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What is Activ5?

Activ5 Device

A wireless handheld training device that uses isometrics to provide 5-minute full-body workouts. Activ5, paired with its companion app, will fully coach users and track strength, precision and other personal metrics. Additional details include:

  • Durable design that measures more than 200 lbs. of force.
  • Uniquely customizable to every user’s strength level.
  • Portable for easy access whether at home, work or traveling.
  • Bluetooth®-enabled with 6-month battery life (requires 1 AAA battery)

Activ5 Companion App

The Activ5 Companion App will coach users of any age and fitness level to achieve the maximum benefits from their Activ5 with more than 100 seated, standing, and low-impact workouts.

The App personalizes workouts to each user’s fitness level, tracks progress, and even allows users to exercise while playing games. Available for iOS and Android.

Does the Activ5 arrive charged?

Yes. The Activ5 comes with an AAA battery installed.

What is the battery life? How do I replace the battery?

Yes. The Activ5 comes with an AAA battery installed.

Where is the on/Off switch? How do I turn it ON? How do I turn it OFF?

How do I hold the Activ5?

 

 

How does the Activ5 Work?

Exercises :

What are Isometrics?

How do I navigate the app? Exercising & Stats

1 – if you haven’t already, tap on “SET MAX POWER” and calibrate the exercise for your strength level

2 – adapt the exercise pose as instructed, squeeze your core, and press the Activ5 – you’ll see your power curve in action

3 – The harder you press, the higher the orange power curve line goes

4 – The game is to vary the pressure so that your orange power curve line hits the orange dots

5 – the app has you do one rep of each exercise

6 – After the final EXERCISE of the WORKOUT, the app will show you your stats

7 – you can also tap on the STATS icon in the upper right corner of the screen to see your stats

How do I navigate the app? WORKOUTS & EXERCISES

After your first time with the Activ5 app, opening the app will show the LANDING PAGE

There you will see a selection of WORKOUTS (e.g. Upper Body, Yoga/Pilates, etc . . .)

Each WORKOUT contains a series of EXERCISES

A good way to think about it is that WORKOUTS are like Playlists
and EXERCISES are like individual Songs

The app is geared towards WORKOUTS – select one and you will start with the 1st EXERCISE of that WORKOUT

Set Max Power if necessary for each EXERCISE

Do 1 rep of the exercise and the app will set up the next EXERCISE of that WORKOUT

After the final EXERCISE of the WORKOUT, the app will show you your stats

How do I navigate the app? Workouts, Exercises, Favorites, Games

1 – The app is geared towards WORKOUTS – select one and you will start with the 1st EXERCISE of that WORKOUT

2 – If you prefer, you can tap on EXERCISES on the bottom menu, and see all the exercises

3 – You can also tap on FAVORITES to see the workouts and exercises you’ve tagged as favorites

4 – You can also tap on GAMES to play videogames with the Activ5 – level up with a set of reps!

What does the word "Variobics" mean?

Varied pressure while sustaining an isometric resistance is called “Variobics™”

The app coaches you to vary the pressure in order to follow the graph/path. This makes the isometric exercise more beneficial, and more fun.

Videos :

What is Isometric Exercise?
Is It Really a Workout If I’m Not Moving My Arms and Legs with Weights?
Can I Really Get a Workout with Activ5 In Just 5 Minutes?
Do I Need a Smartphone to Use Activ5?
Do I Need an Activ5 To Do Isometric Exercise?
Does My Phone Need to Be Connected to The Internet or A Mobile Data Plan to Use Activ5?
Is Activ5 Suitable for People with Disabilities?
Is Activ5 Suitable for Senior Citizens?
What Type of Battery Is in Activ5 And What Is the Battery Life?
Who Should Do Strength Training and Why?
Why Do Activ5 Exercises Have Me Use Muscle Force to Follow a Curve?

Activ5 App : 

Is there a Windows version?

Windows :  Not at this time

Is the app free?

YES – downloadable from the Apple & Google app stores

How do I open the Activ5 Mobile App?

Select / Tap-on the Activ5 app icon on your phone or tablet.

What if I am having connection issues between my Activ5 and my phone/tablet?

YES – there is a QuickStart Guide in the box. Also, there are instructions within the app itself which guide you through the app.

1 – log in with facebook or Google – or – type in your name, email, password, height, weight & age & gender (important for tailoring the exercises to you)

2 – accept the terms of use

3 – turn on the Activ5 & connect it via Bluetooth to your phone

4 – there is a 2 minute tutorial showing you:
a) how to hold the Activ5
b) how to calibrate the device to your strength level (set max power)
c) how to exercise by pressing the Activ5 to follow the dotted path

Set Max power for each exercise for best results. Do this each week to track your strength gain!

