GET READY TO RUN FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE!
Get ready to run for the rest of your life with the Zero Runner by Octane Fitness. The Zero Runner simulates real running motion, engages all the muscles and delivers the multiple benefits of running, without any impact to your joints or body.
Getting started is easy—step on the Zero Runner and start running exactly like you do outside. The Zero Runner has a knee joint so you will be able to kick up your heel just like you do when you run outside. The innovative console features all the same great information that you have on your training watch — time, distance, speed, calories burned, and heart rate. The console also has ANT+ connectivity for your heart rate monitor, Bluetooth® for connecting to the Octane Fitness SMARTLINK ® app, and SMARTLINK on select Garmin Connect IQ™ watches.
The Zero Runner can also be connected as a ‘foot pod’ to watches with ANT+ connectivity.
If you are looking for more variety, the coaching of a virtual personal trainer, or a cross-training workout, the Zero Runner can provide that, too. Take some time to familiarize yourself with the features and benefits described on the following pages…and then get running!
Important Safety Information
Anyone using this product should consult a physician before starting an exercise program. This is especially important for persons over 35 or those with pre-existing health conditions. If at any time during a workout an exerciser experiences chest pains, nausea, dizziness, or shortness of breath, he or she should stop exercising immediately and consult a physician before starting again.
The Octane Fitness Zero Runner Product Safety Information (Part Number 109047-001), shipped with
the product, contains important details for safe set-up and operation of the Octane Fitness Zero Runner. Users are expected to review this document before using the ZR7 or ZR8.
The Octane Fitness Zero Runner is warranted to be free of all defects in material and workmanship for a specific period of time from original date of purchase. Please refer to the Octane Fitness Limited Consumer Warranty (Part Number 104198-001) included in your information packet for full terms and details of warranty coverage.
Heart Rate Monitoring
The Zero Runner is equipped with state-of-the-art heart rate monitoring technologies that help you make the most of your training efforts. The digital contact heart rate grip sensors on the stationary handlebar enable on-demand heart rate monitoring—just grasp the sensors and your current heart rate is displayed on the console. For the most accurate heart rate reading possible, grasp each contact heart rate grip so that the contact sensor portion of the grip rests in the palm of your hand. Grip the contact sensors firmly, and keep your hands steady and in place. With the use of a wireless heart rate transmitter, your heart rate is displayed on the console throughout your workout. To use a Polar™-compatible (5 KHz, coded or non-coded) monitor, simply adjust the length of the elastic chest strap and fasten the transmitter around your torso, underneath your shirt. Place the strap just below your chest. Make sure the logo is away from you and right side up. It may help to moisten the electrodes (the ribbed portion on the backside of the transmitter) with a small amount of water for better contact with the skin. Make sure the strap fits snugly but doesn’t restrict breathing.
To connect an ANT+™ compatible monitor to your Zero Runner, stand close to the right side of the Octane console while wearing your monitor until the ANT+ icon in the upper right corner of the console illuminates.
You may also connect a Bluetooth heart rate monitor to your Zero Runner through the SMARTLINK app. While wearing your monitor, open SMARTLINK. A message will appear in the app indicating that a heart monitor has been detected. Select “YES” to connect the monitor to your elliptical. A message is then displayed confirming the connection, and the Bluetooth icon next to your heart rate reading in the app will be illuminated.
Note: The contact handgrips reading takes priority if both the wireless and contact heart rate grips are in use.
Cleaning and Maintenance of the Zero Runner
WARNING! This machine contains moving parts. Take caution when trying to locate and fix any problem with the machine.
Your Octane Fitness Zero Runner has been manufactured to withstand many hours of hard use with minimal required maintenance. Simply wipe off the machine with a clean towel after a hard workout to remove any sweat to keep the machine clean. Do not use bleach on the console as it will damage the surface. Powerbands may be cleaned with Armor All® or a similar cleaning product to restore the original shine.
