If you read my post on Losing weight you will see that I don’t find it very easy to keep fit or lose weight so when I was asked to review a pedometer I Jumped at the chance hoping it would inspire me to try a bit harder. I am happy to say it has. 🙂
When I first took it out of the box I noticed how light in weight it was and very slim but at the same time not fiddly to use.
I found it very easy to set up. It’s just up, down and set buttons that you have to press. When I first tried to set it up I couldn’t do it because you have to put in your weight and stride in, which I didn’t know but once I had got those it took me literally 2 minutes to set up.
It also came with a strap so you could where it around your neck, which I chose to do. In the picture below I had my coat open just for the purposes of the photo but I actually had the coat done up. No one noticed that I was wearing it (not that I would mind anyway) and I didn’t feel as if I was wearing it.
I got a bit obsessed with checking it, just to check it was working. It counted my steps as I walked and it stopped when I stopped, it was brilliant 🙂 It has a split screen so i could see the time and date as well as counting your steps 🙂
I walked to my local post office/shop and back home again and the results are:
2.45 mile in
Its actually really surprising as you don’t realize how far you’ve walked and you definitely can’t just know how many calories you may have burned. I love using it now and have used it when iv’e gone for a walk, had a good cleaning session and ran around with Harry. It has definitely made me more active because I’m interested to see how many steps iv’e done and how many calories I may have burned. And I think seeing it is enough of a boost. Sometimes weighing yourself doesn’t give you much because You could lose inches but not weight so it can be a little disheartening. But when I use this I can see I’ve done something which is helping me.
I’m not going to pretend to be an expert and no what all of the details on the box mean so I’m not going to try and give my view on them all. But here they are:
- Ultra slim design- fits in any pocket (I can say I believe this)
- New 3D Tri-axis sensor- superior accuracy in any position
- Counts up to 1 million steps
- Tracks distance, speed and calories burned
- 7 day memory
- 3 recording modes: today, split and total
- Blue Backlight for night viewing (I’m looking forward to using this)
- Sports timer, clock and calender
- Split screen display for Multi-data views
- Auto sleep mode
- Lithium battery (included) (It also comes with a little screwdriver for when you need to change this)
So if you are hoping to be more active or are active and want to keep a check on how well you are doing I would definitely recommend this, I have found it to be very helpful.
If you would like one you can Here on Amazon
I was sent this pedometer for the purposes of this review but all words and opinions are my own.