Some weeks I've only managed about five miles, other weeks I've managed about 30 miles. And so far this year I've walked over 600 miles, which I think is amazing.
When I first started tracking my weekly miles I used a pedometer, which was very basic but just about did the job. However more often than not I would take it off at the end of my walk to find I'd knocked it at some point and it had re set, which is very annoying when you want to know how far you've walked. I mean what I waste of a walk if you don't know how many calories you've burnt or how many miles you walked.
The other thing about my old basic pedometer was I used to have to hook it onto my waist band, which was in itself tricky, making sure you got it in just the right place to count your steps. Next was making sure it didn't drop down the toilet.
So finally I got fed up of my old pedometer and started tracking my weekly miles on a app on my phone. Which I loved at first, but again this came with a whole new set of problems. Firstly I found using the app seemed to drain my phone battery really quickly and next I found it awkward if I got a text or phone call as I had to exit the app.
So when Ozeri offered to send me their digital pedometer, I couldn't wait to try something new to track my weekly miles.
|Ozeri digital pedometer|
Firstly when I opened the box, I was really impressed, this is a big step up and so much more stylish than my old pedometer. It's about the size of a lipstick and looks like a tiny FM radio. It comes with a strap that you can attach if you like so you can wear it around your neck. Which is what I did, as I found it handy that I could just look at it whenever I wanted, to see how far I'd walked.
Or if you don't want to wear it, it works just fine in a pocket or backpack. Best of all it came already fitted with a battery and even better a tiny screw driver is also supplied so when it does need the battery changing, you don't need to search around looking for a screwdriver that fits.
So after taking my new pedometer out of it's box, the hardest part was working out how it worked. My tip is to read the instructions first, before you start messing with it.
To help record your steps accurately you first have to work out your average stride, which is all explained in the instructions and was very easy to do, then add your details and it's ready to go. I've now taken this out on a few of my regular walks and I've found it to be very accurate.
The only downside I found is that it sometimes turned on a few times in the car if the road was bumpy. So by the time I arrived on my walk it had already recorded a few steps. However as I often go on between 5 to 10 mile walks this really didn't make any difference to my total steps, but it would be nice if it had an off button you could use for when in the car.
- Records steps, distance, speed, calories and time with the world's most advanced Tri-Axis technology.
- 3 Recording Modes: Today, Split & Total -- with a split screen display for multi-data views.
- New 3D Tri-Axis Sensor (X, Y, Z plane detection) provides superior accuracy in any position.
- Counts up to 1 million steps with 7-Day Memory, and includes a built-in Clock, Calendar & Sports Timer and Auto Sleep Mode technology.
- Used by professional athletes, the 4x3motion boasts an ultra slim design that fits in any pocket, and features a blue backlight for night viewing.
Here's me having a rest on the swings after a long walk, as you can see the pedometer just hangs around my neck on a strap, ready for me to check any time on how I'm doing. The pedometer not only counts your steps/miles and calories but it also comes with the date and time on. Which I found to be very useful. If you're interested in buying one, it can be bought on amazon.co.uk at the moment for just £15.95.
Would I buy this product?
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I give this 9.5 out of 10
I received a Ozeri pedometer for free, in return for a honest review. However I've not been paid or told what to write, all thoughts and opinions are my own.