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How to Change Your Treadmill From KPH to MPH

| By Jolie Johnson
How to Change Your Treadmill From KPH to MPH
Find how to switch from kph to mph in your owner's manual. Photo Credit man assembling a treadmill image by Leticia Wilson from Fotolia.com

When you take a walk or go for a run, you probably track the distance covered. This is a practical way to measure progress over time. Most treadmills provide feedback about your workout including distance traveled. The distance data can be set to either English or metric measurements. If your treadmill displays distance in the metric system, kilometers per hour, you can switch it to display miles per hour. Instructions vary depending on the make and model of your machine.

Keys Fitness and Ironman Treadmills

Step 1

Turn the treadmill off. Do not unplug the machine and make sure the magnetic safety key is inserted in the console.

Step 2

Locate the calibration cutout on the underside of the console.

Step 3

Insert a Q-tip or end of a pen into the recess to activate the switch. "CL11" should appear in the time window on the display.

Step 4

Press the speed "+" or "-" key to select mph.

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Step 5

Press the power key to save your setting.

Precor Treadmill

Step 1

Turn on your treadmill. The following start-up prompt should display: "PRESS ENTER TO BEGIN OR PRESS QUICKSTART."

Step 2

Press the following keys in sequence: "Stop," "Speed -," "Speed +" and "Quickstart." If you do not press these keys within 4 seconds of each other, the display will revert to the start-up screen.

Step 3

Select mph or the English measurement system by pressing any up or down arrow key. The options will display on the right-hand side of the console.

Step 4

Press "Enter" to save your selection.

ProForm Treadmill

Step 1

Hold down the "Stop" button, insert the safety key into the console and release the "Stop" button.

Step 2

Press the speed increase button to choose mph. An "E" will display representing English measurements.

Step 3

Remove the key from the console to exit the information mode.

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author image Jolie Johnson
Based in Austin, Texas, Jolie Johnson has been in the fitness industry for over 12 years and has been writing fitness-related articles since 2008 for various websites. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English and philosophy from the University of Illinois.
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