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not bad but pretty inacurate
on 29 December 2011
I bought this pedometer for my girlfriend so she can work out the rough distance of her walks and runs. It's a pretty robust and simple to use unit, although we had to send the first one back because it was faulty and would not start a count. Having calibrated the second one to her stride we started to use it, comparing it to the distances we calculated using online mapping sites, and my heart rate monitor pedometer. The problems seem to be firstly that this pedometer drops a fair number of steps, and secondly that by design it cannot account for change in stride length, which of course is expected. The result is that all the runs we do seem to come up short on the pedometer, sometimes by a good kilometer or so, which is really bad when you think about it.
I think if you want something fairly cheap to tell you roughly how many steps you take over the course of a day or a week at work or something, this is fine. Assuming the level of error is roughly the same at all times, you can use it to figure out if you've had an active week in comparison to previous weeks for example. If you want something to work out how far you've been on a walk or run, it's way too inacurate.