B F - 1 O w n e r ’s M a n u a l The “Precautions” section is located on pages 6 – 7. Please read this carefully Troubleshooting before using the BODiBEAT BF-1. This manual may be revised and updated without prior notice. To download the Menu Tree latest manual, visit our website at: http://www.yamaha.co.jp/manual/...
How to Use the Manual Congratulations! Thank you for purchasing the Yamaha BODiBEAT BF-1 Interactive Music Player. If you’re a music lover who enjoys exercising along with music, you’ll ﬁnd that the many functions and features of the BF-1 not only make exercising fun but also make it much more effective.
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Contents Contents How to Use the Manual ..........2 Included Accessories.
Contents Using the BF-1 as a Music Player—Music Playback Mode ... . 54 Selecting Songs............55 Playing the songs from an artist or album—Artist/Album.
• Do not disassemble the device or modify it in any way. This can result in the device bursting, or even an explosion or ﬁre. If the device should appear to be malfunctioning, discontinue use immediately and have it inspected by qualiﬁed Yamaha service personnel.
• When cleaning the device, use a soft, dry cloth. Do not use paint thinners, solvents, cleaning ﬂuids, or chemical-impregnated wiping cloths. • Yamaha cannot be held responsible for damage caused by improper use or modiﬁcations to the device. • Yamaha cannot be held responsible for any health problems during exercise with the device.
Starting Up This section provides the basic information you’ll need to set up the BF-1 and start using it. Make sure that you carefully read through all of the sections below before starting to use the device. Contents Charging the Battery ... 9 Panel Controls...
You can also charge the battery using the optional PA-U010 AC adaptor and the included USB cable. The optional AC adaptor may not be available depending on your particular area. Please check with your Yamaha dealer. BF-1 USB cable DANGER Do not charge the battery in extremely cold or hot environments.
Panel Controls Panel Controls MENU 1 ▲/▼ (Up/Down) buttons These are used for navigating through menu items and parameters in the display, and also for changing parameter values and settings. Pressing both at the same time allows you to select or call up a highlighted item. 2 Display This shows all indications for operation and use of the BF-1.
Panel Controls 6 Earphone/ear clip connector For connection to the special earphone/ear clip. (See 7 [RESET] switch This small switch (behind the ﬂap at the lower part of the device) lets you reboot the BF-1 in case of some kind of operational trouble—for example, if the device “freezes”...
Turning the Power On / Making Initial Settings Turning the Power On / Making Initial Settings The ﬁrst time you turn on the power of your new BF-1, the device conveniently and automatically guides you through several important settings. These include the display language, correct time and date, as well as personal information such as your birthday, weight, height and resting heart rate.
Turning the Power On / Making Initial Settings ■ Date/Time This lets you set the correct date and time for the BF-1, as well as the preferred format for each. Use the ▲/▼ (Up/Down) buttons to change the setting then simultaneously press both ▲/▼...
Turning the Power On / Making Initial Settings ■ Heart Rate This lets you register your resting heart rate and maximum heart rate. The resting heart rate can be simply measured by placing your ﬁngers on your wrist and counting the pulse during one minute, or by counting the pulse over 15 seconds and multiplying by four.
Control Hold Control Hold This feature lets you “freeze” the panel controls of the BF-1 so that you don’t inadvertently change any settings while you’re exercising. While Control Hold is active, the [MENU] button and the ▲/▼ (Up/Down) buttons are inactive. Only the [ ] (Standby/On) button can be used.
Turning the Power Off Turning the Power Off You can turn the power of the BF-1 off in two different ways: Press and release the [ ] (Standby/On) button. When the menu shown below appears, Use the ▲/▼ (Up/Down) buttons to select “Power off.” If you want to cancel the operation, press the [MENU] button.
Attach the device to the armband. IMPORTANT • Make sure that the YAMAHA logo can be seen at the top of the arm band. This is the proper orientation for ﬁtting to the armband. • Insert the BF-1 fully until a click sound is heard.
Putting on the BF-1 ■ Attaching the armband to your arm IMPORTANT Make sure to wear the arm band only when the BF-1 is also inside. The band cannot be adjusted if the armband is empty. Loosen the armband and put your left arm into the armband. Fasten the armband to your upper arm, just above your elbow.
