My regular readers will know I recently started posting about my mission to lose weight and get healthy & fit again. It’s hard work (especially with me having PCOS) but one of my main forms of exercise – actually the only one at the minute – is walking. I don’t drive so when I want to go out when hubby is at work then I have to walk. I don’t mind though as it’s great to get some fresh air, and great for the boys too. The new pedometer which I have been testing out has encouraged me to walk a bit more than I have been doing. I still haven’t managed to reach the recommended 10,000 steps when wearing it out on walks, but alongside the rest of the little bits of walking I do daily then I might be about there – I must wear it around the house too as I’ve just been keeping it in my coat pocket.
- records daily steps, distance, speed, calories, and time with advanced Tri-Axis technology
- recording modes of today, split & total
- has a 3D sensor providing superior accuracy in any position
- tracks 7 days of activity (up to 1 million steps)
- clock, calendar, sports timer and auto sleep mode
- slim design that fits in any pocket with a blue back light for night viewing
- used by professional athletes.
Previously when I’ve had pedometers they have been of the chunkier oval variety, but this Ozeri one is very slim and rectangular with a black glossy finish with silver detail so it looks modern and up-to-date. It comes with a lanyard to wear around your neck, and also a screwdriver to remove the battery cover. Upon following the instructions, it was relatively easy to set up. The settings allow you to input your weight & stride, and then the date & time as well as a 12 or 24 hour setting. (The weight range is 40-350 lbs and the stride range is 10-50 in). There are a few modes on the pedometer including steps, calories, distance, average speed, and time exercised. You can then scroll through total steps (from the last 7 days), split steps and today’s steps. The last 7 days are easily scrolled through by pressing the up & down keys. Though there are a lot of settings and functions that you can use, after the first couple of times it is easy enough to remember how to get to the one you want.
I have been using the pedometer in my coat pocket as I didn’t fancy wearing it around my neck and I find it’s the easiest place to get to, to check the amount of steps which is often quite surprising! It’s also extremely light and as it’s so slim you can barely tell it’s there. I have held the pedometer when walking a few times just to check its accuracy. On occasion I did find that it added one or two more steps on than I was actually doing at that time, so I think it’s a little bit too sensitive. I can’t be sure exactly how many it added on but if you do a lot of walking then even 100 extra steps that you haven’t actually done can be too many if you are after great accuracy.
Aside from the over sensitivity, I have grown to like this pedometer rather a lot and love seeing how many steps I’ve done on a walk. One day soon I will reach 10,000 – I might just keep doing some unplanned walking until I do! If you do a lot of walking every day then I think it’s a great little investment, though if you’re a casual walker like me I’m not sure I could justify the cost of this at present even though it is a bargain right now.
The Ozeri 4x3motion Digital Pocket 3D Pedometer retails at an RRP of £39.99 but is currently on sale on Amazon at £15.95.
My rating – 4/5
I was sent this product free of charge to review. All thoughts & opinions are honest & my own.