Abrasive cloths, towels, paper towels, and similar items may cause damage to the surface of your console. Do not use window cleaners, household cleaners, aerosol sprays, solvents, alcohol, ammonia, or abrasive cleaners, as they, too, may damage the console.
Zero Runner is designed to be operated in an environment where the temperature is 60˚ Fahrenheit (15˚ Celsius) or warmer. Colder temperatures may impact performance of the unit.
Please contact your local Octane Fitness dealer should you have any questions or encounter any maintenance issues with your Zero Runner. If you would like to speak directly to an Octane Fitness customer service specialist, please call 888.OCTANE4 or 763.757.2662, ext. 1, or visit www.octanefitness.com.
Learn More…and Join the Octane Fitness Community!
Should you have any questions regarding your Zero Runner, please log on to www.octanefitness.com where you will find answers to many common questions and tips on using your Zero Runner. If you would like to speak to an Octane Fitness Customer Service specialist, please call 1-888-OCTANE4 or 763-757-2662 extension 1.
Or…find Octane Fitness on your favorite social media site! Just search for “Octane Fitness” to get connected with a community of users who are enjoying free downloads and workout inspiration in a team atmosphere. Come join us!
A Quick Tour of Your Zero Runner
Your Zero Runner includes many features to keep your workout safe and interesting:
- LCD Console featuring a place to put your tablet or mobile device for easy access and use during workout
- Moving handlebars and zero-impact ‘floating’ pedals that work together to give you a smooth, comfortable motion
- Stride Control Adjusters that help you find the pedal motion/pedal tension that best suits your needs
- Contact heart rate grips on the stationary handlebar for accurate, on-demand heart rate information
- Powerband anchor points to facilitate your CROSS CiRCUIT (cross training) workout
- Convenient storage for your water bottle, iPod®, phone or other needed accessories.
The ZR8 also offers these upgraded features:
- Aluminum pedals for a faster, “light on your feet” feel;
- Contoured handlebars for greater comfort and natural positioning;
- Soft-grip comfort foot pedal;
- Performance handles, an additional place to hold on while running, allowing you to elevate your heart rate and engage your core.
Note: When running, always hold on to either the moving handlebars, stationary handlebar or performance handles.
To ramp up your workout and take full advantage of your Zero Runner, download SMARTLINK by Octane Fitness for your device or Garmin watch*. This free app guides your workouts, tracks your progress and offers great motivation to keep pushing toward your goals.
SMARTLINK is compatible with many mobile devices. For a complete list connect to https://www.octanefitness.com/home/smartlink/
Your First Workout
Just like stepping out the door for a run, getting started with the Zero Runner is simple…just step on the machine, turn on the console and start moving! Before you get going, however, it is important to know how to safely get on and off the machine, how to adjust the stride motion, and how to set up your ‘training monitor’, the console. Follow these simple guidelines and you’ll soon be off and running:
- Set the Stride Control Adjusters to the center position. Both adjusters must be set to the same position.
- Carefully step onto the machine. First step onto the rear step, then grasp the stationary handlebar or side shrouds as you carefully place one foot and then the other onto the pedals. Make sure your feet are all the way forward in the pedals.
- Facing forward, grasp the stationary handlebar and begin to move your legs. You are in full control of how the pedals move. While holding on for balance, try a few different motions: first hop from side to side, then shift to short strides. Then try kicking your heels to your glutes, and slowly extend your stride.
Finally, when you feel confident, pick up the speed, still focusing on kicking up your heels and shifting your bodyweight side-to-side as you lengthen your stride.
- Grasp the moving handlebars to add the arm motion. Now you are striding in a natural running motion.
Focus on smooth movement and balance as you continue to pick up speed.
- Adjust the stride motion to your liking. The Stride Control Adjusters change the tension of the pedal motion. If you feel that the motion is too “tight” for you, stop pedaling and move both adjusters toward the “–” position. If you feel that the motion is too “loose”, stop pedaling and move both adjusters toward the “+” position. It may take some experimentation before you find the adjuster position that suits you best.