Putting on the BF-1 ■ Removing the BF-1 from the armband Push the tab down and pull the device up and out. ■ Proper care of the armband The armband requires little care, but if it gets dirty, wash it gently by hand with water.
Putting on the BF-1 Adjust the earphone angle as desired. Do the same for both earphones and both ears. IMPORTANT The proper position is with the earphone tilted slightly against the ear. However, each individual’s ears may differ somewhat, so you should adjust this for maximum comfort and optimum listening.
Putting on the BF-1 ■ Using the cable clip If the cable is too long and gets in your way while you are exercising, bind the excess cable with the convenient cable clip. Cable clip If desired, you can also attach the cable to your clothing using the cable clip.
Basic Operations Basic Operations In this section, you’ll learn how to use the controls of the BF-1 for the basic operations of the device. These include moving the cursor highlight, selecting menu items, and changing settings and parameter values. You should thoroughly read and understand this section, since the other instructions in the manual assume you are familiar with the basic operations.
Basic Operations Changing a setting or parameter value When you call up a display that has settings or parameters you can change, the ﬁrst available parameter will automatically be selected. (The cursor highlight ﬂashes, indicating it can be changed.) Weight value ﬂashes, indicating it can be changed. Use the ▲/▼...
Exercising with the BF-1 The BF-1 is a unique music player designed speciﬁcally for listening while exercising. It features a variety of sophisticated functions that tailor the music to your exercising. The BF-1 monitors your heart beat and walking/jogging steps, and automatically selects music of exactly the right tempo for your exercise.
Walking/Jogging at Your Own Pace—Free Workout Mode Walking/Jogging at Your Own Pace—Free Workout Starting Up Mode Exercising In the Free Workout mode, the BF-1 automatically matches the music to your exercise pace, selecting songs that have almost the same tempo as your jogging or walking speed.
Walking/Jogging at Your Own Pace—Free Workout Mode Exercising with Free Workout The Free Workout mode is an easy, convenient way to exercise using the versatile tempo changing features of the BF-1, since it automatically matches the music to your exercise pace. Keep in mind that it takes a few seconds to detect your pace and call up a song that matches your pace.
Walking/Jogging at Your Own Pace—Free Workout Mode Goal Setting and Music Selection The Goal Setting parameters let you set a certain time period for your session, the distance to be covered, or the number of calories to be expended. The BF- 1 then automatically stops playback once the desired target has been reached.
Walking/Jogging at Your Own Pace—Free Workout Mode From the appropriate Goal Setting menu, go to the Music Select menu. If you’ve selected the Unlimited setting (in step 2 above): Simultaneously press both ▲/▼ (Up/Down) buttons. If you’ve selected the Time, Distance or Calories setting (in step 3 above): Go to the setting display for the selected setting, and simultaneously press both ▲/▼...
Walking/Jogging at Your Own Pace—Free Workout Mode After a Free Workout session Once your session is stopped (either automatically or manually), a log of the session automatically appears. This log shows important information about the session and your physical conditions. It also provides graphs showing the changes of your speed and heart rate during the session.
Fitness Modes—Walk Fitness and Jog Fitness Fitness Modes—Walk Fitness and Jog Fitness Starting Up The Fitness modes provide the most appropriate music playback for optimal Exercising aerobic exercise. In that sense, they are similar to the Free Workout mode. However, they go much further, monitoring your heart rate and providing sophisticated ways of changing the music to give you a perfectly programmed, optimal aerobic workout—that matches your physical condition and the Computer...
Fitness Modes—Walk Fitness and Jog Fitness Exercising with the Fitness modes The Fitness modes monitor your heart rate and take into account your maximum heart rate and resting heart rate to automatically program an optimal workout for you, changing the music to ﬁt your condition and the intensity of the exercise. Before exercising, make sure that you’ve properly entered your birthday and resting heart rate (page...
Fitness Modes—Walk Fitness and Jog Fitness While you’re jogging or walking, you can change the volume of the music and select different songs. You can also lock the pace or change it to a different tempo. (See “Operation During Exercise” on page 42.) At the start of the ‘warming up’...
