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5.0 out of 5 stars Great aid for staying active, 1 Oct. 2013
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This review is from: Omron HJ152 Walking Style One - Step Counter (Electronics)
This step counter is giving me a great indication of my activity levels - I find I do 6,000-9,000 steps a day unless I make an effort to do more, and this helps push me towards the 10,000 target.

This counter is accurate for this purpose - if you obsessively want to know EXACTLY how many steps you've done, you might want a more expensive 3D model (though I'm not sure how any counter can be 100% accurate). I've paced out 60 steps a few times and it logged 59 or 60 every time. Interestingly, if you do a few small steps it doesn't register them - but if you continue walking it suddenly 'realises' you are genuinely walking and quickly adds the steps it just ignored. It is definitely more accurate than old style pendulum pedometers.

I have had no problems with extra steps being added when driving or on a train. On my bumpy one hour rural bus commute, I find it can add up to 50 'false' steps per journey (usually 0-30). If you wear it cycling it goes crazy and adds LOADS of steps, be warned! I've not tested it to see what happens whilst cycling if stored in a bag.

Dimensions are 55mm diameter, 12mm thickness (excluding clip). I have heard reviews elsewhere saying this can be fitted discretely to a bra - this might be true for larger bosoms, but certainly not for me (32B). I clip it just behind my hip and nobody has commented on it (in the office or elsewhere) over the past few weeks, it's quite discrete.

Another reviewer has had a problem with the clip. I've had no problems at all and have found the clip to be very firm and robust on skirts and trousers. Perhaps some clothes or bags might encourage the clip to be nudged off, but I think the clip itself could not be improved.

The 7 day memory is great if you want to keep a long-term record but don't remember to write it down every day. I really like the aerobic step count function. It also has a distance and calorie-count function - personally, I'm not confident that I've provided a sufficiently accurate stride measure to use the former properly, and I think exercise calorie counters aren't particularly helpful (as much of your associated calorie use will be through recovery, not just the actual physical exercise), but some people will probably find these features useful.

Overall, I'm very happy with this product and definitely recommend it as a day-to-day fitness aid, especially for people who don't consider fitness a hobby!
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