How do I disconnect my Activ5 and phone/tablet?

Simply turn off the Activ5 by holding down the on/off button for two seconds.

How Do I download the app? What is the app link for iOS?

YES – downloadable from the Apple stores

iOS : click on or search for “Activ5” or “Activbody” in the Apple Store

Are there instructions for iOS?

YES – there is a QuickStart Guide in the box. Also, there are instructions within the app itself which guide you through the app.

1 – log in with facebook or Google – or – type in your name, email, password, height, weight & age & gender (important for tailoring the exercises to you)

2 – accept the terms of use

3 – turn on the Activ5 & connect it via Bluetooth to your phone

4 – there is a 2 minute tutorial showing you:
a) how to hold the Activ5
b) how to calibrate the device to your strength level (set max power)
c) how to exercise by pressing the Activ5 to follow the dotted path

Set Max power for each exercise for best results. Do this each week to track your strength gain!

iOS App FAQ
How do I connect the Activ5 & my iOS phone via BlueTooth for the FIRST TIME?

1 – After you enter your info the app, you’ll see the “Let’s get your device connected” section.

2 – Turn the Activ5 on & the blinking BLUE light will start (on your phone, make sure BlueTooth is ON)

3 – The app will see your Activ5, which will have a name like “Activ5 XX-XXXX”

4 – Tap on your Activ5’s name & the light on the Activ5 will turn GREEN – connected!

5 – Give your Activ5 its own name (e.g. “Pat’s Activ5”)

 

How do I connect the Activ5 & my iOS phone via BlueTooth AFTER the first time?

AFTER the first time, your phone & your Activ5 will know each other.

1 – Open the app on your phone & turn on your Activ5

2 – Your Activ5 light will turn from BLUE to GREEN and you’re connected!

3 – Select a workout or exercise and start

What if my Activ5's name does NOT appear on the "Let's get your device connected" screen?

Here’s how to troubleshoot Bluetooth issues:

1 – make sure Bluetooth is turned on in your phone’s SETTINGS
a) airplane mode sometimes shuts off Bluetooth

– if steps 1 don’t work, then:

a) turn off Bluetooth in your phone’s SETTINGS
b) quit the Activ5 app
c) turn ON Bluetooth in your phone’s SETTINGS
d) OPEN the Activ5 app

What if everything looks right on the app but the Activ5 light doesn’t turn green?

2 – make sure the Activ5 is turned on with a blinking blue light
a) if the light is green it may be that the Activ5 connected to another phone
b) if other Activ5’s are nearby, check to make sure the correct Activ5 is selected for your phone

– if steps 1 don’t work, then:

a) turn off Bluetooth in your phone’s SETTINGS
b) quit the Activ5 app
c) turn ON Bluetooth in your phone’s SETTINGS
d) OPEN the Activ5 app

What if everything looks right on the app (app recognizes Activ5) & on the Activ5 (green light) but when I press the Activ5 in an exercise the app doesn’t react?

Probably a Calibration/Max Power issue:

1 – select an exercise

2 – tap on “SET MAX POWER”

3 – Press on the Activ5 and see if the app reacts

If it does, then the problem was that the calibration was set way too high (gorilla level).
If the app doesn’t respond to pressing the Activ5 when you attempt to Set Your Max Power

1 – go into your phone’s SETTINGS and select BLUETOOTH

2 – tap on the info icon and “FORGET THIS DEVICE”

3 – The blinking light on the Activ5 should turn BLUE

4 – Quit the Activ5 app, then open it again

5 – The app should recognize your Activ5 and the Activ5 light should turn GREEN

6 – try an exercise and see if the app reacts to your pressing the Activ5

How do I calibrate the Activ5 and set my MAX POWER?

1 – select an exercise

2 – tap on “SET MAX POWER” at the bottom of the screen

3 – adapt the exercise pose as instructed, squeeze your core, and press hard!

4 – after a few seconds the app will register your max power & calibration is complete

5 – adapt the exercise pose as instructed, squeeze your core, and press – you’ll see your power curve in action

Note – in the tutorial within the app setting max power is done with the Chest Press exercise

What is "MAX POWER" and calibration?

Tap on the orange SET MAX POWER bar and press hard! 

How Do I "work Out" with the Activ5?

