intervals, it informs you by scrolling a message across the display. When you complete the time limit set for the course, the automatic cool-down period begins.

THE WEIGHT LOSS COURSE


The Precor Weight Loss course incorporates the latest findings on fat-burning and weight loss through exercise. It is based on research at the world-renowned Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research and designed to help you burn the most fat during a 28-minute workout, while minimizing the risk of discomfort and injury. The Weight Loss course is similar to the interval course, but provides a 28-minute workout with resistance levels preset to a minimum level for the 4-minute Rest interval and a maximum level for the 4-minute Work interval. Performed three or four times a week, the weight loss course will help you reach your ideal weight and fitness level quickly and efficiently. To use the Weight Loss course, take the following steps: 1. Sit on the C846 and set your feet on the pedals. Begin pedaling. 2. While the Precor banner scrolls across the display, press Enter. 3. At the course prompt, use the key to select WTLS. 4. Press Enter to proceed to the next prompt. Always monitor your pulse during and at the end of your workout. If you purchased the Precor Heart Rate Option and have installed the receiver and are wearing the POLAR chest strap, you can monitor your heart rate through the Smart RateTM and Heart Rate displays. For the ideal weight loss range, your heart rate should be between 55% and 70% of your maximum aerobic heart rate. It should never exceed 80% of your maximum aerobic heart rate or go above your training zone. Refer to Diagram 13 on page 22 for your appropriate training zone. Note: When you complete the time limit set for the course, the automatic cooldown period begins.

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MANUAL MODE AND THE QUICK START KEY


Manual mode lets you control your resistance level which affects the effort you put into your workout. As with other courses, when you complete the time limit set for the course, the automatic cool-down period begins. You can choose Manual mode in two different ways: pressing the Quick Start key at the Precor banner. Quick Start bypasses the remaining selections and starts the Manual course. Default settings include a time limit of 30 minutes (or the Club setting, whichever is smaller) and an age of 35. The Smart RateTM display is disabled. pressing Enter at the Precor banner. This causes the C846 to display several setup prompts. At the course prompt, you need to select the MANL course.

The Manual course profile appears as a flat line. Use the keys to adjust the resistance level throughout the course. As you proceed with your workout, a blinking cell represents your position on the course.

THE HILL CLIMB AND CROSS COUNTRY COURSES


These courses are preprogrammed in that the resistance levels are preset. You can change the resistance any time during your workout by pressing and holding down either key. The course profile that appears on the display changes accordingly. Note: Briefly pressing either key during your workout, displays the current resistance level. To access the Hill Climb or Cross Country courses, take the following steps: 1. Sit on the C846 and set your feet on the pedals. Begin pedaling. 2. While the Precor banner scrolls across the display, press Enter. 3. At the course prompt, use the key to select either HILL or XCTY. 4. Press Enter to proceed to the next prompt. When you finish answering the setup prompts, the course begins. Note: When you complete the time limit set for the course, the automatic cooldown period begins.

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C846 Maintenance
The C846 requires little maintenance to keep it running smoothly and efficiently. However, you are responsible for typical maintenance tasks such as, cleaning the C846 to keep it free from dust and dirt accumulation. If you fail to maintain the C846 as described below, it could affect or void the Precor limited warranty.

CLEANING THE EQUIPMENT


Most of the working mechanisms are protected inside the C846 casing. However, for efficient operation, the C846 must be as clean as possible. Periodically wipe the frame, display console, and pedals, with a dampened (not dripping wet) clean cloth using a solution of mild soap and water. This helps to remove any dirt or dust that might affect the smooth operation of the C846. To clean the groves on the pedals, use a soft nylon scrub brush. Never pour water or spray liquids on any part of the C846. Allow the C846 to dry completely before using it. Vacuum the floor underneath the unit every week to prevent the accumulation of dust and dirt. The Precor Heart Rate Option equipment requires little maintenance beyond keeping it dust free. Dampen a sponge or soft cloth in mild soap and water to wipe the chest strap clean. Dry the surface thoroughly with a clean towel.

