Using your MZ-1
How do I use my MZ-1?
Your MZ-1 picks up electrical signals generated by the contractions of your heart. To be effective, your MZ-1 belt must be worn under your clothing to make proper contact with your skin. To wear it, place the module in the center of your chest on top of your sternum with the logo facing out. The MZ-1 should fit snugly but comfortably around your chest.
How do I adjust the size of my MZ-1?
You adjust the strap size using the plastic adjusters. To shorten it, use both hands to pull the adjusters apart. To lengthen it, hold one end in one hand and use your other hand to pull the upper adjuster downwards.
When should I use my MZ-1?
You can use your MZ-1 when you are in the range of a Myzone screen in a health club or when you are streaming to the Myzone app on your smartphone (this needs to be with you as the MZ-1 does not have memory).
Can I use my MZ-1 outside of the Myzone facility?
Away from your health club, if you are live streaming your session to the Myzone App, your data is regularly uploading to your account. If you workout without live streaming to the App, your belt will not record your activity data.
Can I wear my MZ-1 to play sports?
The MZ-1 only transmits data in the range of a Myzone screen in the club or your smartphone and therefore data will be lost when out of range. Generally, for sports, the Myzone MZ-3 is used which includes memory and enables you to store any data when out of range which can be uploaded after.
How do I know my MZ-1 is on and recording my heart rate?
Your workout tile will appear on the Myzone screen if you are in a Myzone enabled club when your heartbeat is detected. On the app, your workout tile will show your current effort color and percentage when the belt is detected.
How is my heart rate displayed on the screen in my Myzone facility?
Once you have created your Myzone account, your MZ-1 is automatically detected by the Myzone receiver in the facility when you are within range. On the screen you will have a dedicated tile that shows your nickname, calories burnt, current heart rate in beats per minute, Myzone Effort Points and status ranking, and in the center, percentage (%) of your maximum effort.
How does my workout data upload to my Myzone account?
Your personal workout data is pushed to your Myzone account in the cloud. The device that displays your live heart rate tile must be online for that data to be uploaded to your account. If you are using the Myzone app, you must be live streaming your tile in order for your data to upload successfully given there is no memory on MZ-1s.
When will I receive my reports and be able to view my data online?
Within 30 minutes of your upload, you will receive an email report to your nominated email account of your latest session. On the email, there will be a link to www.myzonemoves.com. Data will be immediately available on your www.myzonemoves.com account or on your Myzone App.
How can I record two separate workout sessions?
Your belt must be off for a total of 10 minutes before turning the belt back on for your second session. If your belt is off for less than 10 minutes, then your second session will be combined with your first workout session graph.
Can I have more than one MZ-1?
You are only able to register 1 Myzone MZ-1 per Myzone facility and email address.
Can I still use the MZ-1 with a hairy chest?
Yes. You may, however, need to moisten the contact pads located on the fabric strap to improve the conductivity of the pads. Sometimes rotating the red strap so that the module is on the back where there is less interference might help.
I have a heart condition, should I take any special precautions when wearing my MZ-1?
Yes. You should alert your instructor/teacher or person who has issued your MZ-1 of any heart condition or of any medication that you are taking. They will then be able to advise you at which intensities to exercise. The MZ-1 is not a medical device. As always, it is important to consult a physician prior to starting any exercise program.
Can I use my MZ-1 with gym equipment and other heart rate watches?
The MZ-1 may pair with cardio that receives the ANT+ signal, however, this should be tested on a case by case basis. The MZ-1 has the ability to pair with most Bluetooth devices.
Is the MZ-1 waterproof?
Although the MZ-1 is water-resistant, it is advised to not use it during swimming therefore it is not waterproof.
How do I know if the battery is low?
A low battery indicator will appear on your Myzone app when the battery is running low. At this point, it is advisable to change the battery.
How long does the battery last?
The battery will last over 6 months depending on workout frequency. This may be reduced with more usage.
How do I change the battery?
Simply remove the battery cap on the back of the MZ-1 module and take out the battery. The replacement required is a CR2032 3V battery. For more information on charging practices for the MZ-1, check out How to Charge My Belt - MZ3 & MZ1
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