"This is my kind of product! I took it out of the box, slipped it onto my forearm, pressed the
Power Button, and it started working! I didn’t even need to read the instructions.
I’ve used the chest band type monitors before, and the fact is they are not really much fun
to wear. This is totally fun!
The full color Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) display is easy to read in daylight, indoors
or at night, and the consistency of the pulse reading is truly remarkable.
This is one of those products you just love because it is well made, works great, does not disappoint
in any way, and is even reasonably priced. I promise you will like it a lot." — Richard
The ePulse2™ is a second generation armband heart rate monitor. It has a new streamlined design
and internal high efficiency rechargeable battery that allows the device to be worn on either the forearm
or optionally on the wrist for some exercises like running. Its new, low-profile design permits convenient
and comfortable easy viewing. This next generation brings increased heart rate accuracy through the
integration of accelerometer data and advanced signal processing to bring "No Chest Strap" technology to
all serious exercisers and to those who just need a simple, accurate and convenient heart rate monitor.
The ePulse2™ brings the benefits of heart rate monitoring to everyone with its ease of use and
convenience. The sophisticated integration of light-sensor and micro-chip technology
(like that used in hospital heart rate monitors) allows the ePulse2™ to accurately read the pulse from
the forearm or wrist. The ePulse2™ is lightweight, and incorporates a full — color programmable
day/night readable OLED graphical display (a technology leading innovation in fitness products). It is powered
by an internal rechargeable 3v button cell battery which provides sustained performance under all exercise
conditions and, for longer battery life, there is an "on demand" power saver feature for extended
uses such as hiking. It requires no programming to immediately display heart rate and with a simple input of
personal data, it will also calculate calories burned and target exercise zones.
ePulse2™ works equally well for both men and women. This innovative product addresses the prevailing
issue other heart rate monitors struggle to overcome...the wearing of a chest strap! At best, chest straps
are an annoyance, and at worst, are so uncomfortable that they alienate many people from utilizing this type
of valuable training and fitness tool. In particular, women seem very sensitive to chest straps and many won’t
use heart rate monitors due to this physical requirement. Now, ePulse2™ comfortably conveys heart rate (and
other important data) allowing anyone to easily regulate their workout intensity and better attain specific fitness
or weight management goals.
If the "CHARGING" indicator does not appear after the ePulse2 has been on the charger for 10 minutes, double check
the connection and then hold the On/Off button (Heart Button) down for 15 seconds. When released the charging
indicator should illuminate.
- Check your heart rate instantly with NO chest strap
- Rechargeable battery power — hours of performance on every charge
- Automatic calorie counter — tracks your "burn" rate
- Customize your "target heart rate zones" — makes sure you are exercising efficiently
- Stopwatch with split times — monitor your run or workout in detail.
- Full color "graphical" OLED display — read your heart rate easily in sunlight or at night
Continuous Heart Rate and Exercise Calories Burned
Your heart rate provides a window to overall fitness. It is an indicator of intensity and efficiency
of exercise including calories burned. The ePulse2™ continuously acquires and shows your current exercise
heart rate and calculates and displays calories burned based on your heart rate and personal profile. If you
use the ePulse2™ several times a day it automatically adds your calories burned into a grand daily total.
Daily Exercise Calories Burned
The ePulse2™, allows you to determine how many calories you burn in the course of any activity that
elevates your heart rate, from intense aerobic activity to routine daily activities such as moving around
the office or doing work around the house.
Total Daily Calories Burned and Basic Metabolic Rate (BMR)
This function takes your BMR, which is a prediction of how many calories you will burn based on your personal data
input, and adds the Daily Exercise Calories Burned to show you your total caloric burn for a day. This complements
the Exercise Calories Burned Per Hour feature of the ePulse2™ by showing an estimate of the total calories you
would burn daily. This is particularly useful for those trying to count calories and lose weight through a program
of diet and exercise. As you exercise, the ePulse2™ will automatically add the calories you burn to your daily
total so you can see the cumulative results of your efforts.