Fitness Modes—Walk Fitness and Jog Fitness What is ‘Effective’ Aerobic Exercise? FY I Aerobic exercise, such as walking and jogging, builds up your cardiopulmonary functions and increases your stamina. Since stamina is a good measure of physical age, regular and continuous aerobic exercise can make your body more youthful.
Fitness Modes—Walk Fitness and Jog Fitness %HRR When your heart rate exceeds the optimal level, slower songs are played When your heart rate dips below the optimal level, faster songs are played Warming up Exercise length For best results, one exercise session should be at least ﬁfteen minutes. Twenty minutes or more is recommended, because as long as you exercise, the proportion of fat-burning increases and remains high.
Exercising According to a Training Program—Training Mode Exercising According to a Training Program—Training Mode In the Training mode, you can create more detailed structured exercise sessions and make custom programs to ﬁt your individual exercise needs. Preset Training programs are also available for certain exercise situations or goals.
Exercising According to a Training Program—Training Mode Operation Select the desired program from the Training menu. A list of programs is provided on content of the presets within the included software, making it easier to see and understand the segments and the intervals/targets for the exercise. Make sure the pulse sensor is properly attached When it is properly attached, the LED will start ﬂashing in time with your heart rate.
Exercising According to a Training Program—Training Mode Once the program has reached the end, music playback stops and your session is ended. A log showing detailed information on your session automatically appears. If you want to stop the exercise before the program reaches the end, you can also stop the session manually by simultaneously holding both the ▲/▼...
Exercising According to a Training Program—Training Mode About heart rate reserve F YI Heart rate reserve (HRR) is a term used to describe the difference between a person’s resting heart rate (HR ). The formula is: HRR = HR – HR rest The BF-1 actually measures and calculates the percentage of heart rate reserve (%HRR) and uses this as a measurement of exercise intensity.
Exercising According to a Training Program—Training Mode Select the desired Playlist. (Refer to step 5 on Doing this automatically returns to the initial display. Select “Start” to start exercising with the newly created program. For further details and important information when using in the Training mode, page Editing the preset (or already created) Program This operation is convenient for using an existing program as a template for...
Exercising According to a Training Program—Training Mode Select the segment you wish to edit. If you want to edit a segment, select the desired segment here and go on to the Edit/Insert instruction in step 5 below. If you want to insert a new segment, select the location to which it will be inserted and go on to the Edit/Insert instruction in step 5 below.
Exercising According to a Training Program—Training Mode After you’ve created all the segments for the program, select “OK” in the display. The Select Music display appears (when some Playlists exist). When there are no Playlists or the Music Priority parameter Songs,”...
Operation During Exercise Operation During Exercise At any time during your exercise session (in Free Workout, Fitness Walk, Fitness Jog or Training modes), you can change various settings. ■ Pausing the exercise This function lets you temporarily pause the operation of the BF-1 (for example, if you need to brieﬂy stop your exercise session).
Operation During Exercise Press the ▼ (Down) button to select the next song as desired. Pressing the ▲ (Up) button returns to the top (beginning) of the current song. Pressing the ▼ (Down) button skips to the next or previous song (in the current Playlist or among all songs) that has roughly the same tempo as the currently active exercise tempo.
Operation During Exercise Simultaneously press both the ▲/▼ (Up/Down) buttons to lock the tempo. To unlock the tempo and return to normal operation, repeat steps 1 and 2 above. ■ Changing the pace In the Fitness and Training modes, this function lets you change the song to a faster or slower song as desired during your exercise.
Checking the Exercise Logs Checking the Exercise Logs Each time you exercise with the BF-1, a new exercise log is automatically generated, creating a record of important information about your exercise session and your physical conditions. This information includes the date and time of your session, the distance covered, the average pace of your walking/ jogging, the amount of calories you expended, and your maximum heart rate (the highest recorded pulse during the session).
Checking the Exercise Logs ■ Log Displays When you select a speciﬁc workout session, day, week or month above, the exercise log displays will be called up. The contents of the displays differ depending on the category/time frame. Use the ▲/▼ (Up/Down) buttons to scroll through the display pages.
