If you love to ride and are looking for a great back-friendly indoor bike, True's PS/50 Recumbent Exercise Bike is the perfect choice. You'll love the comfortable seat with its ventilated mesh back with infinite angle adjustment, and the convenience of a step-through frame for easy and safe on/off. There are also 16 resistance levels so you can get a great workout. Plus, you get handy thumb switches on the ends of the handgrips that let you make adjustments without having to lean forward to the console. And, you get telemetry and contact heart-rate monitoring to optimize your workouts, and several preset courses for fun and motivation.
Manual, Quick Start, Cardio, Fat Burn, Hills, Random
Heart-Rate Control Programs
Target, Cruise Control
Fitness equipment typically offers heart-rate measurement, which is great for efficient weight loss, improving fitness for your favorite sport, exercising safely, and bettering your general cardiovascular health. Heart rate is monitored by contact and/or wireless telemetry. While the latter is considered more accurate, each system has advantages. Here’s a quick primer.
Contact heart-rate monitoring utilizes hand sensors in the handrail or handlebar. You grip the sensors for several seconds and your heart rate is shown on the console display in beats per minute. Contact heart rate is a good choice if you don’t have or don’t like to wear a heart-rate chest strap.
Wireless telemetry heart-rate monitoring utilizes a chest strap that you wear that reads your heart rate and transmits a radio frequency to show your heart rate on the machine’s console display. In addition to being more accurate, the wireless system is hands-free, and it allows your heart rate to be constantly displayed (since it doesn’t rely on sensors that you have to hold). This constant monitoring is especially useful for heart-rate control programs, in which the exercise equipment makes intensity adjustments to maintain or vary your heart rate at particular training zones.
|Drive System||Poly-V belt, single stage|
|Resistance System||Eddy-current brake|
|Seat Type||Padded w/mesh back, angle-adjustable|
|Data/Metrics||Calories, distance, heart rate, METs, resistance level, RPM, time, watts, workout profile|
|Heart-Rate Monitoring||Polar telemetry, contact|
|Workload Range||16 resistance levels: 30 - 350 watts|
|Frame||Robotically welded heavy-gauge steel, step-through|
|Machine Dimensions (inches)||66.5 L x 30 W|
|Machine Weight (pounds)||158|
|Max User Weight (pounds)||350|
|Power Source||Home AC outlet|
|Other||Bottle holder, reading rack|