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GREAT LITTLE GADGET
on 15 July 2014
Purchased as a gift for someone who does not do gadgets or metric measurements. This wins against some of the others on the market because it can be set up for either metric or imperial measures. Fairly straightforward to set up and use and comparison over a measured (by GPS) distance indicates a high degree of accuracy with the caveat that this is only if the step measure is input correctly in the first place.
It is very accurate as a step counter over longer distances, I am not so sure about the counter when the device is worn about the house as like many other pedometers it will ignore the first few steps. This pedometer also measures aerobic steps which means that if you have to undertake a specific amount of moderate exercise on a daily basis it is suitable for this purpose as well as just measuring distance travelled and total amount of steps per day.
Due to the fact that it operates on Tri-axis which means three dimensions, it can be carried in a bag or pocket as well as being used on the belt clip provided. It is possible to hang it around your neck but no necklace arrangement comes with the package. I think on the belt clip it may be possible to lose the pedometer if it slips out of the clip to date this has not been an issue. The lack of a supplied hanging loop/safety leash and the potentially insecure belt clip are the only reasons I give this four stars rather than five.
It has a 7 day memory so you can review activities/progress but it is not possible to download this data but at this price what do you expect.
Users must remember that this pedometer operates when it detects motion, it cannot tell if that motion is due to walking on the flat or up a hill. It has an internal clock which is how it can differentiate between walking and aerobic exercise walking. It provides an estimate of calories used but this is only an average minimum and its accuracy is entirely dependant upon the accuracy of the initial set up.
This is a step counter, it does what it says on the tin and a little bit more and this is why I recommend it and give it four stars. It is not a navigation aid/mileometer for that you need a GPS.