You can position the adjusters anywhere along the continuum from “+” to “–” to fit your needs; however,
both levers must be in the same relative position in order for the pedals to provide a smooth, balanced motion.
- Power up the console to guide your workout. Once you feel comfortable with the motion of the Zero Runner, you are ready to activate the console to monitor and motivate your workout. Like a training watch or heart rate monitor, the console keeps you informed with important workout data. To get started, simply press the (Power) button and resume pedaling, and the timer begins counting up the minutes and seconds of your workout. Your pace, stride length, and distance are also shown. If you are grasping the contact grips on the stationary handlebar or wearing a heart-rate transmitter, your heart rate is also displayed. When you are ready for more than these simple settings, you can learn how to take advantage of the additional features and training motivators described later in this manual.
- Enjoy your workout, then step off of the machine. When you have completed your workout, stop the pedal and arm motion. While grasping the stationary handlebar or the side shrouds, carefully step onto the floor or onto the back step and away from the machine. Note that the pedals will swing as you step off, so watch your shins!
That’s it! You are up and running. The remainder of this manual describes in detail the console display elements, keypad key functions, training program options, and sample workout scenarios for you to explore. Enjoy the journey as you run for the rest of your life!
Don’t forget, our customer service team is available to answer any questions you may have. Please join us in a ‘live’ chat at www.octanefitness.com, or call 1-888-OCTANE4 or 763-757-2662, ext. 1.
The Octane Fitness Zero Runner features a simple, easy-to-understand keypad and a dynamic display that provides all the information you need to get started and stay motivated during your workout. You can program the software to help you manage your workout (like you would your watch or training monitor), but the actual execution of the plan is entirely up to you. The Zero Runner does not automatically change or control motion or resistance, it simply guides you with icons and timers to suggest varying intervals and movements. You are the athlete and the Zero Runner is your coach and trainer.
Don’t forget to head to the iTunes Store and download SMARTLINK by Octane Fitness for your mobile device*.
This free app syncs to the Zero Runner console display and offers a variety of coaching, motivation, tracking and options to make your workouts even more effective.
Dynamic Display (LCD)
The LCD display dynamically displays all of the important workout data and guides your workout with intervals and motion changes. Watch the display—it will coach and motivate you throughout your workout.
The following data is available on the display:
When illuminated, this indicates that the batteries in the console are getting low and should be replaced. To replace the batteries, use a #2 Phillips screwdriver to remove the console access cover. Remove the batteries and replace them with new ones, making sure you insert and align the batteries according to the guide embossed on the back of the console. Replace the console access cover, and properly dispose of the old batteries.
(Large Time Display)
Displays workout time, counting up from 0:00. This display can be used simply as a timer which starts automatically as soon as you start moving, or a desired workout time can be set during your workout by pressing the clock ( ) button on the keypad.
When you do so and enter a workout time, the time display changes from “count up” to “count down” mode and shows the time remaining in your workout. When time is displayed, the timer goes up to 59 minutes, 59 seconds (59:59), then the display rolls over to 1 hour, 0 minutes (01:00) and begins counting in minutes instead of seconds from that point forward.
SMARTLINK is compatible with many mobile devices. For a complete list connect to https://www.octanefitness.com/home/smartlink/
When lit, this icon indicates that ANT+ wireless communications is active and detecting a signal from the optional wireless heart rate chest strap.
