5. Gym equipment technologies and mobile fitness data analysis

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Q1 What do the latest exercise bikes do? Give an example of a machine.
The latest exercise bikes offer a range of features that add realism to the exercise experience. An example is an exercise bike produced by Expresso HD.
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Q2 What do advanced exercise bikes allow the rider to do?
Log on to program where pedal resistance will be adjusted automatically to meet the route that is displayed on the monitor; e.g. the resistance will be increased when riding up a steep hill & if rider changes gear resistance lowered & speed decreased
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Q3 What does the rider need to do before starting up an exercise session?
Set up the bike and log onto the system. Rider has to open an account with a username and password so that system can save results of exercise session & view their past performances.
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Q4 What can the rider do once they have logged on?
Select from a range of different tours that they wish to cycle based on whether they are a novice or advanced user. Visual display adds realism and makes workout challenging.
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Q5 Describe the features that are included on an advanced exercise bike that add realism to a 'virtual ride'.
•High quality video display of the terrain that you cycle through. •Responsive steering that immediatelty changes field of view to match handlebar movement. •Adjusting pedal resistance to match hill incline. •Pedal resistance to match gear changes.
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Q6 Describe how competiton and motivation can be added even when doing an exercise session on your own.
•Pacer- yellow jersey rider displayed in front of you; speed adjusted to act as challenge. •Ghost- Rider can race their 'best time ghost' to give them a target to race against, if you stay ahead of it you beat your previous best time.
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Q7 How is it possible for two or more friends ride together?
The network at the gym allows it. Even possible for activity to be carried out in an exercise class where group select the same tour and race each other - results stored in account for future reference.
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Q8 What are the benefits of recording performance?
The rider can log on to the system and view their previous performance and statistics to help set themselves future targets and monitor their health and fitness.
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Q9 How can they/ what are the benefits of sharing results?
The rider can share their results on social media as well as viewing their position on a leaderboard for a particular ride; this has the benefit of improving morale and developing further competition.
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Q10 What features do running machines have that can be taken advantage of?
•They can be programmed by the user with a series of exercise routes. •Can be used to select training plans that are stored on a flash drive or on a smartphone/tablet.
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Q11 What can a flash drive be used to do?
•Download popular preset workouts •Create and download personalised workouts •Track progress •Upload workout results to computer application for analysis.
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Q12 What is great about using a running machine to run in different landscapes?
•Each landscape is HD & interactive •Video speeds up or slows down to match the pace of the runner. •The resistane of the treadmill also varies to match the incline of the terrain you are running through. •Virtual reality makes enjoyable & realistic.
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Q13 What are advantages of creating an account with the gym equipment manufacturer?
•Rider can log on to system and view own previous performances and statistics to help set themselves future targets and monitor health and fitness.
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Q14 Heart rate needs to be monitored when carrying out high-intensity workouts. The progress leisure wearable heart rate monitor is provided by the leisure centre. Why do the machines reccomend the use of a heart rate chest strap?
•The chest strap method is more accurate than the wrist strap method. •The sensor measures heart elecrical signals.
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Q15 Describe the advantages of using touchscreen technology on a modern exercise machine.
•The interface is intuitive to use and so requres no training •It can also be used as a display screen once data has been entered. •Touchscreens are easier to keep clean than other input devices.
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Q16 How can the exercise machines be used to entertain the user?
•Selecting and playing music/listening to radio •Selecting and viewing television channels •Can communicate wirelessly with smartphones, tablets, and MP3 Players as a source of entertainment.
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Q17 WHat data can fitness apps be used to analyse?
•Food and nutrition •Gym workout data •Wearable technology
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Q18 Describe a benefit of using mobile devices for the analysis of fitness data.
1. Convenient data entry, as most users carry their smartphone with them at all times so can manually add fitness data when an exercise activity has just taken place; or fitness data can be added automatically if they have a wireless connection.
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Q18 Describe another benefit of using mobile devices for the analysis of fitness data.
2. Data is analysed frequently so that the user can be made aware of wheter a particular target has been achieved; if not, the feedback can identify what still needs to be carried out.
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Q19 Describe one drawback of using mobile devices for the analysis of fitness data.
•Small screen size; screen size is smaller than a laptop and so sometimes difficult to view and compare all the fitness parameters displayed in an application without scrolling and resizing screens
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Q20 Describe another drawback of using mobile devices for the analysis of fitness data.
•Cut down apps- many applications run a cut-down verision of their application for mobile devices, so there may ber fewer features or less detail than in the full desktop version.
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Log on to program where pedal resistance will be adjusted automatically to meet the route that is displayed on the monitor; e.g. the resistance will be increased when riding up a steep hill & if rider changes gear resistance lowered & speed decreased

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Q5 Describe the features that are included on an advanced exercise bike that add realism to a 'virtual ride'.

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