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4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but pricey and I'm not entirely convinced by the extra features, 24 Jan. 2013
This review is from: Striiv Smart Pedometer (Sports)
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I received this free through the Amazon Vine programme and, after just over a month of using it, am still in two minds about the product.

In terms of the RRP, this is the most expensive pedometer I've ever owned and, to be fair, it does a lot more than my old Omron Walking Style. However, it's quite bulky and I'm not entirely convinced about the value of many of the extras.

The Striiv is easy to set up and use. It comes with a belt clip, keyring adapter, and USB cable. There's no mains adapter supplied but this runs on a basic micro USB plug, so if you prefer to use the mains charging route rather than USB, then a USB to mains plug (including many a phone charger) can step in here. It is possible to use this without synching to a computer and sharing your life history with the manufacturer, however you miss out on having them make charitable donations on your behalf by doing so.

Size-wise the Striiv is quite large - roughly twice the size of a 6th generation iPod nano - but seems to be pretty accurate when counting steps. There's plenty of information, too: how many calories you've burned off, how many steps you've walked (plus the equivalent in miles), the equivalent in stair steps (not so helpful/accurate, since the device doesn't seem able to differentiate actual stair climbing from regular walking!), plus how many minutes of activity you've engaged in. The device also stores long-term data, and uses this to provide average and personal best records.

Unlike any previous pedometer I've owned, the Striiv divides the day up into a series of smaller goals and challenges. These can be useful, but I do rather resent being told that I've worked off the calorie equivalent to a sugary soda that I haven't drunk, as well as cupcakes, fries, banquets and sundaes that I haven't eaten! For people making/trying to make healthier lifestyle choices, this smacks rather of rubbing their noses in junk food.

The touch screen interface isn't by any means the most responsive, and I could happily live without the Lemurland game thingy, which is too cutesy by far.

3.5/5

PROS

- easy to set up
- good, clear, colour display
- accurate step counting
- lots of data stored
- goal-based approach that breaks the day into very manageable chunks

CONS

- relates calorie expenditure to food in terms of junk
- bulky size
- screen isn't the most responsive
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Seren Ade
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