USING THE OPTIONAL BATTERY RECHARGER


If the C846 has been left ON for an extended period of time and no one has used the machine, the battery may need recharging. Symptoms of a low battery include: flickering or erratic display no Standby mode

no workout statistics appear or accumulate Note: Pedaling above 30 RPM must occur for several seconds before the display can be activated. Workout prompts and statistics only appear if the pedaling is continuous.

Diagram 14 Plugging in the battery recharger. Receptacle location (near the power switch) C846 ON/OFF switch

Battery recharger plug

Diagram 14 shows the receptacle for the optional battery recharger. Plug the opposite end into the appropriate power source for your unit (110/120v or 220/240v). You can use the C846 while the battery recharger is plugged in. The display functions a bit differently when the battery recharger is used. It returns to the scrolling Precor banner instead of appearing blank when a user stops working out.
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REPLACING THE BATTERY


According to current environmental regulations, the battery stored inside the C846 casing contains hazardous materials. Therefore, if you need to replace it, the dead battery must be disposed of according to Hazardous Waste Regulations. The C846 battery is built to last for a long time. However, if you find that the following occurs while the unit is plugged into a power source via the optional battery recharger, you may want to replace the battery. while pedaling above 30 RPM, the features on the display appear erratic (fading in and out or not appearing at all). while pedaling above 30 RPM, the Precor banner does not appear nor do any features on the display.

To replace the battery, obtain the tools below and take the following steps: Tools required: Phillips head screwdriver, 1/8 hex key, and 5/16 hex key.

Diagram 15 Removing the right side panel.

Pedal in upright position

Right side panel

1. Turn the power OFF. Make sure that the power switch is in the O (OFF) position before performing the following steps. 2. Remove the right side panel. Diagram 15. Determine the right side panel by facing the display console. Set the right pedal into an upright position. Using the 5/16 hex key, remove the 2 front bolts and washers. Use the phillips head screwdriver to remove 5 screws and the 1/8 hex key to remove the 2 remaining screws. Set the 9 fasteners aside. 3. Pull the right side panel up and out. Being careful to route the pedal through the panel opening, set the right side panel on the floor.

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Diagram 16 Removing the battery bracket.

Battery bracket ON/OFF switch 1/8 Hex key

Diagram 17 Removing the battery.

Battery bracket Wire connector Battery

Diagram 18 Replace the wire connectors onto the new battery.

Battery connection New battery

4. Remove the battery bracket. Diagram 16. The battery is held in place with a metal bracket. Loosen and remove the 2 hex screws using the 1/8 hex key. 5. Push down on the battery to remove it from the bracket. Diagram 17. Push down and slide the battery away from the bracket. Do not stretch or break the wires that are connected to the battery. 6. Remove and replace the battery connectors. Diagram 18. Slide one of the wire connectors off of the old battery and replace it onto the new battery. Do the same with the other connector. It is essential that the wire connections are replaced correctly otherwise the C846 will not operate properly.
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7. Return the new battery into the battery bracket. Slide the battery bracket against the steel support and align the screw holes. Replace the screws and tighten using the 1/8 hex key. 8. Replace the right side panel. Place the pedal in an upright position. Adjust the panel and realign the mounting holes. Secure the panel by replacing the 9 fasteners. Tighten each fastener with the appropriate tool. (Refer to step 2.)

STORING THE POLAR CHEST STRAP


Store the chest strap transmitter in a place where dust and dirt cannot accumulate on it such as, a closet or drawer. Be sure to keep the chest strap protected from extremes in temperature. Do not store it in an area that may be exposed to temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.

