Using the Display
How to Read the Display
There are two numbers displayed on the
monitor, one on the top and one on the bottom.
The top number always displays your pedal
speed, in miles per hour.
The bottom number can display Distance,
Calories or Time.
The Function Button
Press this button to change what is displayed by
the bottom number. Each time you press the
Function Button the IndicatorArrow moves
TIME (total Time pedaled),
DIST (total Distance pedaled, in miles),
CAL (total Calories burned),
The Indicator Arrow points to the function that is being displayed. For example, in the picture
the Indicator Arrow is pointing to DIST, so the lower number displays the total distance
What is SCAN?
When SCAN is selected, the lower number will cycle between displaying Time, Distance and
Calories. Each will be displayed for about 6 seconds. Another Indicator Arrow will point to the
function (Time, Distance or Calories) that is being displayed.
How to Reset Total Time, Total Distance and Calories
Time, Distance and Calories are accumulated as you pedal. To reset these all to zero, press
and hold the Function Button for at least 3 seconds.
How to Turn the Display On and Off
The display turns on automatically when you pedal the bike. You can also turn the display on
by pressing the Function Button. You do not need to turn the display off. It will turn off
automatically a few minutes after you stop pedaling.
Are the Calories on the Display Accurate?
The calories are most accurate if the pedal resistance is at maximum. All mini exercise bikes
(and many full-sized bikes) do not measure the power put into the bike. Measuring power is
very expensive, but it is needed for a reasonable calculation.
How to Get Accurate Calorie Counts
We’ve created a free Calorie Calculator (see the section Free Online Calorie Calculator) which
solves this problem. It uses your gender, height, weight, age, pedal speed and the DeskCycle
knob position to calculate calories burned. It also calculates the wattage of the bike from the
resistance knob position and your pedal speed.
See the Free Online Calorie Calculator section for more information.