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Omron Walking Style One 2.1 Pedometer
on 19 June 2015
A recent health check indicated I need to monitor my blood pressure and take more exercise. I got an Omrom blood pressure monitor from my local medical centre which was the same make as used by my doctor and it works well, so decided to get this to measure my cuirrent and future levels of exercise. As I am not a 'gym person' most of my exercise comes from walking.
The instructions are a bit terse, and the display screen quite small, so a bit fiddly and confusing to set up.You can download better instructions, but the link in the paper userguide supplied with the unit is incorrect. I found the instructions by going to the manufacturer's website, searching for pedometers, and then looking for the model number in the long list provided.
The unit comes with a battery (easily available coin-sized CR2032) already fitted. The battery is accessed via a cover on the back held in place with a small cross-headed screw. The battery type is 'engraved' on the cover. A small (and so easily lost) screwdriver is supplied, but any largish precision cross-head screwdriver would do. There is a low-battery indicator.
It needs to know your height and weight (in metric or imperial units). and from that can work out your step size. It also needs to know the time, so it knows when midenight is. It records normal and aerobic walking. From that it can work out how far you have walked (in metric and imperial units) and how many calories you have burned.
Easily worn on my belt using the grey plastic clip provided, but can also be suspended from a lanyard using the hole on the casing. Because it is fitted with motion detectors in 3D, it claims it can be used at any angle.
It automatically saves the previous day's readings at midnight for you. It can save up to seven days worth of data, so you can keep a record of your progress.
Seems to cover all the bases I need, and I find this a great incentive to get off my backside and try and beat yesterday's readings.
The instructions sensibly recommend you consult your doctor before undertaking any new exercise regime.