1. Safety Instructions
Please read through all of the following instructions before starting to use your Newtest Exercise Monitor - Bone Health. Use not in accordance with the instructions may be harmful or dangerous.
Consult your doctor before starting any exercise programme!
The Monitor allows you to assess whether you do enough everyday fitness exercise to keep your bones in good condition. Starting regular exercise after a period of inactivity may involve risks. Check your doctor before starting any exercise programme.
2. General Description
The Newtest Exercise Monitor - Bone Health estimates the loading of your bones through daily exercise, including everyday chores. The Monitor shows, as a percentage, how much of daily and weekly bone exercise has already been done and motivates you to keep physically active. You can then find out if your daily exercise is adequate, both in quality and quantity, for bone loading.
Scientific research has shown that bones respond best to jumping, bouncing and multidirectional movement. This kind of bone exercise, especially if taken in many different forms helps to maintain healthy bone. Bone exercise is any form of daily physical activity that makes your body move and work: jogging, running, ball games, racket sports and aerobics. You know that the exercise is good for your bones if it makes your cheeks and buttocks wobble!
The Monitor features three different modes.
- Normal mode: The Monitor records your physical activity. The display shows the current time.
- Set mode: You can enter the required information into the Monitor. In the left side you can see a menu where an arrow points to the setting to be set.
- Results mode: You can scroll through daily and weekly results using the OK button.
When you switch on the Monitor, it will automatically go to Normal Mode. Note! When you switch on the Monitor for the first time, it will go to Set mode. To obtain reliable results, it is important that you enter the date, time and your personal data before using the Monitor for physical activity measurement.
The Newtest Exercise Monitor - Bone Health has the following buttons:
- Power button
The button switches the power on and off
- Scroll button
With the button you can switch from Normal mode to Set mode. In Set mode you can scroll digits upwards.
- Cancel button
The button is used in Set mode to reset digit and to move backwards in settings.
- Results/OK button
With the button you can switch from Normal mode to Results mode. The button is used in Set mode to accept the entered value.
5.1 Installing the Batteries
Place the batteries into the compartment, and secure the cover.
5.2 Switching on the Monitor
Press the Power button until text display appears.
If you have not stored your personal settings, the Monitor will automatically go to Set mode after switching on. To switch to Set mode while the Monitor is in Normal mode, press the Scroll button .
The currently active digit appears on the display. You can increase the digit with the Scroll button. To set the digit to zero, press the Cancel button once .
Pressing the Cancel button again moves you to the previous digit. To confirm the currently active digit, press the OK button . When you have confirmed the last digit of the displayed setting, the Monitor will automatically move to the next setting display. Once all the settings are complete, the Monitor will switch to Normal mode.
To return all the settings to zero, reset the Monitor by pressing the Power button for about 12 seconds. Press the button continuously until the Set mode opens again.
5.3.1 Setting the Date
The arrow points to "date" on the rim. The date is entered with six digits in the order day, month and year.
Setting the Day
Accepting the Day
Setting the Month
Accepting the Month
Setting the Year
Accepting the Year
Note! Setting and accepting the Time, the Age and the Weight is done by the same logic as setting and accepting the Date.
5.3.2 Setting the Time
The arrow points to "time" on the rim. First choose 12 hour display (choose AM or PM) or 24 hour display. Then enter the time in the order of hours and minutes.
5.3.3 Setting the Age
The arrow points to "age" on the rim. Enter your age.
5.3.4 Setting the Weight
The arrow points to "weight" on the rim. Choose whether you want to enter your weight in kilograms (kg) or pounds (lbs). Then enter your weight.
6. Using Newtest Exercise Monitor - Bone Health
Place the Monitor to your waist on the centre line of your left or right side. Fasten it by slipping the clip on your belt or waist band.
To have all of your everyday exercise counted in, clip on the Monitor first thing in the morning! When you switch on the Monitor, "start" is displayed for a short while. Then the display shows the clock.
The Newtest Exercise Monitor - Bone Health constantly records all physical activity as long as you keep moving. If you stay still for more than half an hour, the Monitor will switch off automatically. To extend battery life, keep the Monitor switched off at night and when not in use. To switch off the Monitor, press the Power button for 2 seconds.
The circles next to the "battery" text indicate the battery charge level. The circles turn dim one by one as the batteries discharge. Turn off the device and install a new pair of AAA batteries. Results are stored in the memory but you have to do the settings again.
6.1. Viewing the Results
To view the results, press the Results/OK button once. The display shows, as a percentage and as sectors of a circle, how much of the required amount of daily exercise you have already done. To view the week results, press the Results/OK button again. You can return to Normal mode by pressing Results/OK button once again.
7. Maintenance and Guarantee
The batteries are user-replaceable. Any other maintenance activities must be carried out by an authorised service provider. The device is not waterproof and should be kept dry. The device cannot be used in conjunction with other devices.
Newtest Oy guarantees the device to the original buyer for a period of one (1) year from the date of purchase. The guarantee covers defects due to faulty materials or workmanship. The guarantee does not cover batteries or any damage resulting from misuse or improper storage.
You can prove the validity of the guarantee by presenting the sales receipt.
8. Technical Data
Weight: 70 g
Dimensions (diameter, thickness): 70 mm - 20 mm
Operating temperature: -5 - +50°C
Koulukatu 31 B 11
Tel: +358 8 571 1750
Fax: +358 8 571 1790