The ePulse2™ displays the elapsed exercise time. This allows you to plan your work out time and exercise regimen effectively.
Average Heart Rate
The Average Heart Rate feature displays your average heart rate over time. Average heart rate is an overall
indicator of your fitness. Typically, a lower heart rate is indicative of a healthier heart. One measure of an
exercise program’s effectiveness is a decrease in average heart rate as your fitness improves. The Average Heart
Rate feature can also provide an indication of "over exercise" if your heart rate measurement is 5-10 beats above
your average heart rate for an extended period of time.
Minimum Heart Rate
The Minimum Heart Rate feature displays your minimum heart rate before each reset of the ePulse2™ monitor.
As you see improvements in your cardio and fitness levels, you should see your minimum heart rate decrease over time.
Maximum Heart Rate
The Maximum Heart Rate feature displays your maximum heart rate before each reset of the ePulse2™ monitor.
Target Heart Rates
Based on your personal data, the ePulse2™ monitor will automatically calculate optimal heart rate exercise
zones for you in order for you to achieve the maximum health benefits from your activities. The ePulse2™
illuminates a green LED to alert you that you are in your selected target exercise zone:
- Fat Burning Zones Provided as a target low and high range for your heart rate to optimize fat burning
during exercise or other activities that elevate your heart rate into these zones.
- Cardio Conditioning Provided as a high and low range for your heart rate to optimize cardio conditioning
during exercise or other activity that elevates your heart rate into these zones.
ePulse2™ User Manual
ePulse2™ Quick Start Guide
- Measures: 15 1/2"L x 2"W unfolded
- Weighs: 2.5 oz.
- Power: internal rechargeable 3v button cell battery
- 90-day warranty
Frequently Asked Questions
My unit doesn't show that it is taking a charge. Is it defective?
If the "CHARGING" indicator does not appear after the ePulse2 has been on the charger for 10 minutes, double check the connection and then hold the On/Off button (Heart Button) down for 15 seconds. When released the charging indicator should illuminate.
How does the ePulse2 differ from the chest strap heart rate monitors that are on the market today?
The difference is ease of use and convenience! The accuracy of the ePulse2 is similar to other monitors. Impact Sports Technologies has used proprietary technology to place the sensor that captures heart rate on the arm instead of requiring a chest strap and special watch. The ePulse2 is self-contained and displays your fitness data conveniently on the armband when and where you need it.
Is the ePulse2 only for athletes?
Absolutely not! The ePulse2 has been designed to monitor heart rate and calories burned for all types of activity ranging from intense aerobics such as running or dancing, to golf and racquet sports such as tennis and everyday activity such as walking around the block or simply going up and down the stairs. The ePulse2 makes it possible for anyone to conveniently monitor their activity levels and obtain instant feedback on the benefits.
Does the ePulse2 have a time function?
Yes. The ePulse2 calculates and displays current exercise time and saves and displays total exercise time over all exercise sessions until reset (reset of the data also resets the exercise time). However, the ePulse2 is not designed to be a timepiece. It’s easily read day/night display is designed to complement your watch or sports watch. When you look at your watch, you will be able to simultaneously see your ePulse2 readout.
Does the ePulse2 have stopwatch and split time functions?
Yes. The ePulse2 has a stopwatch feature and also permits the user to store and retrieve up to 64 split times.
Can the ePulse2 be worn on either arm?
The ePulse2 is designed to accommodate both right and left handed people and may be worn on either arm to accommodate racquet sports and to provide the least interference with hand functions.
Can the ePulse2 be worn on the wrist?
The ePulse2 is designed to be worn on the forearm. However, it may be worn by some people with good results about two inches above the wrist.
Can I clean my ePulse2 Armband?
Yes, it is water resistant. Your ePulse2 armband is designed to be superficially cleaned with mild soap and water. It can be rinsed under running water and laid flat to dry. However, it is not designed to be immersed in water. Do not immerse the main display in water or hold it under running water as this may void the warranty.
How often do I have to recharge the battery and what is battery life?
