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(based on 4 ratings)
Model Number: 727-0083
Brand: Star Trac
Online Retailer ID: 89
Located in: Cardio Exercise Equipment, Spinner® Bikes
Get the feedback you need to get the results you want. The new Spinning® Computer provides continuous access to cadence, heart rate and distance or time traveled. Compatible with the Spinner® NXT, Elite, Pro, V, and Velo bikes.

Note: A heart rate monitor transmitter is required for use with this product. The coded Spinning® WearLink, which minimizes the potential for interference from other transmitters, is recommended.

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One-touch start ensures easy operation without the need to enter personal information. Dedicated heart rate and cadence (RPM) display with summary of calories burned and distance traveled upon completion. Easy toggle between distance traveled and time elapsed. Display backlighting provides flexibility in low-lit environments. Integrated design fits handlebars of all Spinner® bikes without impeding proper hand positions. Quick installation of transmitter to bike fork eliminates need to remove the chain guard. Summary Display shows total time, distance, average heart rate and total calories burned. Maintenance mode featuring usage statistics for facility management.
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Avg. Customer Rating:
 
(based on 4 reviews)
100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Easy to use (4), Easy to setup (3)
Best Uses:
Heart rate training (4), Performance training (3)

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great teaching tool!
By LisaVerified Purchaser from Hartford, CT on 5/15/2009
Pros:
Easy To Setup, Easy To Use
Best Uses:
General Fitness, Heart Rate Training, Performance Training
Describe Yourself:
Frequent Exerciser
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I just used this for the first time while teaching an indoor cycling class. Set it up on a Schwinn, so there were some adjustments, but not difficult. Having the cadence displayed really took my class to the next level - by using variables of resistance, cadence and heartrate, we were really able to take the class from a mere workout to a true training experience. I highly recommend this product.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
the great equalizer for your classes
By 2x4Verified Purchaser from Ft Huachuca, AZ on 4/28/2009
Pros:
Easy To Setup, Easy To Use
Cons:
Expensive, Initial heart rate
Best Uses:
Heart Rate Training, Performance Training
Describe Yourself:
Conditioning Exerciser
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

This product is great for providing clear actionable instructions to a class.

No longer do I have to provide a cadence that may be implemented in as many ways as I have students in the class. This makes my instructions easier to implement and focuses the classes attention looking forward and not at their arms with traditional heart rate monitors. All the needed information is directly in front in an easy to use presentation.

It allows me to take the classes to exactly where we intend to train that day with near real-time feedback that the class members can use to ensure they meet their specific goals.

It shows class members the heart rate relationship to resistance and cadence. With this feedback allows them to quantify how their bodies are responding to the workout.

On the down side I sometimes take extra time getting it in-sync with the students heartrate monitors but the benefits outweight the extra effort.

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Does What It's Meant To Do
By RickVerified Purchaser from Rochester, NY on 3/11/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use
Cons:
Expensive
Best Uses:
Heart Rate Training
Describe Yourself:
Conditioning Exerciser
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Use this on my Spin Bike, do wish I could see KCal while spinning...have to wait until you are done.

[17 of 17 customers found this review helpful]

 
Adds A Key Element To Your Workout
By JimVerified Purchaser from Oak Harbor, WA on 8/28/2008
Pros:
Easy To Setup, Easy To Use, Quiet Operation, Smooth Operation, Stable
Best Uses:
General Fitness, Heart Rate Training, Performance Training, Weight Loss
Describe Yourself:
Weekend Warrior
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I've had my spinning bike for three months and it came with a set of four training DVDs that I use for almost every spin session. Before acquiring the spinning computer I used a wrist-mounted heart beat monitor and counted my cadence manually to ensure I was keeping up with the video instructor but that process was spotty at best and I was never quite sure if I was doing things properly.

With the Spinning Computer, it's like I have a whole new spin bike. It is so much easier now to track my heart rate and RPM and I feel like I'm getting better use from the DVDs.

The Spinning Computer was easy to install and set up and is very easy to use.

My only suggestion for improvement would be to allow me to enter my age before a workout so my heart rate could be displayed as a percentage of maximum since the video instructors are saying we should be in a specific range (i.e. 65% - 75% of maximum heart rate) for a certain timeframe. The computer displays actual heart rate so I created a cheat sheet for my wife and I so we can quickly translate heart rates into percentages. It's a minor incovenience but the only thing keeping me from saying the computer is perfect. Other than that minor detail I feel it's worth the money and increases the value and consistency of my spin sessions.

Highly recommended!

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