HEART RATE TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS


If you have purchased the Precor Heart Rate Option and installed the receiver into the display console, the C846 should be able to pick up a users heart rate signal if he or she is wearing the POLAR chest strap while working out. Important: The Precor heart rate receiver must be properly installed in the display console according to the instructions found in the Precor Heart Rate Option Owners Manual. A few easy steps can be taken before you need to call customer service regarding heart rate problems. One of the first things to do is verify the following: The C846 is turned ON. The POLAR chest strap is being worn properly by the user during a workout. The user is within 3 feet of the C846, facing the display, and pedaling above 30 RPM. The user is working out in a selected a course. (The Heart Rate feature is activated when a course profile appears.) Note that if the user presses Quick Start to access a course, the Smart RateTM feature will not appear. Other aspects of the heart rate option are discussed below: Determining if the Heart Rate Receiver is installed in the Display Console A quick way to determine if the heart rate receiver is installed in the C846 is to begin pedaling, press the Enter key and follow the prompts. If the heart rate receiver is installed, the prompt "ENTER AGE" appears after selecting a workout time. If you end up with the course profile being displayed immediately after entering a workout time, then the C846 does not have a heart rate receiver installed. If you wish to purchase the option, call 888-665-4404 to locate the dealer nearest you.

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Detecting a Heart Beat It may take several seconds for the heart rate receiver to detect a number of valid heart beats. Once it does, the users heart rate is displayed when the Heart Rate indicator (LED) is lit during the scanning process. Throughout a workout the Heart Rate LED flashes at the same rate as your pulse. If --- appears when the Heart Rate indicator (LED) is lit and all the previously discussed steps have been taken, then you need to do the following: Make sure that the electrodes on the chest strap are moist and placed properly against the skin. Sometimes, due to body chemistry, the chest strap cannot successfully detect and transmit a heart rate. If this occurs, use the electrolyte spray that accompanies the Precor Heart Rate Option package. Follow the directions on the bottle. After spraying the electrode strips on the chest strap, check to be sure that the strap is comfortably tight around the chest and centered in the middle of the users chest. Refer to the Precor Heart Rate Option Owner's Manual. Another possibility which can cause erratic readings is that the chest straps battery may be dead. To purchase a new chest strap, call 888-665-4404 to locate the dealer nearest you.

SERVICING THE C846


Do not attempt to service the C846 yourself except for the maintenance tasks described in this manual. The C846 does not contain any user-serviceable parts that require lubrication. For information about product operation or service, call 888-665-4404.

BATTERY RECHARGER POWER CORD


When the C846 optional battery recharger is in use, ensure that the power supply cord is away from moving parts and cannot be damaged. If the power supply cord or power conversion module is damaged, it can only be replaced in a repair shop appointed by Precor because special tools are required.

C846 LONG TERM STORAGE


When the C846 is not in use, ensure that the optional battery recharger cord is unplugged from the wall outlet and is positioned so that it will not become damaged or interfere with other equipment or people. Turn OFF the C846 and ensure that is kept free from dirt, moisture, or damage.

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C846 COMMERCIAL CYCLE


Specifications
Length: Width: Height: Weight: Shipping weight: Upright 54 inches (137 cm): Recumbent 56 inches (142 cm) Upright 24 inches (61 cm): Recumbent 24 inches (61 cm) Upright 53 inches (135 cm): Recumbent 48 inches (122 cm) Upright 127 lbs (57 kg): Recumbent 152 lbs (68 kg) Upright 142 lbs (64 kg): Recumbent 167 lbs (75 kg)

Electronic Specifications
C846 Programs: Manual Interval Weight Loss Hill Climb Cross Country C846 Display Readouts: Smart RateTM* Work Level (Resistance) Time Distance Revolutions per Minute (RPM) Speed Calories Watts Heart Rate* Scan (Indicator lights when scanning the display readouts)

* Heart Rate can be displayed only if the Precor Heart Rate Option is purchased. The optional receiver must be installed in the display console. To be activated, the POLAR chest strap must be worn.

Precor Incorporated P.O. Box 3004 Bothell, WA USA 98041-3004

Copyright 1999 Precor Incorporated. Specifications subject to change without notice. 1-888-665-4404; Precor web site: www.precor.com NOTICE:
Precor is widely recognized for its innovative, award winning designs of health and fitness 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 Precors 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.

P/N 39445-101 1/99

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