Methods and systems for controlling an exercise apparatus using a portable remote device

  • US 20020022551A1
  • Filed: 02/02/2001
  • Published: 02/21/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/08/1999
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An exercise system configured to enable a user to perform an exercise program, the exercise system comprising:

  • (a) an exercise mechanism comprising a movable element for movement in performance of exercise by the user, the exercise mechanism having one or more operating parameters that control the moveable element;

    (b) a communication system remote from the exercise mechanism, the communication system being capable of storing an exercise program, the program comprising at least one of (i) at least one control signal and (ii) data representative of motivational content; and

    (c) a portable system in communication with the exercise mechanism and the communication system, the portable system being capable of retrieving the exercise program from the communication system, delivering the exercise program to the user of the exercise mechanism, and tracking at least one measurable parameter of the user.

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