Product Type: Omron Fitness
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Omron Walking Style Pro Pedometer
Member Name: jacb1983
Omron Walking Style Pro Pedometer
Advantages: Accurate, good display, flexible, counts steps, aerobic steps, distance and calories, looks nice
I have used a few different types of pedometer in the past, from a quite expensive Weight Watchers one that a friend gave me, to very cheap ones that were not accurate at all and would either count steps when I wasn't do anything, or not register the ones I DID take. I first saw the Omron Walking Style Pedometer for sale on Amazon for around £20 and although it sounded great according to the reviews and ratings, I didn't really want to use my Dooyoo Amazon voucher up on one little device, so I didn't buy it at the time.
Browsing on eBay though, I found this new and boxed Omron pedometer for sale for just £9.40, so I thought that that was quite a saving and I allowed myself to get one when my old one stopped working properly.
I have found pedometers or step counters to be a really good way of keeping track of the amount of daily walking you do, as I like to fit exercise into my day without it feeling like a chore. Pedometers help you to count your steps as you walk and encourage you to do the 10,000 steps which it's recommended you take to be fit and healthy. This stylish little pedometer has a clip on the back so you can attach it to your belt, though it can look a bit bulky if you have tight clothes on. Alternatively, you can put it in your pocket, or hang it around your neck as a pedometre pendant and it will still accurately measure your steps.
The gidital display screen is very big so I've had no problems seeing the numbers, even when I'm just glancing down at it.
The Omron Walking Style Pedometer tells you the number of steps you've taken over the course of a day - but not just any old kind of steps. What makes this pedometre unique is that it recognises the difference between two types of steps, everyday walking (like wandering around the office at work, or sauntering to the shops steps) and aerobic steps, where you're power walking, going faster than usual and obviously putting more effort into your exercising. This is a very motivating aspect to the pedometre as it made me want to put more effort into amassing aerobic steps rather than just walking around whilst the kettle boiled to up my count.
You are also able to easily input information on how many steps it takes you to cover a certain distance (not far, just a few metres) so the device can estimate the actual distance you've covered over the day too. The pedeometre comes with easy instructions on how to do this, so it's very simple to use. I really like this feature as finding out I've walked 10km during the day gives me a very nice feeling! The device also claims to tot up the amount of calories used, but I'm not sure how accurate that part is, as everyone burns calories differently and I don't know quite how it can tell just how much effort you're putting in.
I love the fact that the device tots up your details over a week, so at the end of it, you can see which days you did best on, how far you walked over the week etc. To top it all off, this device has a clock, and as someone who doesn't wear watches (I use my phone instead) this is very useful.
I've counted some steps myself to test the accuracy of the device and in the few months I've been using it it's stayed accurate in terms of distance covered and also of the number of steps taken. I've no way of checking if the calorie counting function is right, but I imagine it can't be far wrong if the others are accurate. Overall I am really pleased with this pedometer - it's accurate, easy to use and encourages me to not only take more steps but to put more effort into them too.
Summary: A nice looking pedometer that's accurate and works well.