The magnetic braking system has 8 resistance levels. These can be set manually with a rotating knob. The computer tracks various workout values.
The magnetic resistance can be controlled via the computer. The computer also includes various workout programs including heart-rate controlled programs. The resistance will automatically be adjusted based on your heart rate level.
With an ergometer, your effort, or your energy used, is precisely measured. This is expressed in watts. The controls of the ergometer are identical to those on a computer-controlled exercise bike.