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Starting Up Exercising Computer Starting Up Music Player This section provides the basic information you’ll need to set up Settings 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.
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Panel Controls Panel Controls Starting Up Exercising Computer Open the ﬂap Music Player RESET MENU Settings 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.
Panel Controls 6 Earphone/ear clip connector Starting Up For connection to the special earphone/ear clip. (See page 17.) 7 [RESET] switch Exercising 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 Starting Up The ﬁrst time you turn on the power of your new BF-1, the device conveniently Exercising 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 Starting Up This lets you set the correct date and time for the BF-1, as well as the preferred format for each. Exercising Computer Use the ▲/▼ (Up/Down) buttons to change the setting then simultaneously press both ▲/▼...
Turning the Power On / Making Initial Settings ■ Heart Rate Starting Up 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 Exercising over 15 seconds and multiplying by four.
Control Hold Control Hold Starting Up This feature lets you “freeze” the panel controls of the BF-1 so that you don’t Exercising 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 Starting Up You can turn the power of the BF-1 off in two different ways: Exercising Press and release the [ ] (Standby/On) button. When the menu shown below appears, Use the ▲/▼ (Up/Down) buttons to select “Power off.” Computer Music Player If you want to cancel the operation, press the [MENU] button.
IMPORTANT Menu Tree • 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 Starting Up 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. Exercising Loosen the armband and put your left arm into the armband. Computer Music Player Settings...
Putting on the BF-1 ■ Removing the BF-1 from the armband Starting Up Push the tab down and pull the device up and out. Exercising Computer Music Player ■ Proper care of the armband The armband requires little care, but if it gets dirty, wash it gently by hand Settings with water.
Putting on the BF-1 Adjust the earphone angle as desired. Starting Up Do the same for both earphones and both ears. Exercising Computer Music Player IMPORTANT Settings 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 Starting Up If the cable is too long and gets in your way while you are exercising, bind the excess cable with the convenient cable clip. Exercising Cable clip Computer Music Player Settings If desired, you can also attach the cable to your clothing using the cable clip.
Basic Operations Basic Operations Starting Up In this section, you’ll learn how to use the controls of the BF-1 for the basic Exercising 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 Computer instructions in the manual assume you are familiar with the basic operations.
Basic Operations Changing a setting or parameter value Starting Up When you call up a display that has settings or parameters you can change, the ﬁrst available parameter will automatically be selected. Exercising (The cursor highlight ﬂashes, indicating it can be changed.) Weight value ﬂashes, indicating it can be changed.
Starting Up Exercising with the BF-1 Exercising The BF-1 is a unique music player designed speciﬁcally for Computer listening while exercising. It features a variety of sophisticated functions that tailor the music to your exercising. The BF-1 Music Player 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.
For playback of certain songs (and depending, of course, on the characteristics of those songs), you may ﬁnd that the song tempo does not match your pace. If this is the case, you can manually correct the tempo information with the BODiBEAT Station software. For details, refer to the BODiBEAT Station Owner’s Manual.
Walking/Jogging at Your Own Pace—Free Workout Mode Goal Setting and Music Selection Starting Up 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.
61) has been set to “Mix,” which means that audio songs and BODiBEAT songs are mixed in a 50/50 ratio. (The default setting of Music Priority is “User Songs,” which means that only audio songs are played, unless no songs of the appropriate tempo exist.)
Walking/Jogging at Your Own Pace—Free Workout Mode After a Free Workout session Starting Up 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 Exercising 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...
(page 44). For audio song playback, the song tempo which is analyzed by the BODiBEAT Station software may differ from the actual tempo depending on the song characteristics. In this case, you can manually correct the tempo information with the BODiBEAT Station. For details, refer to the BODiBEAT Station Owner’s Manual.
Fitness Modes—Walk Fitness and Jog Fitness While you’re jogging or walking, you can change the volume of the Starting Up 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.) Exercising...
Fitness Modes—Walk Fitness and Jog Fitness Starting Up What is ‘Effective’ Aerobic Exercise? FY I Aerobic exercise, such as walking and jogging, builds up your Exercising 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 Starting Up When your heart rate exceeds the optimal level, slower songs are played Exercising Heart rate When your heart rate dips below the Computer optimal level, faster songs are played Exercise length Warming up Cooling down Music Player...
Exercising According to a Training Program—Training Mode Exercising According to a Training Program—Training Starting Up Mode Exercising 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 Computer goals.
(page 62). For audio song playback, the song tempo which is analyzed by the BODiBEAT Station software may differ from the actual tempo depending on the song characteristics. In this case, you can manually correct the tempo information with the BODiBEAT Station. For details, refer to the BODiBEAT Station Owner’s Manual.
Exercising According to a Training Program—Training Mode Once the program has reached the end, music playback stops and Starting Up 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 Exercising also stop the session manually by simultaneously holding both the ▲/▼...
