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Useful bodyfat monitor, less than accurate pedometer
on 22 September 2010
This oddly shaped little unit suffers from a common problem in pedometers; it doesn't count all your steps! I found it problematic and unreliable as sometimes it seemed fine and at other times it would dramatically undercount my walking. One of the reasons for this is the clip which is a bit small to be useful, as the unit needs to be in a position to gain good swing to count accurately, it is hard to attach in the right place. If you clip it to your sock or trainer it will fly off, if you clip it to (or put it in) a hip pocket it may not work at all. Beware that wherever you put it, you may accidentally wipe the memory as the buttons to do this have been cunningly placed right where you need to grip the unit to look at it!
If you're willing to make the effort or have suitable clothing with pockets in a variety of places to hopefully get it in the right position, it could be a good buy. However, the screen can be hard to read on a bright day or in deep shade, again, this is a common problem with LCD screens of this size and I'm hoping a backlit or LED display may one day become available. Forewarned is forearmed!
V-Fit M1015 Bodyfat Pedometer