Using the BF-1 in Guest Mode Using the BF-1 in Guest Mode The BF-1 also features a convenient Guest mode that allows your friends and exercise partners to use your BF-1—without disturbing your special settings. This lets them take the unit on a “test run,” freely use the Free Workout and Fitness modes and even generate detailed logs of their exercise sessions—...
Using the BF-1 in Guest Mode Select “Start” and then simultaneously press both ▲/▼ (Up/Down) buttons to start your exercise session. During your exercise, you can change the volume of the music, select different songs, lock the pace or change it to a different tempo. See “Operation During Exercise”...
Connecting to a Computer Connecting with a computer allows you to easily and intuitively manage the exercise logs, training programs, and music data, and lets you take full advantage of all the modes and functions on the BF-1 conveniently and efﬁciently from your computer. This is especially true in the Music mode, where the songs you want to listen to must be loaded from the computer beforehand.
About the BODiBEAT Station Software About the BODiBEAT Station Software The included BODiBEAT Station provides exceptionally convenient and easy tools for managing the songs you want to use on the BF-1, and provides easy- to-understand visual graphs of your exercise logs. It also provides convenient means for creating playlists of your favorite songs and for loading them to the device, so that you can enjoy walking or jogging while listening to your favorite music.
About the BODiBEAT Station Software System Requirements ® Windows XP Professional SP2/XP Home Edition SP2 or Vista* (*Only compatible with 32-bit Ultimate/Business/Home Premium/Home Basic/Enterprise versions.) Computer 1 GHz or higher; Intel Windows XP: 128 MB or more (256 MB or more is recommended) Available Memory Windows Vista: 512 MB or more (1 GB or more is recommended) Hard Disk...
Double-click “Safely Remove Hardware” icon on the Windows task bar. The “Safely Remove Hardware” dialog appears. Conﬁrm that the “Display device component” is checkmarked, select “Yamaha BODiBEAT USB Device,” then click [Stop]. The “Stop a Hardware device” dialog appears. Click [OK]. Disconnect the USB cable from the computer.
Loading Music Data to the BF-1 Loading Music Data to the BF-1 By loading your favorite songs to the BF-1, you can listen to them when you exercise or play them back in the Music Playback mode. First, to load songs, you will need to use the included software. Second, import the desired songs to the software from the computer’s hard disk, then create playlists on the software if necessary.
Using the BF-1 as a Music Player —Music Playback Mode In this mode, the BF-1 performs as a simple music player. You can select one of the songs you’ve loaded from computer and play it back. The Music Playback mode features three basic operations that let you: ➤...
Selecting Songs Selecting Songs Playing the songs from an artist or album—Artist/Album With this operation, you can select a speciﬁc artist or album, and automatically play the songs of that artist or album. Note that you must ﬁrst have some songs downloaded to the BF-1 and organized according to artist or album before you can use this.
Selecting Songs Playing a single song—Songs Here you can select and play any one song that is downloaded and stored to your BF-1. Operation Select “Music Playback” from the Top Menu. If you need to return to the Top Menu from any other mode/menu, press and hold down the [MENU] button.
Selecting Songs Playing the songs from a Playlist—Playlists With this operation, you can select a speciﬁc Playlist, and automatically play the songs assigned to that Playlist. Note that you must ﬁrst have some songs downloaded to the BF-1 and organized according to Playlists before you can use this.
Basic Operations in Music Playback Mode Basic Operations in Music Playback Mode Fast-forward and reverse These controls can be used while the Play Info display is shown. You can also jump back to the beginning of the current song or skip to the next one. Operation From the Play Info display, press the [MENU] button while the song is playing.
Basic Operations in Music Playback Mode Adjusting the Volume While the song is playing, you can change the volume. Operation From the Play Info display, press one of the ▲/▼ (Up/Down) buttons. The Volume display appears. Use the ▲/▼ (Up/Down) buttons to set the volume as desired. After two seconds, the Volume display automatically closes and returns to the previous display.
