Yes, the User Guide features text small enough to be written on an ant's borrock.
But once the date/time, pace length and target daily steppage is entered (I suggest 10,000), it looks after itself.
I've found the counting to be accurate when in either trouser ticket pocket or shirt pocket. A belt clip would be nice but the versatility of this particular pedometer means it works however it is carried and does not need to be held on the hip. A lanyard is supplied which has a plastic quick-release clip but I have not tried wearing it around my neck.
Apart from the daily total step count, a bar goes up showing how much of your target you've achieved and the time is displayed. The readout isn't especially big or bold so not suitable for those with poor eyesight perhaps.
The step count is automatically reset at midnight and it is very easy to review your week's progress simply by pressing the MEMO button to flick through your last 7 days' achievements.
The MODE button allows your exertions to be displayed as STEPS, KCALS or MILES. And yes, you can change this to Metric.
Al in all, very good. Much more useful and easier to use than I was expecting.
Recommended. All 5 Stars.