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The Best One So Far,
This review is from: Omron Walking Style III Pedometer (Sports)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)I have used a lot of pedometers in the past, and all of them were very inaccurate. It now seems that the very respected brand, Omron, has finally worked out what we all need, which is a pedometer that works and also gives you a bit more information on how you are doing!
This neat little device is very simple to set up, but it pays to have some vital statistics already written down so that you can enter them when you set it up. You enter the time, your weight in kg, your height in cm and also your stride length in cm, which can be easily calculated by referring to the instruction booklet.
As well as telling the time, this device has a mode toggle that will display steps taken so far, the distance travelled in km, the calories burned in kcal and the fat burned in grammes. It can also store specific sessions that you can record from start to finish, which is very handy to compare different activities.
In all of my walks, I have found this device to be quite accurate indeed and I at last feel that I can rely on a pedometer to give me a pretty accurate estimate of how much walking I am doing and the likely benefit to my health. Especially useful is the feature that estimates the calories, as I like to have an idea of how my walks add up over the week and which ones are paying off better than others.
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Initial post: 23 Nov 2011 14:37:52 GMT
Also recommend The 5-Minute Plantar Fasciitis Solution if plantar fasciitis interferes with your walking exercise.
Posted on 17 Jan 2012 16:24:29 GMT
Mrs. S. Wright says:
What a great pity there isn't a pounds, inches etc as I'm useless with metric!
In reply to an earlier post on 13 Nov 2012 20:58:34 GMT
That IS a very helpful book. That author also has an Achilles tendinitis book - Treat Your Own Achilles Tendinitis.
In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jun 2013 16:30:37 BDT
Roy A. says:
I've got that book - its pretty good. Its part of a series:
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Aug 2013 10:14:35 BDT
Gerry Richards says:
Very simple conversion factors:
2.2pounds equals 1 Kg
1 meter = 3ft 3in. However just take your reading and get Google to convert it for you! Most bathroom scales also do the conversion for your weight as well.
Posted on 2 Nov 2013 13:27:53 GMT
Last edited by the author on 2 Nov 2013 13:28:45 GMT
Just got one of these pedometers and I agree with this and the other top rated reviews.
Sticking to the device and not plugging books - I would comment that some of the negative reviews mention a dead battery, one even states that the battery contact separator was incorrectly applied during manufacture. My pedometer did not have any such plastic contact separator - battery is in a compartment that has a cover fastened with a screw. Perhaps it was the case protection film that was incorrectly identified by that reviewer or possibly the design has changed slightly?
To activate the unit you have to press the small SET button (at the back). Perhaps some people did not read the instructions and just tried pressing the buttons on the front hence reports of dead batteries or broken units. There will be a small number of genuine problems but...
Accuracy - is also fine for what this is. Again, walking through the instructions, if this neat little Omron unit is laid flat or too far off vertical, then steps will NOT be counted accurately. So if its laid down - inevitably horizontally - and one is stomping about in that room (or the washing machine has a vicious vibration or perhaps you have restless leg syndrome whilst seated) then - yes - a duff step count will be recorded. D'uh!
Measuring accuracy against another pedometer is also no guarantee since who knows which one is counting better.
If your step length is average, then 10,000 steps equals approx. 7.8km or 4.85 miles. Step length will vary even for the same person and finding your average can be tricky but a 1cm difference is only 100m over that distance just over 1% - hardly worth quibbling about.
Just go with the 1000+ people who agree that this pedometer is worthy of 5 star reviews.
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