The ePulse2 is designed to operate for up to 6.5 hours on a single charge. By using the "On Demand Mode" the charge time will be
24 doubled. It is recommended that ePulse2 be kept on the charger when not in use. The battery is designed for at least 500 charge cycles before it must be replaced.
Why is it useful to know my heart rate?
Your heart rate provides a useful measure of the intensity of your exercise and can be used to calculate your calories burned. By monitoring your heart rate with the ePulse2 you will receive immediate feedback on the quality of your effort, allowing you to regulate the activity intensity to better achieve your specific fitness goals.
What are the benefits of activity that elevates my heart rate?
The benefits are many to include: increased and calorie burning and a more efficient cardio vascular system (better physical endurance). It has also been proven that regular cardio exercise will reduce your chance of coronary artery disease, lower blood pressure, increase good cholesterol (HDL) and decrease the risk of diabetes. Many people report that a marked decrease in anxiety and depression is experienced with
exercise, especially those activities associated with cardio fitness. A lack of physical activity has many serious consequences. People who don’t exercise often have higher rate of strokes, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, colon and breast cancers and most seriously, death from coronary artery disease.
How high should my heart rate be to begin achieving benefits?
The great news is that the benefits of cardio exercise begin with any elevation of one’s heart rate. However, there are different benefits with different levels of heart rate (or exercise intensity). Below, find a brief summary outlining some of these benefits.
- 50 60%: Start Up, Basic Wellness and Daily Activities
Goal: Maintain current state of health and to begin the "getting fit" process.
Exertion Level: Warm-up / Easy pace; Slight sweating; No difficulty to converse; Increase heart rate slightly above normal for a sustained duration.
- 60 70%: Fat Burning / Base Fitness
Goal: Maximized stored fat as calorie / energy source during workout and to improve base cardio respiratory health.
Exertion Level: Moderate, sustainable intensity; Full sweat; some difficulty to converse; Breathing is somewhat labored and HR is strong.
- 70 80%: Cardio Conditioning
Goal: Improve fitness & cardio condition.
Exertion Level: High, not sustainable over long duration; Heavy sweat; Difficulty to converse; Breathing is labored and HR is fast, strong and evident.
- 80 100%: Anaerobic / Interval Training
Goal: Push Anaerobic Threshold up toward max HR. Improve cardio conditioning and recovery time; minimize fatigue & muscular lactic acid build up.
Exertion Level: Max All-out, sustainable in only limited durations or short bursts. Breathing and HR are close to or at max; muscle burn.
What is the advantage of the ePulse2 over the heart rate monitors that are on the handgrips of most exercise equipment at my fitness club?
The ePulse2 offers several unique advantages over heart rate monitors found on exercise equipment, which offer just an estimated snapshot of your caloric burn while you are using them.
First, the calculations from the ePulse2 are personally tailored to you and your physiology, making the caloric burn calculations more accurate. Second, the convenience of the ePulse2 permits you to wear it during your entire workout as you move from warm-up to each station or exercise to exercise and during cool down when your heart rate and caloric burn remain elevated. This gives you a more dynamic and comprehensive picture of the total end-to-end effectiveness of your exercise session. Third, the ePulse2 adds value to any exercise equipment you use or may have purchased for in home use since it is always available to give you feedback on the effectiveness of that equipment.
Can the ePulse2 tell me if I am over training?
Since the ePulse2 will allow you to become familiar with your heart rate during all types of activity, including your resting heart rate, you will be able to see a typical sign of over training if your resting heart rate remains 5-10 beats higher than normal for an extended period of time.
Can I use the ePulse2 during weight training?
Yes. Since it is worn on the forearm, the ePulse2 is very convenient for weight training. It can be particularly useful if you are monitoring your heart rate between sets or when circuit training. For instance if you are power lifting you may want to see your heart rate move back to resting level between sets, while if you are moving quickly from station to station for aerobic or endurance training (circuit) the ePulse2 will help you keep your heart rate elevated with constant feedback.
Due to physical disruption of the sensor while actually lifting you may occasionally note some loss of the heart rate signal but the ePulse2 will quickly recover once you rest or are between sets.