The Select Music display appears (when some Playlists exist). Menu Tree When there are no Playlists or the Music Priority parameter (page 61) is set to “BODiBEAT Songs,” the Music Select display is not displayed. Skip to step 8. Continue to Index next page BF-1 Owner’s Manual...
Exercising According to a Training Program—Training Mode Select the desired Playlist. (Refer to step 5 on page 28.) Starting Up Doing this automatically returns to the initial display. Exercising Computer Select “Start” to start exercising with the newly created program. For further details and important information when using in the Training mode, page Music Player...
Exercising According to a Training Program—Training Mode Select the segment you wish to edit. Starting Up 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 Exercising inserted and go on to the Edit/Insert instruction in step 5 below.
The Select Music display appears (when some Playlists exist). Exercising When there are no Playlists or the Music Priority parameter (page 61) is set to “BODiBEAT Songs,” the Music Select display is not displayed. Skip to step 8. Computer Select the desired Playlist. (Refer to step 5 on page 28.)
Operation During Exercise Operation During Exercise Starting Up At any time during your exercise session (in Free Workout, Fitness Walk, Fitness Exercising Jog or Training modes), you can change various settings. ■ Pausing the exercise Computer 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. Starting Up 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 Exercising 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 Starting Up tempo. To unlock the tempo and return to normal operation, repeat steps 1 and 2 above. Exercising ■ Changing the pace Computer In the Fitness and Training modes, this function lets you change the song to a faster or slower song as desired during your exercise.
Managing the Exercise Logs Managing the Exercise Logs Starting Up Each time you exercise with the BF-1, a new exercise log is automatically Exercising 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 Computer...
Managing the Exercise Logs ■ Log Displays Starting Up 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) Exercising buttons to scroll through the display pages.
Using the BF-1 in Guest Mode Using the BF-1 in Guest Mode Starting Up The BF-1 also features a convenient Guest mode that allows your friends and Exercising 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) Starting Up 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 Exercising Exercise”...
The loaded songs can also be listened to in other modes. Managing data and loading songs from computer requires the included software. Contents About the BODiBEAT Station Software ..........50 System Requirements ............. 51 Installation................51 How to Connect................52 Removing the device from the computer .........
• Birthday, Sex • Height, Weight • Stride, Heart Rate For instructions on how to use the software, refer to the BODiBEAT Station Owner’s Manual installed together with the program. IMPORTANT Before installing the software, please read carefully the End User License Agreement included in the CD-ROM.
Execute the installation by following the onscreen instructions. CAUTION When you ﬁrst connect the BF-1 to the computer in which the BODiBEAT Station is installed, the preset Training programs on the BF-1 will be overwritten by the programs on the BODiBEAT Station.
• Never disconnect the USB cable while data is being transferred. Doing so may cause loss of data or damage to the device. • When connecting with a computer to which BODiBEAT Station is installed, a message “Do you want to associate with this computer?” may appear. If you select “Yes” here, data on the BF-1 (logs, training programs and songs) will be cleared.
For details about the procedure, refer to the owner’s manual of the software. The BODiBEAT Station cannot directly import the song data from a music CD. You will need to import songs from the CD to your computer in advance, using a CD ripping software, such as Windows Media Player.
Starting Up Exercising Using the BF-1 as a Music Player Computer —Music Playback Mode Music Player Settings 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.
BF-1 and organized according to artist or album before you Computer can use this. The BODiBEAT Station software has convenient tools to help you download songs (even entire albums) and organize them as you wish. (Refer to page 53.)
Selecting Songs Playing a single song—Songs Starting Up Here you can select and play any one song that is downloaded and stored to your BF-1. Exercising Operation Select “Music Playback” from the Top Menu. Computer Music Player If you need to return to the Top Menu from any other mode/menu, press and hold down the [MENU] button.
Playlist. Note that you must ﬁrst have some songs downloaded to the BF-1 and organized according to Playlists before you can Exercising use this. The BODiBEAT Station software has convenient tools to help you download songs and organize them into custom Playlists as desired. (Refer to page 53.)
Basic Operations in Music Playback Mode Basic Operations in Music Playback Mode Starting Up Fast-forward and reverse Exercising 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. Computer Operation From the Play Info display, press the [MENU] button while the song...
Basic Operations in Music Playback Mode Adjusting the Volume Starting Up While the song is playing, you can change the volume. Operation Exercising From the Play Info display, press one of the ▲/▼ (Up/Down) buttons. Computer The Volume display appears. Music Player Volume amount (0 –...
Also included is an Information menu, which lets you check the version of your BF-1. Contents Music Settings.................. 61 Workout Music ................. 61 About the BODiBEAT songs..........62 F Y I Play Mode—Repeat and Shufﬂe ..........65 Bass Boost................65 Hardware Settings................66 Sensors..................