|When lit, this icon indicates that a device is connected via Bluetooth ©is active and a compatible device is connected to the console.|
|Displays an estimate of the calories burned during the workout, based on the user’s entered weight. If no specific weight is entered, calories are based on a 150 lb. (68 kg) user.|
|Displays workout pace, in minutes per mile or minutes per kilometer. To change the display units, press and hold the scale button ( ) for three seconds.|
|Displays current front-to-back stride length, in centimeters or inches. To change the display units, press and hold the scale button ( ) for three seconds.|
|Displays an estimate of the distance you have traveled, in either miles (English) or kilometers (metric). When you first purchase your Zero Runner the display will be in English. To change the display units, press and hold the scale button ( ) for three seconds.|
|Displays heart rate in beats per minute (BPM). Note: You must be wearing a wireless heart rate transmitter or consistently grasping the contact heart rate sensor grips on the stationary handlebars.|
|Displays the average heart rate for the workout, in beats per minute (BPM). Note: You must be wearing a wireless heart rate transmitter or consistently grasping the contact heart rate sensor grips on the stationary handlebars.|
|(Small Time Display)||Displays the current interval time for RUN+, X-Mode and CROSS CiRCUIT workouts.|
|When lit, this icon indicates that you should be in the “Cardio” interval of your CROSS CiRCUIT workout.|
|When lit, this icon indicates that you should be in the “Strength” interval of your CROSS CiRCUIT workout.|
These icons are used by RUN+ and X-Mode to prompt you to modify your motion for a varied, full-body workout. The blinking icon indicates the activity that you should currently be performing:
Zero Runner Keypad
Use the Zero Runner keypad to program your workout before you begin, to change settings while you are running, or to program coached workouts using RUN+, X-Mode, and CROSS CiRCUIT.
|The Power button turns the LCD console on or off. Once you turn on the console, you may begin running, or you may use the keypad buttons to program your workout. The Power button functions as a “reset” button if you are programming or performing a workout and you wish to “start over”.|
|The clock (Time) button can be used in several ways to increase or decrease the length of your workout. The time displays in minutes:seconds up to the time of 59:59; then it switches to hours:minutes. The maximum time is 99 hours.
|At the beginning of your workout, or at any time after you have started, press and release (Weight), then use () or () to set your weight (up to 300 pounds or 136 kilograms). Press Enter to save the selected weight. This value is used to estimate calorie burn.
You may also use this button to switch measurement between English and Metric for pace, stride length, distance, and weight. Just press and hold for three seconds to toggle to the alternate setting.
|When you are ready to end your workout, press to begin counting down a recovery period. The large time display blinks on and off, indicating you are in cool down. Gradually slow your pace to allow your heart rate to come down before stopping the pedals and stepping off the machine.|
|START||Press START to begin your workout with the settings you have chosen.|
|Use to set up a series of one to six 15-second to 15-minute intervals of additional motions/activities to your session, creating a unique workout each time. Follow these steps:
1. Press to enter programming mode. The(Run) icon on the display blinks on and off.
|Press to activate your virtual personal trainer. In one-minute intervals, the console will prompt you to vary your workout, alternating between (Run) and a random selection of one of the other four cardio motions (Step, Lunge, Jog, and Ski). Follow the prompts with your motion to enhance your training!|
|is the Octane Fitness cross-training workout which combines cardio intervals on the Zero Runner with sets of strength and toning exercises off the machine using simple equipment such as hand weights or a fitness ball, or the optional Octane Fitness Powerbands. Follow these steps to program your CROSS CiRCUIT workout:
Follow the prompts, completing cardio intervals on the Zero Runner while the icon is blinking, and stepping off to perform strength exercises when theicon is blinking.
|Use () and () to increase or decrease values when setting time or weight.|
|Press Enter to select values for time and weight, to start your workout without programming, or to begin your CROSS CiRCUIT workout.|
The Zero Runner features an automatic Pause mode whereby after 5 seconds without activity the clock switches to a five-minute countdown timer. During a workout that incorporates an off-machine strength interval, the clock continues to alternate between programmed cardio and strength intervals for 10 minutes before switching to a five-minute countdown timer.
To restart your workout without losing your data when the machine is in Pause mode, simply begin moving again.
After five minutes in Pause mode without motion the console will power off.
After completing your workout and cool down your Workout Summary is displayed. This summary includes all the important data from your session, including workout time, estimated total calories burned (based on 150 pounds or the weight you entered), estimated total distance, and averages for pace, heart rate, and stride length. Workout Summary is not displayed if you end your workout without completing a cooldown.