1 – select a workout or exercise

2 – if you haven’t already, tap on “SET MAX POWER” and calibrate the exercise for your strength level

3 – adapt the exercise pose as instructed, squeeze your core, and press – you’ll see your power curve in action

4 – The harder you press, the higher the orange power curve line goes

5 – The game is to vary the pressure so that your orange power curve line hits the orange dots

How do I navigate the app? Choosing Favorites

to make an exercise or workout a FAVORITE, simply tap on the star to the right so that it turns orange

– in EXERCISE star is to the right of the exercise description
– the WORKOUT star is below the workout title

How do I switch from Exercise Graph to Ski Game?

1 – tap on the PREFERENCES icon in the upper right corner of the screen

2 – tap on DIAGRAM or SKI GAME

3 – tap on the X in the upper right corner of the screen to get back to exercising

How do I play other videogames using my Activ5?

‘- Tap on GAMES at the bottom of the screen
– The app will take you to a website so you can download the games

Can I change the workout pathway curve or graph?

no – the workout curve is designed for maximum benefit by our certified trainers.

Can I customize my workout?

Yes

– customize the weight resistance by SETTING MAX POWER
– Do an extra rep by tapping on ONE MORE TIME after the last rep
– choose your FAVORITE exercises and make your own workout

How Do I download the app? What is the app link for android?

YES – downloadable from the Apple & Google app stores

Android : click on or search for “Activ5” or “Activbody” in the Google Play Store

Are there instructions for Android?

YES – there is a QuickStart Guide in the box. Also, there are instructions within the app itself which guide you through the app.

1 – log in with facebook or Google – or – type in your name, email, password, height, weight & age & gender (important for tailoring the exercises to you)

2 – accept the terms of use

3 – turn on the Activ5 & connect it via Bluetooth to your phone

4 – there is a 2 minute tutorial showing you:
a) how to hold the Activ5
b) how to calibrate the device to your strength level (set max power)
c) how to exercise by pressing the Activ5 to follow the dotted path

Set Max power for each exercise for best results. Do this each week to track your strength gain!

Android App FAQ
How do I connect the Activ5 & my Android phone via BlueTooth for the FIRST TIME?

1 – After you enter your info the app, you’ll see the “Let’s get your device connected” section.

2 – Turn the Activ5 on & the blinking BLUE light will start (on your phone, make sure BlueTooth is ON)

3 – The app will see your Activ5, which will have a name like “Activ5 XX-XXXX”

4 – Tap on your Activ5’s name & the light on the Activ5 will turn GREEN – connected!

5 – Give your Activ5 its own name (e.g. “Pat’s Activ5”)

 

How do I connect the Activ5 & my Android phone via BlueTooth AFTER the first time?

AFTER the first time, your phone & your Activ5 will know each other.

1 – Open the app on your phone & turn on your Activ5

2 – Your Activ5 light will turn from BLUE to GREEN and you’re connected!

3 – Select a workout or exercise and start

What if my Activ5's name does NOT appear on the "Let's get your device connected" screen?

Here’s how to troubleshoot Bluetooth issues:

1 – make sure Bluetooth is turned on in your phone’s SETTINGS
a) airplane mode sometimes shuts off Bluetooth

– if steps 1 don’t work, then:

a) turn off Bluetooth in your phone’s SETTINGS
b) quit the Activ5 app
c) turn ON Bluetooth in your phone’s SETTINGS
d) OPEN the Activ5 app

What if everything looks right on the app but the Activ5 light doesn’t turn green?

2 – make sure the Activ5 is turned on with a blinking blue light
a) if the light is green it may be that the Activ5 connected to another phone
b) if other Activ5’s are nearby, check to make sure the correct Activ5 is selected for your phone

– if steps 1 don’t work, then:

a) turn off Bluetooth in your phone’s SETTINGS
b) quit the Activ5 app
c) turn ON Bluetooth in your phone’s SETTINGS
d) OPEN the Activ5 app

What if everything looks right on the app (app recognizes Activ5) & on the Activ5 (green light) but when I press the Activ5 in an exercise the app doesn’t react?

Probably a Calibration/Max Power issue:

1 – select an exercise

2 – tap on “SET MAX POWER”

3 – Press on the Activ5 and see if the app reacts

If it does, then the problem was that the calibration was set way too high (gorilla level).
If the app doesn’t respond to pressing the Activ5 when you attempt to Set Your Max Power

1 – go into your phone’s SETTINGS and select BLUETOOTH

2 – tap on the info icon and “FORGET THIS DEVICE”

3 – The blinking light on the Activ5 should turn BLUE

4 – Quit the Activ5 app, then open it again

5 – The app should recognize your Activ5 and the Activ5 light should turn GREEN

6 – try an exercise and see if the app reacts to your pressing the Activ5

How do I calibrate the Activ5 and set my MAX POWER?

1 – select an exercise

2 – tap on “SET MAX POWER” at the bottom of the screen

3 – adapt the exercise pose as instructed, squeeze your core, and press hard!