This lets you set how the BF-1 selects between normal audio songs and the special “BODiBEAT” songs, which have been pre-loaded to the device. These BODiBEAT songs have been built into the BF-1 to make sure that songs of all tempos between 50 – 250 bpm are properly included, even if you haven’t loaded audio songs of all tempos to the...
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. Computer Audio songs and BODiBEAT songs are mixed in a 50/50 ratio.
The Song Transition function lets you determine how the BF-1 connects consecutive songs with a special connective phrase. The Song Transition setting is in effect just before the audio song is played. (Before a BODiBEAT song is played, no connective phrase is added.)
Music Settings ■ Playback Time Starting Up This determines the maximum song playback time, or how long each song plays before the next song starts. Exercising Playback Time is not available when using Music Playback Mode. Operation Computer 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 Starting Up 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. Exercising If you select a song from the Artist/Album menu (page...
Hardware Settings Hardware Settings Starting Up The Hardware Settings let you set: Exercising ➤ The sensitivity of the sensors of the BF-1. (See “Sensors” below.) ➤ Various display-related controls. (See “Display” on page 68.) ➤ The correct date and time. (See “Date/Time” on page 70.) Computer...
Hardware Settings ■ Step Sensor Starting Up 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 Exercising 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...
Hardware Settings Display Starting Up 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. Exercising Operation From the Hardware Settings menu, select the Display menu. Computer In the Display menu, the following items are shown: Main Display, Measurement, Language, Display Time and Contrast.
Hardware Settings ■ Measurement Starting Up 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 Exercising From the Display menu, select the Measurement menu. Computer Select the desired category (Weight or Length) using the ▲/▼...
Hardware Settings ■ Contrast Starting Up This lets you adjust the contrast of the display for optimum viewing. Please note that high Contrast settings will shorten the battery life. Operation Exercising From the Display menu, select the Contrast menu. Computer Adjust the Contrast value as desired.
User Settings User Settings Starting Up The User Settings contain a variety of settings for use with the Training, Fitness Exercising 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. Starting Up Once your heart rate is measured, it is shown in the display. Exercising Computer The level indicator is shown at the bottom of the display. This indicates the detected level of your pulse over a range of 0 –...
User Settings Operation Starting Up From the User Settings menu, select the Heart Rate settings. Select “Change Heart Rate” in the Heart Rate settings menu. Exercising Enter the desired values for Resting Heart Rate and Maximum Heart Rate. Computer 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 Starting Up 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 Exercising displayed in the Heart Rate setting menu.
User Settings Operation Starting Up From the User Settings menu, select the Learning Function setting. Exercising Select the desired setting. Available settings: Computer 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.
“freezes”) and leaves your exercise logs, songs and all other data intact. CAUTION Before initializing, transfer any important data (exercise log and/or training program) to the BODiBEAT Station software. Operation From the Top Menu, select Settings ➞ Initialize. A prompt message appears in the display.
When one of the following problems occur, immediately turn off the Music Player power and have the device inspected by Yamaha service personnel. • The device is chipped, cracked or deformed. Settings • It produces a rattling sound when shaken.
• There are few songs which match in tempo to your exercise pace in the BF- 1. Make sure to load more songs of the appropriate tempo from your Menu Tree computer or set the Music Priority setting to “Mix” or “BODiBEAT Songs” (page 61).
After connecting with the computer, some information is Starting Up 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 Exercising information on the BF-1 will be replaced when you connect the BF-1 to the computer.
Menu Tree Menu Tree Starting Up Top Menu Exercising Free Workout (page Walk Fitness (page Jog Fitness (page Training (page Computer Music Playback (page Artist/Album (page Songs (page Playlists (page Music Player Now Playing (page Data (page Workouts (page Days (page Settings Weeks...
BF-1 Preset Training Programs BF-1 Preset Training Programs Starting Up 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 Exercising exercises by yourself.
BF-1 Preset Training Programs 03: Short Interval 3 This program helps you build up speed. (For advanced users) Starting Up Total: 6 km Interval Target Interval Target (km) (/km) (km) (/km) Exercising 3:20 5:40 5:40 3:20 3:20 5:40 5:40 3:20 Computer 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) Starting Up Total: 7 km Pace (min : sec/km) Interval Target (km) (/km) Exercising 4:10 6:15 6:15 4:10 4:10 Computer 6:15 4:10...
MP3 (32 to 320 kbps, variable bit rate) WMA (32 to 192 kbps, variable bit rate) Troubleshooting AAC (8 to 320 kbps, variable bit rate) Auxiliary jacks Earphones/Pulse sensor: proprietary 8-pin, USB 2.0 Menu Tree (Hi-speed) BODiBEAT Station Included software Index BF-1 Owner’s Manual...
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Index [MENU] button ......... 10 Song Transition ........63 Menu Tree ..........80 Songs ............56 Starting Up Meters ............69 Specifications ........... 84 Miles/Feet ..........69 [Standby/On] button ......... 10 Mix ............62 Step Sensor ..........67 Exercising Months ............. 45 Stop ............
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