Settings This group of controls and parameters let you customize the BF- 1 for your own preferences and physical condition. The Settings are divided into three main groups: Music, Hardware and User, with a separate Initialize function for instantly restoring the default settings of the device.
Music Settings Music Settings The Music Settings let you set: ➤ Various exercise and workout music controls, such as Tempo Guide, Song Connection, Playback Time for songs, and others. (See “Workout Music” below.) ➤ The playback mode for the BF-1 (Repeat and Shufﬂe). (See “Play Mode” on page 65.) ➤...
Music Settings Operation From the Workout Music menu, select the Music Priority parameter. Available settings: User Songs Only user-supplied songs are played, unless no songs of the appropriate tempo exist, in which case a BODiBEAT song of the tempo is played. This is the default setting. Audio songs and BODiBEAT songs are mixed in a 50/50 ratio.
Music Settings Select the desired setting using the ▲/▼ (Up/Down) buttons. Every time the cursor position is moved, the highlighted setting can be heard. Available settings: Guide Sound A, Guide Sound B, Guide Sound C ■ Half Tempo This allows you to broaden the tempo criteria for songs to include songs that are at half the current tempo.
Music Settings ■ Playback Time This determines the maximum song playback time, or how long each song plays before the next song starts. Playback Time is not available when using Music Playback Mode. Operation From the Workout Music menu, select the Playback Time parameter. Available settings: Maximum, 1 min., 2 min., 3 min., 4 min., 5 min.
Music Settings Play Mode—Repeat and Shufﬂe This mode lets you set how the BF-1 plays back songs—at random or in order, and whether a song or songs will be repeated. Repeat and Shufﬂe playback can be used together as well. If you select a song from the Artist/Album menu and/or shufﬂe setting is in effect only for the selected album/playlist.
Hardware Settings Hardware Settings The Hardware Settings let you set: ➤ The sensitivity of the sensors of the BF-1. (See “Sensors” below.) ➤ Various display-related controls. (See “Display” on ➤ The correct date and time. (See “Date/Time” on From the Top Menu, select Settings ➞ Hardware Settings. Sensors The Sensors settings let you tailor the response and sensitivity of the sensors of the BF-1.
Hardware Settings ■ Step Sensor This lets you adjust how sensitive the BF-1 sensor is to your pace. Normally, the BF-1 detects the exercise pace (tempo) when it recognizes your steps continuing at the same tempo within a certain range. If you ﬁnd that the exercise pace of the BF-1 slips out of sync with your walking/ jogging stride, adjusting the setting here can improve the pace recognition.
Hardware Settings Display The Display settings let you make various overall display-related settings for the BF-1, including the system of measurements used, language, and contrast control. Operation From the Hardware Settings menu, select the Display menu. In the Display menu, the following items are shown: Main Display, Measurement, Language, Display Time and Contrast.
Hardware Settings ■ Measurement This lets you set the system of measurement for weight and length. Indications can be given in traditional units (pounds, miles/feet) or metric. Operation From the Display menu, select the Measurement menu. Select the desired category (Weight or Length) using the ▲/▼ (Up/ Down) buttons.
Hardware Settings ■ Contrast This lets you adjust the contrast of the display for optimum viewing. Please note that high Contrast settings will shorten the battery life. Operation From the Display menu, select the Contrast menu. Adjust the Contrast value as desired. The higher the value, the greater the contrast.
User Settings User Settings The User Settings contain a variety of settings for use with the Training, Fitness and Free Workout features of the BF-1. These allow you to: ➤ Check your heart rate (pulse) and register your resting and maximum heart rates.
User Settings Select “Check Heart Rate” in the Heart Rate settings menu. Once your heart rate is measured, it is shown in the display. The level indicator is shown at the bottom of the display. This indicates the detected level of your pulse over a range of 0 – 100. The higher value means your heart rate is correctly and strongly detected.
User Settings Operation From the User Settings menu, select the Heart Rate settings. Select “Change Heart Rate” in the Heart Rate settings menu. Enter the desired values for Resting Heart Rate and Maximum Heart Rate. If you try to set a Resting Heart Rate value that is higher than the Maximum Heart Rate value, the two values will automatically be set to the same number.
