A few weeks back I received a digital pedometer by Ozeri to review. I’ve had a few items from Ozeri in the past and they’ve all been great, so I was really excited to try out this pedometer. As you might know, if you follow me over at www.TwicetheMum.com – I’ve been attempting to lose weight since April of this year. As part of that, I’ve been tracking my steps using My Fitness Pal app and the built in tracker on my iPhone 5s. However, while I’m at work, I’m unable to have my phone on me, so I’ve struggled to get an accurate reading during the day.
Setting up the pedometer was really easy. It came complete with batteries and just a tab I needed to pull out, to first activate. You start by entering your weight, the size of you stride, date and time etc. You then just carry it around, either in your pocket, or around your neck with the lanyard provided. According to the instructions, the pedometer works best when its not swinging too freely. As such, when I’m wearing the lanyard, I actually tuck the pedometer in my bra!!
There are lots of great features on the pedometer. Not only does it tell you how many steps each day, along with the date and time etc. it also tells you how many calories you’ve burned, miles and so on. Each day it resets (using the time and date function to know when each day is), so I know that when I pick it up in the morning, its already back to zero and ready to track my steps for the day. It also has a sort of sleep function, if it doesn’t feel movement after 30 seconds. This reserves battery life and means they should last longer. Of course, the second you move, the pedometer wakes up again and carries on tracking.
I honestly can’t say enough good things about this pedometer. It might be a simple device for tracking steps, but its a really well put together one. Its easy to use and I’ve had no problems with it what so ever. In fact, since starting to wear the pedometer on the lanyard and wear it around my neck for work, I’ve also added my locker key and this is the perfect height/place around my neck to reach my locker.
At the end of the day, I submit my calories/steps to My Fitness Pal app, in order to gain the calorie allowance. I try not to carry my pedometer and phone at the same time however, so I don’t double count any steps. I’ve been really pleased with the pedometer and I still use it absolutely every day.