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Encourages you to go that extra mile
on 15 October 2013
I have used pedometers for years now as motivators. I aim for 10,000 steps a day and love it when the little man raises his arms in salute as you get over that.
There is a strange, perhaps 'sad', satisfaction in getting the required number of steps fitted into your day. A substantial distance travelled on foot just feels right and good. As distance is shown in miles I can relate properly to the length I have walked. The aerobic steps counter is particularly revealing - this is a count of the steps taken without pause, so on a long walk without stopping you may chalk up an impressive total. However even a busy day around the house with thousands of steps taken may show almost none of them to be aerobic.
I bought this because I gave away my last, smaller, one to my daughter in law when she was training to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.
Perhaps though more savvy people these day have apps on their phones to show the same info. Not me for as I don't carry a mobile phone.
This Omron Go Smart Pocket pedometer is less likely to be lost or washed as it has a safety lead, clip and small plastic pouch style belt clip. It is bigger than some of the sleeker, lozenge shaped ones. I find it rather clunky and noticeable.
Setting the pedometer up is OK, you have to stick a thin stick (opened up paperclip say) into the hole at the back if you get the order of setting wrong. That re sets the system.
The next stage will be for this to be a bit lighter and smaller. That said the larger display is easier to read. Flicking back through the past week can show progress, or lack of of it.
Also Omron, how about making one for dogs!