Turn your Zero Runner into a one-stop cardio and strength cross-training machine!
Powerband/Long Handle Accessory
This accessory (Part Number 109053-001) includes three sets of Powerbands (light, medium and heavy resistance) and two long Powerband handles. The Powerbands attach to the built-in anchor points on your Zero Runner, enabling you to augment your fitness program with strength and resistance exercises.
Powerblock™ Stand Accessory
The Octane Fitness Powerblock Stand Accessory (Part Number 108781-001), designed specifically for your Zero Runner, includes weight stands that attach to the frame of the unit for easy-access stowage of Powerblocks or other hand weights. Powerblock sets come in several weight options and are sold separately.
For more information, or to purchase an accessory, visit www.octandfitness.com or contact your Octane Fitness dealer.
TIPS & TRICKS
The Zero Runner provides a workout experience unlike any other piece of fitness equipment you have ever tried. It may take a little time to get used to the motion, the electronics, and the challenge it provides, but once you do you will enjoy all that it has to offer. Here are a few quick tips to help you quickly be up and running on your Zero Runner.
|How Do I…||Here’s How|
|Go for a run… just like I would if I were stepping out the door?||Step on the Zero Runner and start running! The display clock starts counting up as soon as you press and start moving, and all your run data (heart rate, calories, distance, ace) are clearly displayed. When you are done running, press, or just stop and step off the machine.|
|Set the stride motion so that it is most comfortable for me?||The Stride Control Adjusters change the tension of the pedal motion. If you feel that the motion is too “tight”for you, stop pedaling and move both adjusters toward the “–” position. If you feel that the motion is too “loose”, stop pedaling and move both adjusters toward the “+” position. It may take some experimentation before you find the adjuster position that suits you best. You can position the adjusters anywhere along the continuum from “+” to “–” to fit your needs; however, both levers must be in the same relative position in order for the pedals to provide a smooth, balanced motion.|
|Set up a program to help me vary my stride and add interest to my workout?||Both and act as a virtual personal trainer to prompt you to vary your motion and enhance your workout. With , you decide what cardio types of intervals you want to do, in what order, and for how long, setting up your workout by following the instructions on page 8. makes the decisions for you, randomly alternating activities (excluding strength) every minute.|
|Set up a cardio and strength workout cross-training workout?||provides a cross-training program for you to follow. Simply press the button and set up your Run and Strength intervals. (See step-by-step instructions on page 9.)|
|Start over if I make a mistake in rogramming my workout?||If you are programming or , press the button once to turn it off, then press it again to estart programming. Your accumulated workout data remains the same.
To reset your entire workout, press to turn off the console, then press it again to restart your workout. All workout data is cleared.
|Update the Zero Runner console firmware to ensure that I have the most up-to-date capabilities?||Use Bluetooth to connect your complatible device running the SMARTLink app to the Zero Runner console. For a complete list of compatible devices, connect to https://www.octanefitness.com/home/ smartlink/. Press Quick Start as if you were going to begin a workout. A message will display on your device if your console requires an update; follow the prompts to complete the update.This may take several minutes. If your device has less than 25% battery charge you should connect it to a power source for the duration of the update.|
|Connect the Zero Runner console to my Garmin “Connect IQ-compatible” watch to capture my entire indoor/outdoor workout?||Be sure that your Zero Runner console is up-to-date with the latest firmware (as described above). Then, load SmartLINK onto your watch here: https://apps.garmin.com/en-US/
Next, on your watch, navigate to the Settings->Sensors menu and select Add Foot Pod. Pedal the Zero Runner to allow your watch to recognize it as a footpod. (You only need to do this the first time you use your watch and your Zero Runner together.)
Finally, on your watch, navigate to the Connect IQ menu, select Zero Runner and follow these steps:
Refer to the “SmartLINK for Garmin Connect IQ User Guide” in your SmartLINK app for additional information about using SmartLINK on your Garmin.
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