User Settings Birthday/Sex This setting lets you enter your age and sex. Your gender has no bearing on the functions of the BF-1, but your age is used for calculating the default maximum heart rate (according to the formula 220 – your age) which is automatically displayed in the Heart Rate setting menu.
User Settings Operation From the User Settings menu, select the Learning Function setting. Select the desired setting. Available settings: Off: Changing pace and skip/top count are not reﬂected in the BF-1 settings. On: Manual changes to your pace while exercising will be reﬂected in calculations of your pace (starting pace and fastest pace) and maximum heart rate setting.
Information Information You can check the version of your BF-1. If your version is not current, you can download the latest version from the website and update the device Operation From the Top Menu, select Settings ➞ Information. The version information is displayed. Initialize This operation restores the factory default settings of the BF-1.
Something seems to be wrong; some malfunction seems to have occurred. When one of the following problems occur, immediately turn off the power and have the device inspected by Yamaha service personnel. • The device is chipped, cracked or deformed. • It produces a rattling sound when shaken.
• Some heat during charging is normal. However, if the device becomes extremely hot, some malfunction may have occurred. Have the device inspected by qualiﬁed Yamaha service personnel. ■ Power cannot be turned off while charging the battery with the AC power adaptor.
Troubleshooting ■ After connecting with the computer, some information is changed (Training Programs, User Settings, etc.) • Depending on the synchronize setting of BODiBEAT Station, the data on the BODiBEAT Station will automatically transferred to the BF-1 and the information on the BF-1 will be replaced when you connect the BF-1 to the computer.
Menu Tree Menu Tree Top Menu Free Workout (page Walk Fitness (page Jog Fitness (page Training (page Music Playback (page Artist/Album Songs (page Playlists (page Now Playing Data (page Workouts Days (page Weeks (page Months (page Settings (page Music Settings Workout Music Play Mode Bass Boost...
BF-1 Preset Training Programs BF-1 Preset Training Programs The warming up and cooling down segments are not included in each Preset Training Program. Before exercising or after exercising, make sure to properly do warming up and cooling down exercises by yourself. As for Preset Training Programs 01 –...
BF-1 Preset Training Programs 03: Short Interval 3 This program helps you build up speed. (For advanced users) Total: 6 km Interval Target (km) (/km) 3:20 5:40 3:20 5:40 3:20 5:40 3:20 Pace (min : sec/km) 5:40 3:20 5:40 3:20 5:40 3:20 5:40...
BF-1 Preset Training Programs 06: Long Interval 3 This program helps you build up stamina for high-speed running. (For advanced users) Total: 7 km Interval Target (km) (/km) 4:10 6:15 4:10 6:15 4:10 6:15 4:10 6:15 4:10 6:15 07: Tempo This program helps you build up stamina for racing.
Specifications Speciﬁcations Model Size Weight Main body Earphones/ Pulse sensor Output power Frequency response Playtime Battery Charging method (power source) Full-charge time Operating temperature range Display Case Pulse sensor Measuring range Accuracy Exercise modes Time range for Goal setting Distance range for Goal setting Calorie range for Goal setting Training programs Training intervals...
Included accessories Optional accessories * Speciﬁcations and descriptions in this owner’s manual are for information purposes only. Yamaha Corp. reserves the right to change or modify products or speciﬁcations at any time without prior notice. Since speciﬁcations, equipment or options may not be the same in every locale, please check with your Yamaha dealer.
Index Index Symbols %HRR ... 33, 37 [I/O] (Standby/On) button ... 10 ▲/▼ (Up/Down) buttons ... 10 Numerics 12-hour ... 70 24-hour ... 70 Add Segment ... 38 Armband ... 17 Artist/Album ... 55 Bass Boost ... 65 Battery ... 9 Birthday/Sex ...
Index [MENU] button ... 10 Menu Tree ... 80 Meters ... 69 Miles/Feet ... 69 Mix ... 62 Months ... 45 Music Playback Mode ... 54 Music Priority ... 61 Music Select ... 28 Music Settings ... 61 New ... 37 Normalize Volume ...
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