4 – after a few seconds the app will register your max power & calibration is complete

5 – adapt the exercise pose as instructed, squeeze your core, and press – you’ll see your power curve in action

note – in the tutorial within the app setting max power is done with the Chest Press exercise

What is "MAX POWER" and calibration?

Tap on the orange SET MAX POWER bar and press hard! 

How Do I "work Out" with the Activ5?

1 – select a workout or exercise

2 – if you haven’t already, tap on “SET MAX POWER” and calibrate the exercise for your strength level

3 – adapt the exercise pose as instructed, squeeze your core, and press – you’ll see your power curve in action

4 – The harder you press, the higher the orange power curve line goes

5 – The game is to vary the pressure so that your orange power curve line hits the orange dots

How do I navigate the app? WORKOUTS & EXERCISES

In the app home screen, swipe back and forth over the exercise images to select an exercise.

Swipe up and down over the EXERCISE / TRAINER images to select different work-out routines.

note – if you tap on the photo of the trainer doing the exercise, you are NOT selecting that exercise, but rather getting more info about the exercise and here is where you calibrate the exercise for your strength level.

How do I navigate the app? Exercising & Stats

1 – if you haven’t already, tap on “MAX POWER” and calibrate the exercise for your strength level

2 – adapt the exercise pose as instructed, squeeze your core, and press the Activ5 – you’ll see your power curve in action

3 – The harder you press, the higher your power curve line goes

4 – The game is to vary the pressure so that your power curve line hits the dots

5 – After the final rep of the EXERCISE, the app will show you your stats

6 – You can also tap on the MENU icon to see your stats

How do I navigate the app? Choosing Favorites

to make an exercise or workout a FAVORITE, simply tap on the star to the right so that it turns orange

– in EXERCISE star is to the right of the exercise description
– the WORKOUT star is below the workout title

How do I navigate the app? Workouts, Exercises, Favorites, Games

Remember, on Android you navigate back by tapping on the phone’s back button.

SELECTING EXERCISES
1 – In the app home screen, swipe back and forth over the exercise images to select an exercise.

2 – Swipe up and down over the EXERCISE / TRAINER images to select different work-out routines.

note – if you tap on the photo of the trainer doing the exercise, you are NOT selecting that exercise, but rather getting more info about the exercise and here is where you calibrate the exercise for your strength level.

SELECTING EXERCISE PATHWAY
1 – In the app home screen, swipe back and forth over the GRAPH / SKI SLOPE images to select an exercise pathway.

2 – Swipe up and down over the GRAPH / SKI SLOPE images to switch between the exercise graph or Ski Game. The exercise level is the same wither way.

note – if you tap on the GRAPH / SKI SLOPE image, you are NOT selecting that pathway, but rather getting more info about the pathway and here is where you adjust the difficulty level, exercise duration, and peak power.

FAVORITES
1 -Tap on the photo of the trainer doing the exercise and you can tap on the STAR in the upper right-hand corner. This makes this exercise a FAVORITE!

2 – Your FAVORITE exercises are now a new routine you can select just like the “HEAD to TOE TOUR” & “SEATED & TRAVEL” exercise routines.

GAMES
You can also tap on GAMES to play videogames with the Activ5 – level up with a set of reps!

How do I switch from Exercise Graph to Ski Game?

In the app home screen, swipe back and forth over the GRAPH / SKI SLOPE images to select an exercise pathway.

Swipe up and down over the GRAPH / SKI SLOPE images to switch between the exercise graph or Ski Game. The exercise level is the same wither way.

1 – the horizontal graph path, like you see on stair-step or treadmill machines, where your goal is to keep your blue dot-line on the designated path.

2 – the vertical ski slope game path, where your goal is to keep the skier on the path between the flags.

note – if you tap on the GRAPH / SKI SLOPE image, you are NOT selecting that pathway, but rather getting more info about the pathway and here is where you adjust the difficulty level, exercise duration, and peak power.

How do I play other videogames using my Activ5?

‘- Tap on GAMES at the bottom of the screen
– The app will take you to a website so you can download the games

Can I change the workout pathway curve or graph?

YES

In the app home screen, swipe back and forth over the GRAPH / SKI SLOPE images to select an exercise pathway.

Swipe up and down over the GRAPH / SKI SLOPE images to switch between the exercise graph or Ski Game. The exercise level is the same wither way.

note – if you tap on the GRAPH / SKI SLOPE image, you are NOT selecting that pathway, but rather getting more info about the pathway and here is where you adjust the difficulty level, exercise duration, and peak power.

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CARE EMAIL

support@activbody.com

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