The Kettler Giro P is a very versatile and feature rich exercise bike that is likely to be suitable for most users. Different users will all enjoy very smooth pedalling action thanks to the heavy, balanced flywheel.
The console features a large, back-lit blue LCD screen providing a permanent display of all important performance metrics. These include: Speed / RPM, distance, pulse rate, exercise time, calories burnt and resistance level. The computer enables profiles (age, gender, weight) of 4 separate users to be stored and this information is used to provide both accurate feedback as well as targetted workout programmes.
Of course, this exercise bike can be used in simple, manual mode with the resistance being adjusted electronically using the console. However, the logical and easy to use computer is packed with features that will ensure targetted, varied and challenging exercise sessions for users of all fitness levels.
In terms of programmes, there are 12 pre-set programmes covering different resistance profiles. For each of these programmes, it's possible to set one of target time, distance or calories (via the user profile). The programme completes at the earlier of one the target being reach or the resistance profile being being completed. Additionally, there is a full heart rate control programme and a fitness test programme!
The heart rate control programme enables the user to select to exercise at 55% (fat burn), 75% (general fitness), 90% (intensive cardio interval training) of their maximum heart rate. Alternatively, a custom percentage target heart rate many be entered. For the duration of a heart rate controlled programme, the computer automatically adjusts the resistance level to increase or decrease the user's workload in order to keep them within their chosen range.
The fitness test programme has a fixed default time and performance which can't be changed. At the end of the training sequence the programme offers the user an evaluation of their fitness level (range 1 to 6) based on measured pule data.
Finally, a 60 second recovery test can be carried out after any workout session which determines a fitness level based on the rate at which the user's pulse rate recovers after being raised as a result of exercise.
Leg levellers to ensure no wobble on slightly uneven floors as well as castor transport wheels complete this superb exercise bike, which is also backed up by a full 3 year's manufacturer's parts and labour warranty.